Somebody Please Explain it to Me

Why is it? We are still in the unpacking stage and will be for some time, but I open up two boxes that I specifically took the time and effort to write on in BIG letters: TRASH—KAREN DO NOT PACK!!! Please note that there were three exclamation points written in bold on both boxes (onContinue reading “Somebody Please Explain it to Me”

I Thought I’d Seen it All

But evidently not. For those of you who have checked out a few of my blogs and know I have had  (to put it very mildly) a pretty harrowing couple of months since leaving Arizona. Massive heart attack. Trouble closing on our house. Caring for our two Cocker Spaniels Bruiser and Murphy whilst staying atContinue reading “I Thought I’d Seen it All”

Inefficiency

I can’t stand it. The idea invokes failure. Who are the idiot architects in the grocery store game who are responsible for planning out the best (most efficient) place to put in the restrooms and pharmacies? “Put them farthest away so injured and sick people have to limp their infirmed bodies all the way toContinue reading “Inefficiency”

One More Time

Today at 10:30 EST I check into the hospital for a very short stay (I hope) as the vascular surgeon will be cleaning out my right corraded artery and putting yet another stent in my beautiful brown body. That makes a total of 9 and three of those were lost to amputation. I know IContinue reading “One More Time”

Finally

We closed the house. After a house closing that I would not wish on my worst enemy, we signed this morning in the quaint little town of West Chester, Ohio. We made it over to the house to turn off the breakers in anticipation of them turning on the electricity tomorrow morning, and next isContinue reading “Finally”

Wasted Energy

How much energy do we waste in the course of a day? I only ask because I am still hearing of people without power in the wake of Hurricane Ida. Hundreds of thousands of people. And how fucked up is it that people died from running their generators without ventilation? I know I waste aContinue reading “Wasted Energy”

Don’t Ever Give Up

“Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.” Those words have been spoken millions of times but never so impactful as when North Carolina State Men’s Basketball coach Jim Valvano used them to characterize his impending exit from this planet. I vividly remember his words and I still have my signed card with them handwritten byContinue reading “Don’t Ever Give Up”

Stripes

Used to be the only people wearing stripes had done something bad enough to land in prison or those with bad fashion sense. I never got the whole “stripes are slimming” thing. I don’t perceive as anyone being slimmer or fatter unless they are nude of course, but short of that, who gives a shitContinue reading “Stripes”

Fencing

As we prepare to enter our new home, the subject of fencing has been an ongoing concern. In Arizona, we had cinder block walls to keep the dogs at bay, but out here, wood and vinyl are seen everywhere. I like the looks of western wooden posts and fences, except that they wear down soContinue reading “Fencing”

Did Hell Freeze Over?

I know I have been a little groggy with medications, but what did I miss? Ronaldo was benched. Messi was traded. Now I am not an expert, but you know that silly little thing won’t stop me from chiming in. In a year when trade rumors and gossip are filled with the biggest names inContinue reading “Did Hell Freeze Over?”