Upkeep on the house has been interesting lately. With younger sister moving back in and chaos still ensuing from clearing everything out of bedrooms and the dining room and living room. And, eventually I've found that taking some quiet time to care for the house plants and watch the bird feeder grounds me. Which, is … Continue reading Another Grounding.
Lately, there has been a lot of rain and thunderstorms and, while I am grateful that the weather has dipped some, the freshly filled holes for the fence posts have eroded a little - leaving just enough space for the little one to rebel. I was at work, and received a terrifying phone call from … Continue reading Oh deer
Today, I need to remind myself that it is just a fence. That installing a new one would be updating the house. It would make the back yard more yard-like. More private. That we would enjoy having a new fence. We need more privacy. I also can't stop thinking about the old fence. After a … Continue reading how to remember a gate
One of the tasks that gave me the most stress throughout the flooring process was the need to move my 20 gallon fish tank into a room in which they would be safe from whatever magic the builders had to do to the floors. Big magic requires big space. The process: Remove plants from tank. … Continue reading Fish tank moving day, round two.
August... is an incredibly hard month for me, usually. It brings back memories of people that I miss. This year, those memories are bitter sweet. My house is being worked on. Things are coming back together. Rooms look like rooms again. And, in the time of 2020, I'm able to call loved ones and check … Continue reading to august
The event took two whole days, but it is finally over with. The flooring is finished. And with that, the major inside-home work is complete. The bathroom looks like a bathroom, the living room a living room. No more toilet in the bath tub. I have even found my moisturizer. This house is a house … Continue reading Beds, a bird, and a day dream
We said goodbye for now to Layla. Her owner recovered well from their surgery and so she went back to her home. The house is quieter without her here. I will miss her. I'm excited for future puppy play dates. We also took some of my sister's apartment things to storage. She'll need them when … Continue reading a new plant and moving day
I haven't been seeing much of the birds lately. Earlier this summer, they were everywhere. In recent months, I haven't wanted to go outside of my house - even to the back yard. Because it just... didn't feel right. But, I've wanted to recently. And, I think outdoor projects are a good way to start. … Continue reading A Summer Garden
Dust is everywhere. My toilet is in my bath tub. Moisturizer is missing. I have no idea what day it is or where in the world my laundry basket has moved. Construction is happening. Progress is being made. Full wall mirror is gone. I miss the light that we once had, but I do not … Continue reading The Current Chaos.
The builders are starting this week. They're supposed to be fixing the ceilings and the bathroom. The living room ceiling and the bathroom vanity had been damaged in the flood. So, we're beginning the construction process. During covid, which makes me anxious. True to self, I stress bought bath bombs. They should arrive within the … Continue reading