Saturday, February 19, 2011

Nice Weather...Crud

Stix n Brix
Clayton, NC

It's been a while since I've posted.  I'm sorry, but it's winter.  Welcome to the recent followers, Ken & Mia or trailercamper.  They are in the Seattle area and are looking forward to a serious retirement trip in their future. (aren't we all?)  Also welcome to Erik & Ronda or Erik'sRVBlog.  Like us, they have a MH and want to fulltime some day.  Both of these guys have very nice blogs that I plan to check in on once in a while.  It's nice to see that there are so many people from different walks of life that have similar interests.

This has been a rough winter for the most part, but we finally have a beautiful weekend to do things!  Guess who's sick...that's  I never get sick so the few times that I do, well, I just act like a baby.  I've got that crud that has been going around all winter.  It's windy outside so it really messes up my sinuses even worse.  I'm on night shift this month so I'll take it easy this weekend.  I don't want to call in sick because I want every day to go towards my retirement.

One nice thing about working with a bunch of guys is that they have other talents.  Many of them do construction type things on the side.  One guy from work has a BiL that does all sorts of work at a reasonable price.  I called him last week to get an estimate for getting the outside of the house cleaned up to put on the market early this summer.  He'll power-wash the fence and house (it's brick), caulk and paint the window trim, and replace the screen on the back porch for a little under $1400.  That's worth it to us.  We have taken the screens off the windows but I need to clean up the bushes a little around the fence.  We'll put the porch furniture in the garage while he's doing his thing.  I guess now would be a good time to do some CraigsList stuff, but I can hardly breathe.  We'll get things ready in a few days.  He'll be here in a week.  Boy we've got a lot to do!

Thanks for dropping by, and enjoy each day of your life's journey by finding beauty in the ordinary.


Malone said...

good to hear from you, but not good about the "crud" thing. Seems as though that is going around Klamath Falls as well. Take care and get well! Sure is nice when you can find dependable people to do the big jobs that you could but would rather not, right?

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

We're stuck on outside work until the weather warms up. Much sprucing up needed but with the cold and today's wind, we'd just get further behind and have to do it all over again.

We need to do some garage sales, but again with the wind, we'd be chansing all the stuff down the street.

Maybe that's not such a bad idea, put out the stuff nobody'd want and let the wind take care of it...

Sherry said...

Sorry to hear you aren't feeling well and on such a beautiful though windy day too. Hope it's just a short sniffle.

Glad to hear you have reliable help to hire. That's a real problem up here as is getting the da gone tires to come in. Sure wish we could come down to your tireman for them.


Nancy and Bill said...

Take care and hope you get feeling better quickly. The nice weather is coming and you want to be able to enjoy it...or at least be able to do the things you need to do to get the house on the market.

Boy, we are all in similar boats...sure hope the boats sale soon!!

Merikay said...

Hope you feel better, Craig was sick for 10 days, but is better now.

Gail and Rick said...

So sorry you have got that crud! It sure has made the rounds this year. Hope it's short lived and you are soon able to get back to these important things :)