I didn’t get around to clearing out my email for the past two days, so by this morning, there were more than 500 emails in my inbox. I would have found this link sooner if it hadn’t been way down under the huge heap of stuff. It may be virtual, but it doesn’t feel virtual. It feels entirely real.

When I first got serious about Garry in 1988, half of his apartment was covered in huge heaps of unopened mail. That was before email became the primary way we communicate. It was even worse than the mentally-challenging heaps of virtual email we get now. Except what used to take a month or two to collect now accumulates in a couple of days.

It seems to me exactly when we think we’ve fixed a problem, we discover we’ve recreated it in a new form.

And now, the questions:

Favourite horror or Halloween-themed song?  Or a song you rarely hear except around a holiday.

Will the theme song from “The Addams Family” do?

Do you ever see figures in your peripheral vision?

My problem began when I stopped seeing anything in my peripheral vision. I didn’t realize I had a problem with my eyes until I realized I was also seeing double. Four surgeries later, two on each eye, I could see peripherally again. AND not double.

The problem? Don’t laugh, okay? I have heavy eyelids. The “Lockwood ligament” which is the little ligament that enables you to raise and lower your eyelids had stretched out, so I wasn’t able to fully open my eyes.

I lost my peripheral vision — and didn’t notice because it was so gradual. What I did notice was when I started to see double. That finally got me to the doctor. He did a great job except for a few months, I looked constantly startled.

My eyes were really open. It also changed the way my face looks and it took me a while to get used to it. It definitely made driving safer. I had not realized how much vision I had lost.

Which urban legend scares you the most?

Right now? Reality scares me a lot more than ANY urban legend possibly could! I have nightmares about being surrounded by Republicans…

You’re home alone but you hear footsteps in your house, what do you do?

I assume it’s one of the boys — Owen, Garry, Owen’s friend Arthur, or El Duque. Unless I hear little scratchy noise from above me. That means we’ve got mice. Again.

This has been a really bad year for rodents. They’ve invaded everyone’s house, car (they get into your engine and chew up your wires), garage, sheds. Rats — which we rarely saw until this year — are showing up. This makes the hawks, fisher cats and coyotes happy. We consider them pests. Predators think they are lunch.

What is your favourite season?

This is it. We are in it. It has been very grey and rainy so far as all the hurricanes from the Caribbean have been sweeping up this way. We haven’t gotten much wind or torrential rains but the rivers are suddenly full. We are definitely in a rain pattern.

I hope it clears up tomorrow. I’d like to go out and take pictures and right now, it’s that kind of clammy cold that makes your bones ache.

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12 replies

  1. Lovely photos Marilyn, that you have Shared in Your World. I agree with you on that most horrorific thing possible. Nightmares will surely follow!🤨😮😕😒🤢🥺 🎃👻🦇 At least you have that absolutely stunning vista upon which to gaze! The Addams family theme is perfect! Good choice! Have a great week!


  2. I loved the chosen song and l agree reality is way more scary than anything urban. Lovely photos.


  3. Beautiful pics! I hear you on the scary reality 😫


  4. As always I enjoy your pictures. Fall is my favorite season. However living in Florida the only Fall is a slight relief in the humidity and temperatures. Today is perfect and I can sit outdoors and soak in the silence.

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    • Well, fall is in the works but it seem to have decided to be our rainy season. Mind you, after the drought of spring and summer, we certainly needed water except NOW we have a LOT of water and some of the rivers are beginning to flood. We can’t seem to find a “happy medium.” But yeah, that’s New England for ya. Always dramatic, never predictable.


  5. I’m glad your vision problems got fixed. Rats are not welcome anywhere near me.

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    • We were not glad to see them. They aren’t IN the house, but we’ve seen one big dead one in the driveway (I think we scared away a hawk that was planning to eat it) and our “mouse guy” warned us that there has been a huge upsurge for every kinds of rodent from squirrels to rats and mice. This might have something to do with the weird weather and the drought making them search harder and more openly for food and WATER. Of course, rats live everywhere, whether we see them or not. I just don’t want them in my house. I don’t like mice — but rats? Nope.

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