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Second best thing ever

Since I retired, I’ve been making my house more inviting – for myself mainly. I spend considerably more time here – and most of it in the daylight!

Some time ago, while living in Connecticut, I developed pneumonia and pleurisy, while at a convention – such a good time. (In those days, I was a commuter, taking the train from CT to NYC daily; that often meant leaving in the dark and coming back home in the dark.) So – once diagnosed, I was ordered to rest at home for at least ten days. I spent a good deal of that time on the couch in the living room – and in the daylight. I saw things I’d been in too much of a hurry to see before. That little rest at home resulted in a lot of painting and carpet cleaning etc.

That’s what is going on with me now. Things that seemed just fine when I wasn’t here a lot aren’t so fine anymore. I built the pool as an embrace of my new life. And it was the best thing I’ve ever done.

Recently though, I did the second best thing. My house is quite small and has no garage or attic or utility room. There is a carport, which I pretty much used for the car. No more.

Ta-da!! Instant garage, utility room, work area. It’s a whole new room. The car lives outside now, which is its problem. I’m happy as a clam. This is two sections of vinyl fence mounted onto the house. Very simple. Not expensive. And my new favorite bestest thing ever.