Mudcat Café message #3991702 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #3991702
Posted By: Dorothy Parshall
10-May-19 - 01:47 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019

A dear friend finally died on Tues after years of worsening Parkinson's. Intriguing how we can hope for a person to be out of misery, and feel really sad when they are gone. Fifty years... I feel bereft - of all the times I did not take the initiative to visit because I did not want to intrude. I realized too late that it would not have been intrusive for her.

We are getting the RAIN and the river is rising again. The sump pumps working and R wondering about installing a generator, and me agreeing it would be a good idea. I can only hope he will get to it before it is necessary to majorly de-clutter water from the cellar! I was in the midst of that in PA when I phoned my brother for help; At 10 pm I was sucking water into the shop vac, lifting it into the laundry sink... Good brother came with sump pump picked up from friendly plumbers at that late hour... I was sold the house with sumps but no pumps and never realized... This house has 3! And we are on the top of the hill. Water has its own ways.

Lasted about 20 minutes at Zumba this am. I was not tired this time; I was bored. It is NOT folk dancing! MY body is very gradually re-gaining strength and flexibility.

Tripped to the Mill yesterday, picking up items along the way: a fine, comfie chair with foot stool at thrift shop ($65, it was newly upholstered with a business card attached!), a big chunk (3 kg) of Emmenthal - to save packaging, some groceries, coffee for the French press and a chat with Mary, sorting of stuff to bring from mill to here, careful that I have homes for what I bring! Forgot a few things - next time. Visit with Gerry, picked up 6 books at Little Green Library and returned - into traffic at 4:30 just at the edge of Chateauguay. New learning! It took an extra 15 minutes to get home! Did a small stint of yard work before the rain.   

After laundering, the new drapes will be better in the laundry room and the heavier, lined ones in rooms where we need to cut the light penetration. Light pollution is such a bother.