Monday, April 27, 2015

Monday Stuff on the Way to Other Stuff: Avalanche

At least seventeen people killed on Everest...because of an earthquake? The avalanche caused by the quake (which decimated Nepal) also took out teams getting ready to attempt to summit Everest. 
That's not the main news, though -- thousands are dead or missing because of the massive earthquake in Nepal. 

And James Holmes' theater murder trial has finally started -- greeted with relief by every Coloradoan, since we've been paying big bucks for every day it's been delayed. (He says he shouldn't be held accountable, by the way, because he was insane when he did it. Horsefeathers.)

The last bit of the PAAQT appraisers conference happened this morning. By noon, appraisers were fanning out everywhere, headed for lunch or out of town. I grabbed some sushi, trundled out of Paducah back to the hotel and took a nap. Tomorrow: on to Michigan, to visit the Mama. It will be a pleasure to drive past so many trees sporting their spring flower dress...Daughter #2 said it snowed (again) in Colorado yesterday. Meanwhile:

Nine freebies you can (or might) grab on an airline flight. (From AARP)

The 'extra  room' you have -- really, it's the front porch. (From The Nester)

15 crazy ideas that actually help make your life more organized.  (From Apartment Therapy)

Interesting ways to make cheap tile look more expensive. (From Apartment Therapy)

Soda pop cupcakes -- two ingredients, that's it!  (From Betty Crocker)

Frugal snacks...from yours truly via Midlife Finance.

Chickens - a modest proposal. (From same) Our baby chicks are getting very big and noisy...and ready for the coop outside. If only it would stop snowing!

Have a great week.

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