Browsing category: Simply Personal

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 talk out there right now is making me remember something that happened during the last election period, when I was 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.

The Reality of Dial-Up Over a Phone Line That Has Been Left to Deterioriate for 36 Years

A different telephone company repairman stopped by today, and he said he was shocked that the telephone line leading to our house is such a terrible mess of deteriorating insulation and exposed connections. But we already knew about that…

When I Woke Up This Morning…

When I woke up very suddenly this morning… with the distinct feeling that something had woken me up… the room was lighting up at intervals from lights that were moving around just outside our house.

Appreciating the “Now” of My Life

I have so enjoyed being outside this summer, although sometimes I have felt very frustrated. I’m still trying to get used to being so limited in what I am supposed to do… and to not being able to do so many of the things I always have done.