Someone in an online group recently asked us for memories of the house we grew up in. I lived in 10 different homes before I was 18, in various parts of the U.S., so I don’t have a single childhood home. While I liked some of them, I don’t feel a strong attachment to anyContinue reading “Childhood Home”
I did it. I bought a couch. I have been going back and forth for the last few days on whether to buy one of the ones I liked at the used furniture store, or to expand my search into other parts of the state or region that are less pricey than my very expensiveContinue reading “Couch Potato, Part 2”
About a year ago, I started looking for a couch. Among other stores, I’ve been to Ballard, Pottery Barn, Ethan Allen, Sundance, Bassett, Ashley, Haverty, and Crate & Barrel. And I’m consistently finding that everything I like comes out to around $4,000. Keep in mind that these are couches I like, not couches I love.Continue reading “Couch Potato”
This post is dated July 5, the third day of our road trip adventure, but was published privately at first, so as not to tip off the criminals about our house being empty for a month. Now that we’ve returned home from the trip, I’ve added photos and switched the status to Public. The thirdContinue reading “Day 3: Cedar Rapids to Ogallala, Nebraska”
I’ve been searching for months for a couch, and have found that everything I like costs $4,000 or more. But I did order a new chair (not $4,000) for my family room. It arrived today, and I love it! I still need a couch. But in the meantime, this cute little chair makes me happy.
The nights were dark in the rural Virginia area where I stayed in a Hobbit House this week. But that made the lit windows of the dugout look all the more homey.
Greetings from Middle Earth, where it was snowing as I arrived here in the Shire on Monday. This was after a 75-degree day on Sunday, and temperatures in the 80s for several days before that. Bob and I had driven down to Harrisonburg on Saturday to spend Easter with Jon Morgan at JMU. I bookedContinue reading “In a Hole in the Ground, There Lived a Hobbit…”
We’ve had lovely weather, with temperatures in the 60s. The forsythia, daffodils, and apple blossoms are blooming in my yard. Spring seemed to be here, so I replaced the winter wreath with the spring wreath — and within hours, winter was back. It’s 40 degrees out now, and going below freezing tonight. I wanted toContinue reading “The Door to Spring”
The last time my older sister visited was three years ago, just after I’d moved into my house. I love my sister. We were born ten months apart, in the same year, and were always the same grade in school. So we were as close to twins as two sisters can be without actually sharingContinue reading “Sister Dearest”
This morning, a post on an online home-improvement page startled me. A woman worried about how much it would cost to replace a lot of insulation in her home. Mice had gotten into the old insulation. She said they were pooping there and laying their eggs. Laying their eggs???