Sunday, March 14, 2010

Daylight Savings Time

The clocks went forward this morning for Daylight Savings Time. I'm both happy and sad. For the last 15 years, it signified the longer days of camping season. I loved to camp...with Mike. I'm going to keep the camper and the site for now, but it will be hard.

I'll be returning to work tomorrow. I've been out for months. I was pretty happy to find out that I'll be working in another position (at least temporarily). It's a job I've done before and really liked it. So I'm looking forward to it.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Did I say Easy?

I thought the remodel of mom's room would be easy. Yeah, right.

I own a very old 2-family home. One of my sons lives downstairs with his family, and the room under my mom's belongs to his daughter. Somehow, we (me, and my 2 boys) decided that we should just do it right. So, the walls in both bedrooms have been taken down, we've hired an electrician to run new wiring, new windows will be installed in both rooms, and the outside walls will be insulated.

I can hear Mike "Why do you want to do that? I don't know why you just don't sell and get the hell out." He would then realize that I never listened to him before so why would I start now.

All of this work will push back mom's ability to use the room of course. So, I may have her move in to another room temporarily.

The second condo didn't work out. The asking price was ridiculous and didn't give me much negotiation power. When it's right, it's right...and this one wasn't.

Exactly one week before I return to work.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

One Down

The condo is done! I must say, it looks amazing. My boys did a great job getting everything done.
(For some reason, the pictures on the finished condo came out looking pink. It's white.)
On to the next project -- the room that mom will occupy. That should be easy, with the exception of a couple of replacement windows. Well, even that will be easy 'cause my boys are pretty good at that kind of stuff.
The guy who owns the condo where the estate sale was called me last night. I was a bit surprised at what he wants for the place considering the amount of work that's needed. I have to keep telling myself that this one is not a foreclosure, so if I want it, I may have to pay a bit more. He said he'd like to get together to talk specifics. So, we'll be getting together tomorrow morning to have that discussion.
Mike would tell me I'm crazy.