March 1, 2021

Tuesday 4

Hi.... An early posting of my own Tuesday 4. 

I can't help but think of Toni when I do this.Actually I think of her daily.. when I have coffee, when I see Peanuts, when I think of Italian food or anything, and when I need a lift I think of her.

Today's questions came from Pamela Steiner the Florida girl.



1. In what part of the country is your current home located? North, South, East, West, Mid West,
coastal, rural, city, mountains or plains?
My current home is on the very edge of the eastern United States because I live at the seashore.
 2. Why did you choose your present home, and how long have you lived there?
I didn't choose it, I inherited it. I have been here since 1991.  That was the year of the Perfect Storm and boy were things bad! I had 4 feet of water in my yard. I let the dog out the back door and she had to swim. Good thing she was a flat coat retriever with webbed feet. Actually she loved to swim in the bay.. so no problem for her.
photo taken by davelynne

 
3. What do you like the most about your present home? The back yard.  The rest is in bad shape and too expensive for me to fix. Its  a semi okay roof over my head though and I am grateful to have it.
 
4. If money were no object, is there anything you would change about your present home, or would you keep it just the way it is?
Oh.. YES! I would get a new roof.. 
I would replace the kitchen sink and counter tops as they are sagging around the sink.  
I need a new stove.  
 The bathroom needs a new floor and the toilet is listing to port.
 Yeah, pretty bad.  
I would also add a small addition since I need storage badly.
 My driveway needs new gravel too.

If you have any ideas for questions for Tuesday 4.. leave them on the Tuesday4 site.

February 25, 2021

Friday Photos.

Another Friday. It seems the weeks are flying by and spring is almost here.  I hear more and more birds everyday, so they are coming home from their winter vacation.  

I am joining in for skywatch friday this week too.

Here are my photos for this week.. some new, some old.

I love the salt marsh near me... so much to see there.

This photo was taken by the Famous Anonymous.  A beautiful sunset on the ocean.

The trail behind my house is littered with sandy bottom creeks that run to the bay a few blocks down.

“Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting.” – Richard Paul Evans

“The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too” Vincent van Gogh

 


We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. —Native American proverb

If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere. —Laura Ingalls Wilder


February 22, 2021

Moving.. Tuesday 4

Welcome to Tuesday 4 kept up in memory of our friend Toni Taddeo who began it several years ago.  She would be so pleased to see people keeping up with it!

Let's talk about moving today.

1. How far away are you from where you grew up?  Google maps says  63.9 miles  south of my hometown. It is a 1 hour and 7 minute drive north of me.  I grew up  a 30 minute drive outside New York City and even closer by boat. The 30 minutes is because of traffic.

2. Families sometimes move all over the country.Do you feel that a family should try to stay close together?

Yes, a family should try to stay together if possible. I am not sure a job is a good reason to leave a place. But close family ties should always have priority.

3. How many times have you moved in your life and would you like to share when and where you moved?

Not counting changing houses in the same town or area,  I have made 3 major moves...

From  NJ to Ohio for university..next major move was  to Utah.. then back to New Jersey

4. What brought you to where you are living now and are you happy there?

I ran away from a bad situation.  Am I happy here? Not completely.. but my family is here and I have learned long ago to bloom where I am planted. Its no joke to me.   I have lost everything I had 3 times in my life and I mean everything.

I have learned to appreciate what God puts in front of me from weather to homes to places to people.   I sing the praises of the winter storms, and the summer heat. I love being so close to the ocean.. when I lived in Utah, I loved the mountains and the desert and the 8 feet of snow.. I loved southern Ohio when I was there.. I would learn to love any place God plants me!