What Happened While I Was Away

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4 min readNov 14, 2023
Photo by Vadim Bogulov on Unsplash

I’m back in Washington again, having flown home from Texas on Friday, which I have mixed feelings about, admittedly.

But that’s not what this post is about.

While I was away, a lot has changed, so I’m gonna share that with you!

Changes at Home

Photo by Roger Starnes Sr on Unsplash

Let’s start with what happened at the house during my absence:

My New Desk Chair Arrived

It’s blue!


It’s here!

And it’s about damn time, too.

I’d been waiting since July for it, having to reorder it after the first one was lost in transit. So I’d figured it was a lost cause.

Glad I was wrong.

It’s comfy, much more than the old one, although it has no arms to save space, but that’s one reason I chose that one.

Mom Started Revamping Our Food Organization System

Over the years, she’s been trying to container all the bagged goods we have floating around our house as part of her organization, among other things.

But when I got home, new and old containers were strung all over the place, a normal side-effect of her projects.

We Have a New Faucet/Under-Sink Filter

Nice, huh?

Yeah, our old faucet had been eroding for quite a while, and Mom had a new one sitting in the cart forever.

But apparently, they were tired of the crappy one and finally bought the new one.

We also have well water, which is naturally hard and doesn’t taste great; we’ve been using two Brita filters for water consumption — one for our coffee maker and the other for…



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