Nothing better to do

…than to be up and not sleeping.

It is amazing how every sound, sometimes, can keep you from falling back to sleep.Them when you think you are falling back to sleep, every thought known to mankind decides to march through your head.A question I always ask myself is why does this happen when I am off the next day?


We are going to try to make it down to Undisclosed to check on the work and/or lack of work being done.If we stay or not depends if Jim wants to lug the generator out and put it on. I am always ready for the road trip,but sometimes a warm comfortable bed looks pretty darn good, especially if we have no heat and are going down to touch Undisclosed and then turn around.

Well, I am going to try to read and fall back to sleep, because if I don’t, it’s going to be a long, LONG day.


Another Thanksgiving..

Jim’s sister is kind enough to have us over, so the nomads without an oven have an invitation with the kids.

You miss your parents, and the memories of Thanksgivings past. I am thankful for the Thanksgivings current and hopeful for Thanksgivings to come.

I am thankful for you, dear reader-have a safe, happy Thanksgiving!

My Children with four paws…

..went out in the rain last night and this morning, returning with that drowned dog look on their faces, but hey, at least they got out. I know you guys who have two-legged children struggle to get them in snow suits and stuff, but this is just the actual art of getting them outside.

It figures a Nor’Easter would blow through for Thanksgiving, as if we needed any more drama going on.
If you are traveling, please be safe.The Shingleman family hope for a safe trip and a speedy return!

Tra-la-la-la -pbbbbt!**a gas and electric customer’s lament…

Our Undisclosed location got torn down in July.

The Atlantic City Electric people NEVER came out with a utility pole so the workers could get stuff done: they had to resort to generators.

Now we are shoveling that under the rug because we are waiting and waiting for the electric service to get installed.Did I mention there is a Nor’Easter due today and tomorrow? And as far as the gas men go, well, we have a ton of flags on the site: if that means they’ve been there, sweet: if not, it’ll be time to play the waiting game yet again.

As Jim told the people at AC Electric…you’re making PECO look good.


Sick Bay

Had to book a 6:30 am with the vet for our Zusher.

She was scratching her elbows so badly that they were actually bleeding and scaring me, to a point.
We couldn’t have her back on steroids because she is on arthritis medicine that is actually working,
so we are going to boost up the trans-fats in her diet to get some moisture in her.

The good news is her ticker is hale and hearty-words to warm any dog ma’s heart.

Happy Monday!


Be careful what you wish for…

..for you will surely get it.

Well, I was smart enough to get some of our warm clothes out of the storage locker but I didn’t realize that the real feel temperatures today were going to be 15 degrees. I have resorted to layering, even though we have some heat on, but damn, this house gets drafty When my Mom was here and we were taking care of her, we had the windows covered with a heavy plastic to insulate them. Unfortunately we moved into here in June.

Wish I saved some of it!

The other Mrs. C.

My mother-in-law turned 95 yesterday.


I am jealous, although I am so happy for her, but it just makes me miss my Mom all that more.
She wouldn’t have liked to go out like my mother-in-law does, but just to see that smile and
and hear that voice would be so nice.

Sto lat, Mom C., and many more.God bless you and keep you safe.

Mom..I miss you every day.