Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Status Quo

For the moment things are quiet in southern Ohio and I'm hoping it stays that way for a while. Mom is still suffering with muscle spasms in her back and chest but she's trying to tough it out. Denny and I have started moving Mom's bedroom furniture from the small bedroom to the big one in preparation of making the smaller room a laundry room. However, after seeing her property tax bill that arrived in today's mail, I'm thinking we should start pushing independent living housing again--it's expensive to own a stick-built house!

The weather forecast was for another heavy snowfall this afternoon, but it appears we're going to dodge the bullet this time as it all seems to be passing by to the southeast. Even better is that weekend temperatures are going to be in the high 40s to possibly the low 50s, which means we can haul out the large venetian blinds from the master bedroom to the back yard to be sprayed down and washed. It's amazing how yellow everything gets when there is a smoker in the house. Denny also can replace the cat door that Patches destroyed when I accidentally (oops) closed the back door while she was outside. She somehow managed to worm herself through the cat door in the screen door but then was stuck because the house door was closed. And she just stood there squeezed between the two doors until I finally heard her collar bell jingle. My bad.

I think humdrum days are a nice change of pace.


Anonymous said...

Everyone needs a little humdrum in their days. But... poor Patches!! Obviously what is humdrum to one is not necessarily humdrum to another. :-)

Deana said...

I like the dull days too sometimes. Shame on you for locking out kitty! And I agree, as an ex smoker I was shocked when I did things like wiped the TV screen, imagine all that in your lungs.

SkippyMom said...

HiLinda! I was wondering if OH has a program for seniors regarding your mother's tax bill? I know in VA you can ask for a modification if you are over a certain age and can show "hardship" [fixed income/illness].

It might be worth looking into if your Mom doesn't want to move.

I love your kitty. So cute!

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