Many moons ago, CP and I lived out in the country not too far from the town I grew up in. We were supposed to buy that house, owned by his uncle, but that’s another blog post. We had been in town one evening, getting groceries. My grandmother was with us. She lived in the… Read More The Ex-Files – An 80mph Show
Have you ever known someone who didn’t like it when you cleaned something? For some odd reason, CP couldn’t stand it when I cleaned certain things. It could be just about anything and I suppose it was probably all based on the mood he was in. One time, I had some free time for cleaning… Read More The Ex-Files – Cleaning It Won’t Make It Work Better
I’ve always been good about stretching the dollar. When times got tough, I got tougher! (My kids grew up telling me I was cheap but I prefer the word frugal.) I knew how to get as many meals out of $40 as I possibly could, which is about all we seemed to have each payday… Read More The Ex-Files – A Frugal Meal & No Cast-Iron Skillet!
It was 6 am on a warm August morning in 1992. I was still in bed. The phone rang and since CP was up, I didn’t rush to answer. After maybe 2 minutes had gone by, CP came in the bedroom and said, “Hey, wake up.” I rolled over and sat up. “Phone call for… Read More The Ex-Files – The Day My Mom Passed
A couple of years before the kids and I left CP, he thought he could get some rent knocked off if he offered to re-shingle the roof of the house we were living in. The landlord, Mr. K, was a very understanding man so we were pretty sure he would go for it, especially since… Read More The Ex-Files – Up On The Roof Top
CP had a way of sucking the fun out of everything. That was something he had in common with my mother. To this day, I hate board games and most other games because of her. She would throw temper tantrums, adult style when she was losing. She would accuse people of cheating and throw the… Read More The Ex-Files – Sucking The Fun Right Out