Category - For the Joy of It

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Thanksgiving 2012

If we had to, I am sure Dan and I could cook a Thanksgiving meal in our kitchenette. Fortunately we don’t have to; some friends down the street have invited us to join them. There...

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Fresh Paint

When John is in painting mode I expect to find him in his ‘Bristol, England‘ t-shirt and an old pair of eyeglasses (glasses he had when I met him). I also expect to find paint brushes...

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Returns Of The Day

We were very excited to see ye olde ‘Cupboard Wagon’ bringing our cabinets home two weeks ago. We were not as excited to see the Cupboard Wagon taking our new cabinets back this...

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Peanut Gallery

Ten years ago I could count on one finger the number of live classical music performances I had attended in my life. Sad, but true. Now I would need many hands to count them all. What...

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Winter Curveball

Mother Nature threw another curveball at us yesterday. A “nor’easter” hurled snow and high winds — bringing the look and feel of winter ahead of schedule. By mid-afternoon John...

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Selection Day

Jack and I accompanied Dan to the polling station today so that Dan could cast his vote for President of the United States. As it was a nice day we walked into town. Our route took us via a...

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Porch Traffic

The top step leading up to our front porch had become very wobbly. In spite of all the renovation work around here our old house still requires attention. I was tempted to call Eleanor and...

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Rescue And Triage

I’m not sure where this week has gone. Hurricane Sandy has blown everyone off course. It wasn’t until Wednesday that Dan and I started to comprehend exactly how fortunate we...