I’ve seen a lot of people posting retrospectives of 2023 this week. I guess it is the natural things to do as one year grinds to an end and a new one comes closer. Grinds seems to be an apt word for 2023. Yes, I’d like a less grindy year for 2024. I’m not normally… Continue reading Goodbye 2023
I’ve spent a lot of time on hold over the past few months what with selling and moving across the country . . . anyone else feel like this is reality?
That was a fun six weeks. More to come . . .
Mom used to say that being raised during the depression taught her to never waste food (she was born in 1940. LOL) That frugality was passed on to me. I HATE throwing food away. In order to avoid wasting food we are working hard at getting the food in the pantry/freezer/refrigerator used up before we… Continue reading Food
There are so many things that crop up when you move that add to the expense. New window coverings can be a big one. I saw this today and I confess it has me thinking . . .
It was a hectic time last weekend but we managed to put in an offer on a house before we had to fly back to Toronto. Before we started this process Paul and I put together a list of things we wanted in a new house. There were things that were non-negotiable for each of… Continue reading We have a house
One of the challenges with the move west is getting our two felines there. We decided early on that driving wasn’t really an option. It would be about 4000 km and i am the only driver. I’m not a huge fan of long distance driving – my ADHD makes it a challenge. I can only… Continue reading Flying cats
Well, that’s done. The last 10 days have been interesting. The buyers have completely drained my reservoir of kindness and flexibility with their stupid requests. Would we compensate them for the fact they will need to replace the AC and furnace at some point in the future? NO Would we paint the garage door a… Continue reading Sold
The house hit the market on Wednesday. We moved the cats and ourselves to a hotel Wednesday. It seemed to be the easiest way to handle that first rush of showings and open houses. Keeping the house in ‘showing condition’ and keeping evidence of the cats out of the house was going to be too… Continue reading For sale
Paul was off work yesterday. Poor lad had a busy day. The painter came at 9 to finish off the painting upstairs. We packed up all of the art work we weren’t hanging again after the painting. We brought five boxes of things to donate up from the basement. Everything got loaded in the car… Continue reading No more relaxing days off . . .