This D*mn House
Blog URL: http://thisdmnhouse.blogspot.com/
- Published on Monday, 25 June 2012
It's hard to believe that it's Monday again … already. Seems like it was just Friday, then I blinked, and here I am.
Saturday was a massive to-do list. Yard. Car. Household errands. Sunday started out as a day of rest but ended up being housework and run-of-the-mill tasks. And was it hot! Summer has wasted no time arriving, that's...
- Published on Sunday, 24 June 2012
When I walked out the door for work Friday morning, the first thing I noticed was that the air was crisper, cooler than it had been in the pre-dawn hours during the rest of the week.
The second thing I noticed was the clouds.
There were clouds EVERYWHERE. And not only were there everywhere, almost every one of them was two or three shades...
The Healthcare Issue Comes Home
- Published on Saturday, 23 June 2012
It's been one of the most, if not the most, horrific of allergy seasons.
I've been on the verge of a sinus infection for months. Sometime in the last two weeks, I went hurtling over the edge. Part of the resulting domino effect found me fighting an ear infection last weekend.
Early on Monday, I called the doctor's office. Once I finally...
- Published on Saturday, 23 June 2012
Authors: NVI can't believe this is actually working. Eureka!
I've been trying for three or four days now to post and spent almost TWO HOURS yesterday trying to contact Blogger re: the issue. For some reason, I was having trouble with ALL things Google so it was tres frustrating. Especially considering that, while the blog is largely an impromptu...
A Father's Day Wish
- Published on Sunday, 17 June 2012
Happy Father's Day to all of those great men who happily answer to the name "Dad" and who couldn't imagine life without the people (little or long-grown) who call him that.
Father's Day has long been an awkward and mostly overlooked holiday for me.
No year though has been more awkward than this one. Short of dying on my birthday, my...
- Published on Friday, 15 June 2012
Authors: NVI've been too busy I think for the enormity of recent events to really catch up with me. So I'll allow myself to remain blissfully unaware for now and speak of happier topics.
One of the side benefits of the mother's great room clear-out has been becoming the beneficiary of multiple pairs of shoes. (A total of six pair – and a dress!)
- Published on Monday, 11 June 2012
Papa was a rollin’ stone.
Where ever he laid his hat was his home.
And when he died,
All he left us was alone. – “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone”
Ernest Hemingway always offered this advice to aspiring writers: “Develop a built-in bullshit detector.”
I’ve been thinking about that a lot during the past 24 hours or so. You see, I got the...
A Crazy Woman … with a Trash Bag
- Published on Thursday, 31 May 2012
It all started because of a three-pronged adapter.
I own several. I needed one. I couldn't find any.
This failure touched off a lengthy string of profanity as I ran from place to place looking for the half-dozen or so adapters that I know are located somewhere within This D*mn House or at least within the confines of the property...
Under the Wire
- Published on Wednesday, 30 May 2012
It's hard for me to recall a Memorial Day weekend in recent history that did not include the purchase of paint. Memorial Day 2012 was no exception.
Thanks to an extended weekend, I managed to buy three gallons of paint with just hours to spare to still qualify for Behr's $5/gallon rebate. My receipt said 4:52 p.m. Very close indeed.
- Published on Sunday, 27 May 2012
Authors: NVWe don't get a lot of visitors. And we rarely get visitors this young.
Or this cute.
But that's how we started Saturday afternoon. This is one of my cousin's GRANDbabies. (Her first grandbaby, in fact.) It was painful to type that actually. I have several cousins who are 10 are more years older than me (because my dad was the youngest of...