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Hey Guys,

Happy Fun”-Fri-Yay but hey at least it’s Friday right?!

So, I’m a bit late today, AGAIN, but when Hunter wakes you up to barking and there’s a raccoon on your deck as big as a bear in the middle of the night, it’s hard to get back to sleep.

Photo by Moritz Kindler on Unsplash

And then, when the house near went up in flames on Tuesday or Wednesday (who can remember the day now), it’s all smoke and mirrors.

But I have a question for you…..

How many people does it take to find a fire when you have 3 plumbers, 2 electricians, 1 contractor and lil ole me in the house?

If you guessed one, you were right! And that one, was me!!!
The smoke detector was going off where they were working and they thought I was cooking. No.. and even if I was, my stove is at the other end of the house.

They all checked what they were doing and said “It’s not me, It’s not me, It’s not me” ( yes, the 3 stooges) and I said well, WE need to find it. Do you ever wonder what happened to common sense? I said “it’s in the laundry room” (across from where they were working) and said “come in here”. They were trying to find ceiling access, but when smoke is coming from down to up, you look down. I opened the dryer and sure enough it was smoking and there was water everywhere.

The question was who started the laundry? It wasn’t me!!!!? I mean who knows if I’m coming or going these days. Turns out it was my husband before he left, at least I’m not losing my mind.

Here’s an update of the next phase if you care to check it out:

NOTE: The Fire-Pole in the middle has been removed…. Hahaha! AND NO, It’s not a stripper pole but they all got a good chuckle when I referred to it as that.

Moving on to the Cat, Mouse & Dog

With all the dogs in politics,
And a couple good ones, few and far between.  
There are those cats in the house that stray,
While mice will play and prey.


But let’s not go down that path today,
after all it’s fun Fri-Yayyy!
We’ve no time for child’s play,
Let’s give our minds a break from all of the dog eat dog
& cat eat mouse craziness
of living the dream in the White House
and the world at large. 

So I’m keeping it real today folks late as I might be,
And hoping you find humor in all
That comes your way.

Life Pals… Hunter and Ollie.. Because we can ALL smell a dirty rat but this is a cute little mouse❣️

Ollie finally gets a real mouse but the question is what happened to Star our “feral” who used to survive on them. The good life agrees with her.

Late Diwali Celebration

I finally got to see my friend Nila, who I celebrate Diwali with every year when I got home from New York before she headed there right after me, to see her son, family and friends. It’s always a highlight for me. She came over with a mixture to make Sanjori and we combined our ethnetisities in cooking. Who am I kidding, I’m a wanna be something but a mutt. I have however, mastered some greek cooking with the name. I taught her how to make triangles out of filo dough and we cooked together which was really fun. My gift to her/us is the bracelet you might be able to see on our wrist and I’m giving the others to my daughters and friend in New York.

And that my friends is a wrap!

Have a great weekend whatever you do and make the most of what’s left of your Friday!

Hugs, Love and Always Smiles and laughter,

💙💗💙

Cindy

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GraceoftheSun
18 days ago

Happy Fun Friyayy, Cindy. Glad you were able to detect the fire before it became dangerous .💕🙏💕 The raccoon is huge, wow, I wonder what he’s been eating. I personally had a bear encounter last night, he tried to take my garbage can💕🤣💕. Phase 2 is looking good. Great pics and videos. Thanks for sharing, my friend. Have a fabulous weekend.💕

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

My pleasure, Cindy. Yes. Thank goodness for your nose..💕🙏💕 it doesn’t happen too often, maybe twice a year or so. They run off with the slightest amount of noise. I was out of my second floor window when it happened so It wasn’t too scary.💕🙏💕

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
17 days ago

💕🙏💕

Timothy Price
Timothy Price
18 days ago

I hate it when the dryer catches on fire. After 3 rebuilds on our dryer in 20 years, it finally got to where it would cost more to rebuild it than buy and new one. I bought a clothesline instead of a new dryer. Cat and mouse. We often end up catching mice and putting them outside. A lot of the times, the cats have brought them into the house from the catio.

Timothy Price
Timothy Price
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

There is propbably nothing wrong with venting the dryer into the attic. It will blow a lot of lint in your attack if you store stuff in the attack it will get covered with drayer lint.

Timothy Price
Timothy Price
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

You don’t want to be Burning Down The House: https://youtu.be/_3eC35LoF4U

Timothy Price
Timothy Price
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
17 days ago

Really? The Talking Heads were all thr rage in the 80s. Well, for some of us anyway.

Timothy Price
Timothy Price
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
17 days ago

Look up the movie True Stories by David Byrne and the Talking Heads made in 1986. It’s a fun movie.

Marsha
18 days ago

My goodness, Cindy, you live in the middle of a whirlwind! A fire on top of all the building/remodeling/weddings/working/blogging/everything else!!!! I’m not even going to ask “What else could happen?”

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
16 days ago

Nada is good. 😀

gabychops
18 days ago

Thank you, Cindy, for the next part of your wonderful daily happenings!

Joanna

Thattamma C.G Menon
18 days ago

Malaysia , happy Saturday morning 🌷🙏♥️So fascinating post to see and read 👍🏻✍️🌷
The raccoon very scary , lucky you saw the fire and helped them to fire off 🔥👍🏻🙏2 videos
and the poem so marvellous ✍️👏😊your Ollie 🐈nicely playing with the artificial rat ,so cute 😊
Your dog and cat so friendly and nicely playing, what a sweet moments 😍👍🏻and the poem lines
laugh and inspiring 😊👍🏻 and dear friend , your friendship so much appreciate 🥰🎉thank you for
Sharing and grace wishes 🌷🙏🥰🌷

Thattamma C.G Menon
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

Thank you so much for this lovely comments and dear you are most welcome 🙂 🙏🌹

Thattamma C.G Menon
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

🙏💝🥰🌷

Navin
18 days ago

That’s great you were able to detect fire…good, they didn’t sing “we didn’t start the fire”…what a week for you…fire & raccoon…the most important thing is that you all are fine…nice pics & video of the progress…do share the same when this project is finished…I’m sure you will…enjoy the weekend, Cindy ✨💟💫

Navin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
17 days ago

It’s my pleasure, Cindy…haha, next time add a song as well…and thank you for your wishes ✨💟💫

Suzette Benjamin
18 days ago

A racoon…that big! Oh noooo!
Thank you for sharing your stories and your encouragement to look at life from a higher place…to find meaning in changing perspective about things/events when they happen. Inspiring!! Thank you Cindy. Happy Friday.

Suzette Benjamin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

My pleasure Cindy. I enjoy your writing. Namaste🙏

ivor20
18 days ago

Oh Fire, Fire!! … as an old-time plumber it was usually me that set off the smoke alarm when I was welding copper pipes in the wooden wall frames … but I always had a bucket of water beside me !! … my friendly doggie Frankie got me into trouble yesterday at the Box Office Cafe, when one of the waitresses walk past, he became far too friendly with her leg … hmmm he was in a frisky mood … Cheers from Geelong on our red poppy remembrance day … 🌺🌺🌹🌹

ivor20
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

My pleasure Cindy… I see the building program is in the framework stage 🤗🏡

ivor20
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

Ok … you won’t be needing me then .. 🔧👷‍♂️😊

ivor20
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
17 days ago

Oh wow… not over the Christmas holidays 🤗

ivor20
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
17 days ago

phew ..

Sadje
18 days ago

Oooh so many adventures. Im glad they caught the dryer before it did serious damage. The mouse 🐁 was cute but definitely not welcome inside

Sadje
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

Take care. Hope the remodel finishes in time.

Sadje
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

Fingers crossed 🤞🏼

SoundEagle 🦅ೋღஜஇ
18 days ago

Dear Cindy,

Thank you very much for your latest reporting on your eventful life plus your late celebration of Diwali. In particular, I really like the lovely necklace that you wore, as shown in the last photo. I hope that you can photograph it to show it to me in your next post, as you know how much I love jewellery, as can be seen in my visually striking and further improved post entitled “🌤️🍂 An October to Remember: Greeting Post-Pandemic and Post-Elizabethan Age 👑🏰 with Opals, Calendulas, Poems and Songs 📿🏵️📜🎶“, published at

https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2022/10/31/an-october-to-remember-greeting-post-pandemic-and-post-elizabethan-age-with-opals-calendulas-poems-and-songs/

Wishing you a productive November and a wonderful weekend doing or enjoying whatever that satisfies you the most, whether intellectually, physically or spiritually!

Yours sincerely,
SoundEagle

Kym Gordon Moore
18 days ago

OK, so I am a little bit late replying to this mind-blowing scene of events that occurred in your house. I could not stop laughing my behind off. Girlfriend, this went beyond FUNyay to “What-the-yay” is going on here? Now I couldn’t stop laughing at Ollie! She sniffed out that mouse 🐭 like a blood hound. Then you tell her to be gentle and Ollie thinks, “Yeah right!” 🤣😆😂 Girl, my stomach is hurting from laughing through your entire post! Oh my gosh. Ok next. Now we have that ginormous racoon 🦝 that Hunter 🐶 wanted to have at em! Lord Cindy, it is NEVER a dull moment in the Georgakas household! 😄

Oh, I loved the black stripper pole too! That’s another conversation on another day. Hopefully, the workers weren’t workin’ the pole! 😱 And they thought the burning smell was you cooking? Really? This post was like watching an episode of The Cat in the Hat! Oh my God girl, this was truly a FUN and unbelievable FRIyay! You wore me out! 🤣😜😅😝😂 Dawwwwlinkkkkkk, now you know why I call you the Energizer Bunny! Your batteries just don’t seem to wear out! 🐰🐇🐰 I need to go to bed now after your videos and pictures of your renovation. Seems like deja vu! Nighty night my sweetness! 💤💤💤

salsaworldtraveler
18 days ago

Happy Fun Day, Cindy! I thought your construction was finished but see there is still a lot going on. The Tom & Jerry video was very entertaining.😀😁🙏 Your cat must be well fed. 😉😊

DEVANG UPADHYAYA
18 days ago

A fun blog
Your house process is decent.
Love the fun part of ollie and hunter.
The poem was sweet.
And I didn’t know you celebrate diwali.
I guess I should say now, happy Diwali 2023

Shweta Suresh
18 days ago

Happy Fun Friday, Cindy. I’m glad that you were able to detect the fire before it caused too much damage. That racoon must have had so much food to munch on! I loved those braceletes. They look really cute. Thanks for the dose of positive vibes. Have a great weekend

Shweta Suresh
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
17 days ago

I’m restarting the 6WSP later today. It has been dead for too long. So my weekend plans are sorted. I hope you’ll be joining in with your contribution

Shweta Suresh
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
17 days ago

Thanks for your continued support ❤️😄

paeansunplugged
18 days ago

Good you found the source of all that smoke!
Work in progress, fun with Hunter and Ollie, an insightful verse on politics and Diwali celebrations…you are one indefatigable woman, Cindy!! 💖💪🏼
Have a great weekend. ❤️❤️

paeansunplugged
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
16 days ago

Lol Cindy! If only I were half as much productive, I would be indefatigable too! You are so welcome and thank you. ❤️

paeansunplugged
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
15 days ago

🙏🏼💖💖

Vidah
18 days ago

Happy Fun Friyayy, Cindy.
Great pics and videos.
Have a great time!

Sheereen
18 days ago

Hahhaa! You posted it finally! Loving your construction experiences

katiemiafrederick
18 days ago

SMiLes Dear Cindy So Glad Your House
Didn’t Burn Down Like How That Big Orange

House Cat is Burning
The Other One Down

And The Other One too Hehe

With SMiLes As When Homes

Become Populated By Mice This

Way A Big Cat Shall Surely Swallow Them

Up And Spit
Them Out too

Just to Play

With Them INDeed
As the Anti-Cheshire

Cat With Faux News SMiLes

Karma Action And Consequence

is Surely Biting The Mice and Not Men Still
Today
Stink
Stank
Skunk
Irredeemable It
Seems Orange Cat Indeed..:)

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
17 days ago

Thanks Dear Cindy
Cats Bring Many
Dreams of
Comfort Real
And Puppies
Wagging Tales too☺️🙏❤️

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
17 days ago

Pleasure
With A Great
Blue Wave Tonight
Dear Cindy SMiles
California Dreaming ☺️❤️🏝

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
17 days ago

🏝❤️🏝☺️🙏

Goff James
17 days ago

Happy Fun Friday My Friend. – Great Balls of Fire – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD8YPY8RBQc

Goff James
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
17 days ago

🔥

Keith
17 days ago

Cindy, the building is taking shape. But, why are those glasses empty. You need some libation to toast your friend. Keith

Eugenia
17 days ago

Wow, Cindy! Never a dull moment at your house, eh! That raccoon is huge and looks very intent. And the fire – yikes! Thanks for sharing the pics of your progress.

Eugenia
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
17 days ago

My pleasure, Cindy!

boundlessblessingsblog
17 days ago

Happy Fun-friday dear Cindy and to all your cats too. Such lovely videos and photographs. I do not think you are having a free time. Lovely to see you and your friend too. Thanks for the lovely post.

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
17 days ago

You are always welcome dear Cindy. Have a lovely weekend. Big hugs and love to you too.xxxxxxx

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
17 days ago

Thanks dear Cindy. Lots of love and hugs to you. xxxxxx

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
17 days ago

💓💓💓🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

The Sicilian Storyteller
17 days ago

Yikes, girl!! You need like a month-long vaca ASAP! 🤪

The Sicilian Storyteller
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
17 days ago

My head is spinning! 💞

Ranjana
17 days ago

Fire break out, a real mouse in the house, celebrating Diwali, cooking, and beautiful gifts – all’s well that ends well. Have a great weekend to you too, Cindy.

Ingrid
17 days ago

Wow, Cindy – glad you found the fire! Pleased all is going well, and I love the animal pics 🤩

Bridgette
17 days ago

What a huge raccoon and so much going on in your life! I always enjoy reading your posts.

Pooja G
17 days ago

Look at you putting out real and metaphorical fires. And Ollie being at the centre of everything as always 😂

Lamittan Minsah
16 days ago

A toy mouse for the cat? Holy catfish! 😂😂I bet that cat just plays hide and seek with real mice when it comes across them in the house. Won’t it anyway? Haha. A perfect funday. I’m glad everything is okay on your side, dear. Lovely poem and photos. ❤

Lamittan Minsah
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
16 days ago

Yes all good here too. It’s good fun indeed, C. Appreciated my friend.

Lamittan Minsah
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
15 days ago

👍🌈💖

KK
KK
16 days ago

You have a sharp vision like a sharp memory. Glad you could detect fire in time. A beautiful poem, Cindy! I liked the cat mouse game interesting, and above all, Diwali celebrations and those bracelets! All the best, dear Cindy ❤️❤️

KK
KK
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
16 days ago

You’re more than welcome, Cindy 💖

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
16 days ago

OMG, WHEN will the construction process be completed? I’m weary of it – I cannot imagine how you must be feeling! The video clip of the mouse made me laugh with you saying the word “gentle” over & over – that’s what I say to my Izzy when we are play fighting & she bites me too hard! What a gorgeous raccoon! (I’ve never seen them larger than ones I’ve seen in Cali.) And that little field mouse was such a cutie! I’m happy you saved him from the bigger animals! Your poetry was well-composed and on-point, as always. Thanks for sharing your goodness, my friend! 🌞

D. Wallace Peach
16 days ago

Thanks for the updates, Cindy. Thank goodness for smoke detectors! I’m glad you found the fire before it got out of hand. And I’m thankful that “normal people” won the election for the most part (dogs and cats and not as many rats). I no longer feel a strong need to leave the country. Congrats to us all for that!

D. Wallace Peach
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
16 days ago

I slept great last night. So much less stress.

robbiesinspiration
16 days ago

Hi Cindy, what a wonderful and upbeat post this is. It really made me smile. I love your bracelets and your fun Diwali celebration. I also have friends that celebrate.

robbiesinspiration
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
15 days ago

HI Cindy, yes, I am fortunate to have a big and close family.

extraordinarysunshineweaver
16 days ago

Oh, poor cute mouse!

extraordinarysunshineweaver
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
16 days ago

I have so many funny stories about what my cars dragged in through the car door! We rescue what we can. Oh, doesn’t that make the cats angry!!

extraordinarysunshineweaver
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
15 days ago

Yes! Never a dull moment.

extraordinarysunshineweaver
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
15 days ago

🤓

Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
16 days ago

Well, now, I’d be on standing on a chair with that mouse running around–no cat here to protect me. I love Ollie’s curiosity. Were you able to save your dryer? Cheers to you and your friend.

ben Alexander
15 days ago

Reading your lovely posts is always like a breath of fresh air, Cindy, even when you’re writing about some challenges of yours 🙂

Much love, and thanks,
David

ben Alexander
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
15 days ago

🤗

Dawn Pisturino
15 days ago

Never a dull moment, Cindy! The bracelets are lovely.

Qonyike
15 days ago

I always love Friyays. Good thing you found the fire in time. The raccoon looks scary, I would have just stayed outside and pray it leaves🤣. Those bracelets look gorgeous. Love your stories, have a lovely week ahead 💕

rothpoetry
14 days ago

Your remodeling stories just go on and on! Looks like it is moving right along! Common Sense… what is that!! LOL Glad it was not a disaster in the making!

rothpoetry
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
14 days ago

:>)

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