TTOT

Ten Things of Thankful – August 27 2021

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Happy Friday and TTOT time! Let’s get started.

  1. It is getting to the end of the month already and I am grateful for air conditioning. Yup – that’s right good ole A/C Would you believe there are people who don’t have this luxury? I remember…yes, I am just that old…when we lived in Texas when Daddy was stationed at Randolph AFB in San Antonio, and we did not have A/C. The heat was, well, hot. We are talking about even this barefooted kid had to wear her flip flops because her feet would make impressions in the hot tar. Ask me how I know… Can we say, “holy hot stickers!” The A/C problem was somewhat resolved by these devices called air coolers. These were cube like devices which were like when a fan marries cold water and blows it out in soothing air. We would congregate in the living room where my parents placed their mattress on the floor and us kids who wanted to cool off would make pallets on the floor. It was like camping in the living room, only with cool air.
  2. We are moving tomorrow and have been packing. I am grateful that moving day is soon.
  3. Helpers. Daughter enlisted her church folks to help move her things since she’s not moving too well these days. My back is also appreciative of these kind people. We have movers hired, but many hands make light work. Daughter had the job of pointing people where to go with things. I think she will have fun with that.
  4. Sharpies because when you move, you need to mark those boxes.
  5. Liquor stores. These are the best places to get boxes. I like these boxes because they are clean. They have not had produce with gnats in them. They have compartments which are great for breakables.
  6. Good shoes. When you are walking around and sorting and climbing and figuring things out, those feet want to be happy. Good shoes are your friends.
  7. Water. We stocked up on water the other day. Hydration is so important and with the heat, woooo weeeee better sip up a bit.
  8. Kind people. They sure make the world a better place.
  9. Life is busy but in a good kind of way.
  10. YOU – what are your thankfuls? I think after this weekend I will be thankful for a nap.
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6 thoughts on “Ten Things of Thankful – August 27 2021”

  1. Busy sounding week ahead!
    Heat. Well-established that I prefer heat to cold, however, I will qualify that, sleep requires less than summer heat. But, whatever it is about youth, the world (and probably the laws of physics) were surely different. I could sleep in a 90 degree apartment that was home during grad school.
    Good luck on the move and remember: When in doubt, don’t try to lift it.

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  2. Since I am late getting linked up, I hope you are safely settled into your new place now and getting some much needed rest.
    I remember that sound and the smell of the air cooler that my grandparents had in their home when I was little. Walking into their parlor and feeling that cool breeze on a hot summer day was so nice. My folks didn’t have an air cooler.

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    1. Thank you. We are gradullay unpacking. Mostly, it’s my books I need to unpack and art supplies. I gained a place to work on my art and be able to leave it out, so a quasi studio.

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