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

More moving stories – Three more things I learned

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Attics have secrets – In the back corner of the attic, we found a box of income tax returns going back to 1996. No, you don’t need to keep them back that far. They got pushed out of sight and … Continue reading

Random 5 for January 10 – Houses, Morgan, cat collars, timing, reflection

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It’s been one helluva week here! First the good news! – We sold our house. Contracts were signed so it’s all done except for the inspections, appraisals and moving. It can still go south but we are hopeful. It was … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 13 – Crazy, houses, virus, friends, snow

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An apology – We’re packing to move so I’m distracted and stressed out. My posts may be erratic (that’s erratic not erotic!) and somewhat singular in topic (except for stupid people who are everywhere). Just putting it out there. Settlement … 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

Gardening — Another passage

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All my life I’ve enjoyed gardening. There are few things as personally rewarding as harvesting your own fresh vegetables. Even when I worked I always found time for it and didn’t complain. OK, I complained but not a lot. Well, … Continue reading

Random 5 for August 30 – Timing, fall, service, fantasy, music,

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Houses – The beloved husband and I have been working on downsizing for at least five years. We can’t agree on the same house. Within the last year we have seen several houses that I put in the “20 years … Continue reading

Random 5 for August 16 – Dad, weather, reunions, retail therapy, aging out

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Happy birthday Dad! – Yesterday was my dad’s birthday. He would have been well over 100 years old. I always envied his summer birthday. Mine is in January when no one wants to celebrate! I drank a toast to him … Continue reading

Random 5 for July 19 – Tomatoes, neighbors, haircut, pets, comments

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Finally! – I picked a few cherry tomatoes last week but my 4th of July tomatoes came in on the 16th. They rarely ripen by the 4th but that’s OK. I’m getting slower in my old age too. Fresh picked … Continue reading