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I am selling my beloved motorcycle today.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019      33 comments

It's heartbreaking, it's taken me a long time to accept the fact that I have to sell it. My husband sold his last bike 4 years ago, his strokes have made him incapable of riding even a trike. We got our first bikes in 1997. A woman who ... Read more
Today I am 70 Years Old.
Sunday, June 16, 2019      29 comments

Amazing. I remember when we weren't supposed to trust anyone over 30, and 30 sounded so OLD! Now here I am. Yesterday my boys threw me a big party here at the house. My husband is aging and doesn't do well around crowds, so being here a... Read more
I have 42 years of Continuous Sobriety Today
Monday, February 25, 2019      37 comments

By the grace of God and the fellowship of AA, I haven't had a drink or a drug in 42 years. I was 27 when I got sober, so I've been sober 15 years longer than I was alive when I first staggered into AA. I would be dead by now if it weren't ... Read more
We CAN Develop Good Habits! We've done it before.
Saturday, January 26, 2019      20 comments

I learned to drive in the mid 60s, cars didn't have seat belts back then. When seat belts started showing up in new cars, they were "too uncomfortable", "took too much time", "ruined my dress", the usual drill. But I started to wear the bloody... Read more
I have my computer back!
Wednesday, September 19, 2018      17 comments

It's the same piece of hardware but not the same computer, my nephew put the new Windows 10 on it. Thank God Chrome kept all my bookmarks, this cloud stuff is amazing! I had to puzzle around to find drivers for my printer, but I did it, now I ... Read more
Life without my computer
Friday, September 14, 2018      14 comments

You always think the virus hack will happen to someone else. I hadn't kept up with anti virus definitions and it happened to me. It's the new computer I got less than 2 years ago when my old computer had a catastrophic disk failure, now this.... Read more
I Have A New Appreciation for my Bathroom Scale
Monday, July 16, 2018      17 comments

I just finished a book by Simon Winchester called "The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World". I had never thought about how incredible the idea is of being able to weigh anything precisely, let alone a human body... Read more
I got Mom's Bathroom safety fitted!
Friday, May 04, 2018      21 comments

We took off the glass doors she had been hanging on to get in and out of the shower (how dangerous is that??), and had this support pole installed. ... Read more
My FItbit Died
Monday, April 23, 2018      15 comments

After 3 years, last night was the last sync. I knew something was wrong today. I know my days, approximately how many steps I get with each errand and activity, and I should have felt that 10,000 step vibration about dinnertime. Nothing. I a... Read more
British TV
Monday, April 02, 2018      19 comments

I love watching British mysteries, my local public broadcasting station has a UK channel. One of the things I love is that the characters look like normal people, they aren't all thin and beautiful. They come in all sizes and while they all lo... Read more
My experiment with water weight
Sunday, March 25, 2018      22 comments

As a maintainer I weight every morning, so see the blips up and down every day. I know that water is heavy and that both high and low can indicate varying water levels in my body, but I didn't really appreciate it until I did a little experimen... Read more
We have power back!
Monday, March 05, 2018      20 comments

3 days and 4 hours without power, but it's back on! The street is once again light! I still have to deal with the stump of the tree that fell. It's a big stump and will be very expensive to have ground down, after the big expense of remov... Read more
No Power 2 and a half days and counting.
Sunday, March 04, 2018      8 comments

I have a generator, I can do most things, but not all. Only one other neighbor got a generator, I feel guilty about the others, but not really. They could have gotten one, too, but didn't. You don't need it very often, is it enough to justify... Read more
Still No Power
Saturday, March 03, 2018      11 comments

It's 5:00, the power has been out for 30 hours. I have a generator, but my dishwasher isn't on it. I kept putting dishes in it thinking we'd get power back, I'll have to wash it all up tonight. Could be worse, because I have a generator i... Read more
Tree Down in the Nor'easter
Friday, March 02, 2018      19 comments

I missed the drama of the actual fall, but when I got up at 7, there it was, lying across the street. The neighbor across the street rang the bell (scaring me to death, doorbells early in the morning are seldom good news) to make sure I knew. ... Read more

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