Monthly Archives: January 2022

The Mystery Bridge has been solved!

Update February 1, 2022: I know the answer. If you read this yesterday, scroll to the bottom! I have been known to spend way too much time trying to find an answer to something that might not be all that … Continue reading

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The big rock and the little rock…and Grandma’s lost rock

Things have been hopping on Taylor Hill this week, what with ongoing studio work, the water well repairs, and the parking pad/cat playground. It is pretty exciting around here, so hope you can keep up! 😴 The well service dropped … Continue reading

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Little cat feet on the concrete

The concrete crew came yesterday to pour, after excavating for the parking pad on Wednesday. And yes, of course the cats walked through it. Little cat feet indelibly stamping your presence on the hillside and the concrete Lest we forget … Continue reading

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Who sits outside in a wool scarf, sweater+sweatshirt, wrapped in a blanket, just to make a fire and drink wine?

I think you all know the answer to this question. You might be rolling your eyes, shrugging your shoulders, or thinking or saying out loud: “What is wrong with her?” Here is the deal though–I think of it as rather … Continue reading

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And the Winter Games begin…

I was preparing my oatmeal this morning when I heard a noise outside that sounded like a heavy truck. I thought it was the well service since he is due to put in the water filtration system today. I stepped … Continue reading

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The continuing Mississippi education of Suzassippi

Living in Mississippi has been a sort of continuing education. Now frankly, having grown up in northwest Texas and lived in rural areas all of my growing up years, where we did not have city water or sewer, I know … Continue reading

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Rock and Roll Wednesday

Yesterday was a day with not freezing temperatures and no rain. Our new concrete parking pad is coming up soon. Because they will excavate an area from the driveway in the front yard, they will haul the dirt. The front … Continue reading

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Snow Day 2022

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Cochrane-Africatown Bridge: Mobile

The Cochrane-Africatown cable-stayed bridge carries traffic across the Mobile River at Africatown (aka Plateau) and then back to I-10. It is an alternate route for trucks carrying hazardous cargo as they cannot utilize the tunnel on I-10. Africatown was founded … Continue reading

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Sun on the sycamore and organization in the pantry

We have had sun the last two days, and I was able to sit outside, have a fire in the firepit, and watch the sunset. It was hard to say whether the glow of the sun was more orange than … Continue reading

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