On Vacation

With all my brothers and sisters and children in town for the holidays, I will be taking a mini vacation from the blog.

I should be back on the 29th.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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Here’s Lucy

Meet the newest member of our family.

Until Next time, stay healthy.

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Friday Fun Fact

Sometimes, when everything is going to plan, you realize how much the plan sucks.

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Happy Veterans and Remembrance Day

While in the US, we celebrate our veterans today, others around the world call this Remembrance Day.

In either case, many thanks and a heart full of gratitude to those who help make freedom possible by their sacrifices.

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Happy Marine Corps Day

On this day in 1775, the Continental Marines were formed in the US by the 2nd continental congress

Their first battle was on March 3rd, 1776 in Nassau, Bahamas.

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Working the Plan

Once the floors were laid in the 3 bedrooms, it was time to put everything back. My goal was to have everything returned to its new and proper place by Saturday evening. I finished it, with hours to spare, and walked roughly 7 miles in the process (that’s a lot of trips).

Sunday was to be devoted to hanging the new closet organizer in the front bedroom, which had the added benefit of removing 3 boxes from my dining area.

I started on the closet soon after breakfast on Sunday. While the hubbinator worked on the backyard, I measured, cut drilled and screwed to hang the rails then install the panels and shelves.

It wasn’t long before I realized I was a box short of a finished product. Somewhere along the lines I noticed that I was missing 8 shelves and one 8″ drawer.

So I then wrote to the manufacturer who will probably tell me to reach out to the seller. Anyway, I consulted the Magic 8 ball and asked if it would be done before everyone arrived at Thanksgiving. Signs did not look promising.

Ah, well. What I have up is nice. It’s just no completely functional.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Friday Fun Fact

Those of you who push the crumbs off the countertop and into your palm before disposing of them in the sink or garbage are my kind of people.

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Moving back

Most of us have heard of moving on, but how many have heard of moving back? No, I’m not talking about returning to your parents home after a devastating life event.

I’m talking about moving back into rooms that have had new flooring and a little painting done.

I’m sure the cats will miss the wonderland that is the living room where 3 rooms worth of stuff has been stored for the last month. But it will be nice not to be so crowded at the computer.

So here are the rooms:

Now that the paint has dried and the outlets have been replaced and the old phone jacks have been covered I can start setting up the rooms for holiday guests.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Today marks the beginning of November and the start of National Novel Writing Month (FMI). Basically, many authors challenge themselves and others to write a 50K novel during the month of November. I thought long and hard about joining in to see if I could convince myself to get back into the habit of writing and the answer was:


The shortness of the answer doesn’t fully represent that mental wrestling that took place. In the end, I just didn’t want the stress added to the lot I’m already dealing with.

I will, however, challenge myself to write a little every day on my novel. Even a line or two is better than nothing. And I think I can do that.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Happy Halloween

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