Hi there.....

So kind of you to stop by....I do enjoy the company.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


Isn't it amazing how much we rely on electricity?  We've had so much rain that the ground couldn't hold some of the trees when the winds picked up.  I went about 30 hours without power along with over 2,000 other folks here.  For all I know there are some still without power.  The EMC called out for help from other places and yesterday I observed at least two dozen power trucks parked together in one spot one town over.  When I called the power company to let them know I still didn't have power the young lady on the other end started to explain about how there were so many people without power and that others had been brought in, etc.. I then asked her about all those idle trucks.  About 20 minutes later I had power.  Hmmmmm. 
Being without power shows us just how much we rely on it.  I'm fine for a few days if need be but miss the light most.  I can stay warm in the winter.  I wish I had a gas stove, but can cook on the wood stove in the basement.  I'm beginning to rethink food supplies.  Hate to think of those in the cities if the grids go down.  Gives one something to ponder once in a while.
Y'all have a good day.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Still soggy

It's still raining here...and lots of other places which are getting it worse.  For the first time in my memory the John C. Campbell Folk School has cancelled their big crafts festival this weekend.  There's a big race going on at Road Atlanta today that is supposed to last for 1,000 miles but it may be cut short to 5 hours due to the weather.  We used to joke that the former owner made a pact with the devil for good weather but ever since NASCAR took over well.......
Since I can't work outside I reckon I might get some sewing done. Y'all stay dry and have a safe weekend.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Feeling Soggy

I'm beginning to feel soggy.  I've lost count of how many days of rain we've had.  There was one day where the sun peeked out for a bit but not long enough to amount to anything.  It's supposed to rain all weekend.  Guess I won't be getting any yard work done.  There's a group of us that meet at a local gallery every Friday and that will be the bright spot of the week.  These ladies are fun to be with.  There is another bright spot, though.  It's my new truck.  OMG, this thing has more bells and whistles than I could ever imagine.  I haven't bought a new vehicle in 12 years (I'm keeping my 12 year old Astrovan).  I'm going to have to sit in the truck with the manual and get acquainted with all those bells and whistles.  Of course, to me, it means all that gadgetry just means more to go wrong but one cannot buy a simple new vehicle anymore.  At any rate, it's going to have to last a long time so I'll take care of it just as I have the van.  The reason for the truck?  The ability to haul stuff from the big box store and 4-wheel drive.  I had a truck before and liked that ability, especially when we've had snow or ice storms.  I've decided that, if I can't figure something out, I'll take it to the dealership and let them show me (if they can).  I think I'll wait until tomorrow to get acquainted 'cause I don't have anything else scheduled and it may take me all day.
Y'all have a good weekend and I hope you don't get too soggy.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Not much going on in my little corner of the world.  Fall is in the air and the leaves are beginning to turn.  I harvested a bunch of pear shaped tomatoes from the garden yesterday and some red carrots the day before.  I'll get more tomatoes until the first frost.  Didn't have any luck with corn and squash.  But then, I didn't get to the garden much this summer.
Went down with my friend D to check out the pond.  Although the level is okay there's a lot of work to be done on the dam.  Weeds, weeds and more weeds.  Some taller than me.  We'll work on that one day when she comes over.  She is the weed destroying queen.
Have been getting some sewing and knitting done, but that's about it.  I think the one thing I hate most about aging (especially after breaking the leg) is that I might think I can keep going physically doing something but the body just isn't up to it.  I'm extremely thankful to have D as a friend as she is so willing to help with the outdoor work.
Y'all have a lovely day.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

I wonder

I wonder if people realize how easy it would be (or is) for Isis militants to infiltrate the EU by "fleeing" along with all the others who are doing so.  I also wonder what Isis thinks it is accomplishing by destroying ancient buildings.  I'm planning a trip to Germany next year....I may have to rethink that.

Saturday, September 5, 2015


I sure do wish that some of the people I used to follow here would come back.  Guess they went to another social medium.  Oh well, at least I still have a few to read.
I have to wonder what ISIS thinks it's accomplishing by destroying ancient buildings and monuments.  And what is China thinking?  Really?
Thank goodness I grew up when I did.  I don't know how many years I have left but at least the majority of the life I've had didn't have to put up with the madness that's out there now.  I fear for my grandchildren and the life they may have to look forward to.  If things don't change Orwell and Ayn Rand will have truly predicted the future.
Were you of the age would you bring a child into this world as it is today in hopes that s/he might be able to change things?

Monday, August 31, 2015


My sister flew in last Sunday and Monday we drove to NC to visit with my brother and sister-in-law.  What a visit.  They really went all out.  A ferry ride to Ft. Fisher to see the aquarium, a helicopter ride to view the area in which they live, a boat ride on the Cape Fear river to learn some history of the area (and a view of a battleship).  We drove back to my place on Friday and on Saturday I took her on a tour of where I live and also the town of Helen.  She couldn't believe the number of people tubing on the river.  I told her I wouldn't want to eat any fish that came out of it.  Alas, she had to fly home yesterday.  It was a wonderful time with family this last week and I look forward to the time she and I will spend together next year.