The Best Kind Of Snow

Today I donated all my former work clothes to the women’s shelter in town, here at the little house in the city. I am sorry to see them go, they are very nice pants and tops, but I will never be that slim again, and someone else will be able to use them. While Tank . . . → Read More: The Best Kind Of Snow

Two Mice

I had a restless night.

The ringing of the cell phone woke me up this morning. That was my cue to call Attila with FaceTime. We had a lovely chat, and both agreed, the visual element adds a lot to the interaction, the visual is important. All too soon it was time for Attila . . . → Read More: Two Mice

Tuesday November 25 2014

Last night the wind increased to the point that it was throwing around the outdoor furniture out on the back porch. So I trudged out to the back porch, stacked the chairs, rolled the rug, and brought everything into the house, down the stairs, and into the basement. When things thrash around outside it tends . . . → Read More: Tuesday November 25 2014

Cafe Curtains

Well, here I am!

We arrived yesterday after dark. Attila hates driving on busy highways after dark, so he took a bit of time to unwind after we arrived.

Mouse poop everywhere! Well, that is an exaggeration, there was no mouse poop in the bedrooms, thankfully. But the kitchen counters, the bathtub, even the wax . . . → Read More: Cafe Curtains

The Trip South

Saturday Morning, November 22, 2014

Here it is, Saturday morning. I am watching the road reports like a hawk circling prey. Right now ice pellets are pelting out of the sky, I can hear them hitting the chimneys. Attila is out there working in it, and will return home for lunch. After lunch we pack . . . → Read More: The Trip South


The sun was shining this morning! All that white sparkled, and well it might at -17C. The wind was negligible, so the heat in the house is being retained easily. By noon snowflakes began to drift down, by 12:15 it was snowing hard. Tomorrow, it is supposed to rain. This is going to be some . . . → Read More: Sunshine!

Snow Squalls Day Three

It seems my decision to make the trip to the bank yesterday was fortuitous. I have learned to pay attention to my body, it was the stomach ache yesterday that tipped me off. It may not have been prescient, but if I had ignored the physical cues to get going to bank we would have . . . → Read More: Snow Squalls Day Three

To The Bank

To purchase the new used vehicle I needed to visit the bank. The weather people said that snow squalls are expected every single day between now and Saturday, when the bank is closed. The bank is usually a 35 minute drive away, on the highway. Yesterday the roads were really bad, so much so that . . . → Read More: To The Bank


It is snowin’ and blowin’ out there today! The wind is literally roaring around the house, 60 km/hr gusts announce themselves with great enthusiasm. I am taking the “you can’t see me” approach to this storm. You know, when you cover your eyes and say to the other person, “you can’t see me!” Yeah, right, . . . → Read More: Blizzard!

“Keep drapes closed and pretend it is a lovely day outside.”

Last April we finally found a Sunday featuring good roads and good weather, allowing us to visit my family to celebrate Christmas. Originally the get together was scheduled the preceding December, but an ice storm, followed by an intense winter of Sunday’s with bad road conditions, conspired to postpone the trip until April.

This Christmas . . . → Read More: “Keep drapes closed and pretend it is a lovely day outside.”