Rainy Days and Sundays…

In the few days since I’ve been in northern California, I think I’ve seen more rain than I saw in Manhattan Beach all year! I actually don’t mind it. I missed “weather” in southern California. I actually looked up the stats: more than twice as much rain here per year, and most of it falls in the winter. The locals… Continue reading

Now a Citizen of the iCloud

Well, I avoided the iCloud and upgrading to Lion and iOS5 before the move. I’m getting old: I could only deal with so much change at a time and feared if something went wrong with the upgrade process I could be out a phone and/or computer, which would never do. Today I bit the bullet and have been migrating everything… Continue reading

On Broadway…

Meeting up with friends for a trip to broadway was planned months ago, before I had any idea how chaotic my life would be with moving. We all went to see two broadway musicals. Well, actually, some saw three and, additionally, participated in tapings of TV shows including the last show of Live with Regis and Kelly. I thoroughly enjoyed… Continue reading

Update on Mother

Mother came through the surgery remarkably well and is expected to make a full recovery from the operation. She routinely received an excellent and professional level of care at the hospital. I have great respect and appreciation for the work of her nurses and doctors. She was generally doing rather well while in the hospital; however, about 3 days after… Continue reading

Greetings from the Wine Country

Here I sit, in temporary housing, waiting until December 21st before I can complete the move to Sausalito. The temporary housing really isn’t all that bad–it’s a lovely apartment in San Rafael in north Marin county. It’s a very hilly area that isn’t over developed, and Mount Tamalpais overlooks the area. Deer hang out here behind the apartment. You can… Continue reading

Goodbye, Old Friend [UPDATED]

This post has been long in arriving! Well, it’s sad in a way. We lived here for about 4 years, but now the house at 1901 North Poinsettia Avenue, in Manhattan Beach, is completely empty. I really enjoyed the house: the ocean breeze that blasted through it (ripping the curtains completely out of the wall when we first moved in),… Continue reading