Friday, July 24, 2009


There's one thing I hate about shopping in the US. You have to make allowances for sales tax.
In Australia, if you pick up an item priced at 19.90, you pay 19.90. In Florida, you pick up something labeled 19.90 and then the sales tax pushes the final price over 20.50. The difference is "Can I hand them a 20?" In one case yes, and you get change. In the other case no. They will be waiting for more money.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Time to resurrect the blog

It's time to get back here.


Therapy. Mom died on the 5th and I'm still trying to cope with this new hole in my life. It will take time, and perhaps a bit more than mere time. The hardest thing in the world is to say "Yes, remove the respirator". My sister, my niece and I all knew it was time but it was still very hard to do.

Bad moments, emptying her closet. We are giving her clothes to Goodwill, she was just so much smaller then any of us. Visiting Barnes and Noble, I have to remind myself that she would hate it if I didn't go just for her sake.