Twelve years and counting!

Today, June 13th, Mark and I are celebrating our twelfth wedding anniversary. We spent most of the day apart — he driving to Milwaukee, a three hour drive each way, and me spending a good part of the day at the local laundromat cleaning up more stuff the mice got into. We did eventually get together for a dinner which we ordered as curbside delivery.

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Home at last!

There have been some changes since Mark and Mom and I left Door County last fall, and I’m not just talking about COVID-19. It did feel weird to talk with my neighbor across the street and her yard from her, but that is perfectly understandable. There are other things that aren’t quite so easy. But first…

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From Donald, OR

In the middle of the night last night, sometime between 3:00 and 4:00 in the morning, we woke up to the sound of a couple fighting loudly outside our room.  I think they had at least one teenaged son because I heard him tell his dad that he’d found something.  I almost wondered if he was trying to pacify his dad to get him to stop yelling.  It was rather upsetting. Continue reading

Some Mom time

I have some catching up to do.  I arrived in Portland on Tuesday evening, and on Wednesday morning, Mom and I were going to take her car to the garage to have some work done on it while she was gone.  I got into the car I store at her place so that I could follow her, but nothing happened when I turned the key.  We called AAA and the man started it and said it needed to run for an hour, so I followed her to her garage and then she did a couple of errands while I kept the car running.  We stopped at a store near her home and I turned the car off and on again, but it was dead.  We called AAA a second time, and this time the man sold us a new battery and installed it.  Then the car ran reliably. Continue reading

Victorian Wedding Exhibit

I happened to have my camera with me at the Noble House today, and there was so much light streaming in the windows, I decided to take some pictures during a quiet moment.  We are doing an exhibit of Victorian weddings this year.  I am not going to show or tell everything I say during my tours because I want to give my mother the tour when she comes here at the end of October.  I don’t want her to bow out because I’ve already told it all!  😉 Continue reading

Washer/dryer

For the last couple of summers, my washing machine has been occasionally staining our clothes with streaks that look a little like oil.  This summer, it badly stained one of my costumes for work at the Noble House and my boss had to take it home and work on it to get the stain out.  She told me about a repair guy that she trusts, and when I told him what happened, he suggested I try powdered laundry detergent rather than liquid.  That seemed to work at first, but then… Continue reading