Random 5 for February 21 – Moving, furniture, recycling, garage, movers

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We’ve moved and we’re back. We had three snowstorms moving week. A large one (26 inches) before and two consecutive smaller ones after the move. It complicated everything and the beloved husband was running between two houses clearing driveways. I’ve … Continue reading

Three more things I learned

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Address changes – For the most part, making address changes these days is easier than it used to be. Many can be done on-line. The magazine subscriptions are a motley crew for sure. Birds and Blooms was easy peasy. As … Continue reading

Random 5 for January 24, 2021 – Moving, spam, transition, pond, boxes

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Some excitement – We have been going over to the new house almost every day. We have met all the adjacent neighbors. All seem nice. No spidey sense alarms went off. The next door neighbor has a delightful dog that … Continue reading

Random 5 for January 3 – House sales, buyers, neighborhoods, holidays, mice

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It’s not real until the sign goes up – The “for sale” sign went up on our house on Saturday. I hate the selling process. Somehow I feel so cheap with a sign in my yard! But then – About … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 29 – Cookbooks, recipes, anthropology, weather, moving

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Treasures – We are cleaning out and packing in anticipation of our move. I have found some real treasures. Okay, only one real treasure. I found my mother’s notebook with recipes in her own handwriting. I hugged the book and … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 22 – Doom, change, flu, ancestors, winter

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Am I in Kansas? – This morning I woke up with a sense of doom. Sometimes that happens but it’s usually because I heard a cat hacking up a hairball. This is much more serious. It may be exacerbated by … Continue reading

Who does that during a pandemic?

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Long time readers know that we’ve been looking to downsize for several years. Some might say decades. There are friends who think we use that as a conversation opener and aren’t serious about it. We are getting older and the … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 15 – Stress, neighbors, weather, procrastination, Fitbit

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Stop the bus! – You know that old saying that God doesn’t give you more than you can handle? I think I’m his new testing ground. Not only has this year been stressful with people dropping dead from an illness … Continue reading

Random 5 for October 25 – Courtesy, yard, DNA, traits, Halloween

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That was nice! – A friend called earlier this week. She left a message with her phone number. Instead of looking it up in my book, I wrote it down and called. I got a generic message on an answering … Continue reading