Browsing category: Simply Personal

Why We Chose Voluntary Simplicity — Sometimes There Is No Tomorrow

Sixteen years ago my husband and I were still spending most of our time at work running a thriving business we had created. Financially everything was great…


One Year Ago Today…

On this day last year, all the snow was long gone and mud season was over. Hosta and bleeding heart shoots were two or three inches tall. There were frogs’ eggs in the ponds and the grass was already green. It was a very early spring. Things are very different this year.


After the Storm — Day 3

The weather people were predicting twelve to fourteen inches of snow, but here Sunday started with above freezing temperatures and a hard steady rain.


Can You Tell I’m Really, Really, REALLY Looking Forward to Spring?

We have had a LOT of big snowstorms this winter, and sometimes it has snowed continuously for several days… leaving us with a tremendous amount of snow.


It’s a Blizzard Out There

Until last night we had less than six inches of snow on the ground. There had been only two or three smallish snowstorms so far this winter, and some of the snow from the previous storms had melted last week when the temperatures were in the 40’s.


My Brush With Politics

All the political ads out there right now are making me remember something that happened during the last election period, when my husband and I were shopping one day at our “local” Walmart (about an hour’s drive from home).


Playing the “Let’s Blame Anna” Game

The salesperson took our order but the computer wouldn’t let him enter it into the store’s ordering system. It took a while, but he eventually found out that this stove was not in stock in the store or in the regional warehouse and apparently never had been.


A Stove By Any Other Name

We need a new stove. Something has gone horribly wrong with the electronic part of the stove we have now and several of the automatic safety features have gone wild.


An Exercise in Perseverance

It was a discouraging day. A representative from our telephone company had finally admitted that the company was unwilling to put the necessary time and money into a permanent fix for our incredibly bad telephone line.


I’m Sorry But I Can’t Hear You

Apparently our expectations WERE too high. We wanted a telephone that would “work” even when the weather was damp and on days when it rains or snows.