Monday, August 10, 2009

Computer Down Time


It has been a very long time since I posted anything due to computer problems which required us to replace our Dell with a new computer, an Apple I Mac. It has been an easier transition learning this system than I thought and once you learn the in's and outs, it is very user friendly.

So, with that being said, I will fill you in on the various things that have transpired since my last posting. We spent a week in Dallas, at our son's home while he and the grandchildren were on vacation in Chicago, Illinois (our old stomping ground). While they were away, we tackled many household chores that he has been unable to attend to due to working and taking care of the children. Needless to say, we ended up pooped with achy muscles and sore joints from all the bending, stooping, and doing the low crawl to get to areas that needed attention. But we completed our tasks and returned back to home ready for a restful week when the Realtor called and said she had placed an add for an Open House for the upcoming weekend!!!!! "Oh no," my body yelled "so soon"??? So again we spent this past week pulling weeds from our lifeless garden (due to no rain) as well as scrubbing the patio and windows that face the back yard. On to the inside from cleaning hardwood floors, kitchen tile, dusting, and vacuuming, to sprucing up the bedrooms, living room, and dining room. Well, at least we had a fantastic showing with 8-9 families visiting and rummaging through our house to see if it fit their needs. Out of this group all were serious buyers but two were ready to "take the plunge" and purchase a home. I'm sure our home is one of many they have visited over the last few weeks trying to decide which home they prefer. So, keep your fingers crossed for good things to happen for us.

Prior to visiting our son's home for a week, we had a 2 day "Moving Sale" which yielded us a fairly good return on our items. But, it too, was very tiring and took it's toll on us as we pulled out clothes, household items, furniture and odds and ends that we priced to sell. You just hope that there is nothing left over to deal with as it usually means another trip to Goodwill or can end up back in the house...NOT the case for us. What did not sell, we are going to send to auction saving us time and energy even though we have to pay the auctioneer 1/3 of our proceeds they deal with a different crowd people and we are hopeful that they can bring some new interest in our otherwise old items to sell for a better price than we could at another Moving sale. So, that is the highlight of the time frame from my last posting until now.

Our granddaughter, Isabella is celebrating her 4th birthday on Saturday and having a party. I hope to take pictures and try my hand at attaching them to the posting for you to see.

I hope this finds all of you having a great summer and looking forward to the fall of the year when the glorious autumn leaves began to fall.

Et Salut,

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