Friday, November 21, 2014

Excitement Abounds.

Mercy, where do I start this Friday morning. It's time for Five Thoughts  and  Friday Fragments

Let's see.... sure a lot going on this week. I guess I will just jump into the pot and see what happens.

1. It got cold, you all. Guess we can kiss Fall goodbye and drag out the heavy coats and mittens.
    I really dread what I suspect will be a very bad winter. At least I live this far south.

2. I received the first shipment of my book this week. It was pretty neat, opening that box and seeing
    my books lying there inside. Cool.

3. I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving. I have a ton of things to be Thankful for this year. It will
    be wonderful spending the day with family, eating and laughing and enjoying.
    What are you doing on Thanksgiving?

4. I had a dang washing machine start smoking on me while I was doing laundry the other day.
    Scared the beegeebees out of me. The kitchen (where the washer, dryer is) was filled with smoke
    but I could see no flames. Called the apartment office. No answer. Called maintenance - got an
    answer machine. Knocked on a couple doors - no one home. However, I had been on the phone
    with Dau. Shirley when I discovered it and she called Leslie and he rushed up here and .... in
    true fashion..... saved the day. I'll have a new belt on my washer in a couple days.

5. I am beginning to think about Christmas. It's getting close. It's a little scary to me and I always
    get in a panic every year trying to get things done. I hope I have sense enough this year to not
    do that.

Now, let's see if you have five things floating around in your head that you'd like to share to others.
It's fun, so click on the links above and join in.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fences in Abingdon

Today I am sharing some pretty fences Daughter Shirley and I saw in Abingdon, Virginia.
All of them are wrought iron. I do love that look, especially when it's covered in ivy.

                                    If you like fences you should check out them out at Fences

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Old Stairwell

Over the years I have taken Amtrak many, many times. I've ridden from California to Alabama and back again. I've gone west to Nebraska. And, I take the train  to visit my daughter and her family who live in New York.

                                              I have a love affair with trains!!

You sit there watching the world zip by your window. No traffic snarls, no red lights, just relaxing and enjoying. That, to me, is the way to travel.

On one such trip the train pulled into Union Station in Washington, D. C. for an engine switch. I was sitting there staring out the window and this thing caught my eye. It appears to be an old ramp of some sort or a stairwell. And, why they did not haul it away to the dump is beyond me. But, it certainly made an interesting picture.

If you like old things then hop on over to Rubbish By Roan  You won't be disappointed.

Monday, November 17, 2014

I Remember Laundry Day

It's true.... I've lived a lifetime!!! And, sometimes I remember weird things.

Things long forgotten but were so much fun when I lived in that time frame.

Do you remember washday back in the olden times?

Now, I've never paid anyone to do my laundry nor have I ever had to take in someone else's laundry. It's back breaking work and I sure wouldn't want to have to do it for a living. Not for 25 cents a load but I guess in those days it wasn't a bad deal.

                                         You'd go to the store to buy detergent.
Lo and behold there would be a nice drinking glass inside the box.. of course, the glass took up a lot of room so they didn't have to put as much detergent inside but I'd rather have that pretty glass than detergent any day. Have you noticed, you don't get anything for free anymore.
         And, those infernal clothes pins. and hanging the wet clothes
         out on a line and letting the breeze and sunshine dry them....
that is, if you were lucky enough to have sunshine on laundry day.
The wooden pins weren't so bad but then they started making those darn PLASTIC things!!!!
                 They would break, leaving part of the pin hung up in your clothes.
                     What a mess to get loose. I am not sure Plastic was such a great invention!!
But, I don't have to hang my clothes anymore... I have this fancy machine that heats up and turns round and round and soon the clothes are ready to be folded and stored away. Progress... hey, I can even do my laundry when it's pouring down rain!!
Oh that reminds me.... today is Monday and I have to do my laundry and wouldn't you know it....
it's raining.