Saturday, January 27, 2018

Neither snow nor sleet nor dark of night

     In December, we ate up what was in the fridge and freezer to the best of our ability and pulled all the furniture from the porch into the house. 
     We were Florida-bound.

          We also filled out the form at the Post Office to have the mail re-routed South and gave a key for the house to a neighbor. (Good thing, since once we got here, My Guy looked in his shaving kit and realized that he’d left all his medications in Massachusetts.)

          We also gave our friend a key to our mailbox – and it was a good thing we did that, too. After searching here for a particular piece of mail and haunting our Florida mailbox, we called our good and patient friend up north yet again.

          Could he just take a walk over and check our mailbox?

          Here’s what he found

          A call to our town’s Post Office produced the information that they’re having trouble getting a permanent person on our route. So temporary people don’t have to bother their heads with details like forwarding mail???

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Salad and Sunset

     The fact that I’d made chicken salad (portable!) from the leftover grocery store rotisserie chicken was all that it took.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

On the Mend

After 24+ hours of not eating, lots of moping under the table, and after providing us with a bit too much liquid evidence, Mamie convinced us to take her to the vet.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Florida Blues

Illustration by Bill Buchman, our evening's piano man.

Last night we had the blues.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Food for Thought

Considering the way things are going here in the U.S., it’s probably a good thing that I’m learning how to manage one aspect of life in a bomb shelter.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Diogenes in Florida

          Yesterday in Target my shopping basket was filled with success.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Friday, January 5, 2018

Sea Change

Warning: Dangerously cold wind chills expected. Will cause frostbite in as little as 10 minutes to exposed skin. Expect wind chills to range from 10 below zero to 25 below zero.