• Education

    The College Path

    Last year a friend of mine decided to attend college. He wants to increase his education so that he can get a better paying job. I’ve encouraged him in this endeavor by assisting him with technical difficulties when his computer messed up and by acting as a sounding board when he doubts his ability to continue. He stopped in at…

  • Life

    Laundry Day

    Laundry day is always an adventure in this house. Once we decide that it is time to visit the laundromat we wander through the house to locate any stray items that have managed to avoid being placed in our laundry bin. We bag everything up and stick the whole load into our shopping cart along with our washing supplies. After…

  • Housing,  Simplicity

    Crowded House

    The other day my friend from Michigan moved her family to this area. Until they get situated with employment and housing they are all staying here. I must confess that I was concerned about this. Five adults (since Katie is almost 18), two dogs, and two cats living in a 500 square foot one-bedroom house means that we are stacked…

  • Housing

    Sardines

    A friend of mine and her family is down from Michigan.  They want to move to this area to help me out while I get situated. They arrived late this evening, so we removed the mattress from the sofa sleeper to make them a bed with. My couch will be a spongy sleep but it works. When daylight comes I’ll…

  • Personal,  Writing

    An Early Birthday Gift

    Kes, who happens to be one of my oldest friends (I’ve known her since the 8th grade), listened to me vent my frustrations about writing with my current limitations. After learning about the workaround I discussed in the previous post, she decided to surprise me with an early birthday present: A copy of Office 2007. She found it on eBay…