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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

A 10-day snapshot

I've been away from home for 10 or so days, house and pet-sitting for friends in Kitchener.  It was a very different way to spend my days but not an unpleasant one.  I walked an awful lot and found that Kitchener is a very pleasant park-filled greenish city.  My friends have a lovely garden, both front and back of the house, and each is blessed with a place where you can sit in the sun and observe nothing and everything.  I did that a lot.

Lois and Lorna
I also spent a lot of very pleasant time with a cousin I don't often see, and we discovered we have some bad habits and secret obsessions in common.  Family is important.

I was very lonely in Kitchener when I was alone, which was a fair amount of the time.  This kind of surprised me.  I wanted to see and touch my grandchildren; I wanted to talk with Dave and my kids; I even missed this piece of crap laptop.  Just goes to show you that you never know what you've lost till it's gone.  Luckily, that whole experience was captured in a short frame.


  1. "Bad habits and secret obsessions in common!" That's the kind of person to make friends with!

  2. Glad you missed us. It was mutual.
    Your other fraction

  3. Welcome home. Enjoy the fam. I'm going away now.

  4. Sounds like a nice little break that still managed to remind you how good life is back home. I might could use one of those!

  5. Welcome home and Happy Autumn!

  6. Joanie Mitchell was on to something when she said we don't know what we've got till it's gone!