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No, not the one down in the Gulf of Mexico soon to invade Florida, that would be Hurricane Colin. This storm would be on the Eastern Shore of Maryland if I didn’t get the house ready for the return of the Mrs.

After being up north, Connecticut, My Lady returned last week. In the nick of time all the Honey Do’s were wrapped up. Fresh sheets were on the bed, the table was cleared of clutter and I escaped any thought of a storm. The Hoover did a great job as well.

Things did change immediately upon her arrival. Healthy Eating 101 was back in style, no more subs from Jersey Mikes. Hey, they were quick, and I love the shredded lettuce. The cat would once again get to drink from the spigot, it took me the entire three weeks to break the feline from jumping up while I shaved. Simon says, “turn on the water. Please!”

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Notice the placement of the clothes pins, equal distance apart. Oh yes, part of the hanging and folding ritual. Folding is a true art form. The center line fold sets the demarkation point for placement on the bed. The Tri-fold for the pillow cases shall be exact. Must be something she was taught back in nursing school in the early 60’s. She was never in the military. She could starch a pair of Utilities back in the day though. Gotta be an old Marine to understand that one.



The first thing this morning I got the Sheets and Pillow Cases on the line. The chickens provided some much-needed oversight.

I consider myself a multi-tasker. Love the Zagg keyboard on the iPad by the way.The late Pat Conroy and I have something in common, no, not writing skills, though I wish. We also lived in Beaufort, SC at one time. We carried our four-month old daughter to the pool in a Schmidt’s, quart beer case for a late night swim . We had a piece of screen over it so the Skeeters wouldn’t eat her up. That was back in my Marine Corps days. Mr Conroy’s dad was a Marine also. Wow, two things in common. The book behind the coffee cup is WordPress for Dummies. My Journal, two years continuously in September I proudly state, is under the iPhone. The shoe horn is used to fit everything in my bag, quickly due to herself’s pending arrival.


In chatting with the wife a few days ago she said, “I’ll bet there are all kinds of electronics and wires all over the dining room table.” “No” says I,” Just the normal place setting.” Liar, Liar, tongue’s on fire


Gotta get the place looking like it did when she left three weeks ago. Otherwise there will be one heck of a storm brewing

Well, I survived and it’s been great having her back home, if only briefly. She will return to CT soon and give my sister a helping hand as she mends a broken hip which was surgically repaired yesterday. We’ve solved all the world’s issues on our front porch while enjoying a cold glass of wine. I’ve gotten some gardening done, Pickling Cucumbers for one. My Lady shall be canning come September. And once again “The Hallmark Channel” graces the TV. Other than a Nat’s baseball game, it was not on during those three weeks.

Homemade Refrigerator Pickles

So please note, I can correct disarray in a flash and shall have a chance to do it all again soon.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. mmd32454 says:

    Great post…typos liar liar & disarray


    Sent from my iPhone


  2. marijo1245 says:

    Delightful! There’s a WordPress for dummies? Ah heaven! I chuckled a bit! Thanks!!

    • Glad you enjoyed it. I enjoy your travels as well. And yes, he’s all around us doing grand deeds and creating, we take too much for granted. No VT Cheese this trip?

      • marijo1245 says:

        No…had to run some bananas to Chicago then some pickles to the Kraft caves (the whole operation is underground ) in Springfield, MO…taking a few days off!! Whew!

  3. jenniesisler says:

    I had Jersey Mike’s Italian sub for the first time when I was home a month ago and I’m already jonesing for another one. Nothing wrong with their sandwiches – you can get your veggies and protein all in one place 😉 My thoughts and prayers to your sister for a quick recovery!

  4. Bun Karyudo says:

    Actually, I have “WordPress for Dummies” too. I barely need it, though. When it comes to WordPress, I manage to be a dummy all on my own.

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