From Desmond Tutu:

Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.

Nice, eh?

We are moved, but the house is still rather a nightmare.  I can’t get caught up.  But I will, sometime.  Hopefully before Christmas.  We’ve had to have a plumber 3 times, and today I had to call an electrician.  And two microwaves have gone kaput in 6 weeks.  Good lord! Power is out now, waiting for a ring back from said electrician.  Didn’t want the place to burn down while we’re at work.   The place is likely booby-trapped, from the ANGRY man who lost it prior to the contractor’s flip that we bought.  That’s according to the neighbors.  And, BTW, Hallelujah!  We have great neighbors as far as I can tell.  Not too noisy, all have dogs that are well taken care of. I’m not sure the neighbors on the left are doing their bit for spaying and neutering their cats, though.  Seem to be a couple of toms and a pregnant female that hang around there.  Bleah.  That again.

Mr. Long came back, he is happy to be the only garage cat, I think.  Very lovey. But we’re going to get one of those electric doors with the collar to match so he can get in but the toms can’t.  I’m tired of tomcat pee in the garage.  He probably is, too.   I miss seeing Gazette, but Mr. Long seems to have forgotten about her.

Miracles Do Happen

Someone actually bought this house in this stinking economy.  Signed it away this morning.  The buyers got a helluva bargain.  But – so did we on the other end!  It all works out.  I am finally moving out of Bumfuck, Egypt, and into the Sacramento area.  20-30 minute commute during heavy traffic, about 12 minutes with no traffic.  Compare and contrast this to my commute of the last 7 years, wherein I drove an hour each way if there was NO traffic.  Gawd.  I so happy to be getting an hour plus back in my day you can’t even imagine.

We were going to downsize, but mainly the only downsizing we did was in storage.  The new garage is quite a bit smaller, so ToolMan may be having some issues.  There will be less room for junk in the house, too, which is probably a good thing as I am an avid junk collector.   We are going through stuff now, trying to sort and toss and give away.  It’s so hard!   Does a person really need 27 t-shirts?  I think so.  They are from all the fun places I’ve been, and would not remember going to were it not for the t-shirt.  I have a lot of mirrors, too.  Big ones.  I like mirrors because of the way they reflect light, but they don’t really do much good in the closet.  And they weigh a lot.  And they’re hard to pack.  But nice ones are expensive these days.  What if I don’t have enough mirrors sometime?  Wait, that’s just plain dumb.   I’ll give one of them awayand take a picture of it for memory’s sake.