May 2, 2021

Jessica

With the housing transition behind us, YAY!, the next chapter in this saga is Jessica. To refresh, this is Jessica: She’s named after Jessica Rabbit: “I’m not bad, I was drawn this way”… Love that movie BTW. But, I digress. After much deliberation, it’s been decided that we will give someone else the pleasure of enjoying Jessica’s manifold benefits. The reasons are many: Space. The house in Reston provided for ample space for the three cars. Jessica and the MDX in the garage with Pilotto living outside. Unfortunately, here we have no such luxury. With all the “stuff” in the garage, there is only space for one car. Currently Jessica,…

January 18, 2021

Just another day in the neighborhood

So this week saw us continuing the “repackaging” of the house prior to calling a realtor to list it for sale. We boxed up a bunch of stuff in the closets of the downstairs bedrooms, and moved a goodly number of the bins out of the closets to reduce the clutter. One of the decisions made last weekend was to get rid of the album collection. There are 4 boxes of LP’s (Long Playing Recording) consisting of some 270+ albums that were boxed up in the clean up after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Yes, the last time these things saw the light of day was some 15+ years ago. Time…

January 10, 2021

Keeping up with the resolutions

One of the resolutions I published last week was to more actively post here on the blog. So, HERE WE GO! As mentioned last time, Melanie and I have decided to sell the house that we have owned since we moved to Northern Virginia in 2007. So yesterday we began the process by starting to organize what stays, what goes, etc. We have five categories: Orange – Not certain at this juncture Blue – Short term storage (during the sale) Yellow – Long term storage Green – Donate to charitable organizations (Restore, GoodWill, etc) Pink – Stay in the house for staging Two bedrooms were subjected to this process yesterday…