We're driving to Italy in May for a family reunion. We thought it might be fun to have new, good tires for the trip.
As I'm trying to keep
mon mari's nose to the grindstone I volunteered to do the sitting and waiting whilst the tires were put on.
Some of the family is coming to our house before …
Spell check: friend or foe?
I maintain that, whilst I spell excellently, I can't type for shit.
It's also a widely known fact that I cannot proof-read my own writing.
My problem is that my fingers are continually about a dozen words behind my thoughts so, sometimes (often), the words just get messed up.
Because I know what I'm saying, …
Note to self: Must wear clothes when outside.
It’s a simple enough premise.
I don’t know why I seem to have such a hard time grasping it.
Perhaps it’s because I so rarely get caught.
Note that I said ‘rarely’ not ‘never’.
do know better. It’s happened before.
Still…. Did it have to be the Maire (Mayor)?
I have been smacked down, put in my place, chastised, severely punished, beaten into submission, and whipped into shape after my last post.
Apparently, the Powers That Be did not find it humorous.
A mere minutes after clicking 'Publish' I had to turn everything off (as any good geek would) due to, yet another, thunderstorm.
The next morning, Thursday, when …
Beef Barley Soup
We have electricity again, as of last night.
I have a new, profound respect for people who have suffered at the whim of nature.
We were without electricity for almost 3 days.
That shouldn't be a big deal.
Before it happened to me, I didn't think it
was a big deal.
You know: Light some candles and …
Braised Pork with Leeks
Well, at least, for us.
Our stove (as in wood-burning, heat-providing, cast iron stove) is coming soon!
We're ready for it! It will sit on the unfinished terre cotta tiles.
Mon mari did a concrete base, then laid the tiles. The original fireplace was just cut out of the wall stones. That wall is … Continue reading.....
Question: How long must one live in Europe before being able to adopt the same trusting attitude as the native-born? More than 12 years. Answer:
That's how long I've been here and I still can't do it.
Many years ago (I seem to be living in the past lately)
mon mari needed a watch repaired.
He inherited a …
Split Pea Soup
I'm so excited.
My internet connection has worked two, count 'em, TWO, days in a row.
It's a record!
In honor of this stupendous occasion, here are the weekly house photos….
Slim progress this week: still peeing in the bushes; still walking like a drunken sailor across the floors; but there is hope.
First, though, my office …