The White Cottage


Suck It Up, Dear

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Not a very exciting day today, but that’s okay. We decided to get our groceries this morning, rather than tomorrow (our usual day). We’ve finally heard from the insurance contractor and he’s coming by tomorrow to appraise the damage to the house. Nat’s getting a little worried, especially about the eaves troughs. The last rain fall there was considerable dripping from some of the twisted parts, and we really don’t want to get any water damage in behind the siding. So the sooner we get this done, the better Nat will feel.

This afternoon Nat decided to finally hit the basement – not literally!!! He grabbed his shop vac and went at it down there. He vacuumed floor to ceiling – and that was literally!!! As there’s exposed rafters he sucked out every little cobweb and piece of dust mite there was. And God bless him for doing that!!!

So in the meantime I decided to keep him company and worked away at setting up my gift wrapping centre. Looks pretty good, if I do say so myself. I’ve got plenty of room for supplies – ribbons, paper, bubble wrap, boxes and any other doodad I can gather for wrapping. It’s even better now that we’ve also got proper lighting down there. Can’t believe the difference!! Now even the grandkids can muck about down there and not feel isolated. I’ll just have to get the Nintendo game area organized a bit better.

Now if I can just get the old gray cells working and get my yearly supply of birthday cards done, I’d be laughing – and that would be physically!!


Author: Twila

Born and raised in a small town in Ontario, Canada, with 5 sisters and a brother. Now retired, my husband and I travel, play golf and am slowly renovating our new (old) home. After my kidney transplant in 1999, we've learned to enjoy life to the fullest. Nat and I have driven across Canada, taken an Alaskan cruise and drove home via the Northern United States. We've also been to Mexico, the Caribbean, the East Coast of Canada and Cape Breton. We've done the "Snowbird" thing, having lived in Destin, Florida for a couple of months of the year. In 2007 we changed our travel plans in order to move into and renovate our new "old" home, but hope to someday get back on the road again. We also love returning to Scotland (Nat's origin of birth) to visit his family and tour the Highlands and surrounding Isles.

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