2014-07-18 Friday

Avery and I had a very short visit with Bob, because he wasn’t feeling very well.  We stopped at the grocery store for pizza fixings, then went home to cut up veggies and make fruit salad.  Lisa and Evelyn arrived in the early afternoon.  We enjoyed Avery and Evelyn’s home-made pizzas for dinner.

2014-07-17 Thursday

Today’s adventure in house hunting:

Wilshire Walk – Nice house, but too noisy.

Hollyhock Lane – Top of our short list.  Actually, alone on our short list.  We’re going back for a second look on Sunday.

Highland Road – Too much space we don’t need and not enough of what we do.  Interesting yard in that there is no grass but lots of gravel paths through the plantings to seating areas.  Would require a live in Gardener, since neither of us is inclined.  Steep shared driveway.

Old Kent Road – This one spent 10 hours on our short list.  It’s the perfect house.  BUT!  There’s no yard.  The deck posts are currently in the pond.  And, it’s stucco.  I would love to return to this neighborhood!!

Maple Ridge Court – Kewl house.  Too small.  2-car garage is a problem.


2014-07-16 Wednesday

Almost every trip, my car beeps at me.  I’m beginning to think it’s because some other vehicle is invading our personal space.  We enjoyed the “Toast and Taste in the Gardens” event at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

2014-07-09 Wednesday

Avery observed and commented that Daisy seems to be itching/scratching more than usual these days.  Respecting Avery’s good sense when it comes to animals, I’ve started Daisy on Benadryl.

2014-06-29 Sunday

We were really excited about this house the first time we saw it.  Today, not so much.  In fact, it’s been removed from consideration.  At this point, there isn’t even a short list.

2014-06-19 Thursday

We are beginning to settle into something resembling a routine.  Today, the Dogs started their weekly visit to PupTown.  They were pretty excited to be there!

2014-06-16 Monday

The closing on my Minnetonka home happened without a hitch.  I was not being honest with myself as to just how nervous I was about that.

2014-06-15 Sunday

Since my right knee seems no worse for Avery and I having walked the dogs on Friday morning, I decided to try it again today:  47:48, 2.35 miles, 2.9 mph, HR=120.  Again, I used the retractable leash to keep the jerking/pulling to an absolute minimum.   


2014-06-02 Monday

The Truths Within.

2014-06-01 Sunday

According to Sarah Ban Breathnach’s book “Moving On”, moving ranks as the number one stressful rite of passage ahead of death, divorce, or debt.  I didn’t know that.  Even in my current position, I’m not sure I believe it.  I met with my Therapist/Coach.  Picked Steven up from the airport.  Looked at four more houses:  Needs too much work, too small, too big and a tuckunder.