Merry Meet and Merry Part, and Merry Meet again

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


11-12-13! What a great date; at least in American format. Just wanted an excuse to type today's date.

I have been having some computer glitches, such as very slow, or freezing up.Makes blogging very frustrating. Hopefully I can get through this post with no problems.Fingers crossed.

About the doctor's appointment last week:I am happy to report that the new surgeon we met is very knowledgeable, confident and caring. He spent almost an hour talking with us and going over everything with us. He has formed a plan for my husband's care, and we feel very good about this. My husband feels more relaxed than he has in months!

Our daughter Raethan came for a weekend visit to celebrate her dad's birthday. A short but fun visit, with family board game time, good food and a trip to AutumnWood so Raethan could finally see our property for the first time. Cold, cloudy and drizzly did not keep us away.

Raethan at AutumnWood
Here is something interesting. Remember the old falling down building at AutumnWood I talked about last week? Nicarus and Raethan could not resist taking a peek inside. I was nervous about the roof collapsing, but all was well. Raethan went in briefly and took a few steps inside, while her brother held open the door. She said there are a lot of rusty old bikes, old tires, old milk cans, some kind of tractor and a weird looking pump. Her eyes lighted on a steamer trunk, and naturally she had to drag it near the light from the door to open it. Fortunately, nothing awful sprang out at her. Unfortunately the only thing in the trunk was a newspaper--no hidden treasure!! But the newspaper, though yellowed, moldy and torn was from August 2, 1942. We were able to read few pieces here and there. An article with recipes for vegetables from your Victory Garden, a coupon for postage stamps to use to send letters to "our boys"; 48 stamps for 5 cents!! Some of the advertisements were hilarious.  It was fun, but the paper got very brittle and fell apart.

I have to wrangle my kittens into carriers this afternoon for a visit to the vet; annual checkup. I am dreading it mainly because Pixie is a demon to catch. She does not like being picked up, so a stealthy plan is in order to  grab her without her being aware of the waiting transport. If she knows, she will take off to parts unknown, hiding under places we cannot possibly get to.  Wish us luck!!!

Very cold today. Flurries around and about. Stay warm and cozy, safe and sound!


jaz@octoberfarm said...

nothing like having a compassionate doctor....very good news! that is so fun about the newspaper!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Glad to hear the doctor's appointment went well. And I know what you mean about the hellish task of getting cats into a cat carrier to go to the vet. It's always the worst part! Yes, HRH, I'm talking about you!

mxtodis123 said...

Oh how they get to know that carrying case. Miss Minga gets one look at it and she is gone.

Such an interesting finding that chest.

The Boston Lady said...

I have been very absent from blogland Robin and missed your post about your husband's doc appointment. How wonderful that he is comfortable with the new doctor and the plan of care that lies ahead. He deserves some peace of mind as do you.

I bet as you spend more time at Autumn Wood you will find more and more treasures about. Maybe you can reclaim some of that wood from the old structure to use as you build. Very romantic!


Linda Wildenstein said...

super news about the meeting with the surgeon. fabulous.
your kids are dare devils....icky and dark, nope not this scaredy cat.
speaking of cats....I sure hope you out smarted them. our new one is a pistol and has some very wiley ways.
xoxo Oma Linda

Witchy Godmother said...

Milk cans are worth a pretty penny now and so are some of the other things too. We take our cat in her carrier at least once a week if not more just for walks and drives that have nothing to do with the vet. Her carrier is beside her bed and she sleeps in it from time to time so it has worked to keep her from hiding when she sees it. So far it is working ;) Good Luck with yours
Hugs and Sparkles

Ashling said...

Oh what a cool find! Sad it fell apart, but just too much fun to make that discovery.

Jeanne said...

Such good news about the surgeon! I know that visit must have assuaged many fears.

Your story about the newspaper is so cool! And I love the way the paper crumbled ....kinda like an adventure story.... Who knows what other treasures may await you (or other adventurers) in the shed.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Thanks for visiting SpittySpeaks today--it's nice to meet you. I don't know you yet, but that sounds like good news about your husband, and I (Spitty-the-Kitty) feel EXACTLY as your Pixie does about the carrier ;-) Hope it went okay!

Magic Love Crow said...

Hey Robin ;o) So happy the doctor's appointment went well ;o) Happy birthday to your hubby ;o)That is cool about the old paper. I think it's so much fun to look at how things were back in the days!! How was Pixie??? I hope everything went well ;o) Big Hugs ;o) oxoxxo

Magic Love Crow said...

I just wanted to say, your daughter is so cute! Everyone in your family has great smiles ;o)

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

I'm glad to read that the new doctor is so much better!

That old building is a treassure box after all, I would have loved to find an old tractor in my garage when I moved here :-)

Cats are impossible :-) Bertil can feel for days ahead that I want to put him in that cage :-) :-)

Have a great day!