January 31, 2021

Ch Ch Ch Ch Changes…..

So two weeks ago we met with a realtor to discuss putting the house up for sale. It’s odd, as this guy’s card showed up in the mail a couple of days before, and on a whim we decided that Melanie would give him a call. He came in and made all the right noises and said all the right things, and we signed. The house will officially be listed for sale on February 10. To get to that point would be a herculean effort, but when things come together it’s time for action. Before he left, the agent made a comment that he had no idea what he was…

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…

January 3, 2021

Happy New Year!

The requisite New Years’ post…. It seems like the only time I make myself sit down and do this is around New Years. H’mmm, what’s that saying? Dunno. In any event, onward and upward. I will finish the posting I started in the summer (?), but most likely not today. Someone described 2020 as the longest year of their life. Maybe it was true for them, but we have had worse. The year after Hurricane Katrina will always have that title for us. This year was, as the same for most people, adjusting to the new norm of lines, facemasks and limited availability of items at the grocery. We do…

July 15, 2020

Time

This is probably going to be a bit long, so get yourself a hot beverage, sit down and have a read. Like virtually the entire world, I was sent home on March 19th and told to “Socially Distance” myself from others. OK; Interesting. The non-stop cacophony regarding the COVID-19 pandemic from the Main Stream Media (MSM) had begun, and the short term implications were fairly ominous. The one thing the MSM revels in is what we call FUD in the technical business. Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt. But enough of that, this is about an awakening, of sorts. The first days were filled with a mixture of splendor/dread emotions. Being off…