Friday, November 15, 2013

Random 5 Friday

I'm joining Nancy at A Rural Journal for Random 5 Friday.

1. A few weeks ago, I met up with some family members for dinner at Bob Evans. My cousin (back row, center), her husband and her granddaughter (in front) was passing through and made an overnight stop to visit. The ones in the red vest, mauve pullover and black cardigan and I (in the wheelchair) grew up within a few hundred yards of each other in Plum Hollow. We were more like sisters than cousins. The visit brought lots of good memories to surface. I wish children could grow up like we did back then.
2. The pump went out on my septic tank. After 3 weeks and thus far $1,084, I have a temporary fix. When the pump went out, it caused electrical problems. The pump was replaced and the electrical problem has been temporarily fixed. At least I can wash clothes and take way-too-long showers and 40-gallon baths now. The latter two are on the very short list of luxuries I enjoy. I abuse them whenever I can.
3.  I'm getting pretty good at spinning fiber. It's quite enjoyable, relaxing and productive.
4. My favorite thing when it snows is watching my dog. He licks it for a bit then digs in with his teeth and eats it as he does food. I've never seen a dog enjoy snow as he does. He won't go outside if it's raining though. Forget it. Not happening.
5.  I think I'd like to have one of those single-serving Keurig coffee makers. I have a perfectly good Cuisinart 12-cup coffee maker that I've had for years and it will probably last a few more. I just can't decide what to do.


  1. i know so many people love the keurig but it just seems so wasteful to me, all those little containers of coffee...for some reason i can't get past that lol...what a nice visit with family!

    1. I agree 100% with the waste! The only reason I'm now considering it is because I found they sell the reusable filter cups that you use with your own coffee. I don't like to waste or add to the landfills any more than I must.

  2. Hi LesleyAnn! That's a nifty picture of y'all at Bob Evans.What a nice memory the picture must be. I can't wait to see your spun fiber.
    Sorry about the septic pump. Those things are costly. We had to put in a whole new system after we bought our old farmhouse..found out the original tank was UNDER a bedroom...oh boy,.
    I hear Keurig is a money pit, but it's your call. Have a great weekend!

  3. we love our Keurig ... & they are going to be some one's Christmas present too ... ( :
    i think they are great ... not sure what others think? i love it!! & the hubby does too. yum.

  4. Lovely shot of your family -- always nice to snap a photo of gathered family whenever possible.
    A Keurig would not work at our house --- we generally do 2 pots each morning before hubby goes to work -- but sounds perfect for you.

  5. Lesley - this is a lovely photo of your friends and family. I think we should meet for lunch sometime -- I can bring the Gardener:)

    Ugh -- sorry about your septic tank -- all that money for something that you can't even knit~



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