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October 23, 2020
Sitting & Knitting from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I went to the walk in clinic this morning and got the best news – no unpacking for at least a week! The last few days I’ve been having pain but not really in my back – more in my side and the side of my back. I felt sure, based on the way it...

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October 22, 2020
A Box Free Room from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Yesterday evening, I finished the last of the boxes in the food storage room. Don’t breathe a sigh of relief for me yet though. These are the boxes in the safe room. You can see that I’ve already emptied almost one whole column of boxes. I think there were 16 columns, each with 5 or...

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October 21, 2020
Unpacking Progress from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I made great progress today. I only have 8 boxes left in the food storage room. That doesn’t mean I’m done in there though because there are as many or more in the safe room. I looked at those today and they’re stacked too tall for me to get them down unless the boxes on...

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October 18, 2020
Chirping Smoke Detector from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Last night Addie and I were just talking about going to bed and I said “I think I hear a chirping smoke detector!” She listened for a second, didn’t hear it and said “No!” Then we both heard and it and went on a search. There are 7 on the main level and though I...

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October 17, 2020
Breakfast Room Table from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Nicole helped me get the breakfast room table set upright. I love this little table. I haven’t found a rug yet to go under it so I stuck two rugs that I had left from the apartment under it. The chairs have cushions on them so they won’t scratch the floor but the table doesn’t....

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The Freezer from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

It wouldn’t matter if we had a dozen freezers (we never will), they would stay full. It is so nice to open a freezer without standing back hoping a frozen 10 pound roast doesn’t fall out on your foot. It was really nice to buy a Thanksgiving turkey earlier this week and not have to...

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October 16, 2020
Unpacking Progress from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

The unpacking is going to be a long process but, we’ll get it done . . one box at a time. The movers were here Tuesday and I probably made 50 or more trips up and down the stairs. My right foot has some arthritis and it was killing me Tuesday night. It still hurt...

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October 14, 2020
The Little Things from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

This morning I was out with Rita, and as we were walking back to the house, I saw the wife of the couple we bought the house from driving up. She said “I know yesterday was stressful for you and you’re feeling overwhelmed today so I brought you a Dr. Pepper from Sonic.” Her kindness...

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The First Load Has Been Delivered from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I don’t even know what to say or where to start. There is so much stuff. About 3:00, the movers said they might leave the U-Haul truck at the house overnight and come back today and unload it. I was hoping they would do it all and not come back today. Then later in the...

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October 13, 2020
Frozen Dinner from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

We all like different things and I’m usually hesitant to recommend something as . . what’s the word?? Not gross, not unappetizing . . I don’t know. Frozen dinners don’t rank real high on my list of yummy foods but I do try to keep a couple in the freezer for emergencies. It seems like...

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The Movers Arrive Today from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

It seems somewhat weird to me that we spent two months packing and they loaded it all in six hours! These are local movers and they all work together every day so they really seem to have it together – much more so than some of the “professional” movers who hire locals they’ve never worked...

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Re-Arranging Already from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Today has been the day of saying “What was I thinking?” First, I went downstairs and in the “TV Room”, we had figured out all the furniture placement. That’s pretty much Vince’s room to do with whatever he wants. But as I walked through there this evening, I thought . . one thing we were...

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October 12, 2020
Home, Sweet Home from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

The house in Missouri is really where I feel at home now. More and more of my favorite things are now in Missouri. Besides, we’ve been working so hard to get things packed in Texas, and to get the house ready to sell, being in MO feels like a vacation. Items that made the trip...

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October 11, 2020
Last Day Before the Movers from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Everything is such a mess here. Yesterday we pulled a freezer out of the sewing room. It’s under the carport and we’re are letting it defrost and dry out so the mover can move it. We had planned to buy new freezers there but, that’s not happening. My car is loaded. More loaded than it’s...

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Giant Grasshoppers from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I think Texas is saying to me “You want to leave? Fine, but you aren’t getting out easy!” I read this evening that Abilene’s record high was 95 and that was set last year. Today, it was 101 in Abilene. The highest I saw here was 99 but I could have missed a higher temp....

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October 10, 2020
Compare & Contrast from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Yesterday I looked out and the bird bath was full of bluebirds. It reminded me of a bunch of unruly children in a pool. They were zooming in and out of the water, flying around like crazy birds and they looked to be having too much fun. It was after I started looking at the...

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October 8, 2020
Maybe Moving Was A Bad Idea from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

The UPS guy came this morning. I said “Why did you bring so much stuff? Now, we have to move it all?” He laughed. He and his wife just bought a house with 20 acres so they’re going to come out one evening to see if there’s anything we’re selling that they can use. Vince...

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October 6, 2020
10 Boxes – Done! from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Not only did I pack my goal of 10 boxes but 5 of them were boxes of books and that was way more work than packing yarn. I also re-packed 8 big totes, took some things out, threw away some things, added other things. Vince worked hard too – actually much harder than I did....

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Packing from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

We no longer have weeks but merely days before the movers arrive. We really have to work hard to get more stuff packed. There will be another trip for the movers but in order to be cost effective, we need this first load to be full. There are so many things I want to take...

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October 5, 2020
The Rigid Heddle Loom from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

The rigid heddle loom was one of the things we brought with us in the car and we got it set up, which was a piece of cake – two screws really. It actually has a scrap run on it that I started for Addie quite a few years ago. You can see that it...

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