Topic: just stopping in for a cuppa joe
Sorry I have been AWOL, I have been missing the cc cafe, it really does feel like sitting down for a cup of coffee with friends at the kitchen table.
I have been having Internet access and car problems so I have been trying to deal with more practical matters. I suspected it before but have confirmed that I am not suited for modern life. I have spent the better part of my free time for the past week and a half trying to configure a wireless network and I don't understand why the router doesn't come with a bottle of wine. I called the phone company to troubleshoot and after several of his suggestions did not work the help desk guy suggested I try unplugging the phone and I had to point out that then we would not be talking.
I have been really busy with my new house, well actually my very old house. I recently found the original plans and survey for the house tucked behind a drawer and they confirm that the house is in very original condition. It has been slow going, though, since it is just me. People keep asking me what is taking so long to get things together and I keep reminding them that everyone else I know who bought a house bought it with someone and I am doing it all alone, the work, the decisions,the paying for it, etc. Anyhow, the important thing is how the house makes people feel and even though everything is not in place yet it has not stopped me from having friends over and it has already proven to be the kind of house that people don't want to leave, some friends were over for dinner before a concert and they said wistfully that it seemed a shame to get up and go, we were having such a good time.
I will try and catch up on the posts I missed, I am sure Lainy has thrown in a few laughs and Kris has said something more hilarious.