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Our temporary apartment

By on Oct 28, 2014 in Misc | 0 comments

Never a dull moment

By on Aug 4, 2014 in Misc | 0 comments

I had to devote a post to our current digs. One day we’ll laugh about this place. I checked my tiara into hard storage when we moved in in December. Noticed the light-filled living room. (Oops…sorry…it’s not there!) The lack of natural light propelled us to purchase a mega lamp made made for Seasonal Depression. It’s the only thing that can properly light up the room. And then there is the kitchen. The lovely kitchen. The oven blocked the door so much that we removed it when we moved in. We (I mean Jonathan) have been using a toaster, microwave and hot plate. To add to injury, the electricity is maxed out and Jonathan can only use one appliance at a time.  I have to give my hubby major credit. We sit down as a family for a nice dinner (usually home-cooked) every single night. It’s truly amazing what he can create using a toaster, microwave and hot...

Moving stinks!

By on Feb 13, 2014 in Renovation | 0 comments

Moving stinks.  Royally. I conveniently forgot how painful it was. Seems odd as I talk about it almost daily with my clients. This move felt exceptionally painful. Maybe they are all, and I just forgot.  There were so many factors:  my packrat tendencies, work schedules, the holidays, discovering Candy Crush, a December business trip to Hawaii, a 4-week sickness caught on that business trip, a chronic bad back,  fear of what we were moving into, and movers coming literally the day after our family left from Christmas.   We had a couple of months to pack and prepare – and we did a decent job – but it was still a terrible and grueling process. Our stuff had 4 places to go:  to donation, to a local storage unit, to a permanent long-term storage unit and into our rental.  These extra choices made it more challenging – at least for me.  If it were up to Jonathan everything...