Several weeks ago (late September, actually) I sorta stopped posting on account this:
I had just done a short trip and was planning to post the pics, but then I ran into this (literally)
which made me feel dumb, stupid, mad at myself, and mildly depressed, and which took all the fun out of sharing. But the truck is all better now (thanks, Geico, and Seth. He’s the kid (almost literally) who did the work, and he got a real charge out of working on a Mercedes), so I’m ready to share again. Only now I have lots of li’l trips to catch up on, so this will be mostly pics and little prose (probably better, anyway.)
First some shots of that late September excursion. Continue Reading »
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Finally, a project actually completed (put a threshold between living room and sunroom floors).
Before . . .
And after. . .
A small project, in the sense of skill or creativity required, but not so much in terms of steps and time.
1. Trim excess curly vinyl from sunroom floor (did this before the “before”). Continue Reading »
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Went into the high-class used stuff store in town a few days ago, mostly to look around but also in case they might have a chair I would want for the sun room. (They might, but it’s stashed away behind a bunch of other stuff. I have to go back Tuesday to see it–if they have it out by then.) The proprietor, who is a very nice woman, showed me around the store and then let me browse undisturbed to my heart’s content.
But–the reason this is worth a post is that she was all excited about these two bunnies. Can you guess why? It’s subtle–I didn’t see it until she pointed it out.
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I’ve been thinking about this one for a long time now, and finally decided that today is the day to write it down.
I’ve seen it said, in various places, that people only ask “Why me?” when bad things happen. I stand as living proof that that is not true*. Continue Reading »
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Headed over to the coast yesterday for a quick walk on the beach, then into town for the farmer’s market. But when I got to my favorite walking beach, I turned right instead of left as I usually do, and then I just kept going. By the time I made it back to the car and into town, the farmer’s market was pretty much over.
But it was worth it. The walk was beautiful. First I had to go down and check out the cliffs, right? Which were a ways down there.
If you look carefully at the middle of the white patch of sand in the middle of the picture, you’ll see an odd-looking bit of driftwood sticking up. More on that later.
The cliffs just got better and better as I got closer to them. See for yourself. Continue Reading »
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How’s that for an uninspired title? But it’s too much work to make this fit a theme, so “post for today” will have to do.
Having finished for now with the deck (though I’m worried that the treatment may be inadequate and if the level of worry gets high enough will be back at it soon), I’m moving on to house matters. However, so far that has not extended to unpacking more boxes–I’m still sidling past boxes in kitchen and dining room that need to be dealt with in the relatively near term.
HOWEVER. I’m arranging for big-ticket items–heat and electricity. Continue Reading »
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I may go back and blog about the process of getting from there/then to here/now, but right now I just want to do a short post about today.
I’m beginning to feel all the way here, and it’s the first day I’ve felt truly retired in the sense of not having something urgent that needed to get taken care of NOW. There’s a ton to do–boxes everywhere, the deck needs to be treated, the yard needs attention, and lots of house projects everywhere I look. But nothing needed to be done right away, and the sun came out early today (unusually early for here–it was sunny by 7:30), so I decided to do a bit of shopping and then take CJ to the beach. Continue Reading »
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