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

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

A jumble of thoughts

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Locally the mask wearing mandate is optional for vaccinated people. But people are people and they lie so without showing proof can you believe them? Different stores are reacting differently. The request to wear one varies. Some of the chains … Continue reading

Random 5 for February 28, 2021 – Routines, aging, wildlife, walking, friends

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It’s not truly random but the move is consuming my life so all my experiences and aha moments are centered around it.  Changing the routines – Since my move I’ve been testing different driving routes to get to places. I’m … Continue reading

More moving lessons that I didn’t know

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Handling boxes during a move is bad for your hands. Sharp edges and box cutters are not a good thing. Add in constant neurotic hand washing and sanitizer and you have major ouchies! I won’t bring up painful cuticles. What … 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

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