Life and Leaves are Turning

Life takes turns, so hold on and smile. I just got a new roommate. It is temporary, and I can already tell I will hate the quiet house when she finds her own place. She has a small, Bengi-type dog, so in all actuality, I have two new roommates. So far, I’m getting to spend more time with the dog, as her human is house hunting, but we get along great and I have a fenced in yard, so all is good.

I have been rendering the pumpkins from my garden, and baking pumpkin seeds for snacks. Awesome! The seeds will be gone before I get turned around, because not only do I love them, but so do my daughter and my granddaughter. The pumpkin pies, muffins, and pancakes can be spread out over the holidays and winter so their effect will linger longer. Either way, the pumpkin patch was successful.

I had an energy audit done on my house. The disappointing result was finding out I don’t have nearly enough insulation in the attic. Any builder who builds today should be jailed for not putting in adequate insulation. At least it is a fixable problem. I just hate the process of finding reputable dealers for this kind of project, and I don’t like paying for the on-line services that supposedly screen for you. Don’t ask me why. From a friend, I got a recommendation for a handyman who is going to help with a few projects I am not qualified to handle. As much as I’d like to do everything myself, resetting eight foot doors is not in my skill set.

Trees are turning crimson and I had to wear a jacket all day. We might be playing ping-pong tomorrow morning instead of tennis.

and so it goes…

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About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature and 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, two topics that are very difficult to manage in real life. Barbara volunteers doing school programs and speaking to support groups. National Parks, hiking, and snow-shoeing are in her list of favorite hobbies.
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