Identify what is most important )0( Eliminate everything else
The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world. Dr. Paul Farmer
The suffering of others is not alleviated when no one knows about it.
There is no one right way to live. Daniel Quinn Ishmael
The only thing that you need to start an asylum is an empty room and the right sort of people.
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. Kurt Vonnegut

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

it is all right if you just slide that stuff down the stairs

No, we can't do that.

Why not?

Our company wants us to carry everything.

But, all this stuff is going down from an upper flat and up to an upper flat.

Sorry, we might damage something.

Well, that is what I did when I brought this (unknown purpose cabinet thing, but I use it to hold most of my instruments) home from work (thrift shop), and it is just fine.

You carried this up here?

No, I pushed it from the bottom, up step by step.


Sure.  I brought up that cabinet, too (indicating stunningly heavy...for me...thing in which I store, amongst other things, my big girl panties).

Well, we have got to get you a shirt.

{little giggle from me}

Yeah.  One woman and no truck.

Best moment of the entire move.

The cabinet, with instruments.  I think the only thing missing is the guitar.

The cat-like thing at the upper left is a stained glass cat lamp.  The container on the upper right holds drum sticks and other tall stuff.


  1. There you are, Stranger! Have you moved again? We have been so worried about you and hoped you weren't in hospital or something. Good to hear from you once again.

  2. Thanks. It has been an interesting few months here.

    I was in hospital for stent surgery and then cardiac rehab. I also had a serious fall that eventually sent me to the emergency room, but all is well now. In fact, because of the heart stuff I am now healthier and more fit than I have been in decades. So, all is good.

    The new move because I was driven out of my previous flat due to the violent fighting of the other tenants. Having PTSD is not nearly the picnic some people believe it to be, if they even believe it exists. Factor in a landlord who refused to do anything about it and I have had to wait out my lease and pay rent at both places for a couple of months.

    The lower flat tenant is old like me, has scant social life like me, goes to bed early like me, so all is good there.

    Since moving in last week I have come to realize that there is a mold problem here. I will deal with that when I settle in and get some of my stuff unpacked.

    Other than that, everything is just fine. Since my ex's death our daughter has come to understand some of what life has always been like for me with her dad and we are much closer. She has not asked me for details, for which I am grateful, but if she does I will deal with that heartbreak then.

    I still read your blog and those of many of my old thrifty life blog friends and have kept my sanity firmly in place because of what I read there. You know, you just have to have a touchstone that helps keep things in perspective.

    I have months of stuff crammed in my heart and head and may, perhaps, blog more regularly. Who knows.

  3. Just sending my love and hoping that you can get settled properly now xxx

  4. Thanks. I really miss all of you guys. I was so saddened to hear of your mother's death, but I will always remember the wonderful relationship you and she had, and how she affected so many other people with her loving ways.

    It gave me such hope and pleasure to read about her. It is crazy how it is possible to love and feel so much loss about someone I have never actually met.

    As for here, no place is exactly what we need it to be, but if I have learned anything it is that being in the moment exactly where I am is perfect enough. Not an original thought, fer shur, but I like being in a place in my life that links me with other people.

  5. Indeed, I think the expression is 'Bloom where we are planted" xxx