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A memorable winter

The handyman gjves me a blue plastic tub and a roll of Visqueen. "I'm exceeding my authority by doing this." (He wants me to know he's dipped into his own bank account to buy the supplies.)

"How's Mr. J?" (Mr. J. is my landlord. He's in his 90's and his wife died just before Christmas.)

"He seems okay. He's gotten forgetful and I don't think he cares about his rental properties any more, but he still comes to church."

It's snowing, again. 

"Go home before the roads get worse," I say.

"I have to drive my handicapped friends somewhere, tonight." He looks at the roof. "I don't think you need to worry about the roof falling in, but when the ice between the walls melts, it will be a lot of water."

"I know."

"This has been a memorable winter," he says.

 

 

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Jane,    I feel for you and

Jane,

   I feel for you and your icicled walls.  May winter end  soon for you.  ~nan

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Thanks, Nan

Nan,

Thanks!

Jane

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I had wondered...

I had wondered about your landlord.  Now I know.  So it is all up to you.  Bless your heart, as we say in Southern Illinois. You are on tough cookie.  And it is a good thing you are.

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Small town life

Sue,

A friend sent me a nice note to tell me he didn't enjoy reading my recent post about being cold.

I looked in the mirror this morning and saw an imaginary tattoo emblazoned across my forehead that read, "NO Whining."

When it's THIS cold, I forget about being hungry.

xox

Jane

 

 

 

 

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It's hard to really

It's hard to really appreciate how challenging life is for you right now, Jane. I send you 

light and love from 

 

the warmth in my part of the world.♡

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Thanks, Moni

Moni,

I'm trying to keep perspective, but it's difficult. Thanks for your kind thoughts.

Jane

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Hope your temperature is

Hope your temperature is muich warmer where you are--I agree with Sue that you are one tough pioneer lady! I forgot my gloves in our zero degree weather--I live in the "Banana-Belt" of Canada--and I will never whine again about having cold hands. . .Seriously, take care Jane.   Hugs, J

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It's WONDERFUL to see your FACE!!!

Judee,

I LOVE your brilliant smile! 

I'm gathering inspiration from you and others, although it's been just TOO cold to write. (My brain is in the deep-freeze  and the gears are turning slowly.)

I've been trying to silence my grouchy evil twin, whose temperament is influenced greatly by her screaming arthritic joints. I've learned that although she rousts me out of bed at 4 a.m., she welcomes a mid-day nap and I've taken to indulging her needs, since she's a quiet sleeper. It's STILL snowing and more is predicted, so I'm hopeful she'll sleep soundly. As I comb the internet for blueprints for an ark, I'm daydreaming about riding my bicycle past tiny yellow-green buds and delicate pink blossoms.

My summer vacation plans include looking for a more hospitable living situation. I hate the thought of another move, but it will be easier to mobilize when it's warm and I've reluctantly accepted it's time to downsize, again.

I've learned a lot this winter about all those things we can't control. The evil  twin still wants to do battle with the universe, but I've recognized our aging bodies push back a little harder with each year.

xox

Jane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Crikey--definitely time to

Crikey--definitely time to move to warmer climes--think of a perfect roof, no indoor ice with gi-normous icicles and wonderful heat to keep you snug and warm. . .Hope the landlord forgets the rent for your suffering such horrendous obstacles. . . .J

PS. Yep--Huntington will be pleased I finally got my photo in Red Room. . .. did it all by my non-techie self too.

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The photo's great!

Judee,

The photo's great! 

Well done!

Jane

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:-)

:-)

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Hey Huntington--that's my ol'

Hey Huntington--that's my ol' red chair!!  :) J

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Repair, reuse, recycle

That's the Red Room way!