Month: July 2015

Taking Care of Business

This has been a week of taking care of business. It has given me a headache. Tuesday morning EJ contacted realtors downstate to sell our house. His sister , who was once a realtor, advised us to call three realtors and to reject the…

Enchanting Forest Flutist

This morning EJ and I went to the Secretary of State–in other states called the Department of Motor Vehicles–to get a license plate for the “new” Suburban and get the title in our name and all that sort of thing. EJ also called the…

Mackinac Adventure

We didn’t go south this weekend. We had an adventure instead. It’s really hard to leave our northern home, especially when we hear stories of storms, high temperatures and humidity, and a Biblical plague of mosquitoes in the area where we used to live….

Turkeys, Deer, and Boats

Monday night JJ and I had a bit of a scare. JJ went looking for his beloved cat, Luke, and couldn’t find him so he asked me to help search. I reminded JJ that many times cats find odd little places to sleep and…

Some Enchanted Evening

We were going to travel to our old house this weekend to continue readying it to sell and maybe meet with realtors, but we didn’t. We had reasons. Like EJ originally thought he’d have to work this Friday. By the time I understood that…

Shanghaied

Excuse my language….but cancer really sucks. I almost, ALMOST, think that recovering from cancer is more difficult than the treatment. Almost. Watching a hairless child half dozing in the chemo chair as toxic chemicals are pumped into his body is the stuff of nightmares….

Storybrooke

Shortly after I finished writing my previous post, EJ and I decided that the day was so lovely that we would go for a drive.  JJ was working, but we took Danny with us. We went for a long drive, enjoying winding our way…

Saruman’s Spies

EJ had some physically difficult days at work this last week, and he was utterly exhausted, so I have encouraged him to rest this weekend. Yesterday I made challah bread for the first time in a long time, and I fixed a beautiful Shabbat…

Turkeys and Other Stuff

We have decided to stay north again this weekend. The weekend before last–when we drove south in the middle of the night, right after EJ got out of work, so we could be at the old house to let in the guys installing the…

Shoes and Books

Last night when I took Danny outside for the last time before I went to bed, I heard the coyotes yipping. They make the weirdest, spine-chillingest sound. EJ has been searching on-line for a used 4-wheel drive vehicle. We have to find one before…

♪ Because I’m Happy ♫

Yesterday we enjoyed a quiet, peaceful, restful Shabbat. It was such an awesome day. When the sun set, EJ changed all the lightbulbs in the house to energy-efficient LED bulbs, which use almost no electricity and last for years. Then he got out his…

Enchanted 4th

We did not drive the long journey south to the old house this weekend. Not only did we not want to travel on a busy holiday weekend–it’s the USA’s Independence Day–but after all the weekends at the old house, we wanted to experience a…

Fireworks

Last weekend’s grueling trip south took a lot out of us, so I have not taken on any huge projects this week…like painting rooms. Instead, I’ve limited myself to unpacking a box or two or three a day in addition to regular chores like…

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