Thursday, November 29, 2007

But I live here now.


Would you like to know the height of frustration? I am now a resident of the state of Washington but I can't prove it. I live with my sister but there is nothing that says I do. This is a problem when you want to get a driver's license. You have to have your old license and two other forms of id and something that shows you are a resident. I don't have a job. I don't have a mortgage. I don't have any bills with my name on them. So on Monday, my sister has to bring her driver's license and some proof that she lives here and she has to accompany me to the DMV. I have to have a license before I can register the car and I can't show that I have insurance until I have a license.
The only thing I was able to do today about the car was to get an emissions test. That we passed with flying colors. I don't think there is any justice but at least I am not polluting the earth.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I Miss Her


It 's a funny thing but when you have someone there and then suddenly they aren't........you miss them. I got up at 4:15am to drive Elinor to the airport this morning. She was on her way to Chicago and I was going to be by myself for the first time in my new home. It is wierd. I've kept busy today. I opened and put away three boxes of junk; I went to Curves; I exchanged leftovers with Maureen; I went to the movies with Maureen and the boys( very interesting experience going with a 3 yr old) and with all of this, I miss her. I miss talking to her and sharing with her.
It's just different. I'm not sitting around pining but I will be glad to welcome her home on Saturday. I like having a roommate. I am glad I came.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Oh the colors of the sky


I find myself looking at the sky alot these days. I am blown away by the colors that I see. Somehow no matter how my day has been, the sky renews me.
I had some sad news today. My cousin's dog, Rizzo died. Even if you are not an animal lover, you have to appreciate the sorrow when someone loses someone they love. Rizzo was a nifty dog. He was a Rottweiler but he was gentle for the most part. Originally, he belonged to my cousin, Robert but he sort of adopted Robert's
Mom, Margaret as his. I always liked Riz. He had a good heart and I admired his courage in his later years. He had a lot of problems but he seemed to enjoy life and always managed to wag
his nub of a tail. I like to think of him now as happy to be free of pain and happy to see Robert
again. I hope they are enjoying each other again. I know there are those who don't believe that
animals go to heaven but I am not one of them. I believe we are reunited with those we love. If you believe otherwise, you can keep that info to yourselves. I love you anyway and I hope you feel the same way.
This is my kind of sky. Rizzo's too, I think.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Once More With Feeling


Computers are the pits. I have tried for days to get my blog going again to no avail so we started over.........AGAIN. Hopefully, this time will be the last because I am running out of names.
I have been trying to get things unpacked, get settled, get anything but it has been a slow process kinda like picking cotton when you don't know how--hence the picture.
Our computer system has been a problem. It seems that we were not meant to have a wireless system in this house. Elinor's computer which is
on the lowest floor is not getting a good signal.
Therefore, she has not been able to get on the internet, can't do her email, can't do her blog, can't do her business. Result: DISASTER. Neither one of us likes that so today we add her own
outlet which is probably what we should have done in the beginning.
So we begin again. Oh well, that's life.