Collapsing and falling apart: The saga continues

Earlier this month I posted about our back room that is sinking/on the verge of collapse. And the mold in the crawl space under the house. And a broken floor joist. And the need for new gutters and downspouts. Well it got worse. The men who came to remove the mold under the house actually…

Collapsing and falling apart

Do you ever feel as if everything is collapsing and falling apart around you? Well, that’s happening here, and my reaction has not exactly been a calm one. The back room on our house is in a state of collapse, literally. The house was built in the 1980s, and the room in question was originally…

Away for the holidays

The holidays and other matters have kept me away from blogging for a while, but I will return soon. I haven’t even been taking photographs, but I did get a nice one early one morning about two weeks ago… Happy New Year, everyone!

Greeting the Morning

Lately, on these bracing cold mornings, I’ve been enjoying my second cup of coffee outside. Still dressed in my pajamas, I put on a cozy warm robe and take my coffee out onto the back deck if it’s not rainy or wet or onto our “rocking chair front porch” if it’s raining. It’s become a…

Where are the cardinals, sparrows and doves?

Our bird feeders come out in late Autumn each year and are put away again in the Spring, specifically to keep visitors like this one from destroying the feeders and throwing the pieces into the woods… The feeders are filled now, and the bears are resting somewhere for the Winter, but many of the birds…

Side Effects

I guess all medications have some side effects, but I am one of those people who keenly experience them. Many medications are off-limits to me because I actually have what the ads call rare and serious side effects. But I really thought the antihistamine spray for my horrible allergies would be different. Online reviews of…

Writer's Quote Wednesday: Emily Dickinson

American poet Emily Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was considered to be an eccentric by the locals in the town of Amherst, Massachusetts where she was born and where she died at the age of 55. She lived much of her life in seclusion. She never married, was reluctant to greet guests, preferred…

Pocket of Joy: Begonia

I love the term “pocket of joy.” I first heard it on a Netflix reality show when one of the main stars, speaking of his difficult growing-up years, also spoke of the pockets of joy that sustained him through those difficult times. We’ve had a difficult two weeks. My husband had another stroke, what we…

Robocalls: Or, I don’t live in Kentucky or speak Chinese

We sometimes get up to a dozen robocalls a day. It drives me crazy. I always check the caller i.d., and unless I know the caller I don’t answer the telephone. But sometimes they leave voice mail messages. Some of the calls clearly are fraudulent or spam, but every so often the caller who leaves…

A Rough Week

Last week was a rough one, but it ended with a lovely weekend. A dentist visit for a bad toothache revealed nothing wrong with my tooth, just a bad situation in my sinuses. That was good news about the tooth, as I had feared the need for a root canal. But I had a bad…