Random 5 for May 22, 2022 – Shortages, oil embargo, neighbors, death, relatives

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What? – Baby formula has hit the headlines but that’s not the only shortage. My local Starbucks has been out of mocha for four days! What’s with that? I must travel to another store to get my morning kick. Usually … Continue reading

Random 5 for April 10, 2022 – Flooding, disappointments, contractors, death, flowers

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The downside – Our development is surrounded by fields and meandering streams. There is a downside to meandering streams. They flood. It doesn’t affect our house, but it does affect the roads we travel. We had three inches of rain … Continue reading

Random 5 for March 20, 2022 – Words, kids, bikes, masks, mice

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Manufacturing words – I’m fascinated when people use words in a creative way. When I was working, we had a contractor who would talk about managers getting bogged down in the weeds. What he meant was that they were micromanaging; … Continue reading

Random 5 for February 27 – February, gorilla man, projects, bloggers, taxes

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And just like that February is over. — It was another month full of surprises, none of them good but we ended with a good week. Our new computer equipment is working. All wireless stuff is synced and works wirelessly … 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 January 9, 2022 – Ice storms, covid, kitchen, birthdays, electronics

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Storm – We are hunkered down waiting for an impending ice storm that should have started already. I hustled out to Starbucks to get my fix early. There is nothing like an addiction to help overcome my fear of driving. … 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

Random 5 for December 5 – Gassy, routines, car noises, business man, assumptions

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There’s a moral here somewhere! – The kitchen has been ripped up for four weeks now. (No, it hasn’t gone fast!) I have 18 inches of counter space (and no nearby sink) to put together meals. We’ve done ok with … Continue reading

Random 5 for August 23 – Fall, pumpkin, self-soothers, construction, water

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Something about August – The weather is still hot but there is that fall feel in the air. It’s still in the 70s when we get up so it has nothing to do with the weather. Usually there are back … Continue reading