Saturday, January 06, 2007

Hammer Time

Today is the first day of my vacation time.

"Yew Nork Babe, where are you vacationing to?", I can hear you all asking.

I am not going anywhere. Except for a trip to see Capt later today and staying until Tuesday morning, I am staying home. Staying home and doing last minute home improvement jobs, i.e., spackling, painting, installing more carpets...wonderful stuff like that.

"Wow, Yew Nork Babe, what a fabulous and prudent way to spend your next 10 days", you say. Yeah, I know.

Although I was thinking about visiting my baby brother in Colorado for a few days, the weather.....well, you know all that.

Although my parents want me to visit them in South Carolina, well, they just left my place after spending the whole month of December. Not only that but I must have flown down there 7 times last year when Mom got thrown from her horse.

So practical me is going to get my house, the investment that I have poured most of my money into over the past 15 years, into better fitness for its sale during my vacation.

Maybe there will be before and after pictures. Oh the joy. Because, after all, what fun would this be without all of you joining me?

I leave you with these questions to ponder because God knows, I'm done pondering them myself:

Is all that black smoke that came out of the furnace yesterday bad to breath in?

Can the thin layer of black soot that the puff-back deposited all over the eastern area of my house, including my bedroom, be considered a new decorating trend....I think black is still in, right?

How much money can one person shell out for a working heating system without having to claim bankruptcy?

When you spend more of your time at work in a 24 hour period, more days than not, preparing everyone and everything for your upcoming time off, can you consider your office your primary residence for tax purposes?

Am I the only one who hasn’t had the time to take down their Christmas decorations yet?

1 comment:

Dawn said...

I don't think I'd like to own a house by myself either. If I ever have to live alone, I will definitely do something where someone else has to do the hard stuff and keep it up!

You made airplanes. What a great thing to know!

I hope if you ever do make it out here to Colorado (in the fall is best, of course, in my opinion), be sure to give me a call!

I didn't realize you were selling your house. Best wishes!