Saturday, October 5, 2013

Going...

Sorry Cathy, I know I need to update, but so much is going on and yet nothing is "happening".

Shopping - I hate it with a passion. Nobody has what I want, and anything close - is too expensive for my 1970 mindset. I still haven't found a basket for the dirty clothes, DH and I had a misunderstanding about the size of the cabinet, so the one I thought would fit - won't. Have you priced a standing toilet paper holder? WOW, and I have yet to find one in white! A black one would stick out like a sore thumb, shiny metal, um, no, I do not want that. We want a standing towel rack or a towel warmer and cannot agree on just what kind, so the damp towel is slung over the shower curtain rod. I will say that the men that did the job on the bathroom did a great job and the tile people were wonderful, I would recommend them to everyone, it turned out beautifully!

Sorting and packing is going extremely slow. With him out of town, I don't know what he wants to keep or throw. I don't know what I want to keep or throw either. Not knowing how much room I will have, makes it harder. When we moved here, it was such a jumbled mess. I can't handle that mess again. If only we had a place to move into, we could just take our "extra stuff" there in order to stage this one. I mean, well... nobody has two china cabinets AND a buffet in one room. I did tell you that my husband is a certified "shopper", didn't I?

The poor dogs have no idea what is going on. We had so many people here while the work was going on and now there is just us again. They do love "company" and the attention they get. Not everyone is crazy about dogs and I have found that Jill senses it. She has been growling at new people now, that is good and bad at the same time. She comes into their space slowly, sniffing and checking them out.

I found the perfect house - but it was sold already. I am really not all that picky, but I really never, ever, want just one bathroom again!

Do you remember that we had to get new telephones, not long ago? I was talking to my cousin, Janet, last week and we heard this snap, crackle, and pop - then she couldn't hear me anymore. I couldn't get her back. It would call her number and it would go back to the dial tone. I went shopping for a single cheap one, because the corded phone worked. No receipt, no idea where DH bought them...

The scuppernongs are ready, big, beautiful and bountiful! I am trying to get somebody to pick them before they rot on the vine again this year! The one new vine that we planted three years ago, would probably make five gallon of wine, there are so many on it!


I finally found someone to mow the yard! I guess we were godsends to each other. I needed the lawn mowed and he needed the cash! The place looks better now!

All for now, have a wonderful weekend. I hope it's beautiful for you!

12 comments:

  1. well, sounds like things are settling down some but still progressing towards a move some day. hard to live in limbo, though.

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  2. So nice to hear from you Sharon -- I think of you and your topsy-turvy situation often. I haven't been facebooking at all lately -- my bad -- so I may have missed updates there. Hope you find a forever home soon. :)

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  3. Since I'm new to your blog I don't really know why you are wanting to move after fixing up your house. Sure there is a good reason. I know it's hard to find new stuff when you want it. Your doggies are adorable.

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    1. Tired of living in the boonies, peace has its good points, but then, so do people...
      Thank you, I do love my dogs.

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  4. That is a lot to handle! Just the ever boggling questions what to keep and what to let go is exhausting! I hope you find a good method.

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    1. I am ready to just chuck it all in the garbage. They would probably have to dig a new land fill though...

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  5. You certainly have been busy. I wish I were closer to pick those scuppernongs for you.

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    1. I had a man come to pick today, he got two - five gallon buckets filled and it didn't look like he had picked at all!

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  6. Thanks for the update Sharon - at least we know you are still alive and well - well at least as well as you can even be!
    Jack and Jill don't look too pleased with things tho' - I can never remember who is who an d I have to say the little one ?Jill certainly has a puzzled look about her
    Sending loving thoughts which I know is no blooming good when what you really want is a bucketload of muscles to do some heavy lifting - maybe the local scout troop could give you a hand with some of those jobs??
    Cathy

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    1. The little one is Jack. He is 7 now, Jill was supposed to be a small breed (HAH!), that's what they told us when we adopted her as a puppy. She is now 4.
      I wouldn't feel right asking for scouts to help... long story...
      Thanks!

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