Sunday, January 27, 2013


The last coat of paint went on the hallway trim today.  Reconstruction is now complete.  Almost exactly 3 months after the storm hit on October 29, 2012, a date that will be remembered for many years to come.  And in the meantime I finished moving into the quilting room cabinets, the area rug is down in the entertainment room, so we are completely moved in.

Now my latest challenge is completing the transition to my new MacBook Pro from my old PC.  I won't relax until I have a new Family Tree Maker installed and all my genealogy data loaded.  Then it should be back to life as usual - until the next crisis hits.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Baby Quilt

My latest quilt is for the newest addition to my extended family - my niece's baby son.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Woke up to an outside temperature of 14 degrees this morning.  You'd think we were in the Adirondacks.  I can't remember the last time it got that cold in New Jersey.

In other news, I'm writing this post on my new MacBook Pro.  No more frustrating Windows for me.  I thought I was going to stay with Microsoft and get a Windows 7 laptop.  But while there are a few to be had, they are really pushing Windows 8, which I have no interest in.  So I'll be holding my breath until I get all my genealogy data transferred.  Family Tree Maker is now available on the Mac, and I sure hope I can import all my data to it.

Saturday, January 19, 2013


There is a sign on a local candy store that says "Stressed backwards = Desserts".  That means in order to avoid being stressed, one must eat desserts, right?

Monday, January 14, 2013

Reconstruction Nearly Complete

We have finished the entertainment room.  We even ordered an area rug for it so we don't have to exercise on that hard tile floor.
And the cabinets arrived for the quilting room.  It will take me a long time to get that room in shape, but I badly needed to sort through all my fabric so that will get done eventually.  The only thing left to do is finish the filling/caulking/trim painting in the hallway and that will be done soon.  So this week starts the road to normalcy.  I can't wait to get back to quilting, and then genealogy research, then .......