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May 30, 2017 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Fuzzy cornering.

Postcard.1945. US Hwy 71. Prize Drive of the Ozarks. Ozark Postcard Publishers/Boston Lib. Tichnoir Bro.collection/USPD., artist life/Commons,

(Postcard.1945. US Hwy 71. Prize Drive of the Ozarks/USPD/Commons,

Ah, the anticipation with the approach of a corner.

Blindly assuming the road goes on as predicted.

But what if….

  • maybe there’s a dinosaur
  • maybe there’s a time warp gate
  • maybe there’s an 18 wheelers dueling with a underpowered, but self-confident car
  • or maybe, miracle of miracles, a Starbucks and a bathroom.

We can dream.

Cat looking around corner. ALL rights reserved. Copyrighted. NO permissions granted

Fuzzy? Why yes, I am. But that doesn’t explain what is going on down there.©

Cornering takes skill – which can be practiced just about anywhere.

Although the results of actions can vary with season and location.

Indoor cornering is a bit like training wheels on bikes.

Unless performed in a chair utilizing a hard back book with their multiple corners, flips, and turns. Then it’s more like freewheeling with pages.

It’s a calculated risk, cornering.

  • Will everything stay on track?
  • Is there a point of no return?
  • A roll of the dice. Proceed or no.
dog smiling. ALL rights reserved. Copyrighted.Molly Malamute standing on wood floor. NO permissions granted

Roll? Did someone say on a roll? Nothing like making use of an odd smell on the ground when no one is looking. Dog yoga: Be one with the smells.©

Nothing like a long weekend and going round the bend with a few DIY projects.

Those, as anyone knows, would have always been approached differently if only what lay beyond was known before. HA HA

Checking all angles

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge.





  1. easyweimaraner / May 30 2017 6:22 am

    we just check all angles… and I rather would hide behind one, our next diy project starts soon :O)


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / May 30 2017 4:34 pm

      HA! I think we need to check the rear view mirrors to reflect on the other houses we remodeled before going any further off the deep end…oh, ok…the rest of the recessed lights can go in…in two rooms… and one more ceiling fan update – it won’t take too long (famous last words as the original one probably wasn’t put in properly)… and since one faucet is dripping (and eaten by the terrible water we have) we might as well replace the twin, too…Oh, it’s a sickness. And a darn holiday time consuming one.
      If the rain holds off, maybe just run away outside? Thanks for nailing a comment!


  2. Kate Crimmins / May 30 2017 7:44 am

    Long weekends are made for DIY especially is the weather isn’t perfect. We never have perfect weather for holiday weekends. It’s not allowed by local law.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / May 30 2017 4:39 pm

      Currently we are thrilled with rain storms as it lowers the temps in the attic so we might be able to complete the electrical wiring for new recessed lights and updated ceiling fan before the attic temps get to summer super hot. We’ve put off the bath updates for those boring long summer days/holidays…or I’ve heard some people take advantage of those days to actually do fun stuff…that may be an urban myth like unicorns. Thanks for wiring up a comment to leave

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  3. D. Wallace Peach / May 30 2017 3:18 pm

    Nothing quite like meeting a logging truck on those corners. There’s no surviving a mishap! Hope you got your DIY projects done without cutting too many corners!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / May 30 2017 4:46 pm

      Oh, those logging trucks- used to travel lots of roads through timber lands. So many of those trucks look like their loads are barely secured. Meeting one on a narrow road and causing it to slam on brakes or swerve quickly was terrifying.
      Also terrifying is starting any DIY project that looks like it will be a snap and thinking it won’t take long….it’s all a ruse! After redoing 3 houses ourselves, my advice to those house hunters looking at “putting our own stamp on it” is to “run – do something else with your life!” HA HA.
      Thanks for watching the corners

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      • D. Wallace Peach / May 30 2017 5:02 pm

        🙂 We’ve done the DIY homes too. I’m too old now and know better!

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        • philosophermouseofthehedge / May 31 2017 6:48 am

          We promised when we moved to this one….then it was oh, hardwood floors are so easy to clean…a split rock on the fireplace would look so nice with the floors….
          We are old enough to know better, but …

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  4. shoreacres / May 30 2017 7:30 pm

    Unfortunately, the WordPress gurus decided it was time for some DIY projects, and now my editor is all messed up. Certain headings insert italics on their own, with absolutely no regard for my wishes. And beyond that, I’m getting a huge error message on every editor page that …. oh, never mind. They’re supposedly looking into it, and I’m trying to decide if I have the courage to post again on Lagniappe before they get things straightened out.

    I’ve been promised explanatory emails, but if they don’t arrive, I think I’ll “corner” the happiness engineers. 🙂

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / May 31 2017 6:46 am

      WP is apparently undergoing some backroom projects that are causing all sorts of disruptions. At first I was “OMG some ugly virus has invaded my computer and causing chaos…then I realized it was holiday period – sure seems like they like to fiddle with things in those time periods…ironic little name they have?
      Oh well things will even out eventually and there will be another announcement about a new fantastic change….and we will all sigh and struggle on.
      (FYI – if you hadn’t experienced yet: a mass of darn mosquitoes hatched out in the past 24 hrs…guess my outdoor time is closing . Darn!)
      Thanks for patching in a comment


  5. PiedType / Jun 1 2017 10:23 pm

    You tryin’ to make me nervous about all those blind curves on our mountain roads?


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jun 5 2017 7:26 am

      Wait until you see some of the vintage CO post cards I stumbled across. Ah, memories of pillows over my head in the backseat as dad maneuvered some of those narrow 1 1/2 land Co. roads. Pavement takes some of the adventure out of driving? (Hmmm, How’s Grand Lake area for relocation? I remember more mosquitoes on that side, but there’s the lake and mountains…and probably increased prices these days)
      Thanks for adding a curvy comment!


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