Category Archives: Lifestyle

Downsize NOW and ENJOY Life More!

My mother in law has moved to a nursing home and recently her children and spouses (including me) came together to get her previous home ready for sale. This woman is one organized little lady and neat as a pin. But despite that there were massive amounts of “things” in her house to go through. We hired an auction house to sell off the personal possessions she did not want or have room for at the nursing home. As we went from room to room we tried to give her the option of what to donate, put up for auction or move to her new residence.

So what did we come across? There were multiples of cleaning supplies, 4 sets of cutlery, tons of glassware, tupperware, books, furniture and so many other items. Yet when she selected the most important to move she took very little relative to what she has. And when she offered her items to us, there were few takers. Not that it wasn’t quality stuff but most of us already have what we need. Continue reading

So Glad I Work from Home!

Well guys, I am sitting here at my computer sipping a cup of hot coffee and getting ready to work on another project. The scene from my window is surreal – more snow on top of snow and ice we already have. It started last night and we are expecting it to continue all day with eighteen (give or take inches) expected. I love working from home but it is times like these that make me extra happy.

The view from my porch window…

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and from my front door…

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And there are a ton of other reasons I love working from home. Here are some of them… Continue reading

I Finally Broke Down and Bought a Smart Phone

I finally broke down and bought a smart phone. And now I am wondering what I ever did without it! The smart phone has really helped me work smarter not harder. Since I work at home and tend so shop and stay in the area, in the past, I could never justify the expense of a smart phone. After all I pretty much just needed a phone for emergencies and the occasional phone call.

But I was discovering more and more apps for the smart phone that could save me a lot of time and even money. Plus the old phone was hard to text on so I never texted (gasp). In short despite having 20 some websites, I was in the stone age when it came to my cellular device. Mainly I did not realize how a smart phone was not a phone but more of a personal computer in your pocket.

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So I took the plunge. I picked up a beautiful gold, IPhone 5S, like this one pictured, using my upgrade and a gift card along with a little cash. Continue reading