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First things first: the Giants swept the Tigers to win the World Series on Sunday night! Coit Tower was orange in honor of the momentous occasion: For those of you not in Northern California, or not in the know (or both), the Giants’ team colors are orange and black. Perfect for Halloween! You may recall […]

Waiting for the light to change I arrived at the clinic at 4:40 yesterday afternoon, but I didn’t see the doctor until after 6:00. Fortunately, I had the latest Ruth Rendell (“Really, Megan, have you ever known me to be without a book?”), and the hell trip to Detroit this summer has made every other […]

Well, today is going to be a lovely day. I woke up to find that the kitties had been romping in the garbage and recycling under the kitchen sink during the night. I waited until I was caffeinated before dealing with that. Then I drove to the jobette in the pouring rain. We are going […]

Hello, Stranger
October 23rd, 2012 by suzy in Country Life,Weather 1 Comment

After the rain First things first – congrats to the Giants on winning the National League Championship! Even though they now have to play the Tigers and it just feels wrong to cheer against Detroit. And now back to our program, already in progress… Suddenly, it’s winter! When I got home from the jobette on […]

Good Job
October 22nd, 2012 by suzy in Bullshit,Country Life,Family,Work 4 Comments

As you all know, decision-making is not my strong point. I’m especially ungifted at making good decisions. But I think my decision to move to Hooterville three years ago today is one of the best ones I’ve made recently. Yes, job prospects are scary and dwindling, but at least I have my family to support […]

Support Your Local Suzy
October 19th, 2012 by suzy in Country Life 2 Comments

I have been the lucky recipient of a lot of generosity lately. Last week, one of my co-workers gifted me with a lovely piece of Brie. He was a judge at a Cheeses of France Pop Up CafĂ© in San Francisco. It was magically delicious. And luckily for me, the CEO of the jobette had […]

On Saturday morning, Megan and I had our first swimming lesson since the end of August. But on our way to the quite splendid pool, instead of turning right at the highway, the way to the Big Town, we turned left, the way that leads to San Francisco and Civilization. Why, you may ask. You […]

Adventures in Utilities
October 12th, 2012 by suzy in Country Life,Work 3 Comments

Following Sunday’s power outage, there was another one on Monday. Apparently Sunday’s was caused by a driver mistaking a power pole for the road, and Monday’s by some kind of fire, though no-one I know in our local fire department (including my brother and my co-worker Erin’s husband) had heard about the fire. Either way, […]

Note: The post below was interrupted by a power outage, literally out of the clear blue sky. I guess I was overly optimistic about the rest of the day being better than the morning. I’m doing laundry before I go to the jobette. It’s a sunny day and I want to hang out laundry while […]

A foggy evening at the Community Center On Friday night, Megan and I met up with Lu at the Caspar Community Center for a Farm to Table Benefit Dinner and Pie Auction. All the food was grown and donated by local residents, including my family – we gave onions, basil, lemon cucumbers, tomatoes, and the […]

October 1st, 2012 by suzy in Country Life,Work 3 Comments

At around 5:00 on Wednesday – which is my Friday – a giant Fed Ex truck pulled up outside the jobette. The truck was jam packed with boxes of new visitor guides, and Richard and I (the oldest employees by far) were the only ones still there. Unloading the boxes was complicated by the fact […]