Thursday, July 25, 2019

I Like Thursday: A Few Days Off

Busy, crazy week, then a few days off.  Family Weekend was last weekend.  Rob and Mabel came with me to the Cape - I can't tell you how happy that made me.  I would have worried about them all weekend I'd left them with a chaotic house.  I was lucky, too, that the accommodations could handle an extra person and a guinea pig.

We survived the heat and the horseflies to have our traditional cookout at Nauset Light. 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

I Like Thursday: We Have Arrived

I'm writing this on Wednesday night, but it won't post until some time Thursday because I found the camera after it got dark.

Views from the sunroom and kitchen

Thursday, July 11, 2019

I Like Thursday: Chaos Continues

The majority of our home is in boxes in the living room.  (It's also the only room that still has art on the walls.)  It's all we do.  I miss sewing.  I miss blogging.  By next Thursday, though, we'll be on the other side of this move.  I cannot wait (even knowing of all the stuff still to do on that end of things).

It's been nice getting good customer service when requesting information about moving, gas delivery, plumbers, radon mitigation, ordering a stove.  I joked to the stove guy about how there's so many more area codes than when I was a kid.  He said his childhood area code was 612.  What?  You grew up in Minnesota?  I did too!  Turns out he grew up the other side of Minneapolis from me.  Small world!

Thursday, July 4, 2019

I Like Thursday: Happy July 4th

Mabel worries I'll steal her lettuce
Another week of chaos.  There's packing, contacting various businesses to start or end utilities, researching, whatever.  And Mabel has required trips to the vet nearly every other day for treatment (isn't she cute with the purple bandage?  it was green before).  Ugh.


I'm happy that the boxes in the house are piling up.  The more stacked boxes, the less there is to pack. 

The Goodwill pile is growing too.  That goes on Saturday - I will have a clean spot ready to amass more boxes.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Paper Bag Nesting

I've been providing Mabel with paper bags to vent her frustration.  It's interesting how every guinea pig has a different approach to destroying a paper bag.  Some like to chew the folded edges.  Others like to pull apart the corners.  Mabel likes to rip long strips rather than just chew a hole in one spot.  The hay is tasty, too, but the bag is so much fun to pull apart.