Cleaning the kitchen most recently, I picked up one of those trays under the burner, and my finger punched through it. It was just a tad rusty. A tad. So, I went to the trusty I-don't-want-to-drive-anywhere shopping resource... Amazon. I was not only able to find the generic product, BUT I was able to find, … Continue reading Welp, Guess We’re Replacing Those – Am I an Adult Now?
My family on my mom's side has a history of aggressive colon cancer, striking some relatives very young. Yet I'd managed to avoid the dreaded colonoscopy until this year. I'm 35, which is early for a colonoscopy but late considering the risk in my family. I didn't find the drink to taste really bad - … Continue reading My Colon Appears Cancer-Free
Today, my mom's service dog, who had been declining in health, was unable to get up at all, even with help. They had been assisting her with a sling we used to use to carry wood, but today she couldn't do it. Every time Mom left the room she was in she whined and chuffed … Continue reading Goodbye, Mariah. You are loved.
Those moments when your paranoid end-of-the-world purchases do you good. We have successfully fixed our shower - the part was small, we ordered it off amazon, ten bucks. We borrowed the allen wrenches to get to it, got it fixed, success! All well and fine until my husband checked on the water in our basement … Continue reading When Paranoid End-of-the-World Purchases Do You Good
The Friday before I finished work, we had our monthly office meeting where we meet with partner agencies and get the scoop on what's going on in the Central Office. This time, due to me leaving, we had a taco luncheon. I love tacos, so this was a win-win situation. Get to gossip AND eat … Continue reading Little Bits of Kindness
Today is the last day of work at my job. I'm losing it because of politics and budgeting - my position was eliminated. I'm losing it through no fault of my own. My work was excellent, there was no office drama, and I loved what I was doing. Today I'll be cleaning out my desk … Continue reading Today Is My Last Day
Last Christmas, I looked at getting some pawpaw trees, but they were out of stock so I signed up for notifications for when they're back in stock. And they're back! These trees are native to the United States, and they have fruit that I've seen described as mango, banana, or 'tropical' flavored. (Whatever that might … Continue reading I Didn’t Spend Money on PawPaws But It Wasn’t For Lack of Coveting
I can't even. I got ready for my shower, stepped in, spun the knob... and then knob kept spinning. No water came out. There was COPIOUS swearing because I just DO NOT NEED another thing to fix and spend money on. So the GOOD news is that it broke with the water OFF. I washed … Continue reading I Broke My Shower
We called and had someone come out to check out and repair our furnace and air conditioner after all the, well, water. Water in them, water around them, water everywhere. As soon as we realized we were flooding, we turned them off and cut power, but when I opened them after the water went down, … Continue reading Furnace and Air Conditioner Survived!
My in-laws were hit by the same storm, and thankfully my father-in-law was in town, not at home, or he would have lost his vehicle and been trapped. All photos taken by my husband. They lost their driveway. Doesn't look impressive here: But from this angle? It's completely destroyed. This is the 'culvert' under it. … Continue reading In-Laws Were Hit By the Flooding Too