The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

Decades ago, I was walking my dog after a hard rain and I slipped on a wet, grassy slope. My feet flew above my head. I went down hard. I mean, really, really hard. It knocked the wind out of me. As I helplessly slid down the hill, everything went bright white. I couldn’t see, …

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Plan Q

The View from a Drawbridge

A friend of mine posted a meme on Facebook that said, “If ‘Plan A’ doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters! Stay cool.” My response to that was, “I think I’m on Plan Q.” And it’s true. My life has been a never-ending series of do overs; a veritable cornucopia of screw ups and …

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I’m currently in the longest running good mood I’ve ever experienced in my life. Granted, the bar is set pretty low because I am prone to depression, but here lately it feels like the hills are alive with the sound of music. What can I say? I’m just happy. It feels fantastic. I hope it’s …

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Believe me, I hate to ask. I’d much rather help others than be helped myself. The fact is, I’m desperate. I’ve been through a lot in the past 5 years. I’ve been swindled out of 3,500.00 (read more about that here), my car has been totaled, I lost my life savings (read more about that …

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Well it’s official. I got my dream job, and it’s 3049 miles away. I have no idea how I’m going to get there. The shipping container quote alone is $4000.00. Then there’s gas, food, hotels, first and last month’s rent and security deposit… I’m freaked out. And how do I find a place to live? …

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