This is a long weekend here in Ontario – the Family Day weekend. It makes for a nice mid-winter break for families to take it easy and enjoy time together. There is no taking it easy for Paul and I – the painter starts tomorrow. We are painting the three bedrooms that we have never… Continue reading Be prepared to be moved
Last fall Paul, I and my sister’s family had quite a job cleaning mom’s house after her death. Mom was a hoarder. The house was not pretty. We filled dumpsters. Stuff was given away . . . sold . . .and tossed. Frankly it was overwhelming. I can see why mom got so behind in… Continue reading I think I have inherited ‘it’ . . .
After meeting with Jennifer last week I set upon working on my long list of pre-listing tasks. A new dishwasher and refrigerator will be arriving in early February and installed. I ordered online using Jennfier’s corporate discount and saved about $800. Oddly, even though we won’t be using these appliances for very long at all,… Continue reading Busy, busy, busy
We met with the realtor who will be listing our house yesterday. We are using the same agent who sold mom’s house. She did an amazing job and we were very comfortable with her so it was an easy decision. Jennifer walked us through the process which was good for Paul to hear. It was… Continue reading It’s Getting Real
You’re likely wondering about this image. Yes, it is an odd one. During my first year of teaching I brought two of those tacky pink flamingos into the classroom and inserted them into two large plants I bought to add some life to the room. The kids loved those flamingos and somehow they became a… Continue reading Packing Up ‘Christmas’
I’m not one for making New Year’s resolutions. Not because I am perfection personified with nothing to improve. Good Lord, not that! In fact, there is a lengthy list of improvements required. Were I a car the check engine light would be on and all sorts of warning lights would be flashing. Rather, I am… Continue reading Happy New Year