10/30/06 08:36 - 40ºF - ID#25689
We got a rocking chair yesterday, that's all.
Here it is...
And here it is in our space...
10/29/06 08:38 - 39ºF - ID#25688
It's All Her Fault
Whenever my mom decides to visit us for the weekend, the weather turns bad. It's been a little while, but the last time she was here it was warm and sunny and pleasant for at least a week before she arrived. Then, bam, cooler weather! She doesn't like cold weather. Why she lives in Canada, then, is beyond us, but she does.
So, on behalf of BossMom... sorry for the bad/windy/rainy/cold weather this weekend.
She's supposed to be busy for a while and may not be able to visit before the xmas holidays... so we might be safe for a while!
10/25/06 04:29 - 46ºF - ID#25687
What Theme Next?
Should i start on Hanukkah and Christmas themes now?
10/23/06 09:51 - 39ºF - ID#25686
And as i type this, (e:Uncutsaniflush) says the paper has arrived...
I hope i don't have to call the Buffalo News every morning!
10/22/06 03:57 - 50ºF - ID#25685
Second Second Place
... and got a bag full of candy and some other fun Halloween toys. Didn't win anything at bingo, though.
10/21/06 10:47 - 43ºF - ID#25684
End Of An Era
Back before we were married, he came to visit me in Hamilton from Knoxville and i ordered the morning paper to come while he was there so he could have a paper in the morning.
It was delivered to his, then our, home in Knoxville in the mornings and i would sometimes grab a section take my own coffee and have a cig on the deck and read the funnies.
When we moved to Buffalo, we were bummed out to find that we could not have a morning paper delivered. An afternoon paper, maybe. Back then we were living in the Mayflower on Summer and Linwood, so we thought it might be apartment building related, since a key is needed to operate the elevator there.
Since i smoked, going to the corner of Summer and Main to get a paper every morning was an excuse to have a cigarette.
Back in May of 2005 when we bought this house, we enquired if we could receive a morning paper delivery. Nope. Still no daily morning delivery in our area. For the 'burbs, yes.
We could, however, get a weekly Sunday paper delivery. So, we signed up for that.
I quit smoking since the days when going out in all kinds of weather to get a paper was a thinly veiled excuse for a fag.
Most mornings, i get out there and walk to a store to get a paper. Sometimes, i tell (e:Uncutsaniflush) i just don't feel like doing it, but most often, it was me. Just my way of being sweet to a husband that deserves all kinds of sweetness.
Today was the last day i would go to fetch the morning paper. We hope. Morning deliveries start Monday (yes, we called them to order... i did it a couple of weeks ago!) and we already have Sundays all lined up.
I wonder if i will miss it? Nah... not for a couple of years, at least.
10/19/06 05:49 - 54ºF - ID#25683
Trees and Squirrels and Books
Here's what the opposite side of our street looks like right now, after the neighbours cleaned out the tree branches from their yard... piles talller than i am!
I wonder how our wild friends fared during the storm. All those birds and squirrels without homes...
Today, i decided to sort through the books in the attic that came with the house....
We found some interesting, old and dusty books.
This one had the oldest copyright
A lot had these dates for copyright
I think some of them were purchased many years later used... they still had the penciled price on the first page.
Others, on the other hand, were definately purchased shortly after they were published.
This book looked unassuming...
Until i saw it was signed by the author
This one facinated me... i love England.
They were very dusty...
.. but now we know what's in there and they are sorted out.
10/14/06 09:47 - 43ºF - ID#25682
My Turn For Snow / Tree Pics
But i digress....
I took the camera with me. And, from what i can see from the pics of other (e:peeps) like (e:Jenks,257) or (e:Paul,4679) or (e:Chicoschica,16) our 'hood didn't do too badly.
This is Forest and Dewitt
This is Bird near Grant
This is the tree at the post office at Grant near Bird that has a great tree me and Ava and Nolan used to play under... Thank goodness it is partly there still!!
As (e:Uncutsaniflush,260) mentioned, we have half assed power. But, he is brilliant and figured out how we can have heat. And with extention cords, we can run things like computers and microwaves...
Here is the reason we have half assed power...
... just after it snowed...
... from the porch mid cleanup...
... from the street this morning...
... and from the other side.
Here is the reason we worry about safety and loosing our power.
No one seems to care about the downed lines. I worry about their safety AND about us loosing the half assed power we have. I called the Mayor's Hotline thingie today. They told me to call 911 who told me to call someone else. We were, at best, put on a wait list...
10/10/06 04:14 - 65ºF - ID#25681
Today has been better.
Painting for a coupla hours last night helped. Buying some more watercolours, a palette and a canvas today also helped.
Seeing the elephants and the new baby giraffee at the zoo helped some more.
Finding out that (e:Paul) then (e:Matthew) and (e:Terry) were asking about me when (e:Uncutsaniflush) was at 24 last night was nice to hear, too. You guys are swell. You were right, (e:Terry) .. sure do hope you haven't felt the same even a bit.
Mostly, knowing (e:Uncutsaniflush) is willing to bring me the stars and the moon if i need it always helps. More than i know at the time.
10/09/06 04:41 - 68ºF - ID#25680
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