We Cut The Cord

Cable Freedom

Woohoo. We finally cut the cord with Comcast. Well, actually, we shaved the cord. That means we cut back our cable package drastically. We went from $190 a month to just over $100 a month, so we are now saving about $80 each month. We prepared for this eventful day by setting up TiVo so […]

My Cord Cutting Channel Guide

TV Tuner

We are finally going to give Comcast back their cable boxes, strip down to basic cable, and start using a TiVo instead of renting a box. I am able to stream most of the shows I watch on Netflix and Hulu already, but there are a few I can’t. For that I must go to […]

Our Cord Cutting Game Plan

Cord Cutting

We reached a decision on cord cutting, or actually, cord shaving, because were not actually cutting out cable altogether. We have decided to keep the Internet service and cut back to a limited basic package with Comcast. We also plan to keep the TiVo box as our cable box to eliminate the equipment rental. Yes, […]

Adventures In Cord Cutting And Cord Shaving

Cable Freedom

We have been trying to cut our Cable bill to a more manageable amount. But what to leave out. We have our favorite channels which all seem to be in the upper tier, and that is without the Premium channels, like HBO. Pricey. There are several possibilities that we have come up with. We are […]

Tardis Quilt

Tardis Quilt

This is the Tardis Quilt I have been working on. I’m about 2/3 done with the front. I think it will be too long, though so I may have to leave off the last row. We will see. Yes, Michael. It has been that long since I have updated this blog.

Settling In 2

Well, it has been awhile, but I am finally getting dug out of most of the boxes and have a good portion of the improvements made.  We still need to paint, carpeting has been put on the back burner. However, we Did install some of those solar tubes (a really cool kind of skylight that […]

New Gardening Adventures

Well, we are now in our new home, which had also belonged to a gardener before us. The garden was one of the things that attracted me to this house in the first place. It is now near the beginning of March and already I have some spring flowers blooming…snowdrops, crocuses and some miniature irises. […]

Woohoo!! I Finally Got Moved Into My New House!!

After a crazy two weeks of getting the movers to get our stuff, waiting for the sale to close on our new home, getting moved in and having to go back to work in another state to train my work replacement, I am Finally moved in and settling down a bit. We have workmen in […]

Winter Gardening In The Midst of Chaos – Still

We are on the home stretch with our move and I am still gardening away. This last weekend, I decided that the landscape job still needed some cleanup, so I went out hosed down the muddy pathways, and the rocks in the culvert and moved some of the rocks. There were also a couple of […]

My Home Sale Saga — On The Home Stretch (I Hope)

Well, this is it! My house, we think, has sold. The buyer is sticking. We are a week away from closing. I have boxes stacked 3-4 high in all parts of the house (and the packers haven’t even gotten here yet.) The landscaper has completed his job, And cleaned up! Looks Really Nice! Since I […]

Winter Gardening In The Midst Of Chaos

If you have been reading this blog, you know about my home sale saga and the fiasco with having a landscaper modify a few things in my yard. Nevertheless, there are some other things going on in my garden which at least bring some bright spots in the middle of such craziness. I love my […]

Home Sale Saga – I Hope Things Are Looking Up!

I am still holding my breath, but so far, the buyer seems to be sticking. We have had the home inspection with what looks like fairly normal repairs needed. We Finally told the landscaper to finish his job, and that is coming along. We finally stopped making the house look like “Home Beautiful” and are […]

Is The Home Sale Saga Coming To An End??

Is it possible I have sold my home?? We have been negotiating with a very difficult buyer for the past week, and today finally signed an agreement. In two days we have the inspection. They had essentially asked us to delay the landscape work we were in the progress of having done so they could […]

The Home Sale Saga

Can you believe it?! The beat goes on with my home sale saga. Well, we have decluttered, spruced up, cleaned up and in general have made things pretty with our house. After three months, still no offers. We have bought another house and want to scream. Can you say Stress! The latest and greatest, was […]

Happy New Year!

Here are my wishes for a Happy and Prosperous New Year to everyone!

Merry Christmas!!

Wishing all of you a Very Merry Christmas!!

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Hanukkah everyone! Today is the first day of Hanukkah Hope you have a Happy one filled with light and laughter! We are having a white one….over a foot of snow…the most snow I have had at home since I was a teenager. Here in the Pacific Northwest, the past week has been a wild […]

Living On The Cheap – Home Staging

Home staging is the fine art of making your home look like it is everyone’s dream home so they will make that offer. You have a minimalist approach to furnishing and decorating to enhance the space but get buyers to picture themselves living there. So you depersonalize, declutter, remove unnecessary furniture, and bring in a […]