Dish Washing Day

​Occasionally i would get busy and the dishes would pile up on the counter.  I only had about a foot of available counter space and the dogs would lick anything below that height.  I didn’t have enough room to separate the dirty dishes from ones that were going to be clean in the house and […]

The Menacing Windshield Wiper

Every once in a while i would load the dogs in the car and take them to the vet to get their nails clipped. They both had very dark nails so it was impossible to see where the blood supply to the nail ended. I preferred to let the vet have a go at it. […]

The Letter

One day i opened my p.o. box and in amongst the bills was a letter addressed to me from a real estate company in Dallas. i couldn’t imagine what they wanted. Neither the real estate agent i used nor the sellers’ had anything to do with Dallas. They wanted to buy my land. People with […]

Cashew and the Rocking Chair

Every time i sat in the rocking chair Cashew tried to worm her way into my lap.  Finally, one day i obliged her.  I thought she would hate it and want down immediately.  To my surprise she laid very still and nuzzled her head into my chest.  So it became part of the evening routine.  […]

After the Storm

The morning after the storm we emerged from the house to see ice everywhere. I was glad it was my day off. I did not want to have to drive anywhere that day. As i walked around the property i realized that it wasn’t only the man-made structures that had accumulated ice. The rocks, the […]