Beebe -- our 1935 Bungalow on Baker Street.

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Re: Beebe -- our 1935 Bungalow on Baker Street.

Postby Manalto » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:06 pm

Nicholas, I join Bonnie in hoping your house will be unharmed.


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Re: Beebe -- our 1935 Bungalow on Baker Street.

Postby Lily left the valley » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:15 pm

Nicholas wrote:Well I am facing the idea that I may actually lose this house. I will probably lose the barn and back porch at least, if what they are predicting holds true. All it will take is a major breach of some sort, and I could be facing a condemning instead of a rebuilding.

People say not to worry, that it has been through many storms, including Charlie, but this one is a bit nastier and it looks like the eye will pass close to if not over this area. I have the precut and predrilled plywood ready to go up.

Expecting the worse, hoping for anything better.
We saw the new path projection today, and my heart sank a bit, thinking of you. I hope your Bumblebee weathers whatever is ahead well, and you, yourself, will be safe.
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Re: Beebe -- our 1935 Bungalow on Baker Street.

Postby Lily left the valley » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:18 pm

My near annual summer cold was born late and nursed along with our cool snap, and I'm finally getting over the worst of it. If I don't baby myself when I have them, they easily turn to bronchitis or worse.

So since I've mostly been slumming of late, only doing what had to be done, very little is worthy of report, sadly. This has been driving me crazy, and one of the reasons why I'm still sick, as one day I just started doing some yard work to ease my mind, and the very next day was back to a body of aches and chills. :doh:

I did catch up on some library reading on gardening of various sorts. I've been looking into water feature building, cottage gardens, various methods of kitchen gardens (one book of which I need to go back for, as I was at my lending limit with this latest batch), one just for MA gardeners, and one about habitat gardens.

My fever is finally gone, so I'm hoping I can ease back into where I left off on the yardwork by the end of the week. We've almost (so close!) managed to clear out the parlor of any boxes that needed to be sorted and removed. I'm thinking it best to keep with the boxes at first, as it's less physical so I don't overdo it like last time. :whistle:
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Re: Beebe -- our 1935 Bungalow on Baker Street.

Postby Lily left the valley » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:07 pm

So I got Sean sick, and this week has been not a lot of anything happening. Small bits.

I am getting a bit anxious about how long we've been here, and how little I feel I've accomplished. I know it's barely been six months, but I did think we'd be further along. Yet thanks to many folks here, I know we're doing just fine. I still want to get a move on with some yard stuff before the fall rolls into winter, but we'll see how that goes when the time comes. There's also some of the "couldn't have noticed this at viewings" sorts of things that all take as much time as they take to fix.

One thing that has been irritating me is that we're not unpacked. I'm not surprised, though, given all the moves we've been through in now 16 years of marriage. We also have some cases where we keep putting off unpacking X because we hope to clean/change/fix whatever related. (Kitchen especially.)

I knew things had been jumbled over the many moves over the years, but holy moly, what a mess. I didn't realize how bad some of it really is until I actually started sorting through the mixed boxes. Time consuming, and all I keep thinking is "How did we let it get this bad?" Still, I know. I know how many smaller places we rented, where a lot of our stuff went into storage. Cardboard boxes only last so long, and Sean is notorious for not marking boxes on the easiest of moves, and when you stuff things from one falling apart box into a few others that had some space, who thinks to grab a sharpie and take note?

We both have a lot of hobbies. Some of them shared, some not. That's part of why there is just so much stuff. We have been talking about some of the hobbies we don't do so much anymore, and how to get rid of the related stuff.

We have culled some overall stuff out that we have set aside in the parlor on a table and nearby for selling. Stuff we bought again because we couldn't find the box the other one was in, or something we used to use at a certain place, but know we won't anymore. We did agree to a deadline of so many months where if the stuff doesn't sell, then we'll donate it or just freecycle it.

Still, it's one of those embarrassing but true situations. We're dealing with it, and I will be so glad when we finish.
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Re: Beebe -- our 1935 Bungalow on Baker Street.

Postby Lily left the valley » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:10 pm

Good grief, time has been passing by and I feel like a lazy oaf this month.

We may have found a buyer for the chifforobe. We will miss it, but we realized we don't need it, and that was the deciding factor.

I got a phone call last weekend from my friend at PYCA, and she had finally heard back from the fellow who might be interested. He came over with his daughter and we met at a good price. I should be hearing back from him either this weekend, or the week after when he makes arrangements for the pick up. Unfortunately, he did not want the vanity. I hated to break up the set, but I didn't want to wait to try to sell them together either. We're getting a bit nervous since the temperature shift towards fall, and insulating the attic is a high priority. I am nervous in that the sale isn't complete, but it's nice to know it could be.

The good news about him coming over that day, is it got my butt in gear to get the parlor a bit more "company ready", which turned out to be an even better thing when we found out a few days later that Sean's folks will be coming up for a visit the last weekend of the month.

I'm trying really hard not to panic. Fortunately, they are not the types to judge how far or not we are with the house, so that's helping loads.

They won't be staying here, as she wants to use some of her credits for a hotel chain, so that was also one bit of relief because we hadn't bought a bed for the guest room yet.

I was planning to make dinner the first day they visit, but we just found out that the local Fall Festival is the same day, so we'll likely go downtown for that instead.

We've been trying to spend what time we've had not sick tending to the yard as much as we can. I'll post about that more later in my Park Ave. thread.

Progress is happening, and for that, I am grateful.

Oh, and we did finally find some other spare disks for the good camera. :dance:
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Re: Beebe -- our 1935 Bungalow on Baker Street.

Postby awomanwithahammer » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:14 pm

Nothing like a little company to motivate you to clean house! If I need a good cleanup, I just schedule a party. :chores-vacuum:
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