Serious enough for a portmanteau.

Things are going to get a little crazy around here. I think I’m ready, though.

  • Stocked up on drinking water, ground coffee, non-perishable food (including Baked Cheetos), propane gas for the grill, AA batteries for LED lamps? Check!
  • Did laundry, vacuumed, charged all electronics, filled gas tank, sandbagged basement door? Check!
  • Sent emails to students with updated due dates, downloaded documents needed to study for Thursday’s midterm? Check!
  • Brought in wood if we need heat, cleaned last year’s ashes out of wood-burning stove, set out large bin to collect rain water to supplement the store of plumbing water? Check!
  • Got dark rum and ginger beer to make Dark n’ Stormys? Check!
  • Downloaded “Riders in the Storm” for cell phone ringtone? Check! Continue reading

“O Fortune, Fortune! all men call thee fickle…”

I swear I didn’t do it on purpose!

Two weeks ago, I claimed that my writing was interrupted by a power outage caused by a freak August blizzard. I also alluded to the necessity of milking cows on the way home, but I’ll admit that this might not have been the truth. Continue reading