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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Memories of Lifestyles We No Longer Live

In 1992, we lived on a houseboat moored at Houseboat Row off Key West Florida. Our daughter was nearly seven. The day looks sunny and peaceful.

Hurricane Andrew was hellbent for leather and coming straight at us.

A picture taken by the late Dale McDonald shows us tied to the side of the Gale's. I'm squatting on their traveling dock, pulling  myself out to the house. I still wear the pink camisole top and a hat just like that one.

My dinghy is the long dark green one; the Lynda-boat is tied to the side of Lipsnatcher with the Yamaha 10hp tipped up. A couple more dinghies are dangling about in what appears to be a pretty calm tidal situation.

We were lucky, Andrew missed us and our family in Sarasota County at the time. Not so lucky--the Homestead and Everglades areas which sustained incredible amounts of damage. It took more than a decade before the place was back to what resembled normal.

Any memories of big storms you'd like to share with us ?~! Cita ?~!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité

 Standing in solidarity with justice and Paris in the aftermath of the attacks.

San Francisco City Hall

Sending Love and Prwayers to Paris vy @ borcikshop

Friday, November 6, 2015

Red is Everywhere

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So it's technically Orange, but for today's purposes we're going with
Our Warriors are Champs and we are proud.
Thanks for a great season, guys.

( this is two years of fabric-what shall I do with it ?~! )

Linking with NTT at My Quilt Infatuation.

Word Mahjong

Rick, a game inventor, has developed an app for the Chrome browser called Word Mahjong. It's a Scrabble-Boggle-Pyramid Solitaire combination that is incredibly fun for word-hounds, among whom I count myself. And many of you all, too.

Have fun.

The beginning board for a game. Words of up to eight letters are accepted if they are in the current Scrabble dictionary. Uncovering new letters each time is how you strategize. Or not !~!

My current best score is 771; last game I scored 666.
Yeah, I thought so too.