Category Archives: Life in these times

Things are Looking Up

As some of my friends, family, and readers of my blog may already know, I have been dealing with severe house issues since a major storm did terrible damage to my home way back in late March. The following paragraph … Continue reading

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Things That Matter

With all of the craziness that has come along with the massive amount of damage to the house: fallen chimneys  broken joists   roof raised I still have an insurance company dragging its feet about allowing the work to begin. … Continue reading

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When One Door Closes, Another Opens

Those who follow my blog posts may know that my home, built in 1855, has been badly damaged. In the spring of 2023, very high winds and a tornado caused power outages in our town in Ohio. The winds toppled … Continue reading

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The Saga Continues: Saving my home Brick by Brick

If you haven’t read the two previous blog posts in this series, which were published on Tuesday, April 28, 2023, and May 2, 2023, consider starting there. But be advised, the story doesn’t end there.  A few days ago, I … Continue reading

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Rot, High Winds, Fallen Chimney, Lifted Roof

I unearthed an old list of blog ideas buried in the paper piles of my office submitted by old friends and two cousins. I am tempted by their excellent suggestions and mean to address them shortly, but right now, I … Continue reading

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A Substitute Musician for Worship and A Home Emergency

The blog post I just finished and intended to post today with pictures and information regarding damage to my home will have to wait. I just received a call from the builders telling me they are conscious of the seriousness … Continue reading

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A Chronology of Cats

When I was just a little girl, a neighbor down the street found a stray mama cat who gave birth to four kittens. I had never had a pet before, so I asked my parents if they might let me … Continue reading

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A Sweet Touch of Chaos

Since my husband’s death, I have found that I try to keep busy, work on projects, and get together with family and friends. The task of writing blog posts had me stymied because I needed to figure out where to … Continue reading

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Much to Look Forward To

Gentle Readers: I was publishing weekly blog posts on Tuesdays and Fridays at approximately 1:00 p.m. Eastern time. Of late, I have hardly written much at all. This spring and summer, I have a calendar overflowing with visitors, trips, and … Continue reading

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This Old Lady Who Parked Her Brain, Part 2

“All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.” -Winston Churchill I pondered that wisdom. This time, I had the foresight to put the tarp in the trunk first while bringing a load of nasty four-foot high … Continue reading

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