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Old 07-12-2015, 04:25 PM   #23571
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Originally Posted by JoAnn L. View Post
My 13 year old grandson and I played games today (Crazy Eights, Go Fish, Connect Four, Sorry, Trouble and A Trivia Game about Presidents). And much to his happiness, he beat me at every game. Oh well, I had a good time just spending time with him.
Sounds like a great way to spend the day!

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Old 07-12-2015, 07:11 PM   #23572
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Taking a break from packing books!

I called a local charity and scheduled a pickup for next Saturday. I have packed 13 bankers boxes and have about 15 more to go! That will get my "library" back to where every book can sit upright on a shelf and not be tucked in on top of another or stacked on a table or chair in the book room!

The next project will be to gradually eliminate the book room and select a couple hundred books that can fit into a small case in my living room.

Remember when everything you owned would fit into your car, those were the days!

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Old 07-12-2015, 08:06 PM   #23573
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I clearly remember when all my possessions fit easily into a small car. In 1974 I packed up and moved out west in a two door Volvo 122 and took a dog too.

I currently am going through everything in the house, eliminating a lot of things and finding new storage space. The ultimate goal is to reclaim my sewing room which disappeared when DH moved his stuff in.
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Old 07-12-2015, 08:15 PM   #23574
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What are you doing?

I too remember when all my worldly possessions fit into my little late '70ís model Mercury Comet! Dang, how I loved that car. Her name was Haley.
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:25 PM   #23575
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Pirate is watching Shetland. A Mystery show out of UK. A simple question of "How many Shetland islands are there total?" I was laying down quietly watching TV. An hour and a half later I was still at the computer. Every time I thought I had the answer more info showed up. Next thing I know I am looking up Norse history of invading the islands. Then the meaning of what a skerrie is. I am now ready to write my thesis and get my Doctorate. I hope children in the UK do not have to go all the way back to the invasion of the Norse or Druids when studying the history of the Isles.
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Old 07-14-2015, 12:41 AM   #23576
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I am packing up my craft room for two reasons.

1. we are getting some renovations done and they will be repairing the ceiling so there will be sanding and painting. I don't want my wool, paper crafts and cake decorating stuff to get dirty from it.

2. We are clearing out the house to get it ready to sell (hence the renos). So, we will be turning it back into the master bedroom for staging purposes. We have rented a storage locker and are also getting rid of stuff so it is not must a matter of piling stuff in boxes. There is the stuff I need to keep here, what goes to storage, give-aways and garbage.

TB and I will be sharing his office until we sell. We have been thinking on and off about moving but are tired of the management company here (we own our place but then again we don't....it is a leasehold) and are being nickled and dimed for repairs that don't affect us.

We are hoping to get a house with a yard for the pets and a suite for the young family we have been helping. We also want to get out of Greater Vancouver and move a little further into the Valley.
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Old 07-14-2015, 08:52 AM   #23577
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Sounds exciting LP. Don't overdo it.
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Old 07-14-2015, 01:14 PM   #23578
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Home alone all day so I'll give my dog a bath and hair cut today.

I need a life.She's only getting a bath so that I can put her new bandana that says Princess on her.

The other one says I was born a B.What's your excuse? LOL!!!
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Old 07-14-2015, 01:48 PM   #23579
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I made a quick supper for Pirate and myself. I quick bag of rice cooked in Better Than Bullion broth. Steak tips cooked with garlic oil, green onions, and peas in a gravy. Gravy made with seasoned rice water. Quick and easy. I even tossed the peas in the gravy to cook. Two pans, two plates. Even an easy cleanup. I love nights like this. Grant you it is a little early for supper. 2:45 in the p.m. But Teddy will be here just around supper time. Have to break that begging habit he has developed. Lunch and supper together.
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Old 07-14-2015, 07:25 PM   #23580
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Watching the All-Star Game.

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