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The House is Ready for Sale

Of course that is the whole idea and we think that we are going to come out of this pretty much as well off as we hoped that we would be. Marie inherited the place and it did need a good deal of work before we could get a good price for it. That is something you have to be really careful about though, else you end up putting more money in it than you should. I really only had to find this guy to install HVAC near me. In fact I found out in the middle that the guy who came was an old friend of my big brother Lou. He asked me if I knew him right away and then told me that Lou owed him forty two dollars. I was not surprised by this and I told him that if I saw him I would ask Lou about the four hundred dollars that he owes me.

The boys and I started out by cleaning up the mess and doing some demolition. They loved that part of the job. They almost got into a fight over who got to tear things up. Then we went to work on the bathroom and the kitchen, both of which were about forty years out of date and pretty sad looking as well. I only half way knew what I was doing, but it turned out quite well by the time we got done. I did waste a bit of material by not knowing what I was doing at the first. It is always a lot more expensive to learn things the hard way and that is exactly how I was doing it. We still have to finish up the landscaping, which is best left for the spring weather I would think.

The Tingling and Numbness Are Gone

When I first felt the tingling in my legs, I did not think too much about it because I had gone from being extremely active to extremely sedentary. I thought that it was just a symptom of a new type of lifestyle because of the change in my job. However, when the numbness started, I knew that something was wrong. I went to the doctor, and he told me that it is Sciatica. He gave me some medicine which helped a bit, but I wanted more relief. I consulted a chiropractor in Santa Maria after my doctor told me months later that he could do a surgical procedure that could bring me some comfort.

While I definitely wanted to feel better, I did not want to go through a surgery. Continue reading

I Overdo Things, but at Least I’m Not Crazy

I figured I would get one of those exercise videos to work out to at home in the mornings before work. I had not renewed my gym membership. Not that I was going all the time anyway. I would show up maybe twice per week for for anything aerobic. At home I figured I could really hit it hard without any worry of embarrassment. However, I felt my back pop at peak intensity, and ended up the same day at my chiropractor in Santa Barbara. I always have a way of overdoing things thinking I can get it all in at one time.

I stay up too late during the week and sleep in for too long on the weekends. And why only use a half teaspoon when a full teaspoon is better? I cannot seem to stop myself from overdoing anything. I realize when I am being an idiot, and I go ahead and do it anyway. My mom, the psychologist, says I have poor impulse control. I told her I have no impulses to be a lawbreaker. Continue reading

More Reasons to Keep Your Trees Pruned

I have heard people say how it’s a jungle out there. I never thought it would apply to our front yard. We had really let the trees go too long before pruning them. If it wasn’t fixing the car or getting braces for one of the kids, it was something else. We kept putting it off, and now we had branches falling all the time. Not big ones, but a lot of little ones. Our trees needed pruned back so their canopies did not touch. I called a tree service in Nassau County to come out and do the job. I did not want any algae growing on the porch roof because of it being in shade under the trees every day, and I did not want the squirrels to use the branches close to the gutter as a highway to the porch roof. When I saw one up there, I knew it was time to scale back the trees in our front yard. Continue reading