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Sunny

Barbara -- what a beautifully written piece. You're absolutely right about the "writer's retreat fantasy". ;-)
May everyone just be healthy and have a good sense of humor.

Barbara

Sunny - Thanks so much for your sweet comment -

Jo

the same things happen to my sister-in-law's cabin up in the endless mt's of pa! it's a shame really.

Barbara

Jo - You just wonder how some peoples heads work.

Maria

There goes my bubble. I have to admit I was envious at first and then I imagined all the stress and heartbreak that can be side by side something beautiful (like your cabin). You are right on with all of this being material. That's the only way I survived February. Just one tidbit: when I told my grandmother that our dog needed surgery, which would cost us $350.00 she said: "Why don't you get rid of that dog and buy yourself a nice, new living room rug." Sometimes I just have to laugh about all the strange things that happen.

Barbara

Maria - This is such a wonderful line - you must use it in a story or an essay. It gives us a whole character in one line of dialog.
(and I can only guess how painful and maddening it must have been at the time.)

Maria

Barbara, I love that line too. It's bookmarked for now, because I don't have a story to put it in yet.
On another note: Will you come to Sedona sometime to offer a writing retreat? I can help you with organizing if you need anybody...

Barbara

Maria - Yes, possibly I might do that. Thanks for the offer and stay in touch. This summer is full, but maybe in a year.

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