Tuesday, August 14, 2018

My 9th Blog Anniversary ~ And My Very First Post

August 14, 2009 I posted this:

Last Monday was the big day: the Wild Blue satellite arrived and was installed by two guys from Gilroy. They were pretty efficient and got everything working for me. So now that I have high-speed Internet, the time has come for me to finally start my blog. I have discussed this with Princess to see how she feels about having her own Dog Blog and she seems excited about it. You know I'll need a partner in crime and some help with all these new things.

Looking at the picture, I'm struck by a couple of things: 

My van has sat in the same place since then, and who knows for how long before. It was a great van, but we never had the time to really enjoy it, and, as far as I'm concerned, should never have bought it. It belongs to Glenn now, but I doubt he will ever find what he needs to fix the totally chewed up electric in the engine. A rabbit lived there, and went at it, chewing everything up. The old van will probably end up in a junk yard, which is sad. I feel bad I didn't take better care of it.  

How awful those windows in our house were. The almost constant high winds here whistled through those old windows and my German shepherd dog, Angel, used to howl with the wind. Cute, but not funny in the long run. So glad I was able to replace them. I'm saving lots on heating and cooling now. 

I'm not sad, looking back. I guess it's like the situation with the master bedroom. I couldn't sleep in there for three years, but now I can. Looking back to 2009 feels only interesting and fun. I've accomplished a lot around here. I have put both my house and my life in order and it feels good.

Finally, looking at my posts from 2009, I found this photo of me in my best hat ever:

I bought it at the Farmers Market in Los Angeles. I wore it every day after I moved here, and loved it so. I've never found a hat to match it. It finally fell apart. Miss you, hat. 


  1. Those were the days, huh? Really glad were able to change out those windows!
    Happy Anniversary! So glad I 'met' you!

  2. It's always amazing to look back and see how much has changed...and things that haven't. Love the hat...hope you can find another one some time. AND thanks for the link to the NC blog. I've had such fun looking at it and she lives very near where I used to live. I haven't written a comment on her blog yet but I will soon. Sweet hugs!

  3. my dad's favorite hat was almost identical to yours..sorry it is gone... isn't it odd how fast we have gone from 2009 to now? I started mine then also and at first was very sporadic, now it is daily, but only junk, I started to post photos only but have ended up with lots of words... you have been through a lot and are doing so well

  4. Congratulations on nine years of blogging. It is nice that you had a good time looking down memory lane. A good hat in the summer (especially in the desert ) is a must. You looked great in yours.

  5. Hi Inger - lovely post and congratulations for continuing on - it's great to be a part of your readership and subsequent friend along the way. I need a hat like that - I'll keep looking. You have done loads during your time and it's good to know things have worked out and your comfortable and safe in your home with Faith and Samson ... take care - and once again wonderful to have blogged for 9 years ... cheers and hugs - Hilary

  6. Congrats on your blogaversary. 2009 seemed to have been a good year to start blogging. I did and many of my followers did also. So glad we met and that you have kept blogging. Sorry your hat gave up. It was a keeper.

  7. I love seeing a picture of you! And the hat was brilliant. So sad about the van. Also, whatever happened to the offending rabbit? Those windows really were bad! I like seeing this old post, because I am a new follower and need to catch up.

  8. What a wonderful hat, and some things change, some stay. Your Canyon is always a beautiful part of the world.

  9. Happy Blog Anniversary. Looks like a great hat for those hot summers.

  10. Happy anniversary!! So glad your life is good again!!

  11. Happy 9th Blog Anniversary! It's amazing to look back isn't is? And yep, that's a pretty great hat!

  12. a great picture of you in the Really Great Hat!
    I sound like a Doctor Seuss book. but it is.
    happy Desert Canyon Living anniversary! I was gifted my blog back in 2012.
    and just recently started back after taking a 2 year hiatus!
    you'd think time would creep but it doesn't... to me it flies!

  13. Hi Inger! Congratulations and Happy anniversary on nine years of blogging!! Lovely post! Nine years is just wonderful! As you konw I love so much and enjoy a lot to visit your beautiful Desert Canyon Living!
    Love your photo with the hat!
    I am so glad to have you as a lovely and sweet friend!

  14. Nine years of blogging, and you gathered so many friends! I am glad that I have gotten to be one of them. Sorry that increased work load at the job has kept me from visiting you and my other friends. Life can be a harsh mistress! I see that we are hat people -- of course, mine are Stetsons! :-)


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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