|This was in our local paper!|
I, on the other hand, have plenty to do to keep myself busy. My basement, people, is simply disgusting. It's overwhelming and there are hours worth of work awaiting me. Anyone want to come help me?
It's time to start getting this house organized and into shape. I'm doing a great job of keeping it "drop in ready" at most times. If anyone knocks on my door, I'm comfortable inviting them in. However, the nooks and crannies, like the basement, garage, and closets are hideous. I can't take it any more.
Years ago, when I only had the two boys, my family bought a very large parcel of land. Our dream was to construct a development where everyone could build homes together. Yeah, it didn't work. My uncle spent over a decade trying to get permits and sewers and water lines. He finally kind of gave up. But he decided to put his home up for sale anyway. It's a very unique, historical house, so it's not like some ordinary Joe would happen by to purchase it. Built in the early 1900s, it was part of a farm. The caretaker lived in the front part of the house. It has 4 bedrooms and 2 kitchens. The back half of the house was renovated by my grandfather. My mom and uncle lived there from birth. It has 4 bedrooms also and a fabulous great room. Because of this, they're asking a pretty penny. A few corporations have looked through it, as well as a couple multi-generational families. It's been on the market off and on for 7 years now. Nothing. This week, the metropolitan housing company in our area contacted my uncle to see if all of the family members on the street would be interested in talking numbers. SO- even though we've never listed our house, it may finally be looked at. It's nerve-wracking and very exciting at the same time. So that's why I need to get busy in my basement. Seriously....looking for eager volunteers!!! :D
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Oh, it is suddenly pouring rain here! With lightning! We really need that. It finally got hot here today; I broke down and turned on the A/C. I like it so much better with a natural breeze blowing through the house. The humidity did me in though. We tried to swim at my cousin's Monday, but it was just too cool.
I hope things are going well in the lives of all my readers! I love it when y'all post comments or occasionally email me. I enjoy hearing from you! I'll leave you with one random thought. What's one food from your childhood you'd just love to have again? Maybe a meal your mom used to make or something from a restaurant that went out of business? I'd have to say the chicken nachos, chips, and salsa from Chi-Chi's. I really miss that place...it was our date night go-to place. :(