Almost Done

Nora Schlesinger

The year is quickly coming to a close.

My little run in with the bank and Federal Law D is still causing trouble with my health insurance. But as far as the Government is concerned, I no longer have a Savings Account to Abuse. First time I have ever pissed off a bank and had a positive balance.

The house is paid off. City and Property Taxes paid, at least til June. The New Refrigerator is filled with Worried Poetry. The New Hot Water Heater, isn’t Hot Water Heater a nonsense name for it.. I mean if the water is hot, it doesn’t need heating, anyway it is running well. Did I mention we have a New Toto Toilet? But, the house is paid off.

My fourth grandchild was born this May as my first grandchild was turning 18. Instead of adorable human photos resulting from my genetic contributions I thought I’d give you a slideshow of things I found online.

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When we moved into the house in 1997 we lost a box of Christmas Tree decorations. My son found them during the Great Plumbing Disaster of 2019. The box contained my daughter’s first ornament from 1983 and my son’s first from 1994.

On New Year’s Eve, my husband will begin his retirement after 32 years working for the City. He has become somewhat of a legend and is going to be interviewed by some uncertain news organization.

The best thing to happen is a frantic apology phone call. After 19 years, her first baby has put her through the biggest of all parenting tests. She called to apologize for all the crazy she put me through when she was a teenager. I told her I knew her pain but should forgive my absent looking grin.

Don’t Touch Anything Sharp!

By Sally

Sally Franklin Christie Blogger and Author of If I Should Die and Milk Carton People.