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July 10, 2018


At the time of this reading, Brad (and Denis, too) has/have left the premises. Summertime is over. 🙁

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Company and work

July 9, 2018



Sunday afternoon and evening we had company arrive! The Peperkorn family arrived with their camper, and Brad’s old roommate Denis with his trailer. (Denis is stopping by on his way out to California – his new home.) We invited Deborah and her girls over, too, the Kevin and Janelle stopped by. It was a full […]

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Houston, we have a problem.

July 7, 2018



First of all, Happy Birthay to Rachel Sommerer! There have been a variety of weird smells in our house lately. I am so, so glad that Brad has been able to experience them. 😐 Today was particularly gross. We did some sniffing and discovered…… a dead bat in the exhaust fan. I am freaked out […]

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Good riddance.

July 6, 2018



I ought a cheap-o mattress a long time ago. Did I post about it? Anyway, it was never used and it needed to git gone. A soon-to-be mom posted a request for a mattress on Facebook: she needed a full-size mattress for when her mother-in-law came to help with the baby. We connected, but the […]

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I have new empathy.

July 5, 2018



Wednesday night Brad and I left the festivities pretty early. I took a shower and settled in to watch some t.v., but the sky was exploding all around the house. I’ll admit it – I don’t like fireworks anymore. The pretty ones put on by the professionals? Yes. The quiet, sparkly ones that spin or […]

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Happy Fourth!

July 4, 2018


It was hot. Like, Sommerer family reunion hot. I woke up delightfully late (8 o’clock) got up, ate breakfast, showered and went for my 10:00 shift at the art gallery. As it turns out, the schedule had changed and I didn’t have to be there until 12. Lloyd and I walked around hanging up posters, […]

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