Category Archives: Barbara Ellen

Love Lives On

“This one of the best grief and mourning books around and I have read more than a score of them since my wife died of cancer in 2015. Louis LaGrand’s effort is remarkable because it blends the best grief and mourning advice with the latest understanding of life-after-death and reincarnation. Sort of a one-stop on the subjects that most pertain to each other. If you’re grieving/mourning anything or anyone and need not to spend money on a dozen such books this is your best bet. Thank you, Mr. LaGrand.”

And so I wrote in an Amazon review in May, 2016, and so I still contend after sending the book to my step-daughter who recently lost her alcoholic father. He sent her a gift of love in a radio play that her boyfriend wrote off as a coincidence but I think was one of LaGrand’s Extraordinary Experiences. And if she will remain open to them there will be many more in a new, actually better relationship than before.

As the author says: “Focusing on that source of everlasting care and support can give us great strength (and) energy to use in the restoration of life after loss.”

The promised doors

Actually, one, but it’s a stand-in for the others. Bar is “in love” with them.

The Seal Woman

A beautiful woman with a terrifying curse in the Faroe Islands of the Northeast Atlantic—between Denmark and Iceland. I’d like to visit, if I can convince Bar to fly and over all that water. I’d go anywhere that put up such a provocative statue for the public eye.

Battle of the phones

Bar, tired of battling with Apple over a mistaken id, has a new Android phone. Unfortunately, we haven’t figured out how to run the old locator from the iphones on the Android. Took enough time to get the imessage working and there’s no delivered/read indicator for them. Tiresome.

UPDATE:  We found a perfect locator replacement in the Life360 app, which is basically free and tracks in real-time. Whew.

More painting

More Honey Pecan wall and Bright White baseboards. Minor screwup on crown gets a fix next week when the room is painted Daisy Spell (very light yellow). Otherwise the crown is very nice and we’re going to take it next to the living dining room. These are Barbara Ellen’s color choices but I like them too. Next up: Crystal Pink and a kind of teal.

Honey Pecan

This Valspar (Lowe’s) color of Bar’s choosing went on the dining room walls looking like peach. But after a second coat it dried more yellow—like honey! And sets off her Roasted Pumpkin on the accent wall quite nicely.

Ice

Ice on Ruby this morning, wipers frozen to the windshield, but Bar made it alright to work. Only a few icy patches in the highway before she got there.

Forecast snow didn’t materialize in our portion of Neely’s Canyon. Consumes about eighteen acres and all densely treed so hard to tell about elsewhere. Twenty-nine degrees at Camp Mabry at 8 a.m., probably cooler in the canyon.