Sunday, September 25, 2011

What's Happening in My Life - September 25, 2011

There's no doubt, I'm really rattled and preoccupied.  On Thursday, my
dear friend, Werner Zucher, a forensic toxicologist from Switzerland,
arrived to spend a couple of nights with me before heading to the
Marriott Marquis in San Francisco to attend a conference, after which he
will return to spend the weekend at my house.  On our way  home from
te airport, we stopped at Costco to stock up on necessary provision like
beer, wine, Brie and other cheeses and a few other essentials. 

Later, I realized, I no longer had my wallet in my possession.  A frantic
search didn't turn it up so I began the most annoying task of cancelling
credit cards, going to the bank to replace my ATM card and, Monday,
I have to get a new driver's license and senior ID.  I have about ten other
things I must do related to that, as well, all at a time when minutes are at
a premium!

Jo Olivieri, Poetic Shutterbug, and I spent all day yesterday involved in
my "estate sale" - even my wonderful son, Jeremy, came over to over
security and support.  Sadly, there was a very poor turn out and we only
made a hundred dollars.  At least, I had good company.  We went through
my dad's military foot locker which I hadn't opened in about twenty years
and found some of my high school and early nursing school scrapbooks!
What funny things I saved!

Here's a picture taken in 1968 on my way back to New Orleans from my
home in Columbus, Georgia.  My girlfriend and I had stopped to eat at
a rest hour and I was leaning into the car to get the sandwiches!  Oh, how
I wish my gluteus maximus was still this size!

My son, Jeremy, almost took one of Werner's Swiss gifts away from me -
24 four bars of luscious Swiss milk chocolate, one box plain, the other
with hazelnuts.  "Just what you need", he commented.  I told him I
would give him have and eat one little square a day, ONLY. 

We are going to hold the second day of the estate sale today and, hopefully,
the turnout will be better.  My goal was to earn enough for a new laptop
as this one is not going to survive much longer and I need  to be able to
post from India. 

I am so far behind in making the deadline of getting out of this house by Oct
15.  Forgive my slow repsponse to posts and reading and replying to your
blogs.  I love you and will be back to normal once I can.


  1. Carmen, you know that understand your absent, right? It's ok with me. Just concentrate on doing what you have to do right now..So sorry about your missing wallet and hope every thing goes well for you today with the estate sale.

    It's so nice of Jo to be there with you..

  2. We change in time, but the most important is our soul becomes better. For me you are always beautiful and kind my friend Carmen.



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  3. Too many things to deal with before your trip! Once you're at India, remember to take some rest :) The photo is so funny, why your friend would take this picture?

  4. Ah, you have such an enormous task ahead of you!
    Good luck!

  5. So many things happening Carmen...just do what you have to do.

  6. So you have been spending a lot of time "renewing" yourself.

    Why don't you "renew" the sexy gluteus maximus at the same time?

  7. Icy BC -
    Jo and I sat here for two whole days and only made about $150. We did enjoy chatting, though! I hate that I did sell more things. I guess I'll be calling Good Will. Some of the things I'll put in storage and try again when I get back from India.

    rainfield61 -
    You are so funny. Perhaps I'll come back from India looking ( and feeling ) more like the old me!

    Irrendento Urbanita -
    You always say the loveliest things. I am most fortunate to have stumbled across your blog. You are a special friend, indeed.

    Josep -
    Maybe, once I'm in India, I'll be able to relax a bit and catch my breath. Then I'll read all the blogs I've been missing! How are you, my friend. Is your book out in bookstores now?

    rosaria -
    I am creeping along at a snail's pace. Just this past Thursday, I lost my wallet at Costco and never recovered it...after I'd been to the bank so I had a hundred dollars cash in it. Now I have to go to DMV tomorrow to renew my driver's license and senior ID and order my insurance, AARP, CSAA cards, etc! Time is what I DON'T have!!

    Ayie -
    I am so happy to see you. It's been such a long time. I hope all is well in your part of the world.

  8. Hola Carmencita mi amiga! Hi girl! Sorry to hear about your lost wallet. But glad to know you've been reconnected with a friend. More power on your estate sale! So nice of Jo to help out. So you have impending India trip? Good luck with the to-do list. As Icy put it, we understand perfectly well -take as much time as you need, girl. *hugs*

  9. Oh and the photo... the bomb! Really cool! Take it easy! *hugs*

  10. Your smile has remained the same. I like that side better anyway.

  11. Carmen, do what I have done and put my blog on holiday for a short while. I am off to the UK to visit Seren, my granddaughter.
    I hope all goes well for you.

  12. Good luck with your estate sale and I hope the second was better than the first?