Friday, March 07, 2014
Oh how time flies! Since putting the Sacto house up for sale in July, I been busy with a the fall holy days (Atonement/Yom Kippur, Trumpets/Rosh Hashanah & Tabernacles/Sukkot), a trip back to the farm in WV & visit to mom-n-sisters in VA, and 6 weeks of sickness (glad I survived that without antibiotics). So now back in Sacramento, trying to find the right price to sell the house without loosing too much buckeroos.
Since getting back, about 25-feet of our back yard fence collapsed onto my row of Italian cypress which I had repaired last week. Then the big rain Wed eve/Thursday am, resulted in a nasty leak in the sun-room & patio area -so need to get things fixed ASAP. Which of course cuts into the budget for repairs/upgrades at the farmhouse.
Life and the joys of home ownership.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Hi kids! I can't believe how quick time passes when you are working hard, I've been away from the Spark Pages too long.
My Las Vegas cousin made it up to Sacto to help me with the final items for getting the house on the market and to celebrate July 4th. Happy to report we got it on the market. For the curious you can check it out on the Sac MetroList: http://metrolistmls.com/, ML #13038510. With this event, comes a new kind of stress: keeping the house neat and tidy for the potential visits by realtors & folks. I'm a bit of a clutter bug...
During all of this, I am happy to report that I'm actually down another 5 pounds. Yeah!
Monday, June 24, 2013
This week my cousin Johnny came up from LA to help with things at the Sacramento house. It has been so wonderful to have his help and company. I'm now down to finishing the cleaning/de-cluttering and staging of the home office, breezeway and garage area. The "for sale" sign goes in the yard this week, YIKES!
During the visit we've been talking about the 25 acre 'farm' I'm moving to and remembered photo I took on the Seneca Trail/WV Route 219 of a stuffed dummy hanging from his barn loft with one foot still on the top of a ladder. This photo kind of sets the tone for my next adventure as a domestic goddess & farmer in THE Mountain State! I'm getting excited & scared.
My home project exercise continues, but had a run in with "tapioca w/raisins" (a family comfort food) twice this past week. Having company, just brought it on.
Ciao for now.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
My working on the house continues and since my last post I decided to be more diligent about tracking my hours of "home" exercise: you know, painting, re-landscaping (how many giant bags of mulch, soil, and yard trimmings can you haul out in an hour or two). I also found out you can "tweak" your back something fierce, just bending over and spraying round-up on invasive crabgrass & other weeds. I'm so thankful I have a pool and jacuzzi to use at the end of the day when I'm in pain and bone tired. -Anyway my hours of home exercise really stacked up.
My neighbor came over the other day to check on me and see how things were progressing at the house. I was so happy to take a break, crack open a bottle of organic wine and just chat and laugh with a good friend. During our chat she told me I looked like I had lost some weight. WHAT?! I told her I didn't think so but would get my booty on the scale.
Well, she was right. I am actually down 5 pounds!
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Well, work on the Sacramento house continues for me. One thing after another pops up. Most recent 'problemo' resulted from me flipping the on switch of an old wall heater we haven't used in 12 years (I had a table in front of it and pulled the table out to clean HA!) and the electric motor exploded, and flipped the main house electrical breaker off. SO; have had electricians out to remove the heater from the wall and repair the electrical lines. This week I've got drywall working being completed and then I get to paint another wall...
During all of this I have succumbed to Taylor's Mango Sorbet, YUM!!!!!!!!!! I'm trying to keep it to a bowl a night -but this is very difficult.
I've not been able to do much REGULAR EXERCISE (walking, swimming, etc.); BUT I have been tracking weird exercise in like: CLEANING HOUSE & GARDENING for hours on end.
Boy do I miss having my dad, my husband and my nephew around to take care of the front/back/side yards and gardens, and the pool and the gutters. SHEESH!!!
But with all this work, I am truly sleeping like a rock.
Love you guys,
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