Well, it’s been close to a year since I posted anything and in the meantime I forgot my password. I am not at all blog-savvy and only somewhat computer literate; I only got up and running with extensive help from my spousal unit, so technical questions about the mechanics of the blog will probably go unanswered unless my very harried husband happens to be present and alert when I read such a question. Comments/questions on content are welcome and I will really try to keep up this year.
Changes since last year: We are in the middle of installing A/C after living in this monster house for 16 years. I say middle because, this being an enormous building one unit does not suffice, so, just as we have 2 furnaces (3 actually, but I’m not counting the huge wood furnace since it will not have an A/C unit attached)… we will soon have 2 A/C units. I was astonished to learn that air filters have to be replaced every 1-2 months in normal houses. In our super-sized former schoolhouse, filled with cats, a dog, spinning and knitting fiber and all the resulting dust dinosaurs (and absent a staff or a functioning housewife) we will probably be changing every other week. It’s worth it not to be sweating from the effort of sitting.
After about five years of talking about it, Allen is building the deck! This is a major undertaking, and was begun shortly before Allen had a big change (or should I say increase) in his work responsibilities, so most of the daylight hours on weekends are devoted to it. I have 2 bad shoulders and am not particularly handy, but I was able to help some in getting the beams in. I’ve been trying to prove my usefulness by taking over other household duties that I normally don’t do, such as cooking. I don’t want to be replaced by a lusty blonde who loves fixer-uppers. On the other hand, Allen & I really could use a wife.
We just got back from 2 weeks in Costa Rica with a good friend and his son, whom we taught to play bridge. Haven’t played–except with the iPhone, which is irrational–in over 20 years, so it was a lot of fun. Oh yes, we enjoyed the monkeys, sloths, etc. as well, but I’ll do a separate post on the trip. I will also upload pictures, once Allen shows me how, of the trip, deck-in-progress, and my fiber fun (I finished the scarf begun last summer in my first? last? blog post and it was quite impressive. I took a couple of pics before sending it to my sister, as the yarn was really more her colors than mine.
Can I maintain a blog beyond two posts? Time will tell, but you can always check out my spousal unit’s Civil War blog or my daughter Hannah’s Pumpkin Patch, which deals with food, fashion and crafts mostly. She usually does a couple of posts a week and I find them very interesting. Her food & libation suggestions are particularly good. Of course, I am her mother…