Ron’s Eye

We were able to get Ron in to see Dr. Kadrmas yesterday morning.

He found breaks between the membrane that holds the intraocular fluid and the retina and repaired them with a laser.

Ron was lucky. If we hadn’t done anything, it’s possible that the retina could have detached.

That afternoon, we dropped the truck off at Edgewater so Peter could use it to drive Alpha to meet her friend in Franklin. Afterwards, we stopped to gas up the van and dropped in to the opening of Naukabout Brewery. Had a drink there with our plumbers Bob, Tom and Jake.

I made quinoa, mushrooms and parsnips for supper.

Ron dropped me off at Edgewater this morning to reclaim the truck. I did some yard cleanup and brought the load from both houses to the transfer station.

We got approved for our loan. Waiting for details on the closing.

Leftovers for lunch today.

Ron Fell In the Shower

Ron slipped and fell, spectacularly.

I called his doctor and they insisted that he be seen in the ER. Falmouth ER took good care of him. CT scans were negative, but they strongly recommended that he be seen by an opthalmologist.

We were done early enough that I could drive Robert home. We figured out the address of the house that intrigues him. I’ll write to the owner to see if there’s a story there.

Made progress today with Sunnova. Finally have the name and contact info for a senior person in their issue resolutions department. She’s known to Trinity and well thought of there.

Baking Day

Ron reattached the little wood molding to the shed, had his eye test and after I found his wedding ring (on the floor), got it resized so he can wear it comfortably.

I drove Robert and moved money between bank accounts. We stopped so he could take photos of an interesting very decrepit house on Route 130 near Amos Pond Trail.

Believe I finally have the moves for scones.

Typical Sunday

It’s been flurrying off and on for most of the day.

Kitty came to visit, though.

We did the sheets, transfer station and laundry.

I’m on a Facebook thread with a couple of women who took offense at what they saw as my equating Black lives with animal lives.

I told them I prefer animals to people; no offense meant.

Shed Leveled and In Place

Joe was doing some work across the street and gave Ron a hand moving and leveling the shed.  They were able to slide it using the cardboard box that the toilet came in.

Ron installed 3 of the 4 anchors.

I met with a couple of contractors about refinishing the basement.  Wish we had $40,000 lying around

Raked up branches from the storms.

Made zucchini fritters and squash curry this past week and broccoli/cheddar quiche and tofu/spinach lasagna and salad tonight.


The new toilet is operational, and it is great.

I’ve spent a lot of time the last couple of days on DNA websites. It’s exhausting, but I’m encouraged.

Cathy rescheduled her appointment, so we don’t need to fret about the weather tomorrow.

Ron braced the lean-to shed with the ramps. I’m hoping we’ll be able to slide it easier in the snow.

Ron did something crass and sadistic today.  He’s lucky not to be in intensive care tonight.

Brunch; Branches; Glacier Bay

Cindy and Cathy treated me to brunch at Cape Crepe.

They gave me a scratch ticket that was worth $20. I used the proceeds to buy another that was worth $25.

Cleared branches in our yard and at Edgewater. Got most of the larger ones, many more to go.

We did the usual laundry, sheets, transfer station run.

Made an evening run to Home Depot for a Glacier Bay toilet. The old one overflows from time to time.

Buckets; Jambalaya

Yesterday, I/we finally cleaned the 3 remaining honey buckets that have been in the cellar for well over a year.

Made vegan jambalaya too good to give away, per Ron.

Kitty came by in the morning and then again quite late last evening.

Alpha stayed over on Wednesday night. They made omelets for us and a strawberry cake! I baked blueberry scones from a mix.


I went out around 9 last night for crackers, snacks and DVDs.  Incredibly, was able to reserve “Three Billboards”, which blew us away.  Picked up “LBJ” as well.  It’s a Woody Harrelson film festival at our place today.

We’ve had several flickers this morning, but so far, have kept power and connectivity.  We braced the shed with the big ramps yesterday; it’s still upright.