Our month on Cape Cod—day 30

~Sunday~ And our month-long Cape Cod adventure—working really remotely—comes to an end. It was a nice change of pace, with seeing friends and family the highlight, and we’re thrilled to be heading back to our home—with all of its creature comforts—that we love. We left Eastham, MA at 7 a.m. and pulled into our driveway … Read more

Our month on Cape Cod—day 1

~Saturday~ Since I’ll continue working remotely through at least the end of the year, my husband (Bob) and I are opting for a change of scenery. We’ve rented a little place on Cape Cod for a month! I’ll work Mondays through Thursdays and take off Fridays during this time. For Friday day trips, P-town is … Read more

A trying trip to J’ville, a scary day at the hospital, dinner w/dad, & sleeping in my boyhood bed…

~Thursday~  I got up at 7:30, showered, and packed, and headed over to the Jiffy Lube by my house on Western Boulevard, where I had them change my oil, since it’s been forever since I’ve had that done, and then I asked them to run diagnostics on my “Check Engine” light. The “Emission-Related Powertrain Diagnostic … Read more

White lies to the TSA, an Honor Flight, & Rene’s surprise 50th birthday party in Newport, RI…

~Saturday~ I left my house at 6:30, parked in long-term parking lot #3 (The Purple Lot), and walked in the drizzle across the parking lot to beat the bus around, which had passed the station closest to my car and was working its way around the perimeter of the parking lot. In my phone, I … Read more

Key West Vacation—Day 5

~Thursday~ Today’s entry is going to be mostly downbeat and whiny, as it was the last day of vacation and a not-at-all pleasant trip back to Raleigh over two flights. Feel free to stop here and come back tomorrow. The first thing I did when I got up this morning, which was at about 7:15, … Read more

The refrigerator motherlode; on the road, Pedro; and tongues playing patty-cake…

~Sunday~  I was up at about 9:30, and I was welcomed to the kitchen by Pam and a pot of coffee already made. So sweet, especially since she doesn’t even drink coffee! I had some of the leftover omelet from yesterday, which was just as good—if not better—today, and then I packed my suitcase and … Read more

Not a busty blonde, a 50% more haircut, never sausage a thing, and quality time with my cousins…

~Friday~  I dragged my butt out of bed at 6:00AM, stumbled to the kitchen, poured myself a cup of ambition, and only then realized that I was not Dolly Parton. By 9:00, I had several of my work tasks done, as well as a load of laundry. The joys of working at home. I met … Read more