Category Archives: rhode island

moving day amidst the virus

This day took weeks to accomplish.  In the time of the Evil Virus, nothing is easy.  We all know that, don’t we! The administrators of my mother’s former home, a lovely studio apartment in an assisted living complex, eventually agreed … Continue reading

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oh, my goodness, she’s 40!

We wish you a wonderful birthday, dear Nancy!  Although we can’t celebrate together, we will eventually, when the Evil Virus has dissipated and peace returns to the land. Even though our birthday trip to Austin had to be cancelled, we … Continue reading

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i get by with a little help…

…from my friends! Harley Chick’s son works at the local supermarket.  (Can we have a round of applause for the grocery store workers, please?  These folks are keeping the food on the shelves and making it possible for us isolated … Continue reading

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the hoarding bakers

Have you risked your health to go to a grocery store lately?  We’ve all heard of toilet paper shortages, but did you know there is NO FLOUR?  No sugar.  No brown sugar.  No yeast. Does this mean that people are … Continue reading

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day 15 and it’s time for a ride

I have been out of the house three times in 15 days.***  That might sound like a lot, considering the enormous self-isolation being imposed and asked for by our various leaders.  But once was in extremely sanitary conditions as we … Continue reading

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day 10 and the ocean beckons

We’ve taken several walks down by the ocean this past week.  I tried walking on the beach, but the sciatica in my leg protested.  I can walk, but I need a flat surface. So we “walked the wall”, the long … Continue reading

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isolation day 5 and a mini meltdown

I turned on the local radio station this morning to hear two pieces of unwelcome news.  First, the governor announced that self-isolation and the virus were going to last for months and not weeks. Months???? I refuse to believe this.  … Continue reading

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day 3 of social isolating

Remember the mercury glass thermometers? I miss them. I had mine for forty-eight years.  It has disappeared.  Banjo Man thinks it broke last year, but I don’t remember that.  I babied it, knowing it was an environmental hazard that should … Continue reading

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life in the time of the virus

I feel very fortunate to live in the country. We have plenty of toilet paper (I am one of those people who always had extra even though members of my family thought it was extreme).  We also have tons of … Continue reading

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in search of the sound

This morning Banjo Man popped into my office and said, “You have to come listen to the ocean!” Our house is a five-minute drive from the beach and there are times when the wind whips up the sound of crashing … Continue reading

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