Wednesday, June 27, 2018


If you grew up in my house and wanted to get anything accomplished, you had to learn how to lie—by omission, mostly, but sometimes as cover up. My mother seemed to be put on this earth to make sure nothing ever happened. “We’ll see” was the closest thing one would ever get to yes. I learned this young enough to have affairs before boyfriends. Alison and I know that if we want to get stuff out of the house, we’re going to have to sneak it out.


  1. She has a lot in common with my grandmother. Two of my aunt's eloped. And we all stole shit right under her nose in the years before her death.

  2. Can you apply that last strategy to deal with the hoarding issue?

  3. I'm so sorry. When my mother used to say, "we'll see," we knew it really meant "no." it became frustrating. I can only imagine how frustrating it is for you.

    And I'm all in favour of sneaking - however you can get it done.