Wednesday, June 9, 2021

That's What I Get ...

... for not blogging for months and months! There have been a lot of changes here at Blogger.Com so please excuse any screw-ups first one being trying to get this stupid image to look alright.

The image is from "Notifications" and tells me that the Follow By Email is going away ... as of last July, almost a year ago! So for now I guess I will just let people know by broadcast email of my own just in case any of you want to still follow me not that there were very many at the beginning. 

Way back in March of 2019 on "Evolution & Ascent" I said I was changing this blog and actually did for a while but my last blog was in December of 2019 Bats in the Belfry about the cat that got in our attic and none since then! As usual I meant well but life got in the way. I wrote a few blogs in my head while doing other things but none that ever came close to getting typed in. I not gonna promise because that almost guarantees it won't happen but I am going to try to post once a week.

Sooo ... back in 2018 at the end of tax season (mid-April) I bid goodbye to H&R Block and retired for lots of good reasons including getting old! The only time I regret it is when I wish I had that extra income I had back then! Between arthritis and other things which there is no need to dwell on, it has become harder to travel at all and last year with Covid-19 issues took the last of that away. 

We have taken no more trips and finally decided there was simply no reason to keep Timmberwolf the RV so six weeks ago we finally started the process of selling it which include needing to refinance the house in order to pay the part of the loan that selling it won't cover ... six weeks later we are still waiting for Wells Fargo to finalize that eventually we will have the RV loan payment and the storage place and extra insurance fees all gone. It was worth having and we saw a lot of great places and got to see and spend time with family that we would otherwise not be able to.

Covid-19 changed things for a lot of people, for many it was more than it did for us. I stayed home a lot anyway but now even more so canceling or doing from home by computer doctor's appointments and Geoffrey took over all the errand running so only one of us was exposed. He took what precautions made sense and to a large degree we are still doing all this even though we have both been vaccinated.

Back in late November of 2019 I got started building LEGO sets ... got started when I gave some to my grandson and to Geoff's nephews kids and it has kept me busy and mostly out of trouble ever since. So I am what is known as an AFOL - Adult Fan of Lego - or as Geoff sometimes terms it, a Legomaniac! One of the things we were going to do in 2020 was go to a LEGO convention in Tennessee. All those sort of events were north of here so it was gonna be part of a trip in Timmberwolf but Covid-19 killed that idea both our possible trip plans and the conventions all ended up canceled!

.BUT ... guess what? A couple of weeks ago the local news mentioned that for the first time ever Jacksonville would be having a LEGO convention ... October 2nd and 3rd. I immediately got tickets! You can be sure I will include LEGO building in future blogs and yes, I have been watching LegoMasters on TV and did last year. Some of the builds they do are fantastic. I pretty much just build the sets as they come maybe making some changes, they do great stuff from scratch!

Not much in the way of pictures this time around but I'll do better in the future. There will of course be more LEGO in the future as well as our other adventures. Roomba is still Roomba-ing, no more cats have crept into the attic. and the hat collection still grows just much more slowly. Anything any of you want to hear more about, just let me know ... or ask questions or something.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Holly,
    You are keeping your mind busy and that's a plus for you and I. sure as there is day and night, I continue to write. I'm pleased to hear anything you want to blog about! Cousins are like that, evidently.
    I will look forward to your LEGO pictures of creations. Keep on doing what you enjoy!

    Cousin Gail