Home Ownership

My granddaughter has been with me this morning, practicing to be a flower-girl for a wedding next week. She was also a flower-girl in my son’s wedding when she was three. That time, in rehearsal, all the flower petals were still in the basket at the end of the walk. In the actual wedding, the petals all got dumped in the first three feet. Being a grandma, it was funny and precious, and will forever be one of my favorite memories of the event.
Watching her today, takes me back to my girl’s weddings. How did that decade pass so quickly? Having the family come together this week is such an exciting time. Multiple challenges have been issued for ping-pong matches. I can’t wait. There is also a plan for a bbq and home made ice-cream. The rest of the time, I will simply be watching the grandkids play, hugging and kissing and running interference.
There are a half dozen men scurrying over my roof like squirrels. They are fixing the shoddy work done by roofers when the house was built. Unfortunately, when you aren’t present, things get skipped that shouldn’t be skipped, especially with the roof – one’s first line of defense against the weather. At the end of today, I shall have drip-edge, ice-shield, and ventilation. I know – basic stuff skipped for profit, I assume. You can tell I’m frustrated. I’m also frustrated that the house inspector didn’t catch these problems. The joys of home ownership. Arghh. On to the next subject.
I made my first cherry pie with Montmorency pie cherries from the neighbors. It turned out very good, if I do say so myself, a nice combination of sweet and tart. With the leftover cherries, I made a sauce and poured it over a cheesecake. That was good too, but too high on the sweet scale for me. I’m not sure why, but baking a pie in the new kitchen in some way makes it mine. Of course, now I have to clean the oven for the same reason, because its mine.

About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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2 Responses to Home Ownership

  1. Gudrun says:

    It all sounds like so much fun. Please save pie !

  2. LisaListed says:

    It’s amazing how fast time flies… great post 🙂

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