Saturday, February 25, 2012


Two days ago I decided that the house needs to be on the market by April 11. Now that I made this deadline up, I have started my to-do list... and it's long... but doable.

My pack rat husband (love ya!) and I already discussed storing the clutter, and now I'm working on the For Sale By Owner flier. Which picture should I use? I like them both for different reasons. Any thoughts?
Other items on the to-do list, just to name a few:

Fix broken window cranks
Paint man cave and guest room more neutral colors
Put away personal photos
Move some furniture around
Move the deep freezer to Bill's
Sew new office curtains (not sure on this one)
Clean the garage
Get the water softener up and running (It's been sitting for three years, not good, I know.)
List the house!

The next few weeks are going to be busy, but I'm going to rock it out!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Speedy Delivery!

I'm sure you all remember Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. My favorite episodes always included a video delivery from Mr. McFeely. You know the videos I'm talking about, tours of factories where I learned how any number of items are made. Last Saturday, I was excited to enjoy a live factory tour.

For the past several years, I have driven past a sign on Interstate 74 offering a factory tour of Homeway Homes. Joshua and I finally joined the tour last Saturday. We began the tour thinking it might not be all that interesting, but it was something to do on a lazy, rainy Saturday. By the end, we were enthused and ready to sign a contract on a Homeway Home. Seriously, people, take the tour. It was fascinating!

Another February event was the return of the toothpaste game. Each time the tube approaches empty, Joshua and I battle to see who will be the last to squeeze a reasonable amount onto the toothbrush. The last person is the winner. I won this round by cutting the top off and using a toothpick to scrape out the last bit. Joshua was not pleased, and we agreed that next time, cutting the tube will be illegal.

Are we nerdy? Yes. Is this game completely ridiculous? Yes. Will I continue to play it, laughing hysterically each time. Yes.