Category Archives: rhode island

the morning from hell

It started with a bang at 7:45 AM.   A very big bang.  The house shook.  I was here in my office at the computer.   Banjo Man was just getting out of bed. “It’s the tree!” he yelled and we both … Continue reading

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waking up in rhode island

It has taken over a week to get my energy back after a busy (and fabulous) summer, an over-long road trip, a heartwarming family reunion and nine days of Austin condo remodeling. And then there’s my Purple Bed, which has … Continue reading

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a few pictures from rhode island

We are packing up and getting ready to head west in a few days.  Oh, the joy of it all! Harley Chick brought me a present (she made it herself–I am so impressed with someone who can sew zippers). This … Continue reading

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beds, fog, spring and a meme

First the meme: Yesterday morning we had the infamous Weather Watch.  Why, you ask?  Fog.  Yep, we were fogged in and you know what that means?  Spring! It was all very exciting to look out the window. Speaking of spring, … Continue reading

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the new phone

Wednesday afternoon was historic in two ways.  One, I received my second Covid vaccine and two, scurried to the Verizon store to buy Banjo Man’s new I-phone from Kyle, a shy young man who might have been new at his … Continue reading

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what’s in the box

When Ebay began, I jumped on the bandwagon and fell in love with bidding on things.  I’d take a break from writing to scroll through whalebone and vintage fabrics, Nantucket antiques and whaling ephemera. I enjoyed Amazon, too.  Ordering books … Continue reading

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feeling all the feels

I love this phrase:  “all the feels”. It makes me laugh. So, when I tell you that looking at my new rug and towels in my freshly-painted bathroom gives me all the feels, you know I am happy. This is … Continue reading

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we think it’s spring, oh yes we do

Here in Rhode Island if the temperature is above 55, it’s not snowing, the sun is shining and it’s March (or April), we call it Spring. Sometimes I get all dressed up and ride along with Banjo Man when he … Continue reading

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an elderly loved one speaks out

It has been somewhat shocking to me that in this time of Covid, Banjo Man and I are in the category of “elderly loved ones”. This past year people were urged to check on their “elderly loved ones”, to bring … Continue reading

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a little makeover in covid prison

I have a very ugly bathroom.  It has always been ugly, actually.  The kids painted it brown for me about twenty years ago.  I thought it would look elegant with white trim and hide the ugly wood-trimmed medicine cabinet and … Continue reading

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