It was another weird week – Or maybe that’s the new norm. I’ll start with the bad news and go on from there.
Saying goodbye to a blogger – If any of you follow Trek*, the American living in Austria, she died recently. (This is her last post.) One of her friends reached out to me. The weird thing about bloggers is that you feel connected even though you’ve never met. She lived ten miles from where all four of my grandparents were born and raised before they emigrated. Until recently she taught at a Montessori school which provided a load of posts. She blogged about her life and it was an unusual one. She lived in a rural area but her stories of life in a sort of “farm” area were hilarious. Her chickens died and her native neighbor was judgy and suspicious of this American living next door. Her stories about adopting her daughters from Africa warmed your hear. Goodbye Trek (Circumstance 227), you gave us so much.
Do you remember my walking partner? Yes, the one that talked so much. Her husband died before the holidays. I’ve reached out but she’s not ready for walking yet. I’m hopeful I can provide a distraction from all the upheaval and heartache that comes with losing a long time spouse.
Now for happy – Remember my whining about my new phone? I think I like it. Much like my new car, it has features I don’t use but I’m learning. With our renovation coming along, it has been so easy to track supplies and text contractors. I almost always have it with me and I never thought I’d say that about any phone.
Planning for the next project – With the kitchen (possibly) nearing completion (so they say), we started to plan out our next project. This one will be much easier as we are doing it ourselves. That gives us complete control (and all the work!). We only need wood which is easier to find than sinks and appliances. Because the fireplace is oddly placed (not centered) on a wall, we have to be creative and find ways to balance the room. The picture shows the card board taped to the wall to get dimension ideas. We will soon be on our way with that one.
So how was your week?