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Full Time Mom, Wife, Work, Life - Mom to three children (adults), two are college graduates and now own their own homes, and the youngest is in college in NC; wife to Thomas; Work - one full time and multiple part time jobs; Life - whatever you can throw at me....

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Back to the Future

Today is the day....

Marty and Doc Brown come to the future on October 21, 2015 - The DeLorean is coming today.  I don't think we are actually there in terms of hoverboards or time machines, but what a great "feel good" movie Back to the Future was in 1985!! 

It takes me right back to a much simpler time!!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Another mushroom

My Brother brought me a puffball mushroom.  I had never seen it in my life - it was really awesome!
 This is the mushroom before I peeled it.  I have never had to peel a mushroom before!
 This is the mushroom - as white as snow after peeling.  I put a can next to it to show the size.
 I then sliced it.  Recipes said I could sauté it or put it into soup.  I sautéed it in a little olive oil and butter.  I froze it for use for another time.  I really don't know what I am going to do with it.  It says it can be used like tofu.  And since I haven't cooked tofu in over 21 years, I am not really sure anymore!!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Short Sales

I HATE THEM.  If you thought a  regular real estate closing had a lot of paperwork, the short sale paperwork BEFORE the closing is enough to make anyone cry!

But alas, we are getting it done....page by page.

We would like to get my mom's house all sold and done before Thanksgiving.

If you pray, I would appreciate the prayers.

Thank you!

Great photo

Former President Bill Clinton was in Clinton, CT yesterday. My nephew happened to be at the event and got to take his picture with the ex-president.

I am not a fan of Bill however, what an opportunity for my nephew.

Sunday, October 11, 2015


We took a drive today to get away from it all.  We ended up in Mystic, CT.  We went to the Seaport, but just went to the gift shop and the coffee shop.  We went into Downtown Mystic.  I had been there once before many years ago.  It is a cute little town with shopping, restaurants, the river, etc.  It reminds me of Chatham on the Cape.

 These below are from Historic Downtown.  The ones above are from the Seaport.

 These are photos of the drawbridge that went up and down twice while we were there!!

 The view from our table at the restaurant.  Just perfect!
 If you saw the movie, Mystic Pizza (Julia Roberts first movie), this was the premise.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

A new (to us) car

I have begun looking for a new to us car.  The prices are ridiculous.  We want (need) an SUV, a small one and an older one, but wow, there is nothing out there.

We will continue to be a "one car' family for awhile!!

Friday, October 9, 2015


Hubby had an accident last week.  He is fine, thank goodness.  It was a freak thing.  He was parked (or so he thought) in front of my moms house, watching my nephew put up an Estate Sale sign.  We were all on the porch or in the house and we heard a CRASH.  He had put his foot on the gas to get out of the car (that wasn't actually in park) and slammed into my niece's little Honda.  Would you believe because of the age and value of our car, that they are going to total it!  My niece's car is getting fixed (again).  This is the third time that someone has rear ended her little "Bambi".

You can't make this stuff up folks.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

One more month

.......til the WEDDING!!!!!!

Estate Sales

For the past two weekends, we have been having Estate Sales of all of my mom's stuff....and there is soooooooo much!

We did not even put a dent in the things that she has, so at this point, we are putting them out on the street and giving them away.  We also have been donating boxes and boxes and boxes to My Sister's Place, a second hand shop.  I also have now packed away nine boxes of "Box Lots' that are going to go to an auction house.  A friend of the family is also going to take a LOT of items to his business to try to sell.  But some days, I feel like there is no end.

I never knew a person could have so much stuff.  It is over whelming!  

So, that is why I haven't been writing much.  I have been pricing and re-pricing, moving furniture, boxing up items and just keeping busy.

The radon test passed and the home inspection wasn't half as bad as we thought it would be!  Things are looking up!

Tomorrow, the real estate agent and I are  meeting a gas man, to see what it will take to convert to gas heat and/or put in a new furnace.

Please keep praying for this sale to go through.  Thank you!!