Woke Up To The Sound of Pouring Rain

I don’t often talk about Danny any more, although I think of him often, especially when it rains. Do you think I mean my son? No, but it’s who I named him for. I remember the day I first saw him clearly. I was working in McDonalds near where I was living at the time.Continue reading “Woke Up To The Sound of Pouring Rain”

Diamond Painting, or How I’m Surviving Corona Virus Quarantine

About a year ago, I discovered Diamond Painting. I don’t know what caught my eye; most likely a Facebook ad. I’m thankful I developed such an affinity for it, because it’s really helped me getting through this quarantine. For some reason, this activity seems to help a lot of people with anxiety to begin with,Continue reading “Diamond Painting, or How I’m Surviving Corona Virus Quarantine”

Grandpa Fries and the Irish Sweepstakes (or Why My Family Never Wins Anything)

Yup, that’s my grandfather above. In the paper for having won what we were always told was the Irish Sweepstakes. In researching for this story, I think I’ve discovered that it had something to do with the British Grand National horse race. That is interesting in itself as I don’t quite understand how Americans wereContinue reading “Grandpa Fries and the Irish Sweepstakes (or Why My Family Never Wins Anything)”

Corona Virus Diaries – April 16, 2020

We’ve been at home for nearly a month now. Our county is holding steady at 29 confirmed cases, no deaths from the virus. My friend Michelle, who contracted the virus in Louisiana, is on the mend slowly. She was home with the virus and oxygen was brought to her at home when it was touch-and-goContinue reading “Corona Virus Diaries – April 16, 2020”

Corona Virus Diaries – April 10, 2020

Yes, that’s snow in my backyard. About three inches of heavy, wet snow fell late yesterday. It’s more annoying than anything, although one of our small birch trees fell across the driveway. It didn’t hit anything, luckily. Our county bounced up to 23 confirmed cases of COVID-19. That’s four more than it was at theContinue reading “Corona Virus Diaries – April 10, 2020”

Corona Virus Diaries – April 7, 2020

As the number of Corona Virus cases and deaths around the world continues to rise, we are still at 19 confirmed cases here in Carroll County, New Hampshire. A friend of mine who lives in Louisiana and has a confirmed case is on oxygen at home and not in need of a ventilator. They’d ratherContinue reading “Corona Virus Diaries – April 7, 2020”

Corona Virus Diaries – April 5, 2020

I needed to get out of the house today. I don’t mind being home most of the time, but I do need those times I get out and explore the world. We have a stay-at-home order in the state, but Governor Sununu admitted they can’t stop people from leaving their homes. I planned out geocachingContinue reading “Corona Virus Diaries – April 5, 2020”

Corona Virus Diaries – April 4, 2020

In northern New Hampshire, we’re not feeling the impact as gravely as other parts of the country are. The confirmed cases in our county stands at 17. Coos County, just north of us, reported their first confirmed case yesterday. Part of the problem is lack of testing and lack of insurance among many of theContinue reading “Corona Virus Diaries – April 4, 2020”