Monday, June 21, 2021

A Look at My Bloomers Weekend Recap

After the stresses of the past week, it was nice to just take this weekend to do some things to keep what's left of our sanity.  

Thursday afternoon, a lady whose store we go to put her house on the market.  Well, it went online Thursday but went live Friday.  When I saw it, it was the first time my heart actually raced a little when looking at a house.  We've looked at and Zillow for as long as we've been here and in 25 years only saw two other houses we could actually see ourselves in.  I showed the Mr and he got kind of excited too.  (I think that might've been more due to the arcade in the basement though!)  I made a few phone calls and the next night we were scheduled for a showing.  The biggest con is it is right by a freeway and there is really no more outdoor space than we have right now.  (I don't understand the hype about corner lots.)  

Friday we got our 2nd shots and then had a few hours to hang out before the showing.  We got there a little early so we could drive the neighborhood.  It seemed okay but we weren't overly jazzed by it.  We pulled into the driveway and rolled down the windows.  That freeway is LOUD.  It's non-stop too.  Any time spent outdoors would not be relaxing.  We went in and the house is about as close to perfect as we've seen in a long time.  The cupboards would need to be painted along with most of the woodwork in the house.  It didn't have a fireplace and that's kind of a deal breaker for us.  There wasn't even a free spot on any wall to put a gas one in.  The roof is original and the place is 20 years old so we'd need to start saving back for that and the HVAC probably has about 5 years left and we just went through that a few years ago.  While it's a nice house, in person it wasn't enough of a bump in quality of life to consider, so we're glad we saw it and wouldn't be pining for it.  The realtor got us the utilities over the past year too so we could figure that in and after sleeping on it, we still didn't feel any pull toward it.  Honestly, it was just nice to do anything different.  Later in the evening, we both got a moderate headache and arm soreness from the shot and I did take two Tylenol so I could sleep and that was it.  Just enough to let us know the response was there but nothing remotely like others have experienced of being wiped out for a day or two.

We've bid adieu to some of our neighbors over the past few months.

The baby is on the left and pops on the right.  Sunday morning, everyone was gone.   These are the second batch of babies.

The flowers in the back are doing well since I added some outdoor food to them.  

The cuttings I bare-rooted seem to be doing well but I'll be glad when they get a little longer.

The Mr caught the pollinators at work...

Saturday we got out for a drive in the country which seems to be getting harder and harder to find these days.

We looked at two other houses we saw online out of sheer curiosity and they were a hard no but again, nice to have a destination.  

Sunday was pretty laid back.  I saw a bastard chipmunk had made its way into the patio somehow (we purposely had a "critter barrier" installed when we did the patio) so I've taken steps to let it know its not welcome.  Try to dig up my establishing wisteria, will you?  You'll rue the day.  We did a grocery pick up, watched a few Criminal Minds, did a workout (9 Week Control Freak which the jury is still out on) and then dinner time of Beyond Burger and sweet potato fries.  We were more than stoked to see a new season of Renovation Island started last night since our usual Sunday ritual of Escape to the Chateau came to an end.  I see we're supposed to get some rain today and I'm more than happy with that.

How was your weekend?

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  1. I am so glad we were able to make a solid and quick decision on that house instead of tormenting ourselves over it for 2 days only to find out we would be bidding against at least 2 other offers. No thanks. Otherwise it was a nice chill weekend and I will take that!

  2. Sounds like a great weekend! We celebrated Mom's 82nd bday with steak on the grill and some Melissa Mccarthy movies. Nice chill weekend. Have a great week!

  3. The housing market is tough for buyers. People here are putting up a for sale by owner sign and having one openhouse immediately and it is selling that day for over asking.

    I agree, this gives you something very fun to do this summer. Now that you are vaccinated and can go to more things carefully, you can have a great time with open houses.

  4. So glad you had a relaxing weekend and could get out and about. My weekend was good. Didn't do much and rested my knee a lot but still managed to get some things done around the house. Bought a little pool for the dogs for the hot days of summer. Hubs only ended up having to work 4 1/2 hours on Saturday so it was nice for him to come home early. It is MUCH cooler today due to a storm that blew through. Had to check on a friend in a suburb because a tornado touched down there last night, but she is okay. Hoping for a calmer week.


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