Thanks for all of the IKEA support, my friends! You are the best. I now have two blinds on the way to me at the cheapest price to be found on eBay; courtesy of a link sent by Diane, a reader. Meredith found one in Tampa – so that makes three! I can get by with three. Would I like four? Yes. But, hey, I’m thrilled with three. I don’t claim to know what goes into a decision to discontinue an item, but a quick google search of Emmie Roll-Up Blinds found lots of blog posts about them and lots of fans. So, it begs the question: Why? Maybe IKEA is coming back with something similar but different? Who knows? Anyway, as I told Meredith, if I put out a call to my readers, something should turn up…and it did.
Still coughing, sometimes for what seems like hours, still blowing my nose. But I am better than I was a few days ago. Nevertheless, this cold is a miserable one. Since I have bad allergies, my sinuses are usually already inflamed, so something like this hits me with a double-whammy. And, having just gone through antibiotic treatment for Lyme disease, I wonder if my immune system was a little weakened. Not sure about that, of course. But, as a rule, I avoid antibiotics and rarely use them. For the Lyme, of course, they were a no-brainer.
Today? A quick trip home. There and back in one day. This is the only day I can get away and I have to check in at the house, pick up our mail, and get more dog food. Next Monday, my day off, is the day I have to move from the hotel to the apartment. Days off haven’t been a whole lot of fun lately.
I’m afraid to see the state of the garden, as I’ve had to rely on Mother Nature to water it and we’ve had very little rain. I imagine the porch plants might have seen their last days, as well. Gosh, it is so hard for someone like me to leave them for a chunk of time with no one to water them. I feel like I’m pulling the plug on them. But that’s what I had to do.
So, I’m bracing myself for what I will see as I head up the driveway. Based on what I’m observing around here, that will also include lots of leaves on the ground. I might rake a little, check the gutters, run a couple of errands and then head back to Hartford.
Scout is going to be awfully confused.
Home? Then back to that hotel? What???