Never wear sandals to the dump.

Not that I had a choice, mind you – I wore my sneakers early in the morning, when the grass (which grows about two inches overnight) wept so badly as I trod through, my socks got soaked as well. Dammit. It could’ve been God’s retribution for my sins, which to my mind weren’t so bad, … Continue reading Never wear sandals to the dump.

104F (40C) is much, much worse in the UK than the US.

I can say that with authority as I started yesterday in London and ended in Los Angeles, and both had heat that high. Aside from it being a dry heat in LA, everything is air conditioned. We have this heat thing DOWN, windows open early, use the whole house fan to drain the attic of … Continue reading 104F (40C) is much, much worse in the UK than the US.

Well, we’re still married. And we shared a double kayak.

Miracles will never cease, as we’re not divorced. Oh, my god. I’d sworn never, ever to share a kayak with Beloved again, but along comes the opportunity on the River Thames. But only, ONLY in a double. Who can resist? No, seriously, I can do this! For a mere £65 each we were taken on … Continue reading Well, we’re still married. And we shared a double kayak.

Dismounting from an English bathtub should be an Olympic sport.

I know I’ve said it before, but honestly, it’s difficult to wrap your head around who thought those were a good idea. We’re staying in a lovely little AirBnB in Surrey. It’s a “maisonette” according to the advert, but not exactly because it’s only on one floor - a maisonette is generally a two story … Continue reading Dismounting from an English bathtub should be an Olympic sport.

Bison are beautiful, majestic animals but by gum, they crap like nothing I’ve ever seen.

MOUNTAINS of bison poo. Beloved took this photo. We’re at Yellowstone, Beloved and I. Miss M is having a vacation - splitting her three weeks between spa time at the GDA facility and another puppy raiser, who is graciously having her to stay. It’s a good thing too, because I wouldn’t want to have an … Continue reading Bison are beautiful, majestic animals but by gum, they crap like nothing I’ve ever seen.

Critters and the Car…

I went out to plug in the electric car this morning, in the bright Yosemite sunshine, and something moved as I opened the cover.  Then it blinked. “YAAAAAAAAAH” I shouted, especially since Blondie (daughter) and her boyfriend, Beloved, and my sister met up with a rattler on their hike yesterday.  Of course, a snake wouldn’t FIT in … Continue reading Critters and the Car…