Remember this guy? Mikola Zlochevsky? Former Ukraine Oil and Gas minister? The guy who ended up living in Monaco because he stole so much money out of Ukraine. Yeah, he allegedley sold state assets to a bank which he owned. And all the IMF money which went into the bank...... kind of disappeared. The same … Continue reading Again, It All Comes Back to Ukraine.
Marica made a comment this morning about a Cabinet Appointment which beget a whole series of responses as to OUR versions of dream kitchens. I made the comment about using commercial Stanley Tool Chests for under cabinets - and how much I LOVE the extra space, durability, and heavy duty drawer glides. At our old … Continue reading The Dream Kitchen
Here it is. My son bought a Nissan 300ZX all on his own, and he is restoring it. Of course, that means I am involved in auto restoration as well. It's been quite an education. There are many sides to this problem/adventure.... most are good. This is what happens when young people don't get married … Continue reading We Have a New Baby in Our House.
I was standing at the kitchen door this morning, my fingers tracing the signatures of decades of guests who have stayed with us. Many happy memories. It reminds me of this story. Yeah, it's not every day the Governor comes to your house. And in the south, a visit from "the Guv-nah" takes on a … Continue reading The Governor is Coming…..
I've told parts of this story before but never the whole thing..... Here we go. Animals give us unconditional love. We often wonder why people can't be more like our dogs or cats, ferrets or pigs, or...... squirrels. That unconditional love, always happy to see you, makes us happy. Their exuberance is contagious and lifts … Continue reading Elmo the Squirrel.
I'm looking for my hammer today. It was my Grandfather's hammer, and sat in a little basket under the edge of Grandma's kitchen counter for generations. When they both passed, I inherited the basket which has been in the top right hand drawer of my utility room for at least 12yrs. Where in the hell … Continue reading Tools ~ Do NOT Touch My Outlined Pegboard.
In my constant struggle to get what I want but not break the bank, I searched for a solution to the window problem for our new utility room. The utility room was the bane of my existence. With the B&B busy all the time, I was responsible for about 80 loads of laundry every week … Continue reading But….. I’m not paying $1700 for a window.
The day before, it was 74 degrees. Gorgeous spring day, daffodils popping. I had a 5yr life plan and it was working. I was happy. That night, the temps dropped to 23 degrees and an unexpected Ice Storm formed over the Mid-South. We were blind-sided. Mother Nature wanted to see just how adaptable we could … Continue reading A Lesson in Self-Reliance = The Ice Storm of ’94
Britt was always complaining she never had any money. It was, perhaps, her only flaw. I found it odd because her husband I both followed the market and invested. He had a good job but often traveled leaving Britt alone with the kids. To make a long story short, her kids ate at my house … Continue reading You’re Going to Jail for Writing Bad Checks.
The photo above, according to my girlfriend, was a pediatric prescription from 1962. Whiskey for the baby? Maybe a little more for moms and dads? We all have family remedies. Chicken soup, Vick's on a Scarf + heating pad on chest, double up on the Vitamin C, all kinds of teas and herbs..... depending on … Continue reading Feed the Cold or Starve the Cold? What about the Fever?