The power of suggestion! – My local Starbucks is renovating. They close at 3 p.m. every day when the workmen come. Although I rarely go after my morning run, I have been getting cravings at exactly 3:10 p.m. every day. Weird, isn’t it?
Coincidence? I think not! – My mother thought things came in threes. Deaths, bad luck, just about anything. I had a very bad start to my day on Friday – Internet Explorer wasn’t working; I couldn’t get my bird feeder open to fill it; and I had to wait for a train TWICE (that never happens). All this before 9 a.m. I decided that all the bad stuff had happened and I wasn’t going to obsess about it. That didn’t work out so well. I am chalking it off to a really bad day when everything went south.
Postscript to the washer appliance story – We got the new one installed only to find out that the water shut-off wasn’t working. We needed to get that repaired in case it flooded. Yikes! Cost almost as much as the washing machine.
I forgot about dresses – We met some friends this week for lunch. It was really, really hot. I wore shorts that hit my knees and an airy tee-shirt. I was drenched when I got home. I changed into a loose summery sundress I had and then I remembered how much cooler they are. No heavy fabric around my butt! So much better! My mother always wore sleeveless dresses during the summer.
The old homestead – The home the beloved husband’s parents built after the kids were gone, is up for sale. It’s an hour from where we live. We went to see it. The house has a great layout but the years had not been kind. It’s been empty for three years and needs work inside and out. There isn’t any grass left in the yard, the water in the pool was suspicious looking and the bathroom and kitchen were the original from the early 60s. It’s a pearl for a DIY-er as it’s located in a high-profile neighborhood. My husband never lived there but was sad to see it in such disrepair.
So how was your week?