Sorry for the long absence. Work, laundry, many short trips, work, (did I mention work?) .
The post before the last one was about annoying pagers and radios . Well, I'm still living with the constant chatter (when I'm home). The fire department ordered new pagers. About half don't work. Husband is on his second new one, but can't trust it. It randomly goes off sometimes several times a day. The other day, there was a fire call (luckily no real fire), and the new pager didn't go off. He just happened to see the fire truck go down the street. If this sounds familiar, it is because it all happened again and again.
One thing about having the radio on all the time - we hear all the ambulance, police, and sheriff calls. It's fun being one of first to hear there is a snow day, but it is awful when we hear an ambulance or police call to a friend's address or to a wreck. Since we live in such a small populated area, if a local person is involved, we almost always know or at least have heard of the person or persons.***
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Almost exactly a year ago, I was staying at my daughter's while she was in Europe. Now, again, I've been running back and forth and spending quite a bit of time at my daughter's place. Why? Because at the end of May, Daughter
at India Night in traditional clothing
(Reminds me of the sixties & early seventies)
has to be out of her apartment where she has lived for the last three years. Since she has lived away from home for six years, she has accumulated a whole lot of stuff. (We did the math. Less expensive to store the stuff than to replace it.)
Then, in about eight weeks she's leaving this:
quail enjoying the view. taken from front window of apartment
a few miles from where Grandma & Grandpa used to live
just outside Moscow, Idaho
deep blue skies like the blue in the upper right corner
And, more snow - fresh this morning (thankfully, now melted).
That's right. My baby is going to go to school in Bangkok. Then, if all goes well, she will go on to teach in South Korea for a year. That is clear around the world! (Yes, I know you know where these places are. I'm just stressing how far away my youngest child will be. Sob.) She hasn't yet been assigned to a specific school; so doesn't know where she will be living and teaching.
While in school in Bangkok, Daughter has to wear skirts or dresses which must be long enough cover the knees. Guess who is going to be doing some marathon sewing? (Me, not daughter.)
Still going to the thrift stores. Have found a few skirts that need to be altered. Have added several pieces to a couple of dish/china sets. Also, have purchased many, many sewing patterns at five and ten cents a piece. Cookbook collection is expanding. The oldest cookbook was actually a gift from my daughter for Mother's Day and my birthday. It is a first edition, dated 1897, in remarkable condition. (We found it in a used book store.) And, yes, I purchased another sewing machine. It's pretty. More on that later, tho.
Enough for tonight. Except, blogger is irritatingly not responding to the changes I've made. Grrrr.
Hope everyone is well...
Hope everyone is well...