We had a wonderful visit tonight with my oldest brother and his wife, whom we have not seen yet since our arrival. They were the ones who had managed to do so much before we arrived. Looking at what the state of things are now, we readily acknowledge how much worse it was before, and … Continue reading Yay! Hot Water!
The mystery eighth cat made an appearance this morning. And that bugger is BIG! He's about twice the size of all the other cats. (She?) Except maybe Rolando Moon. We are deciding on a name. Should we call him Mokele Mbembe or Mothman?
Another day of packing and cleaning. I was working on the main floor, packing away fragile things. I have packed up two small boxes, and the table is completely covered in stuff I need to wrap and pack. And that's after my younger daughter took away some if the stuff she wanted to keep out … Continue reading Things We find, part 2
We went to the nearest town for some groceries and free WiFi. Stopped by a few places to play Pokemon Go with my younger daughter, including heading to the lake to throw some mon into a gym that had room. You know what this means? Magikarp! We caught two before the cold wind off the … Continue reading A Bit of an Outing
My husband has been taking on our outdoor cat feeding duty lately, but his back was too far gone today. So I got a turn. They were waiting. They were almost friendly. One even let me touch her. The big one we thought was pregnant. She has just been fixed, thanks to my brother. One, … Continue reading My Introduction to the Outside Cats
We finally got some tangible progress yesterday. A van load of stuff went into the shed and a couple of small shelves got cleared downstairs, while the girls started on the second floor. We are finding interesting things along the way. Like this. The shelves themselves turned out to have stories. This one, if I … Continue reading Things We Find
Back in the early '80's, I tried my hand at journaling. I used a Hilroy scribbler and jotted my thoughts down a few times. Then I forgot about it, hidden under my mattress. Years later, my mother found it. Read it. Kept it. Told me about it a short time ago. I'm glad I switched … Continue reading I Was an Angsty Teen
Being very tired, my husband and I went to bed ridiculously early (I typically don't go to bed until about 2am, so going to bed at 7pm just doesn't happen unless I am ill). Of course, as soon as my head hit the pillow, I was suddenly wide awake. Eventually, I gave up and got … Continue reading One A.M.
Our trip to The City got adjusted. Instead of an evening trip after working hours, we were able to leave in the late morning. Heading out, it was a lovely day. At one point, we drove through rain. The sun broke out and it was all quite mild and lovely. Then we drove into this. … Continue reading Wild Weather (updated)
I feel like I have accomplished nothing. Which isn't true, of course. I could list a few things, if I had to. Yet, when it comes to the state of the house, it feels like nothing has been done. The family visit yesterday was great. It was good to see my family members. We sat … Continue reading One Week Since Moving Day