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I’ve been absent quite a bit these days. Not that I wanted to be, but I have had all kinds of things happening.

Dead Internet was one.

Cataract surgery, the second. I can now verify that with this second eye done yesterday that I have 20/20 vision in both eyes for distance. Soon to get only reading glasses.

That’s the really good news. As for the internet thing, it’s been a challenge. Kudos to Comcast for solving it (I never thought I would write those words). Ten days total. Teams of people. The final verdict. Cable that was damaged underground, thirty year old cable. They ended up repairing it by digging up the area south of our driveway last Friday night In the rain. Much of the earlier detective work took place during the brutal cold. Guys in buckets on single digit temperature days.

They spliced new cable to give us back our internet.

I suppose that means I should blog more. Giving credit all over the place. Checking out Food Plenty and writing about it.

Giving a shout out to the Wine Bin for their great customer service. We bought a box of Montaud Rose, 2016 vintage, which ended up being sherried. No problem to return.

I really love the small businesses around here.

And, another shout out to Kendall Hardware. For having everything we need, to deal with bad weather, and to feed my feathered friends.

I also made New Year’s Resolutions that I didn’t get to blog about, what with spotty internet. The biggest. Get back to talking about the CSA baskets. A new post soon on that topic.


About AnnieRie

Retired, I am following my dream of living in quiet west Howard County, a rural oasis, not far from the urban chaos, but just far enough. I love to cook, bake, garden, and travel. I volunteer at Howard County Conservancy. I lead nature hikes, manage programs and show children all the wonders of nature, and the agricultural connection to their food.

4 responses »

  1. Glad you are back. And yes I am still reading your blog. I likey it mucho.

  2. I’m also glad that you are back. To get started the discussion about CSA baskets, tomorrow we’ll be picking up our third share from the Open Book Farm winter CSA. Per an email about it, the contents will be: (1) veggies grown by the OBF: spinach, lettuce, or arugula; carrots; kale; mache, pea shoots, or young chard; (2) 10 lbs. of storage veggies to be chosen from: beets grown by OBF, and the rest from Tuscarora Organic Growers Co-op – potatoes, sweet potatoes, cabbage, onions, butternut squash, celeriac, parsnips; (3) 2 dozen OBF eggs; (4) meat share: 1 pack pork chops, 1 whole chicken, 1 pack breakfast links, and either stew beef, chip steak, or beef sausage. There’s an option to sub in or out any portion of the meat share.

  3. Great to see you are back and read your blog updates.


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