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

Random 5 for June 13, 2021 – Flowers, Gus, downsizing, windows, houseguests

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Discovery! – The new house has basic landscaping.  Not a lot of beautiful gardens or flowers but I have found a few. There is a gorgeous peony in the back. Unfortunately it’s at a spot that you can’t see from … Continue reading

Random 5 for March 28 – Flower tent, Easter, people, decisions, life

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It’s back! – The flower tent is back up. That’s a sure sign of spring. The Easter flowers should be appearing early this week, followed by spring flowers, Mother’s Day flowers and bedding plants. Woo hoo! Last year they erected … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 3 – Pond, substitutions, houses, Starbucks, clocks

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Goodbye for now, pond – Last winter a blue heron fished at my pond eating sushi much of the winter. This year I put a piece of link fence in the middle part so he (or she) couldn’t walk in … Continue reading

Whirling dervish!

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It grows like weeds. It replicates like a virus. People get attached to it. I’m talking about stuff. Mostly useless stuff. While helping out my brother and his wife recently, I realized how much stuff people accumulate over time. Lots … Continue reading

Move over Marie Kondo

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It’s that time of the year. I get the nesting thing and start to clean out stuff. I happens every year. Each year the cut gets deeper. The goal is that by the time I move to the nursing home, … Continue reading

One for the road

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This story is dedicated to Susannah from athingirl. She inspires me with her lively stories about her cadre of friends and their escapades! Back before I retired, we had a downsizing at our company. As head of the human resources … Continue reading