The Bunny Slope

On Saturday, Gene asked me if I would like to go someplace new to walk, to which I replied, “You bet!” I’m always up for an adventure or the opportunity to explore some place new. I quickly made a sketchy hotel reservation (pickings were slim as it was suppose to be...

Hoarding

Hello, my name is Kathy and I’m a hoarder. It has been ten years since I last purchased Slenda at Sam’s Club and I find myself in my car on the way to “restock”. I have no idea what the “best by” shelf life is, but it is so cheap that I can’t help myself as I drive 30...

Singing While Mowing

Have you ever noticed that men and women approach chores differently? Take mowing for example. My husband gears up for mowing as if he is going into battle. He wears boots, pants and long sleeves along with goggles, a face mask and a big straw hat, and his mower has a...

You know it is humid when . . .

You know it is humid in Iowa when even the frogs want to come inside. I opened the door last night to see a tiny frog clinging to the screen door hoping to get a blast of air conditioning, and Steven found a family of frogs living on top of the shop light. (I’m...

Power Tools (or not)

Last month, I was helping customize some closets in my daughter’s first house. My work crew was comprised of several paramedics and nurses that work at the same hospital that my daughter works at. I was supposed to be supervising, but I have never been the sort to...

Picking Up Fish!

It is the subtle statements in the instructions that always seem to create a problem. I remember assembling a stationary bike and getting to a simple instruction to insert bolt B into the crossbar and frame. Sounds simple enough, but in fact, a person would have to...