Cloudy With… – May 2 2019

…a chance of Clouds.

Yes, you heard me right.


This morning’s sunrise…foggy and gray.  Maybe tomorrow, sun?


Fidget: No sunny spots today.


Mandy: Sigh…well at least my bathroom is warmer.


Fidget: Mom, we know all this murkiness is your fault. Make it go away and bring back the sunny spots.

Thanks for the weather report but Mother Nature controls the weather not your human servant. You don’t fool with Mother Nature:


Love those old commercials. 🙂

Speaking of old, our house is now 8 months old and we are still working out a few kinks.  Especially in one of our main walls.





A bit on the ‘lumpy’ side.


We actually didn’t notice this on our walk-through before we settled as when you have the kitchen lights on, the counter is across from it and creates a shadow on the wall. It is when natural light is bright enough to see the wall in all its bumpiness.

Just to refresh memories, we did a quick walk through on an October afternoon, when it was cloudy and dark like today. The lights had to be on.  At that time we were having to leave for Chicago to be with our daughter that afternoon. They quickly fit us in October 4th (or 5th). Then in order to close on October 11th, we drove back to be here the afternoon of October 10th for an early morning closing the next day, then drove back to Chicago October 12th.  A crazy time but it all worked out.

We didn’t actually move into the house until October 23rd, I think it was. Then left the first of February to be with my Dad who was injured in an accident. We were gone for nearly two months due to that.  So we haven’t really lived in the house all that much yet.  November, December and January was all about moving in and the holidays.  So we are still getting around to things here.

The builder told us not to worry if we missed something, that they would be able to handle fixing things for a year. So far we haven’t found much, but they have honored their word.


They came yesterday and left with the wall looking partially repaired.  They will come again tomorrow morning to sand and repaint.  Hopefully, that will take care of it.

We also have a tile threshold in our shower/drying area that is loose. There is a ticket in for their tile guy to come, but it’s been two weeks and we haven’t heard anything back from him yet. So when they finish the wall, I will let the warranty work manager know we appreciate the wall repair, but still haven’t heard from the tile person.

Other than that, we really haven’t found a lot to complain about with the new place.



Mandy: To chew or not to chew.


Mandy: That is the question.


Mandy: Chew!

Happy Thursday!

Gray Day, May Day – May 1, 2019


may clipart

My oldest daughter, and for a while with my grandson, used to surprise me with a May Day basket on my doorstep.  She liked to do a drop, ring the bell and run.  So sweet and  was so much fun.

Image result for cheap small spring flowers in baskets

No sunrises to report on this week.


This morning.


I haven’t done other posts this week, so let me catch you up:




Day before yesterday – Monday.

Yeeeeahhh – you get the drift. No sun around this week but there are high hopes for tomorrow.

The only event in the last few days is…well I will let Fidget and Lemme explain.


Fidget: Well I was just sitting around not doing anything…


Lemme: Yeah, just sitting around.


Fidget: The next thing I knew I was crated, transported and ended up in the Vet’s office. This is me in the Vet’s office, apparently hiding was not going to stop what was to come. THE  ANNUAL PHYSICAL and vaccinations.

I dug my claws into my hiding spot and they had to move it out of the corner…well let’s just say it took two people to remove me so the Vet could examine me.


Lemme: Yeah, two people…wait…




Lemme: I don’t mind going to the Vet’s place, I don’t even mind the car.


Lemme: Come to think of it, Fidget, you are a real pain in the tail when we go. Loud, obnoxious and a real brat about it.


Fidget: Lemme is the definition of ‘Ignorance is Bliss’. 

I am happy to report, both of the boyz are in excellent shape!

Happy Wednesday!