Saturday, September 26, 2009


Well, a few weeks ago we got rid of the termites. Then the other day Cliff alerted me to water on the floor of the hall bath. Where was it coming from? We tried a number of things, with a great deal of no success, so I called my favorite plumber. He spent about an hour, crawling under the house, pulling up the (damp) carpet, and whatever other magic he does, and determined that in fact there were TWO problems, one of which he could fix (which he did).

Thank heaven it has been warm around here. Cliff hauled the carpet outside to dry off, and today he relaid it, and then recaulked the area where water was leaking through to the floor. Or as Shakespeare might have said, “All’s Well That Ends Well”.

More Mother’s Teachings:

~ My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.

"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."

~ My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR
"Stop acting like your father!"

~ My mother taught me about ENVY.
"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."

~ My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait until we get home."

~ My mother taught me about RECEIVING.
"You are going to get it when you get home!"

~ My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way."

~ My mother taught me ESP.
"Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"

~ My mother taught me HUMOR.
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

~ My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

~ My mother taught me GENETICS.
"You're just like your father."

~ My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
"Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"

~ My mother taught me WISDOM .
"When you get to be my age, you'll understand."

~ My mother taught me about JUSTICE.
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you.”


  1. You didn't tell us about that today--I hope everything got fixed okay!

  2. "It just goes to show you. If it isn't ONE thing, it's another!" Flash back to Gilda Radner's Roseanne Roseannadanna.

    I read from certain other bloggers that you serve raspberries with your fine ice-cream. Excellent!