Moving

2012 in Review

Farewell, 2012 It’s really fun going back and seeing what happened during the year, even if it wasn’t that great a year, like this one. Pay cuts and grand jury […]

Weekend Roundup

I slept in until 7:15 this morning! Audrey complained bitterly about the terrible service around here, but the boys decided to have breakfast before bounding out into the foggy morning. […]

Letting Go

Sprucing up There seems to be some kind of bug that is making it impossible to comment. I have notified the Blog Doctor and he is on the case. And […]

Part of my current frugality is that I don’t have caller ID anymore, or call waiting, which is not only retro of me, but it makes the identity of every […]

The Adventure

The road home Operation Escape Oakland hit a few snags, as many elaborate maneuvers are wont to do. Rob is an insulin-dependent diabetic, and had some issues with his sugar […]

Well, this will be my last post from Oakhampton. I’m ending as I began, camping in my house with weirded out cats. Though now there are three instead of two. […]

Henry Update

Are we there yet? Yesterday, I trapped Henry on the screened-in porch by the simple expedient of removing the concrete block propping the screen door open. I closed it carefully […]

It’s simply tipping it down outside, as my late, great stepmother used to say, in her rich, plummy voice. It’s giving me flashbacks of the Highway to Hell last week. […]

Henry was nowhere to be seen when I went out to feed him this morning. I called him and called him, but he didn’t appear. I could have alerted the […]

Wind & Whether

Stormy weather Wow! That was intense! I must have aged ten years on the drive home today. Jessica will be even less complimentary the next time she compares the original […]

Ugh

Being the Halloween Fairy takes practice. Also blah. So I have a job interview on Monday. It’s the first one I’ve had in nearly twenty years*. I suppose I should […]

Henry on the front steps When I talk on the phone, I always pace. Since the house is small, and clogged with boxes, I usually walk up and down the […]

A Letter to Two Girls

Dear June and Audrey, You are more than two years old now, so you are practically grown up. Since there seem to be no cat boarding schools or nannies available, […]

The Funeral Fiesta

I’m kind of surprised by how upset I am over losing the original of this post. I had a hard time putting it back together. And it’s not as good […]

Well, this is getting to be a bad habit. This morning, I was eating a bagel and watching “Bewitched” before getting down to work. One of my landlords suddenly appeared […]

Location, Location, Location

Gratuitous Schatzi picture, which has nothing to do with this post, except she’d be my neighbor if I move. And she looks so pretty! Really, this alone should be enough […]

Yesterday afternoon, I was eating hummus and watching a re-run of Monk when my landlords appeared at the front door. Since the doorbell doesn’t work, they actually said, “Knock, knock”, […]

Home sweet home? You will be amazed to hear that I’m thinking of moving. Again. But you might really be amazed to hear where. It’s no secret that I hate […]

Now that the heat wave is gone and my mind is more or less back in working in order, I’ve been thinking a lot about the great house hunt. It’s […]

There were sun and showers today. Take your pick! The traffic goddesses smiled upon me, other than the usual slow spots (Berkeley and that construction place when you pass San […]