Random Ramblings – Four

I’m excited to report we have a working heat pump and a smokin’ awesome gas stove. It’s been an interesting couple or three weeks as we slogged through the mud and the muck to get to this point, but hopefully that battle is done. No idea yet what the first cooked meal...

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Hey, I Know You!

Yesterday, I had a doctor’s appointment. Routine, a follow-up, nothing to write home about really. At least, not the visit itself. What happened in the waiting room however, that was noteworthy. As hubby and I were sitting there, in comes a guy who looks to be in his...

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For the Love of Harry

This is a short story featuring a new character, Zelda, who is likely going to end up as a recurring, supporting character in the Lost River/Matt Kirchner universe. She's a funny, warm, no-nonsense lady, and I hope you enjoy meeting her as much as I did. Happy...

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Writing, Not Writing, and Stuff

I’ve been struggling for over a week now to get life calmed down enough that I can sit down and do more than blog. It isn’t that I don’t enjoy blogging, but I have a list of tasks that are growing that aren’t getting done on Easton’s project and on the Lost River/Matt...

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Random Ramblings – Three

I completely flaked on blogging on Saturday and Sunday. I do apologize. Saturday was game day with friends, and I had intended to blog before they arrived. Well, it simply didn’t happen. Sunday was just a mess of a day, and putting two words together was beyond me....

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Intentions

Intentions matter. They matter more in some cases than in others. They can get you into trouble. They can save your butt in a crisis. They can motivate a person or deflate them. They can even start movements, personal and political, that lead to revolution. But I’m...

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The Chaos of Upgrading

I have to get the electric stove ready to go tonight. In theory, the gas stove will be delivered tomorrow. I say in theory because I have no faith in humanity. This way, if it works out, I'll be pleasantly surprised and will have avoided disappointment. Right?    In...

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Inspiration

We took a road yesterday that we don’t ordinarily take on our journey to find the perfect stove. Traffic was stop and go, bumper to bumper, and as a result, I was able to take in more of the scenery. As hubby drove along, I looked up to see something interesting – a...

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The Luddites Would Be Proud

Technology hasn’t had an easy way to go this week in the Haddix household. Okay, let’s be honest—it hasn’t been the entire household. Hubby and the kitten haven’t been the instigators of doom. I have. You all know about the mouse in the heat pump who took the (final)...

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