I might have gotten a bit ahead of myself. For Thanksgiving this year I was in charge of Cranberries and making pies for my wheat allergic self. Cranberries, no problem. I make them frequently, often stocking up on cranberries and freezing them after Thanksgiving so I can have them when they aren't in season. Pies, … Continue reading Bake ALL the Pies~!
Out into the wild blue yonder. Not me though. My parents' husky, Jo. This goofball sitting next to our Tundra: Jo is a cat hunter. My dad was trying to put him out, and there was a cat on the porch, and Jo barreled through the door and took off menacing the cat. Dad goes after … Continue reading Off Into the Wild Blue Yonder
So, this was replaced a few days ago, but I hadn't gotten down into our muddy basement to take a photo of it yet. We have a... **drumroll**... NEW WATER HEATER! I love it, and I took a 45 minute shower before the water started to cool to something less than the surface of the … Continue reading Hot Water at Last
My parents... were hit HARD by the most recent flood. The good thing is they were hit in 2014 too, and EVERYTHING valuable was moved out of the basement into the ground floor. Their basement, with two sump pumps, held out with no more than 8 inches of water. This is a shot they took … Continue reading And My Parents REALLY Flooded
You've probably gotten tired of hearing about my car, but I haven't gotten tired of complaining about it. This time, it started squealing and smoke came pouring out of the wheel well and out from under my hood. So I pulled over and DID NOT open the hood because fire. Instead I called for roadside … Continue reading Really Now? Broken Down Again
The last of the presents I've ordered have arrived! Nothing big, but I did almost all of my shopping online during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and now everything is accounted for. *smile* We were within budget, and we were able to find gifts for everyone in our immediate family. I spent last night wrapping … Continue reading Wrapped and Ready To Go!
We went to a funeral this last Saturday, and on the way we went from about 45 degrees to freezing and extremely windy aaaaand... first snow! It didn't stick of course, but I got a good picture: It had snowed for maybe 10 minutes in Dodgeville while I was there on October 11th, but this … Continue reading First Snow and a New Coat
Sunday morning, we got a call from my parents - would my husband be available to drive with my dad and their dog Mariah down to Chicago to pick up a new dog from a rescue? Of course he said yes. So I puttered around the house while the drove down and went to bed … Continue reading My Parents’ New Dog or My Husband’s Biblical Adventure
My garden has... gotten out of hand. For some reason, a strange type of grass has seeded in EVERYTHING, and I just couldn't keep ahead of it. Then a heat wave hit, and I was miserably sure the garden was a lost cause. I just couldn't stand the heat to try and deal with it. … Continue reading Clever~! Or How To Garden In Style
I mentioned that my dad had come over to look at our plumbing. Well, what I didn't mention is that he brought my mom's retired service dog with him so she could get out of the house. Her best buddy, Jacob, recently died (mentioned his health issues here), and she would have been left home … Continue reading High Point of My Dog’s Day