Random 5 for September 11, 2022 – Weather, car, humor, September 11, King

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September 11 – I remember the day well. It was gorgeous. A perfect late summer-early fall day. The kind where you wished you didn’t have to work. I was plugging away oblivious to the drama two hours to the north … Continue reading

Random 5 for May 15, 2022 – Deck, reviews, election, airtime, change

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Deck update – These pictures are the deck after three weeks. Hopefully with some good weather (there is always rain in the forecast) this week will be a big push – sleeves on posts, railings and the start of the … Continue reading

Random 5 for March 27, 2022 – Medical care, processes, bugs, fabric, April

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Backwards or forwards – The medical practice I went to for breast cancer checkups was purchased by our big box local hospital group. The old practice was small but very tuned into patient care. When you went for a mammogram, … Continue reading

Random 5 for January 23, 2022 – Kitchen, overwhelming, cold, critters, Starbucks

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He’s back! – Broken-hearted window contractor guy is back. For anyone not following my kitchen saga, the hold up for finishing the kitchen is the window over the sink which was ordered last July but never came in. The real … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 19 – Christmas, mocha, friends, disruption, trees

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Another weird Christmas – Last year we were packing up to move and clearing out to put the house on the market. While we put up our Christmas decorations, we did so in moderation. The house looked lovely and was … Continue reading

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

Random 5 for August 8 – Pandemic, restaurants, off the list, gorilla man, cats

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What will you keep from the pandemic? — I thought about that question and for sure take-out. It’s cheaper because you don’t order drinks and it’s quieter at home. You also can take your time. No one is waiting for … 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