A woman of a certain age

“I was sabotaged by my baby box” ~Jess from the TV series “New Girl”

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The catalyst for my desire to travel more was when B approached me about getting a vasectomy.  I’ve talked about this decision in drips and drabs, but the bulk of it is mildly relevant to this story and my state of mind.  Warning:  Anyone who is squicked out by female heath issues (IUDs and periods), don’t read further.  If you want to know more about the IUD process, women’s personality archetypes and a bit about my sisters, let’s go.    Continue reading “A woman of a certain age”

Hotel Catifornia

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Mineou in the yard

Somewhere along the way, I became the cat expert in my friend group.  I’ve read a lot about actual cat behavior and spent time learning how to talk to cats in their language.  At some point, I was helping a friend with an outdoor cat and the best analogy I had heard along the way for making sure an indoor/outdoor cat didn’t run away was to “make sure you have the best hotel.” Continue reading “Hotel Catifornia”

The cost of ennui, part 1

New houses take a lot of time, not to mention the old house…

A few months ago, I wrote about the big decision to buy a new home.  We did close on Sept. 23rd with no other last-minute surprises, thankfully.  We got to meet the previous owners during the inspection of the repairs to the sub-flooring and joist under the shower.  They told us the house was a duplex before the renovations, which completely makes sense with the layout.  Basically, my bedroom is a big as a living room, because it once was a living room!   Continue reading “The cost of ennui, part 1”

My previous homes

Home is where your heart is…

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Azaleas framing the steps to the first house I purchased.

Continuing on my Life Story posts, I am choosing to combine a few topics this week.  I’ll start with my childhood home, and move on to the cities I have lived since leaving that home.   Continue reading “My previous homes”

The cures for ennui, part 1

Most of them are life changing, and sometimes expensive…

It’s been right at four weeks since my last post, which puts me way behind on my once a week average posting schedule.  I was increasingly suffering from ennui – my current job and living situation being the primary causes and I just haven’t had the desire to write recently.  I have been exploring other avenues to alleviate my boredom, and while I am still somewhat displaced, at least I have some topics for this blog. Continue reading “The cures for ennui, part 1”

Aftermath of the storm

Negotiating with insurance and a contractor.

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The red arrow indicates approximately where the tree fell.

As promised, an update from the storm that felled a pine tree on our house.  One of the reasons it was such a long update from our Ireland part 1 and the other entries is that we had roofers here for a few days repairing the damage in the attic and replacing the roof.  Yes, it took almost 6 weeks after the tree fell to get the basic repairs done.   Continue reading “Aftermath of the storm”

A storm is coming

A cautionary tale of vulnerable situations .

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The meeting of the tree and the house went disastrously.

Actually, the storm already came.  Pun not originally intended, but it did blow its wad early, and I’m left with the same feeling of imposition that I get with cum all over my face. Continue reading “A storm is coming”