Yes, my life is in transition. I am now getting used to life as a widow. What will this bring? Time will tell.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Montana Life

I've said my goodbyes to Myrtle Beach, SC.  This is a picture Susan took of me
on the 2nd Ave Pier in downtown Myrtle Beach on my last night there. 

My destination......those mountains in the distance.

Thanks Susan...I just plucked what I wanted from your Flickr.
Susan also has a lovely post on her blog about our trip. 
It brought tears to my eyes.  

I've been here two weeks now and I'm whittling away at my list of things to do.  
  New washer and dryer arrives today
Keys made
Kitchen cleaned and stocked
Andrew the handyman finished fixing a few things
(he will be coming back to paint the front porch)
Arch the lawn guy hired - starts Saturday
The general cleaning and sorting has begun
Temporary MT plates on car
Took mom shopping at Shopko.

One of the highlights of mom's day is the lunch at Senior Citizens.
I've been taking her everyday to lunch and to dinner there on Thurs.  This is
really pretty nice.  I'm always happy to have someone else do the
cooking and the dishes.  The food is really quite good.   The company
is very nice there, also.  I've met some really nice people.

I'm still living out of my suitcases and boxes.   I am gradually getting
things organized upstairs for my things.  As soon as I get things in place and
as much as I can off the floor the carpet cleaners are coming.  

I've had to make daily trips to the dump and I'm getting quite a collection
for the thrift store.  
Progress is slowly being made.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

the Big Sky Country

Well, I made it to Montana safe and sound.
I've been here almost a week.  My daughter and I left
Myrtle Beach, SC on a Monday morning and arrived here
in Troy, MT on Saturday afternoon.  Lucky me, my daughter did
all of the driving and pumped the gas.  I just went along for the ride.
We experienced all types of weather but thankfully nothing too severe.
It wasn't what I call a fun trip but we tried to make our lunch stops
an event. We chose old towns and ate at local eateries. 
In Big Timber, Mt, we ate locally raised roast beef sandwiches....
perfectly marbled beef so tender and delicious.  

Our local park is on the bank of the beautiful Kootenai river.
There is an Osprey that nests on the bridge every year.
That will be fun to watch.  
The quaint little town of Troy, population 985, is now my new
Troy, MT, population 986.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Saying Goodby to South Carolina

Today is my last day here in Myrtle Beach, SC.  I've truly enjoyed my years living here.
I'm really going to miss the beach.  But, I like the mountains.  Mom is just a few blocks
from the Yaak River.  I'm sure Rusty (her dog) and I will spend lots of time there.   In fact
mom is just a few blocks from everything.  Troy, MT is a very, very small town.
There are 2 larger towns within 20 miles either way.  

I'm just about all packed and my daughter arrives around 5 p.m.      I've planned on taking
her to the 2nd Avenue Pier for dinner tonight.

  I can see the pier from my hotel room. 

I'll see you next time from Montana.

Friday, March 21, 2014

My Mini Vacation at the Beach

Finally, the weather has turned nice.  Yesterday, was absolutely beautiful  
and another beautiful day is expected for today.  Right now I have my
patio door ajar and I can hear the rolling waves.   Soon I will see a beautiful

I'm staying at the Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort.  

A suite sounds extravagant but a 30% March Madness sale made
it affordable.  And, I'm enjoying every penny spent. 

 I've been playing tourist and seeing the sights and walking
the beautiful beach.    It seems we have a pancake house, funky beach store 
and a mini golf place on each corner.  Yesterday, I had breakfast at
a pancake house and walked across the street and visited
a beach store.  Decided to skip the mini golf and go tour
the shops at Barefoot Landing.  

I haven't quite decided what to do today.  Whatever, it
will be fun.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Times, they are a-changin

Since the death of my husband, I have not felt like blogging at all.  Even when you
know it is coming, it really knocks the socks of you.  

Lorne K. Waters
April 9, 1941 - November 7, 2013
My loving husband for 34 years.

The well being of my 93 year mother requires my presence.
My house is  up for sale and right now I'm enjoying a mini-vacation
at the beach.  Sunday, my daughter arrives and Monday we head out
for Troy, Mt; my future home.

My new home.  I will have the whole upstairs to myself.
It will be like living in a tree house.

More to follow.....

Friday, November 1, 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Halloween with a Christmas Twist

That is our challenge this week at

This is an appropriate theme since in the stores Halloween is
on one aisle and Christmas is on another.