Friday, March 7

Odds and Ends


A multi-level (redneck) mansion. That's one way to save space!

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About leg cramps: after the post on it earlier in the week, I put new soaps under my mattress pad. The old ones had been there about a year and weren't working any more. The new ones did the trick - I didn't have one cramp last night! If the soap ever doesn't work, I'll try the corks and let you know.
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The new Bunn coffee pot is fabulous! They're pricy, but I could have saved a lot of money over the years if I had bought this one first. The coffee is ready in 3 minutes and it tastes better, too! Speaking of coffee.....Before his stroke, mr. kenju had a nice habit of bringing my first cup of the day while I checked email in the mornings. Thursday morning, he brought a cup - the first time since August 17th. (YAY! He's making progress!)
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An unbelieveable carving from the Ice festival in Harbin, China. I'm no fan of ice and snow, but I would've liked to be there while this was being carved.



25 comments:

Kristi said...

That ice carving is amazing! And yay for the return of the coffee routine.

Changes in the wind said...

Red-neck mansion LOL!

Friday said...

Kinda looks like it should be in N'awlins. LOL

HI! Michele sent me and I enjoyed my visit.

Seamus said...

The redneck mansion is pretty creative ... scary ... but creative!

Mar said...

I have never seen that type of mansion before, lol.
I will have to remember that soap trick. Love the ice sculpture!
Oh, how nice the old habits are back!!!

colleen said...

I love the trailers, wonder if it's an art installation.

Keep us posted on the soap. Has anyone explained why soap?

Mahala said...

I keep trying to convince the Amazon to put a trailer up on the bank behind us. Our yard could look just like that!!

Nancy said...

Judy,

That must have been a nice treat for you to have your coffee served by Mr. Kenju.

I know things looked dark for you when the stroke happened but we all prayed that he would be all right,and now here he is bringing you your coffee.

He must have felt pretty swell himself delivering it.....

Laura said...

I've heard that bars of soap work for leg cramps, too. But I've never found out why. Do you know?

My hub also brings me coffee every morning, so when I read this about Mr. Kenju resuming his old routine, I paused. Boy, sometimes the small things mean the most to us, hmmm? :)
Here's a coffee toast to both of you, it's well deserved!

Mr. Althouse said...

Yea for Mr. Kenju! That is good news indeed!

PS: I love the redneck mansion. I could live there... once upon a time.

Michele did not send me, this time.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

That ice sculpture is simply amazing! And the "Mansion" too...lol! GREAT Picture!
I must write that down about the soaps, Judy....you never know when it might come in handy...! And it is such an easy solution, too!

Oh Happy Day....Mr. Kenju IS making GREAT Progess! Not since August....Bless Him!

Mortart said...

I enjoy your blog, so I hate to be a nit-picker. Harbin is in China, not Russia. To be specific, it's in Manchuria, the Chinese region that borders Russian Siberia.

tiff said...

I would love to live in the redneck mansion. looks fun!!

JeanMac said...

That was so touching, his bringing coffee again!

Omykiss said...

Hello ... these caravans are something else! Where did you take this picture? I'd love to know.

Here this time from michele ...

Bob-kat said...

The Redneck mansion lamde me laugh! :)

I'm pleased about the coffee for you. And not just the new coffee pot, but the bringer of coffee too.

rosemary said...

what a nice thing for mr. kenju to do...he loves you. As for the ice sculpture...nah.

Mike said...

I love the Redneck Mansion!!

Michele sent me

Anna said...

I am going to show John this shot! Looks like all our space problems can go away with a few trailers!

Have a good weekend Judy!

joared said...

Glad to hear Mr. Kenju continues to make progress -- patience...patience...patience -- and keep at it!

I've seen a lot of trailer parks and mobile home parks, but never one like this photo -- WOW. Same for ice sculpture, except I've never seen any of those large outdoor types.

Keep taking good care of yourself.

sage said...

I love the redneck mansion!

Jean said...

Around here, the redneck mansion would be blown into rubble in the next county, first tornado that came through.

There's a house in the next county that is an unpainted shack with an old house trailer attached to the back. On closer inspection, you notice that it has leaded windows and other features that begin to give it away. Inside, it's furnished with Victorian furniture and original paintings. Their previous home was a Victorian house in town that looks like a castle.

Carmi said...

That sculpture is incredible. Coincidentally, on my way home from Shanghai last year, I sat next to a very sweet lady, Doris, who had just visited her family in Harbin. I wonder if her family The world can be such a small place.

http://writteninc.blogspot.com/2007/07/neighbors-we-meet.html

I'm so glad that Mr. K brought you that coffee. I'm certain it tasted especially good. Congratulations to you both.

Jamie Dawn said...

That's SOME carving!!
MY hick mansion has six levels with running water and flush toilets on each level. It also has one level dedicated to showing off my antler collection.

Shephard said...

Wow. Amazing carving.
Hey, want some good coffee? Ever try Douwe Egberts? Omg, so smooth it needs no cream. :) You can only get it on Amazon and at The Paris Hotel/Resort in Las Vegas.
~S