Category Archives: Who We Are

From Rattery to Spiffery- the Bedroom

    This is is after we’d cleaned up a lot and packed up a bunch of things. Then we cleaned a little more: This bedroom had a toilet in it.  Not a bathroom, a toilet: My great-grandmother was unable use the stairs to get to the upstairs bathroom, so they put in a toilet […]

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From Rattery to Spiffery: The Living Room

      The Boy put in upwards of 12 and 14 hour days some days while his sisters were in the hospital. It was both stress relief for him, and an act of service for his nuna and brother-in-law. Moptop’s mother told our Boy that when it finally came time for him to get […]

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Growing Up, A Matter of Perspective

Yesterday the FYG had one of those talks with Blynken and Nod where she channels me. One boy had complained about the other receiving two more M&Ms than the other, and was griping, continuously, that this was not fair. FYG began the ‘Life is not fair, and the sooner you figure this out and just […]

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It happens here, too

I had a brilliant post I was working on.  It was interrupted by stuff.    I don’t even remember all of it.  But in no particular order:   There was drama. Sisters. Weddings. Misunderstandings. Hurt Feelings. Drama. There was a 15 year old boy wearing his sister’s high heeled shoes that are at least six […]

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So, Today…..

There is a cute little historical house in a nearby town that Pip would like to consider as a venue for her wedding. We’ve made two appointments (the second one during hours they are supposed to be open anyway), to look at it, and have been stood up both times. Phone calls are not returned. […]

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