The White Cottage

MY DAYS IN RETIREMENT

Neon Lights ‘n Sleazy Motels

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On Saturday Nat purchased a new bedside clock. He’s been looking for one without a radio, which we never use and which is difficult to find. When he finally found one he grabbed it and was glad the hunt was over. During my house-cleaning spree I took the time to plug it in and set the time for him. I thought it looked pretty good, a little brighter than the clock-radio I had just unplugged, but then again the display was bigger. Come bed time, however, that display lit up the bedroom like a cheesy motel room with a huge neon sign hanging right outside the window. We layed there in bed in what can only be described as “laser-blue daylight”. I could swear Nat had a glow to him!!! It was so bad we ended up putting a double-folded face cloth over it!!! (I know, we could have unplugged the darn thing and put back the old clock-radio – but I had taken that downstairs for any future garage sale and we couldn’t be bothered to go and get it!) Needless to say it was exchanged for a much dimmer version the very next day.

Back to our goings on today (Monday) – well I suppose it’s not worth mentioning.  So I won’t!!!

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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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