This is the story of two little cats living in central Michigan. We have two humans – the big hairy guy and the soft squishy female. I am Fudge, a 16yo black shorthair. My human describes me as a black hole. I prefer to recline on black objects. I am now in my senior years and have arthritis and some kidney problems. I also have … Continue reading Cat Tales
I’m somewhat obsessed about Spring in Michigan. I grew up somewhat further south, where daffodils bloom in March and Tulips bloom in April. Here, the daffodils bloom in April, and I have no tulips because the critters eat them all. It is now the end of February, the snow has melted, we have had warm days of rain, and flooding has occurred. We are expecting … Continue reading Is it Spring yet?
This week – Wow! and it’s just Wednesday. Last Friday, a deer hit my husband’s truck. He came back home and honked. I charged out the door barefoot – it was 7 degrees after all – to his side of the vehicle. The front driver’s fender was bent, preventing him from opening the door. He squeezed out, but the door only opened about 6 or … Continue reading It’s just one thing after …
North American International Auto Show This event occurs every year in Cobo Hall in Detroit in January. We often go to see the new cars. We used to go when the kids were younger – that was quite a task. We took walkie-talkies a couple of times to try to keep up with each other. Now, of course, we have cell phones, and the kids … Continue reading NAIAS
The birdies are back! Mom finally fed the birds. I was feeling sorry for them with nothing to eat in the forest. And, the pine siskins are back! They are quite an interesting bird – they are the size of a goldfinch and eat the nyger seed, but thtey come in a crowd. There are always dozens of them. I keep trying to get to … Continue reading Cat Tales – Sylvia
I’m doing my own home improvement again. Pulled the ugly, built in, cabinet out from over the washer/dryer. This was original to the home, which means where one nail would do, there are two. Where two nails would do, there were four. After yanking out all the supports, I have quite a lot of wall patching to do. Continue reading Home Improvement
I went to see the movie The Snowman. It is based on the book by Jo Nesbo, a Norwegian mystery writer. I think the movie would have been better as a short series for a streaming service such as Netflix or Hulu. It will appeal to fans of serial killer procedural books and movies. Harry Hole is a troubled police detective in Oslo Norway. He is … Continue reading The Snowman
I have been doing lots of things that don’t involve writing blog posts. I went on several trips this summer: In May, I attended the NGS annual conference in Raleigh NC and went on a research and visiting trip with my sister. (gone 10 days) My son got married July 1 in another city in Michigan. I arranged for a rental house for my extended … Continue reading Whatcha Been Doing?
99% done. There’s a problem with the three way valve in the shower. The kids were here for Thanksgiving, and everyone agreed that the bathroom was great. The only problem is that I had to put a cat box back in the bathroom because one of the cats did not adjust well to the new location. Notes: Working with Lowes had its good points and … Continue reading Bathroom Remodel
I’ve been reading … White Trash: the 400 year untold history of class in America by Nancy Isenberg (2016) Hillbilly Elegy: a memoir of a family and culture in crisis by J.D. Vance (2016) No matter what you call them – crackers, rednecks, trailer trash, white trash – white people who live on the edges of society are there. Often unseen by the rest of us, they live day to … Continue reading of time and money