Monthly Archives: May 2011


It seemed like a good omen that we stayed in room 110 at the Thunderbird in Elko, Nevada and tonight in room 110 at the Comfort Inn in Idaho Falls, Idaho.  And both places take cats. On the other hand … Continue reading

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Day One is best forgotten.  Last minute cleaning and packing and panicking because of course the items designated to fit in the van far exceeded the square footage of the vehicle and I wasn’t prepared to start weeding out my … Continue reading

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THIS IS IT! I’ve cleaned all day until I must smell like a combination of Murphy’s Oil Soap and Lysal Disinfectant.  A far cry from the Opium perfume I sold at the garage sale. And all the tine I was … Continue reading

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THE GARAGE SALE IS OVER! And enough of that.  We sold NOT enough but it will help to pay for the moving expenses.  Unfortunately we have a big job taking everything that was rejected  to the thrift store.  “Come In … Continue reading

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Today I re-displayed the garage sale stuff.  I know, I know, you’re supposed to plunk out the goods – higgely piggely, and what does it matter?  Well it matters to me.  My job description at the Post Ranch Mercantile did … Continue reading

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I’ve been googling route suggestions from the Crater of the Moon in Idaho (Susan) to the Painted Dessert in Arizona (Maryanne) and points in between.  My friend Mickey suggested, and you might not know if he was being “tongue in … Continue reading

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I have been preparing for the weekend moving sale. It is NOT a pretty picture! Well – you get the picture.  My friend, Melanie was always talking me into having garage sales with her and it was always the last … Continue reading

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It’s countdown time.  We haven’t gotten the exact date from the movers, but it should be the 16th or the 17th of May, which by my calculations is less than a week away.  Then it’s carpet cleaning and general cleaning … Continue reading

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SALAD Turns out that Salad comes from the Latin “salata” from sal or “salty” and that was first likely a part of the cuisine in the 14th century.  Then Shakespeare in 1606 mentioned one’s “salad days” as a time of … Continue reading

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I’m going to frame the Mother’s Day card that Noelle left for me to find after she was gone last week.  I must admit to getting a bit teary, for it showed her support for the journey we are about … Continue reading

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