Tag: moving story

  • The Official To-Do List: Phase One

    Well, I’ll say one thing for me and hubby: once we decide to move on something, we really¬†move on it.¬†A couple of weeks ago, we made¬†the decision to sell our house¬†next year. We’ve given ourselves a year’s advance warning because after 20 years of some serious being-lived-in, the old homestead is in need of some…

  • Rosebush? Or Ultimate Home Defense System?

    This past weekend, I had to remove a very large and well established rambling rose bush from beside our house. It looks innocuous enough. Pretty, even. But don’t be deceived, because the¬†task required six hours, four yard bags, safety goggles, leather gloves,¬†a pair of heavy-duty pruners, and a honking¬†huge¬†electric reciprocating¬†saw. I’m not kidding. As I…

  • Let the Chaos Ensue…

    When we began¬†removing the vines from the¬†house last week, I knew it was¬†official: after 20 years in our home, we’ve decided to move. It won’t be right away, of course, because there’s a lot of freshening up that needs to be done first. It’s amazing what you learn to live with (and no longer see!)…