Happy Birthday to you
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Happy Birthday to you
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I was so looking forward to about two weeks, in September to be with my 3 neices and nephew. Nice weather, generally, and plenty of time to do "stuff" with the kids.
This whole thing began a year ago when my brother wished to take his bride of almost 20 years to Paris for a week. WOW - nice guy ya think! So what do you do when you have four kids, with schedules that would make the current political runners look like couch potatoes. These kids are between 16 and 11(almost), and are full of energy! He calls me and says - "what are you doing next September?" LOL - I don't know - working? is this a trick question? So all in all, plans were made, plane tickets booked. I wanted to be "there" when they told the kids that I'd be coming out - any way - they did find out ahead of time. At Christmas, Taylor & Jessica asked if I'd come out - I looked at both of them, shrugged my shoulders and said, flatly, no. The look on their faces was just priceless.
So life gets in the way - and I've been rescheduled. I'll be there the day after the election. While the election is important - my role at the polls is legendary. It's the day/night that I sign up people for Library Cards. I generally do the 5:30 to 8:00pm shift at one of the schools and am usually joined by another volunteer. Well let me at them....... in an off year, like last year, I signed up 26! The highest number that I did sign up was 40 - so this year I'm looking to break records! It's funny as I can get just about everyone to show me their library card before they go in to vote! I hope more folks come out to vote and then we will have more card holders!
One question - are the only people that attend are first timers? Geez Louise - it seemed that the only folks the CPTV guys could find to interview were first timers.
Last night I watched as DNC paraded Obama's family out to show the world. They seem like a very nice family. To get a kick - read my brother's blog. So we got to see Michele and her brother and sister, and of course, momma was in the audience. Why didn't they have momma speak? Their two children are just darling. Put a kid in the picture and they steal the show.Don't forget Sen. Clinton did get up there too. If she doesn't get her supporters to turn to Obama's team, then there will be McCain in the White House!
What was probably a highlight for me was the "tribute" given to Sen. Kennedy. He is truly an icon to our Senate and has had his fingers in so much of the legislation that has passed over the years that has shaped many of our social lifestyles. With all that he has gone through, especially recently with his health issues, it was exciting to see him take the podium. My brother will tell you about the "scripted" night, yet I still get chills when I hear him speak. BTW - Carolyn looked lovely.
If you are not watching, you probably can get reruns on cable in the middle of the night between Monk and Ron Popeil supermercials. This year - I'm not expecting anything to come out of these conventions. Of course the media and political analysts will begin the score card.... so....... yawn.
So a very scripted first night - yawn
Thursday, August 21, 2008
It would be too much to think we are the brightest - take a feast at this pictures of what is out there waiting for us to discover.
Last night was so unbelievably clear - I just can stand and say wow. When I was little my dad and I made a 6" refactor lens. I moved it with me to my new home. Hopefully I'll have a little more time and possibly be able to get the pieces to finish the scope.
Looking out beyond your little back yard, to imagine "what if", to say "why", and to just think about the world as it stands. Sometimes we get caught up in such nonsenses, such little insignificant crappy stuff, we forget who we are and our purpose.
Get outside - it is truly a humbling experience and in my opinion - wakes up the inner you!
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1st rule - have a great property
2nd rule - have it priced right
3rd rule - have patience
First two rules - okey dokey
Now you are talking the 3rd rule. For a person that needs to make decisions at a snap most of the time, tic toc tic toc tic toc, this is a killer. I'll check my email way too often, how much Frebreeze can I spray around, re-set the blinds, a/c, make sure the dust isn't piled up.
Go ahead and laugh at that one. A former boyfriend used to make fun of me because I did not religiously dust each week! To make his point, he'd write his name and other messages in the dust and wait to see how long it would take for me to notice it.
Now it is just a waiting game. After this next week I should, hope, see inquries pick up.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Friday - I signed to have the Woodsedge Unit sold, yesterday were the pictures and hopefully later today it will be live on the MLS.
When you enter my home, you are met with the Irish Claddagh. The grouping in the circle shows that they are all connected. the hands for friendship, the heart for love, and the crown for loyality all that resides within.
First - thank yous to all that have assisted in this move, Jules, the ever Helpful One who packed, cleaned, and offered advice and thought in advance; Tom, great neighbor and use of his Volvo station wagon and aero bed, Joe, thanks for the use of the aero bed and being a great neighbor - hug Normar for me; Lee, a friend and my agent; Fred, on moving day to assist with the take down of the wall; moving company, three great guys that will be back once again to move all the furniture out; Christine, the wonderful stager you'll see her work below; brother Mike, for the tools; parents for just being there; and yes I may have missed someone along the way - so tell me!
Here's some pics of the finished tour - it's so lovely - maybe I could use it as a get away? LOL!
Let folks know it is FOR SALE!!
Welcome - entering the unit, and entering the kitchen - great one to work in
This kitchen has been a dream, then a goal, and now is present. An absolute joy to work in. It was all the details that made it special - let's see what the 'showings' say!
When I had it done - professionally installed yet I was the GC on the job. Attention to all the details so that it was exactly to plan and by goodness it was just that.
I had won a take home chef meal. He was impressed with it and made me such a wonderful meal. I guess I'll had to have him for a farwell dinner.
I took lots of these pics, though I'll spare you. If you want to buy it, CONTACT ME!!
The stained glass windows were hand made for this kitchen - by CRP. make note - need a better picture
The area rug that you can see is the one I made (note another better picture needed)
That back wall had my entertainment center on it. So someone with a "big tv" has no problem to put it there!
I'll miss this space as my new place has two and a half baths with no style at all.
After freshing up - you may retire to either of the two bedrooms.
The first one had been my office. A great space with lots of light. It looks enormous without the office in it!
Great light, great views into the woods
That rhody outside the window is just lovely when it blooms!
So what's behind that door # 1?
Thanks for stopping by - leave me a note! Tell your Friends Family and assorted other Folks in your life............... It's for SALE!!!