About Kate Crimmins

Retired Human Resources executive with four bossy cats ready to share insights, experiences and wisdom to make you laugh and think in new ways.

Random 3 for November 28, 2021 – Car warnings, electronics, memory

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We’re running on empty here so there are only three! Why I can’t have new things – My new car has been displaying a “warning” symbol. It’s a weird box with the top part narrower than the bottom and an … Continue reading

Odds and ends from the renovation

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There is a smell about construction. (We are in the middle of a kitchen renovation.) The smell isn’t good or bad, just distinctive. It’s a mix of drywall dust and spackle, raw wood, lingering take-out food, new cabinets and I … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 21, 2021 – Kitchen, meals, underwear, cell phone, gratitude

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Progress! – Our kitchen renovation is coming along. Everything was gutted and the new cabinets are going in. The contractor is still projecting four more weeks but the countertops always lag. They can’t measure until the cabinets are completely installed … Continue reading

Stuff not to do during a pandemic.

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I know this from personal experience. Every dang thing had kerfuffle’s. Every. Ding dong dang. Thing. First don’t buy a new house. We went through germy houses and had to be sterilized. I considered having a steam room installed in … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 14, 2021 – Charities, phones, neighbors, cost, renovation

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It’s that time! – I’m getting besieged by fund raising gifts. Being old school, I feel guilt when I throw out something “good.” Yet I’m getting things I’d never use and can’t be donated. I wish the charities would use … Continue reading

Sassy cats — Builders edition

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Gracie here: This week has been hectic. There are peeps here called contractors. Their toys are noisy. No catnip either. Sasha has taken up hiding on an almost permanent basis. Peeps are worried that she will turn feral because they … Continue reading