A purple thumb

A while back, months really, my Mister built me a compost bin. I was diligent about saving kitchen scraps to feed the pile. The problem came in that in Florida, any fresh produce, even peels and the other bits you cut off the parts you want to eat will draw fruit flies… in a matter […]

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A long anticipated photo hike

Last month I received an early birthday present… a new digital camera. My old camera was bonked, unusable, and had been for months… possible a year or more. The battery latch was broken and duct tape apparently is not the universal fix. Long discontinued, camera replacement parts weren’t available. Fortunately, my new camera and my […]

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A lot going on

It’s been a wild time around here that last couple weeks.. We had a hurricane knocking on our door, a new long over due roof topping off our house, and Dani riding a wild roller coaster of anxiety and redemption. Several days before Hurricane Sally crashed into the Gulf Coast – about 50 miles west […]

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And they call her Sally

We have a wee bit of a rain storm brewing in our corner of the Gulf. It’s expected to rain for two solid days. (I’ll come back to this later.) Hurricane Sally is churning away in the Gulf of Mexico, downgraded to a Cat. 1, possibly growing again to Cat. 2 by landfall, which is […]

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Side chick

I’ve become a side-chick, or side-hooman more accurately. Dani is doing well. Other than a couple of days of nocturnal bathroom mishaps, and a slight backslide into heightened wariness, she keeps making steps forward. She has become more timid around me. Instead of jumping up on the couch when I’m sitting on one end, she […]

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Belts as weapons

We had a sort of breakthrough with Dani this week. Well, not so much a breakthrough as a revelation. We have suspected from the beginning that Dani went through something traumatic, physically and/or psychologically before making her home with us. The other day that theory was demonstrated through something as innocuous as changing clothes. One […]

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