As I turned 71, it was a very good year…
While some think of it as the winter of their
lives, I found it to be a second breath of life.
This year of 2011, found a winter that was taking its
time leaving us… and as April came around to add that
extra year… it also brought some extra money.
So the year started, with demolition derby. As we tore
apart walls and took out drawers and cabinets and sink.
Out went the old door, hello French doors.
Then it was time to put it together.. May came and went,
and I finally had a sink again. No more washing dishes
on the back deck or in the shower… In went insulation, and
a new dish washer.. Up went beautiful wood cabinets and out
with the old orange metal ones.
July brought the rest of the kitchen in to form… and a start
Of taking out the old deck and in came the new one, just in
time, with a pergola joining it. Just in time as the family gathered
to send off the youngest into her new marriage life.
August brought in the marriage and lots of laughter with it.
But also took a grandson away, as he headed out to Hawaii.
September brought the first of friend funeral… and then another one
In November. Sadness.
But over all, it was a very good year… that old 2011….
So enjoy throwing out the old, and bringing in the new.
Does anyone walk out the old year and walk in the new, at
Midnight? Like we did as kids, when we were allowed to stay
HAPPY NEW YEAR’S to you all, talk at you next year….
At Home In Ireland
12 hours ago