"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. "
~John Lennon

Friday, October 31, 2014

Ghost Poop

Happy Halloween Everyone. I give you something to help you celebrate:

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Halloween Soon

A man is walking home alone

late one foggy night...

When behind him 

he hears:




Walking faster, he looks back, 

and through the fog

he makes out the image

of an upright casket

banging its way 

down the street

toward him.




Terrified, the man begins to run

toward his home, 

the casket bouncing quickly

behind him. 






He runs up to his door,

fumbles with his keys, 

rushes in,

slams and locks the door behind him.

However, the casket crashes through his door

with the lid of the casket clapping




On his heels,

the terrified man runs.

Rushing upstairs to the bathroom,

the man locks himself in.

His heart is pounding; 

his head is reeling;

His breath is coming in sobbing gasps.

With a loud CRASH, 


Bumping and clapping toward him.

The man screams and reaches for something,


but all he can find is a bottle of cough syrup.

Desperate, he throws the bottle of cough syrup at the casket.


the coffin stops.

(Get it?) (Are you laughing yet?)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Five Year Anniversary

This Halloween is five year anniversary living in this town. Time goes by and then I check dates and am surprised at how long I have been here. The experience of arriving in this town and being so tired that moving day is still a clear memory. I even remember the headache at end of day and going to local restaurant to eat. That restaurant has changed owners twice since then.

For me, Halloween is firstly my anniversary of time spent here in this little town, and then the Halloween Hoopla.

Happy Anniversary to me, happy anniversary to me, happy anniversary to me, happy anniversary to me.

Big Smile.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Home Inspection Results

It is always better to know something and take care of it than pretend it isn't there. The home inspection results were very good. The recommendations I am proceeding with solutions to are rain gutters and a couple ground-fault electrical outlets.

The termite inspection results require treatment in the older part of the detached garage as well as treatment in wall off kitchen. They will put a few holes in wall behind stove and refrigerator, add the killer virus  yucky stuff, and the termites will be gone soon. They will be removing baseboard and part of doorway so I will have carpenter replace the doorway and baseboard which I was going to have done anyway, so with a ten year guarantee, this place will be in good shape for lots of years. Let's hope I last many years past that guarantee time frame, though. This really is fun upgrading this over hundred year old place into my little home. I thought the termite results might dim my enthusiasm for the place, but it doesn't. There is good juju here.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Decorating for Halloween

This is the teeniest house I have ever lived in, and for the second time too. If I hadn't moved here and found this little house, I would not have known I could live in a tiny little place, or that there were tiny little houses like this. And I really like it. Of course I like it, I moved from here two and a half years ago and here I am for the second time.

I began decorating for Halloween today.

I like this place so much that my daughter wants to buy this place for me. That is A-OK with me.

There is a home inspector here today.

More later.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Shoes From The Past

How many of you wore these shoes to school, well, not THESE shoes, but shoes like these.

I did. The only time I wore good shoes was during school term, in California, shoes that went well with the uniforms of the Catholic schools I attended. The rest of the year I was bare foot or flip flops. I prefer to be bare footed still.

I wonder how much of the child is still "me".

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Dominoes Tuesday

We still play Mexican Train Dominoes each Tuesday at the senior center. I look forward to it. No matter how many people show up we have fun. It is relaxing and we catch up with whoever is there.

Today is the last day of the month of September. Thursday is decorating day at the center. Halloween is a big event so we have lots of decorations. I will ask for a couple volunteers to help with decorating for this month.

Storms are due here today, even tornadoes, but the ones who live close enough to town will come to the center to play dominoes.

Parker did a great job yesterday, the back yard is mowed and ready for the storm. I am wondering how long the gas in the mower lasts, maybe the 2 gallon tank is small. Haven't had to add gas to the mower yet. This is still a guessing game for me, learn as I go task. Is it better to keep the gas filled or let it get used and then start with fresh gas?

Tuesdays are great days. Hope your Tuesday is great too.