Tuesday, November 4, 2014

...sorting, packing, tossing.

My 'favoritest' of months has come and gone.
For some reason, it is a month that has ALWAYS resonated with me.  ...and gave me power to be strong!
We had a LOT of FUN in October, nothing extraordinary, just a LOT of laughs (like trying to figure out 'who' was enjoying our pumpkins SOOO Much!)

(We did finally catch a glimpse of Him in action...)

The excitement of capturing the season through 'new-eyes'...
(Miss Fi loved the bag that we gave her for her '10-30' SECOND BIRTHDAY!)

Along with all of the FUN, October was a also a Very Sentimental Journey.

~ The store at which I have worked for the past 15 yrs. closed it's doors for the last time.  138yrs. worth of STUFF to sort, pack, toss...
~A good friend sold her house and moved out of state.  STUFF to sort, pack, toss...
~J's childhood home has sat empty since his parents went into a skilled care facility a yr ago.  The ownership of the house is in the process of being transferred... sort, pack, toss.
~A Very Dear friend died in June (87yrs).  She never married or had children.  Just a very packed home.  It recently sold and had to be emptied by Oct. 31... sort, pack, toss.

Oh, all of the Memories...
THANK GOODNESS October gave me strength, because

THANKFULLY we were home at the time, or I shudder to think of what 'might' have happened!

About a week ago, while J was home for lunch, we noticed a smell of ?burning plastic/rubber?, upon checking we found smoke coming from our 'OFF' coffee maker!!  We quickly unplugged, and removed it to the driveway!
After MUCH time spent on the phone with the manufacturer, and reassurance from them that they had never had anything like this reported to them in the past... we made arrangements for them to replace it...

Which they did promptly.
The new unit arrived SHATTERED.
So, now, we are anxiously awaiting the next replacement!

THANKS for listening to me whine...
I'll leave you with this TOO CUTE picture of the 'PLARN' bag in action on Halloween!

**There is an ADORABLE Mini-Mouse costume under the Winter Coat!!


Shara said...

You had a very busy month of sorting, packing and tossing. I hope most of that is behind you know. I am so sorry about your hardware store - I know it meant a lot to you.

BUT! Now! It is your BIRTHDAY MONTH. Woot.

Cheapchick said...

The squirrel made a zombie pumpkin! No coffee - what the hell! Here is hoping for a good November - Happy Birthday Month!

Kim said...

There is nothing like a good cup of coffee, and I do not want to spoil yours.

However, I had the same exact thing happen to my coffee pot. Same brand as yours. I went on line and found that there were many other incidents involving this manufacturer's machine. Some ended with serious damage. I reported my incident as part of a group looking for a recall on the product in question.

Be sure and unplug it when you leave your home. I
shudder to think what may have happened if I had not been at home.

Van said...

Love the pumpkins! I'm always sad to see Halloween go, too.