Author Archives: racheybug

Horror at the Creek

Our romantic winter tranquility was shattered most grotesquely today. Let me back up a little.  Since arriving here at our little place next to the pond, occasionally we’ve seen deer coming down to drink in our creek or the pond.  … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, at Mast General Store . . .

Wait, they weren’t kidding.

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I survived Polar Vortex 2014!

Yes everyone, I stared the beast in the face, and lived to tell the tale. My first inclination that things were bad came from work.  Normally, when it forecasts for some cold or snow, folks will gleefully appear in my … Continue reading

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Another Holiday in the Books. . . .

Another holiday season has come and gone, our first in the cold country.  While we saw some flurries on Christmas Eve, we didn’t have any snow on the ground on Christmas Day.  Here’s hoping for next year. However, living in … Continue reading

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Oh Brother!

So, it’s been almost three weeks, and I realized that I was getting lazy.  So no more procrastinating, or maybe I’ll just do that tomorrow. Just after my last post, I headed to lovely Wilmington, NC for a conference for … Continue reading

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Mishmash of recent to-do’s . . . .

The Mast General Store! So, a couple of weekends ago, we took the advice of neighbors and went down to Valle Crucis (pronounced Valley Cruces, I have no idea where they got their spelling, kinda like Isenhour Road, yes like … Continue reading

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Random musings on getting old . . . .

So I’ve been contemplative of late, and figured I’d just share that with everyone.  This won’t be a post full of the usual good humor, but as a wise man once said, “Better out than in.” (Okay, maybe some humor, … Continue reading

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First week, first visitors, and first freeze in the books!

Hello all!  I survived my first week, and with flying colors I might add.  Some days were a little hectic (Tuesday I discovered that breathing really is optional), but some days were much more laid back.  I was able to … Continue reading

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My first day!

Today was my first day at a new job in 15 years, at a new university in 17 years! My morning started with something that I’d never seen, 5:15 a.m.  Then, I met something else that I’d never seen before, … Continue reading

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Reds, Greens and a Driver’s Test

So, it’s been 5 days at our new abode, and things have been good, but tiring.  Speaking of our new abode, here it is through my wonderful fisheye adapter for my camera. (Okay, maybe not exactly a wonderful fisheye adapter, … Continue reading

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