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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge - 12 October 2016

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1.    1. What would you say is the best and worst thing about moving house?

I suppose that starting with a clean canvas on which to draw is inspiring.  It gives one the chance to make the space truly their own.

Back in the day when we could actually work on projects, it was fun looking at houses that needed us and try to picture how we could make the house happy.

You can still find tons of DIY projects in a brand new house.  No one every planned for every event, so there are lots of things that need to be done.

The worst part is the heavy lifting.  Years ago, we lived in several different townhouse apartments.  I also helped a friend of mine move a waterbed in his townhouse.  I made a vow back then that if we ever did it again, there would be no furniture upstairs under any circumstance. 

If I had to move now, I would pile all of our stuff in the yard and set fire to it.  Never say never, but I will say that I don’t want to have to go through the lifting and packing and unpacking.

2. What's moved you recently?

This sounds like one of those questions the nurses ask you at the hospital.  I would say raisins.

Seriously, our youngest daughter’s trials and tribulations have moved me.  On several occasions, she has had crooks hijack her money in her bank accounts.  If it were not for the kindness of strangers, she would have starved.  We can help her with a few dollars here and there, but we are on a very fixed income.  She has learned to live on practically nothing.  This moves me very close to tears.

3. Do you feel your life is moving forward, backward, or is on hold? How so?

I think on hold would best describe it.  Our lives are same-o same-o.  Until the girls get situated with their lives and what they want to do, we are pretty much on hold.  We need to be near them to take care of them when they need to be moved in and out.  The baby has moved herself in and out of several apartments.  I think she could move herself in a shoebox if given half the chance.

4. On the move, move mountains, get a move on, it's your move, or bust a move...which phrase best applies to some aspect of your life right now? Explain.

During our early years of marriage, Suzanne and I moved mountains.  I worked three jobs while she worked two and took care of a three year old firecracker.

Now, get a move on would best describe what we are doing. We are constantly waiting for someone else to do something so that we can get on with whatever,

5. What song makes you want to get up and move?

We have a recording that is a mix of the songs Afro Circus and Move It.  This is a great song to exercise to.  Back when I was delivering papers, if the song The Church on Cumberland Road came on, I would speed up the route. 

6. Your favorite snack to grab when you're 'on the move'?

I don’t move much anymore since I am under doctors’ orders not to.  However, we usually take a ream of Ritz crackers with us.  We keep some Ritz and Jif Peanut Butter on the desk with us.  We also have raisins and chewy granola bars.

7. What one accessory makes your house feel like home?

Suzanne!  No house would ever feel like home without her.  She is my Zing!

8. Insert your own random thought here.

This coming Friday, I will roll out our 200th video.  It is a funny story, at least I think so.  I hope you will join us. It will automatically publish at 3:00 AM CST.

We got to talk on the phone to our Marine today.  He is bored with his cruise.  I told him to talk to the cruise director.  He said if he did, they would probably throw him off the ship in the middle of the ocean.

Next Tuesday, I am rolling out Tuesdays with Gindy. I did not have any Tuesday memes and I did not want to take another meme on.  I thought that celebrating Taco Tuesday by posting one of the stories my kids have asked me to write down for them would be a fun way to share.  If you have a G-rated story you wish to share, post a link to it in the comment box. 

Well, folks, we will catch you on the B side.

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  1. We'll get through this somehow, my Zing.

    Afro Circus and Move It are great songs to get a body moving. :)

    1. Yes, we will get through it. As the Marines say, the shortest way out is through. These two songs are great to dance to, as is Big and Chunky.

  2. Now that is a very sweet answer. Suzanne! Your best accessory.

    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Suzanne is like my American Express card. I don't leave home without her!

  3. What you said about your ZING was priceless! Lots of love you have for Suzanne, very sweet!

    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Zing comes from the movies Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2. I believe that there is one right person meant for us out there. In these movies, that one right person is your Zing. Have a great day.

  4. I'm so sorry to hear about your youngest daughter's trials and tribulations. When our children hurt, we hurt, too...
    I really enjoy your sense of humor. A sense of humor is always helpful in surviving life :)
    Kathy (Reflections)

    1. Thank you, our youngest is a trooper. She is working hard to get ahead and, in spite of countless setbacks, she keeps on trucking. The Marines say, "The shortest way out is through." This girl is taking that to heart. I appreciate the comments.

  5. Your answer to #7-so sweet! I'm impressed by your daughter's resiliency. Not everyone has that in their makeup and it's an admirable trait. Have a great rest of the week!

    1. Suzanne is wonderful. Our youngest daughter looks like Suzanne and acts like me. She once went three days without eating because she did not want to ask us for money because she knows we are on a very fixed income. She gives blood, works a part time job, takes 21 semester hours at least each semester, and makes the deans list every time at the Honors College. She has moved countless times to find cheaper rent. She is always trying to save money. She is going to school with kids who do not understand the value of a dollar. She has told us that growing up poor was one of the best educations we could have given her.

  6. Love the photo of you and Suzanne, sweet! Have a great week.
    Lori in Blue Ridge, GA

    1. Thank you. This is my favorite picture of me and Suzanne. It was taken a few months before we got married. Thanks for the comments. You have a great week as well.

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  8. Sorry to hear about your daughters trouble. Sending prayers her way. I am very impressed on how hard your worked for your family. That sounds like a good on the go treat! Sweet answer for #7.

    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Thank you for your prayers. We do what we have to do. She has really hunkered down to get by. Suzanne is my Zing!


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