It’s three in the morning
By Judy Evans
April 6, 2021 2:22pm CST
… And we can’t sleep. So we’re up, having coffee and playing on our computers. We have another busy day today but might need a nap at some point. Someone is coming this morning to pick up most of the sundry pipe, steel, timber from our sheds. Then we need to take a few pieces of furniture and other items to the thrift shop, then another load to the storage unit and finally, hopefully, a load to the tip. Yesterday we had a grader and water tank here repairing the road into our place. It was very rough but now looks great. It should help give a good first impression. The estate agent comes tomorrow to list our property so hopefully it will be sort of sp*ck and span by then. Vince is taking photos of each room as we get it organised. We posted a number of items on a local Buy and Sell FB site and all bar two sleeping bags sold very quickly so that was gratifying. As soon as the estate agent leaves, we’re taking the caravan and heading to a music festival for four days. When we return, we’ll list some more items and hope for a similar result. The photo is of the road in. It doesn’t look too bad but looks much better now. I’ll take photos for another time.
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I wouldn't want to live in this house. It's too lonely for my liking. I prefer a town house in a quiet street with shops that are reachable on foot. You can see the house I live in here. I'm on the top floor with the balcony. Behind the house is a garden.
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• Los Angeles, California
My goodness - things are moving along so quickly! Do take a nap if you have the chance. It's good you'll be able to take a break from all that and go enjoy a music festival trip for a few days. Oh how we would love to have such a road with trees all around that leads to the house . . . I must show Hubby this photo later !
• United States
It looks nice. Your driveway in looks alittle like mine, but I have gravel, and the dirty doesn't have a red tint. Actually, I should say I used to have gravel. The driveway is pretty bare now actually. I wish I could afford to get it blacktopped.
Thought you were moving closer to one of your sons' place. Have you paid for a place in the retirment village yet? A family friend told me that she couldn't sell it above the set price which she had bought it years ago. She was very upset with that strict rule.
• Bunbury, Australia
My sister moved onto her son's place but our sons are in Melbourne (4 hours flight) and Ireland (24 hours flight). The land and our new home will be totally ours and we will be able to sell it to whoever we want at whatever price we want so we are happy with that.
@JudyEv wow, that is good then (re: your new place). Is it closer to the city (guess you are still in the same state)? An acquaintance told us years ago, that the moment he retired, he moved lock stock and barrel closer to the city so that he could go to any restaurant & hospital easily.
• Bunbury, Australia
It's when you are under the pump that you realise you're ageing. We're not used to doing a full day's work and it is starting to take its toll. We'll have an enforced rest for a few days at the music festival so that will be good.