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Ridge
July 31st, 2019 by suzy in Country Life,Moving No Comments

Morning on the Ridge I’m getting to know my new road and my new commute. You have probably figured out that I am enraptured by my new house, so it’s probably not all that surprising that I am totally charmed by my new ridge as well. To my eyes, it is prettier than the old […]

House
July 26th, 2019 by suzy in Country Life,House,Moving No Comments

I am pleased to announce that The Mess has been vanquished and The Unpacking is (mostly) complete! Here’s the living room: I do have distant plans for this room. I would like to get a bigger area rug. Also my good friend Alice thinks I should get a pink velvet sofa and chair, since cats […]

Cats
June 24th, 2019 by suzy in Cats,Country Life,House,Moving No Comments

A Rare Show of Togetherness The cats seem as happy in their new home as the Staff is. They staked out their territory early. Audrey is Queen of the Couch, rarely, if ever, venturing upstairs, which is Boys Town. While she lounges on the couch, the boys lounge (and generally cuddle) on the bed. Much […]

Appliances
June 18th, 2019 by suzy in House,Moving No Comments

My new appliances and I are getting to know each other. My lifelong record of having no dishwasher other than myself remains unblemished, but the new house has nice, deep double sinks and even one of those sprayers which are so great. It took me a few minutes to figure out how to turn the […]

Clock
June 13th, 2019 by suzy in House,Moving,Sports,Weather No Comments

I was really glad to see the fog this morning after four days of above 90 temperatures. Granted, the new house is much cooler than the old one, which had no insulation and a peaked ceiling which trapped the heat, but after baking in high temperatures day after day and not really cooling off at […]

Unpacking
June 10th, 2019 by suzy in Cats,House,Moving No Comments

The day after I moved, there was The Mess to contend with. I kept fretting over where on earth I would put everything, even though I had given and thrown away tons of things and stuff. The cats woke me up at 2:30 am one Sunday night, or early one Monday morning, depending on how […]

It wasn’t just moving day, it was Megan’s birthday. So I left the cats and The Mess behind to go and celebrate at the family estate. After a long day of moving all my worldly goods, my brother was making burgers and Rio was making salad. Jonathan had already made a lemon tart the day […]

Move
May 28th, 2019 by suzy in Cats,Family,Moving No Comments

Moving day – which also happened to be Megan’s birthday – dawned bright and clear. As I took a last carload of things and stuff over to the new place, I noticed what an idyllic morning it was. The ocean was turquoise, the meadows drifted with wildflowers and dotted with glossy horses and cows. I […]

Limbo
May 24th, 2019 by suzy in Moving No Comments

I am neither here nor there. Yesterday, the boys moved the couch and sundry other things to the new house, leaving the bed and the ancient heirloom grandfather clock in what is now the old place. So I’m kind of camping at the old place since my unpaid movers are not available today. Supposedly AT&T […]

Past
May 20th, 2019 by suzy in Memories,Moving No Comments

It seems to be a universal truth that we all have more things and stuff than we think we do, and we find out how very wrong we were about that when the time comes to move. I thought I had a few boxes in the storage loft over the bathroom, along with the battered […]

Water
May 16th, 2019 by suzy in House,Moving,Weather No Comments

When I first started the lengthy and horrifying moving process, I thought, “At least it won’t be raining”, but apparently I was wrong about that, as I am about so many things. It has been pouring since yesterday and rain is supposed to continue on and off until WEDNESDAY. I can’t remember when we have […]

Wild
May 12th, 2019 by suzy in Cats,Country Life,Moving No Comments

It was a wildlife extravaganza on the Ridge on Friday morning. Bunnies, quail, deer – you name it! Fortunately, both they and Wednesday remained unscathed. I can’t say the same for a sizable mountain lion who I came across unexpectedly last week on my way to work one morning. I had just crossed the sweep […]

BBQ
May 8th, 2019 by suzy in Family,Friends,Moving,Sports No Comments

I was so busy packing and throwing things out on Saturday that I completely forgot about the Kentucky Derby. Can you believe it? Proof, if any were needed, that the stress and manual labor of moving prep has completely taken over both of my brain cells. It’s the first time I have missed it in […]

Change
May 3rd, 2019 by suzy in Country Life,House,Moving No Comments

It’s not exactly official! I’m moving! I have been looking for a new place since last August. There’s not a lot of houses for rent around here, and my specifications (not in town, no visible neighbors, preferably Hooterville, not in the fog) winnowed the short supply down even further. I found the new house on […]

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 summons do not make for a good year. Hopefully the new one will also be improved. Power outages: 6, including one in October due to […]

Weekend Roundup
August 26th, 2012 by suzy in Cats,Family,Moving,Work 1 Comment

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. Speaking of the boys: I may have solved the mystery of Roscoe’s head wound. The other day, I saw Clyde getting ready to pounce on […]

Letting Go
August 21st, 2012 by suzy in Cats,Moving,Work 4 Comments

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 now back to our irregularly scheduled program… As I mentioned earlier, the jobette is moving. It’s only about three blocks, but as everyone who has […]

Caller
December 15th, 2009 by suzy in Country Life,Moving 3 Comments

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 phone caller a little mystery. Usually when the phone* rings first thing in the morning, it’s either my brother or my boss, neither of whom […]

The Adventure
October 23rd, 2009 by suzy in Calamity Suzy,Cats,Family,Moving 2 Comments

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 count early on Wednesday morning. We applied soda and waited for him to feel better. At times like this, it’s great to have your EMS […]

Convoy, Convoy
October 21st, 2009 by suzy in Cats,Henry,Moving 5 Comments

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 is in the pantry, a marked improvement over being stuck in the cat carrier all day (the landlords insisted that I remove the screening, […]