Tuesday, September 21, 2010


One of the side benefits of the fire has been that Alan and I have grown closer again. We've been spending most of our time together and are rediscovering how good we are as a team, tackling problems, making decisions, etc. Sometimes, though, we have different approaches to moving on.

Alan is in major shopping mode. Online, he's buying printers and monitors and vacuum cleaners. Home Depot is once again one of his major hangouts. His face lit with delight when he saw that McGuckin's is having a tent sale this weekend.

I'm not much of a shopper, even in the best of times. We needed a watering can for a plant that a new neighbor gave us, so I had to go shopping. Target didn't have any--watering cans are "out of season". I didn't like what Home Depot had. McGuckin's had exactly the can we had before, except they only had blue or gray. I wanted an exact replacement for the green watering can I had. No, that's not quite right. I wanted the watering can I had.

It's just a cheap plastic watering can. But I'm not finished grieving.


  1. Nor should you be.

    Very powerful piece of writing, Deb.

  2. Deb,
    Thanks for taking the time to keep in touch. Hopefully you are finding writing about your experiences a helpful tool in your grieving process. Thinking of you!