Something Different

Posted by on July 30, 2019 in housekeeping | 7 comments

My apologies for dropping off the face of the blog-o-sphere. Some dramatically bad things have been happening chez moi.

It started with one of my cats going over the edge of a short wall on the top floor, taking a heavy flannel quilt that was draped over the top with her, and falling about 14 feet onto the cement floor on the main level, breaking a tooth, cutting up her face, and having one killer kitty concussion.

Grace, a few days later …

I hurt my back and was down for the count for a few weeks …

And then, in a car parked in front of the building where I work, a co-worker was shot and killed by her husband, who then shot himself. I hadn’t been working there long and I didn’t know the woman who was murdered–though I would witness just how much she was beloved by those that did know her–and was sincerely surprised at how much I was personally affected by events and the profound sadness that filled our building.

The property management company that manages my loft, first told me that the owner was willing to extend my lease and a month later said they were not which led to a scramble to find a place to go in a city in which the few rental properties all seem to have become Air BnB’s. I am moving back to my old neighborhood and paying twice the rent I paid for a comparable place only two years ago … and have very little time to get organized, packed and moved.

In the midst of all these stressful events, I felt such resistance to jumping back into the Block Lotto that I realized that it’s time for something different. I have some ideas about what that will look like and I think anyone that follows this blog may want to tune in, but it will take me time to get organized and make it happen … starting sometime after I get moved.

Thank you to those who picked up the pieces of the June Block Lotto and everyone who reached out to me.


  1. So glad to hear from you Sophie! You have a lot to deal with, so sending some good thoughts your way. A big thank-you for the Block Lotto. Karen N.

  2. Sophie, I was glad to hear from you & so sorry that life has been piling on your world. Thanks for starting this group & keeping it going for so long. I wish you all the best. Barb K

  3. Sophie, thanks for the update. What a time you’ve had!

  4. I’m so sorry, Sophie, to hear that you have been caught up in a labyrinth of problems. Sometimes I think the world has
    gone off the rails and I’m grateful to be living in this small town in my big old creaky house. I hope we can keep in touch
    and I’ll be happy to see what you might have in store once you are settled in. Sending you good wishes and serenity.

  5. Sophie! Sending you some love and hope.

  6. WOW WOW WOW…what a month…what a year. We’ll be here when you get back. Take care of yourself.

  7. I’m sorry you’ve had so many issues in July – that’s a lot to deal with. Put yourself first. Hugs,

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