Will start this by posting that we still haven’t seen anything but a few light flurries here and I am surely grateful for that. I don’t look forward to shoveling this year at all. The wind is sure cold though and anytime it gets up to 40 I rejoice!  Our Thanksgiving here was quiet. I baked and cooked for two days so that we would have tons of leftovers. I went shopping for new boots and found several I liked. Got mom a pair too. She hasn’t worn boots in probably 10 years now. This year if she is living here at home she will be out in the cold and snow so they are really a must. I used that word “IF” in the sentence because starting next month she will undergo another surgery if all goes well, and hopefully it won’t be as hard on her as the last one was. One person can only do so much with the help of nurses, aides and such who visit for a short time 2 or three times a week here at home. Mom hates all the running back and forth to doctor’s appointments, especially in the winter time. They have to be done though, so we grit our teeth and get through them. I hope to be able to take care of her at home, because that is where she wants to be.  She thrives here, and does not do well anywhere else. Will let you know how it all goes.


On the washing machine subject..ours went out and we are still without because it has been a real chore getting to a place out-of-town to order a replacement. The warranty we had was GREAT. They replace, remove the old one.. with no charge at all. The amount they gave us will more than cover a top of the line machine. I have done the homework on-line and decided that the type we had before is no longer an option and we are going to go MAYTAG this time. Hopefully they will hold up to their promise and that old repairman will never see our door! They came today and replaced the old washer…however some of the fixtures were leaking and it needed a longer drain hose.. so it STILL doesn’t work. When they took the old washer out, some water was still inside the lines that did not drain out…you guessed it.. water all over the basement floor…  : (  Will be trying to get someone to fix this mess this week when they can arrange to come. I just have the feeling, another trip to the laundromat will be called for. Hate that thought with a perfectly good NEW machine in my basement.  Not a happy customer..but it is NOT the job of the delivery person to fix my old plumbing.  The saga goes on…..


Update on the computer problem. The company is covering all charges, once again, because I bought an additional warranty on it. After being on the phone for almost an hour, the technician said he would FED EX me an adapter and I should try that first and they will Call Me to see if it worked. He swears there is nothing wrong with the computer, it is just a faulty power adapter and it was not charging the laptop.He is not living in my house, but he assures me HE IS RIGHT!   Will be sure to let you all know what happens.  I hate this slow dial-up but at least it is better than nothing! My access is extremely limited though. I spend more time waiting than visiting or commenting or anything else.. and to THINK we all started out that SLOW!


I send out my sincere prayers and thoughts to Chip Allen and his family at the loss of their beloved furry family member SAM. Greater love have no man that the love of his devoted, faithful, dog. Hugs to you all, I know you will all be reunited one day.


Will wrap this up.. Hope you all have a great week!



I was a caregiver for the elderly on and off for over 30 years.I am now retired and enjoying a new life. I love blogging and have kept a personal journal for 40 years. I enjoy the freedom of being creative and interacting with the millions of other bloggers in the world.I love learning the new things that the computer world has to offer. I have made friends that will last a lifetime blogging, something I never ever thought would happen. I hope you enjoy my blog,and will continue to visit me in the future.

9 responses »

  1. Our snow has been more at this time of year than I’ve ever seen it and that’s matched with a terrible cold that is enduring. It’s not that I’ve not seen it but this is unusually early even for us. I’m so glad to hear about your warranty and hope you get back to where you need to be in no time. We haven’t often had washer or dryer trouble but when it comes…ugh, always a darn mess! Sorry to hear of anyone losing a pet…I think most of us have been there and it’s very, very painful. Bless you my friend.

  2. Our snow is gone, a rain and wind storm on the way tonight (this is classic late November Seattle weather). Nights will be in the high 30s, days mid-forties this week. Thanks for the updates on your Mom, the washing machine, and the computer. Hope things go well with her surgery. Sorry to hear about SAM.

  3. Ah, gee Carol…..I think you went and broke my glasses. Everything is getting all blurry. We really appreciate your keeping us in your thoughts and prayers as well as all the kind messages coming in literally from all over the world. We all sat down and discussed it, between bouts of choking up, and we’ve decided Sam would rather have us remember the fun we had together than sitting around moping. All three of us have the feeling that he’s still here, checking up on us and to let us know he is okay. We also decided he would be happy to have another dog to help him keep an eye on us so we’ve been looking into adopting a rescue dog. Barring complications we should be bringing home one of three candidates by week’s end. As we left the shelter today I had a mental image of Sam’s smiling face and suddenly that empty spot in the middle of my chest is no longer cold and bottomless.

  4. No snow here yet. It has poured rain all afternoon and that is to change to snow flurries tomorrow. I hope flurry is all it does.
    I hope you get your washer and your computer up and running again.
    Hugs for you and mom.

  5. Too bad about the washer still not working. I know too well what a hassle Laundramats can be, but it is a necessary evil. Hope they can get you hooked up with a computer that works too. Isn’t that always the way it goes—first one thing and then another. Hope your Mom’s surgery goes better than expected and she’d back home for the winter. I know how you hate having to go out in snowy weather. SO sad to hear about Chip’s dog, Sam. I KNOW how much he will be missed…

  6. Is that one of Elaine’s banners? So pretty and now with the snow falling, it makes me feel like it’s really winter. Sure hope you get your laptop up and running soon.

  7. Hey, it’s snowing on your page lol. Hope the washer and laptop gets fixed and pronto. Love the banner. Wish I could do things like that.

  8. Ilike your snowy new page! I do hope all goes well with your Mom, I know it is difficult for both of you doing all of this running back and forth. Good luck with the washing maachine and the compter :o)

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