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and so we are thankful

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  I hope you are looking forward to a lovely day of food and family and friends.  And pie. The day before Thanksgiving last year: The day before Thanksgiving this year: And now it is Thanksgiving morning and … Continue reading

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a little bit of sewing

This is a “poker” pillowcase for the Funny Grandson. A highlight of his summer was camping at the cabin and learning to play poker with his father, uncle and grandfather. I took him into the local quilt store to show … Continue reading

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a little banjo man update

Since we’ve returned to Rhode Island we’ve been consumed with medical appointments and tests. The first one? A PSMA PET scan in Waterford, Connecticut. You’re wondering what that is. Well, it’s something new (and wonderful) that uses a new “radioactive … Continue reading

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confessions of a weather wimp

Football weather? I think not. Last weekend I turned on the air conditioners. It was 76 degrees and humid. I whined a bit.  Okay, a lot. Yesterday, FINALLY, the temperatures dipped to somewhere in the 50’s, with bright sun and … Continue reading

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change? what change?

Dealing with Banjo Man about technical stuff is never easy.  In fact, it should be avoided whenever possible. Changing technical stuff–tv, cell phones, etc–is never easy either, but if you want to save money?  It’s absolutely necessary. Last week I … Continue reading

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must love dogs

Dear Westin and Marriot Bonvoy, I think you have a big problem. While the “Element” is a gorgeous hotel in downtown Omaha, conveniently next door to my sister-in-law and her husband, it stinks. Literally. Your carpets are stained from dog … Continue reading

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3049

3049 is the magic number. Yes, we are home in Rhode Island once again as of 3:30 PM Friday. And yes, that is the number of miles we travelled from the lake to here. Oh, my goodness. Thursday, while Banjo … Continue reading

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almost home, day 10 on the road

If I could jump for joy this morning I would, though I would not jump on the elevator. Because, as you can see, many bad things could happen. We are 387 miles from home and our own beds. It is … Continue reading

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looking at lake erie

It is dark. It is raining. I can barely see the white-capped waves on the lake. We drove extra miles north of the interstate last night in order to stay at a Fairfield Inn because we love them. We drove … Continue reading

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heading east, 2022

We’re in a Fairfield Inn in…wait a sec, let me think… I have drawn a blank. Iowa, though. We’re in Iowa and we will be sleeping in Ohio tonight. It’s a four state day. I am in the breakfast room. … Continue reading

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