Re: May 2012
posted at 5/9/2012 1:45 AM EDT
Hi Everybody -
Can't fall back to sleep after napping earlier. Just had a glass of warm milk. The power went out at the office again today. After ninety minutes of sitting in the dark, I sent everybody home. N Star said it was only out for an hour. They're such liars. I called in to set the alarm remotely and it was four hours before it came back on. Anyway, I came home early, walked over to the fish store and had a nice piece of baked haddock for dinner.
Had a busy weekend. Went to a brunch in the Back Bay for a friend who is seriously ill. His family invited several of us and I know it was to be able to say goodbye before the illness progresses. Sadly, he was too ill to attend but we were able to support his family. The house was magnificent. Twenty years ago, it was a brownstone containing nine apartments. My boss brokered the deal for these friends and they restored it to a single family home - five floors with original detail. I've been there before but see something new every time I go.
princess, I love Boston terriers. My grandfather raised them and I've always had a soft spot for them.
icer, won't be long now! Adorable picture of your son.
pingo, glad you were invited out to dinner. They should be taking you out every night.
tt, Harmony does need to go. Whenever characters disappear for awhile, I think they are having work done. Jill will probably look different when she reappears.
obbie, safe travels back to New England.
kar, glad to hear you are keeping up with the blankets but I don't know how you do it.
amber, the trains have been a mess again. Stop and go and stop and go. The other night I let several go by because they were so crowded. I had a slight feeling of claustrophobia one night because we were jammed in and the train was sitting in the tunnel. I can deal with it if it's moving but when it sits between stations I panic a bit. Sign of age I guess.
ss, too bad you and tt missed out on a visit. That would have been nice.
winter, your neighbor should have told you she was having that tree taken down. Honestly, people have no common sense. I have a real bird brain living on the other side of my driveway. I came home the other night and she had placed small white sectional fences one foot in on my lawn from her driveway. She told me she just had her lot surveyed (total fiction) and she owned one foot on my side. She also told me my pine tree was growing again and I should think about cutting it down. She says this every year. I ignore her. Every two years or so, I have a tree service come and cut the tree back two feet or so from her fence. I left the fences up and will for awhile. I emailed her son and told him what she's done. He told me he'd be down before Memorial Day and remove the fences.
Sweet dreams all.