Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Time to go home

So this evening we are at the airport - David will fly to Pittsburgh and will be home later in the month but for me it is time to go.

So my blog ends as it began, with a glass of champagne ‘to steady the nerves’!

It’s been a great adventure.  Now maybe a new UK based blog?  Anyone still out there reading this one (I know I have a few gaps to fill in for the last few weeks!)

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

In Pittsburgh

A chilly day with snow flurries and a freezing wind.

We are staying in the Wyndham hotel in the downtown area near State Point park where three rivers meet.

Due to recent weather the huge landmark fountain is switched off and the area around is flooded as the rivers rise.

Flowering trees such as this early dogwood are struggling with the cold conditions.

The redbud is coming..

Cherry Blossom is out but shivering somewhat in the wind!

This evening in the hotel bar the tv was showing a live baseball match being played across the river at the Pittsburgh Pirates stadium...not exactly baseball weather..

Friday, 13 April 2018

Cleaning the Ducts!

It’s a beautiful day but the sounds of the birds singing are completely drowned out by the noise of this giant vacuum cleaner on the back of a truck, cleaning out all the air ducts of the heating/cooling system!

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Celebrating 90 years

On Monday at my Leaving Potluck, we also celebrated the very special birthday of a fellow volunteer.

Yesterday when she came to the Bargain Loft at lunch time for her afternoon cashier shift, she had a surprise welcoming party with balloons, cupcakes and a little fizz!

Ruth has volunteered for the Bargain Loft for more than 35 years.  Many years before that she came to the US from her native Sweden.  

Hence April’s very apt decoration on her birthday cupcakes! Swedish Fish!

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Table/desk for sale!

There are a few things that are just too heavy/fragile/awkward to bring home - or we don’t have a place for them.  One such is this unusual table with school desk insert that I bought at The Bargain Loft.

Hence we are trying out some of the local selling groups - without too much luck so far.

It is an interesting item!