Browsing category: Simply Personal

What Happened When The Town Clerk Made A Mistake

We finally have an inspection sticker on our new (to us) car.

Our Uninvited Midnight Visitor

Last night just after midnight we heard a terrific crash outside, followed by more sounds of wood breaking. The noise was coming from one side of the house, so we ran into the dining room and looked out the window on that side.

The Mystery Of Duck Duck Goose

The first time we ever saw Duck Duck Goose, it was late November and she was walking up the path to our house. This rather odd sight especially caught our attention because nobody for miles around had ducks and we knew she couldn’t have just wandered in.

I’m So Glad Today Is Friday

I woke up this morning with the immediate thought of how happy I was that today is Friday. We’ve had a rough week around here… our life has been more or less turned around and upside down for weeks.

Childhood Memories

I had intended to take photographs of the rhododendrons. All of them were especially lush and beautiful this year, but the largest… a nearly six foot high bush near the back porch… was just spectacular.

The Beginning of the End of This Temporary Chaos

Our house is a little disorganized right now. The dining room table and three chairs are in the living room. The rest of the chairs are lined up against the wall in the hall.

We Are Stranded

People around here are accustomed to coping with mud season and the muddy roads and deep ruts that are a part of every spring. Usually mud season is just an expected springtime inconvenience… but this year it has suddenly become much more unpleasant.

All Things Confusion

The weather people insist that we’ve received the usual amount of snow this winter, and possibly even a bit more than usual, but the temperatures have been so warm each snowfall has melted within hours or days, and we’ve gone through much of this winter with bare ground…

I’m Hoping They’re Wrong

It snowed last night. And if this morning’s severe weather alerts are correct, there’s a good-sized nor’easter coming our way.

For One of Us It Is a Totally Relaxing Experience

This is our brown Nigerian dwarf goat. It’s very difficult to get pictures of her because she always wants to come too close to the person holding the camera. She is a “people goat,” you see, and very affectionate. She thinks she is a lap dog.