Wednesday, July 23, 2008


I do everything I can to recyle water and reuse it.
The bucket in the shower to capture some of the water while it heats up.
Taking water from the dehumidifier to use in the washing machine.
Using the extra boiling water in the kitchen for watering the plants and the bird bath.
I think I really do a better than average job....then there was this morning!
Walked into the bathroom and heard a running sound.
The toilet had been running all night after a use last night!
I could just picture hundreds of gallons streaming down that pipe unused!
What a disaster!
I will have to keep an eye on that toilet from now on and become more vigilant after flushing.
I will also have to redouble my efforts before the next bill so I don't see the results of last night on my bill.
I also play a competitive game with the electric bill. Each month I compare the usage with the same month last year and try to use less than last year. Last month, I used 100 less kilowats! That was a good day.
We must save this planet!

Sunday, July 20, 2008


We had a family reunion last weekend and my Dad had some kind of an attack on the way to Harrisburg and had to be rushed back after a 6 minute visit. He had brain surgery on Friday night and a stroke on Monday and is now in rehab and doing much better. His younger brother died this morning and we will probably have the services next weekend.
It is all so scary and just happens in a few minutes.
My resolution is to travel more, not worry about money and just do what I want.
I still love real estate after 30 years and love helping people but I have always arranged to have a life too! I think my buyers and sellers appreciate my travels and love to hear all the stories.
Some of them have actually said they envy me and my freedom. How long will it last? It seems to just take one fall and older people are never the same! Dad's hematoma was the result of a fall that he didn't tell anyone about!
It has been a roller coaster all week and there is probably more to come but all of this is for a reason and has a lesson for all of us......

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


My cousin and I are back from Churchill and saw thousands of Beluga whales! We were in rubber zodiacs and the whales came right up to the boat and were curious about us!

They are completely white except for the young that are shades of grey. They can move their heads unlike all other whales so they could peek at us.

We also saw a couple caribou, artic foxes, a red fox and lots of exotic birds.