More odds and ends

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The contractor finished a second small project yesterday. He was here three days for what was estimated to be a single day job. There was no scope creep but the usual surprises that come with a home that isn’t new … Continue reading

Too much stuff and sacred cows

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Despite the fact that we donated, gave away and tossed a lot of our stuff before we moved, we still have too much for a downsized house. There was extra furniture, artwork, kitchen things, garden/pond supplies and of course clothing. … Continue reading

Random 5 for August 1, 2021 – Seasons, locusts, clothing, projects, medical advances

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Dang! It’s happened again! – July disappears more so than any other month for me. It has slithered away but not without excitement. I’m hoping for a delightful (and long) August! Oh yes, and boring too! The locusts are back! … Continue reading

Some pandemic lessons

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Mask wearing taught me a few lessons. First having your own bad breath go straight up your nose is sobering. More mouthwash, please! I know my hearing isn’t great but without the ability to read lips and facial expressions my … Continue reading

Normal times or is it?

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Our area is moving into “normal times” or as close as we can get. Our restrictions are expiring and our infection rate is low. Everything is different though. It won’t be like it was. Some places closed permanently (that’s my … Continue reading

Random 5 for June 13, 2021 – Flowers, Gus, downsizing, windows, houseguests

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Discovery! – The new house has basic landscaping.  Not a lot of beautiful gardens or flowers but I have found a few. There is a gorgeous peony in the back. Unfortunately it’s at a spot that you can’t see from … Continue reading