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Welcome rain on a sleepy sort of Friday

July 20th, 2012 at 06:28 am

Well, we needed the rain, and now we're getting it. It's supposed to rain all day. It's the kind of soft, gentle and steady rain I love, sans thunder and lightening. It will give me a break from daily watering duty of potted plants and frequent watering of the veggie garden.

Two or three mornings ago, I woke up with the worst pain toward the back of my right side. I often sleep in wierd positions, and I think that's what this is from. I was hoping it would work itself out by now, although I woke up again this morning and it's still extremely sore. I do hope it's not that my foam mattress, now about 5 or 6 years old, is losing its shape or anything. I always sleep on the same side; I should probably rotate it.

Today's the day I wanted to turn in a big sales brochure i wrote for real estate client. I pretty much finished it a while ago, but I wanted to take a step back from it and then revisit it for fine-tuning. So that's what I will do this morning, as soon as the cup of tea I just brewed kicks in and puts me in gear on this sleepy Friday.

After all the extreme heat we've had, it's actually CHILLY, just 68 inside the house. I had to put on a long-sleeved shirt and longer pants as my feet and arms were cold. Crazy.

I found another Open House scheduled for this Saturday for one of the nicer condos I looked at in the complex I've pretty much decided I want to live at. I guess I feel a sense of urgency becus I've been looking at some gorgeous units online that I know will be sold by the time I was ready to buy. There's really no rush as I still think I want to wait for housing prices to recover and since the condo complex is a 55+ community, technically, I'm too young now anyway to move there. I figure I'll want to move sometime within the next 7 years, though I also feel the sooner I move, the sooner, I achieve substantial savings in living expenses and also, it will be easier to pack up and sell the house while I still have the...some energy.

Here's the unit I'll see tomorrow...i really like the kitchen, the lighting fixtures and the gorgeous bathroom sink...

http://www.raveis.com/prop/W1065212/942_heritage_vlg_southbury_ct/

Being a frugal person who's into a simple lifestyle, I actually look forward to significantly downsizing my home from 1650 sf to probably 1400 sf. It doesn't sound like a huge reduction, but i would also be losing all the space in my full attic and basement, as well as a 3rd bedroom, a 2nd living room in my current home and a sun room.

It would require me to get rid of a lot of stuff, something that again, i look forward to doing. Too many possessions feels like a burden that ties me down. Although I've never been much of a pack rat, stuff still does accumulate over time.

Yesterday, I started cleaning out a filing cabinet of paperwork in the hopes of consolidating my current 4 2-drawer filing cabinets into 2 cabinets. While I did weed out a bunch of paperwork that will be shredded, I still need to do more. Half of the cabints are filled with writing samples from my 30 years of work. I'd thinned these out before, too, but still probably have many more copies than I'll ever need.

I also posted a few more things on Craig's List yesterday that I've tried to sell before. Don't know if the woman who expressed interest in the rocking chair will actually come through; she said she had a funeral to go to, so i don't know, she could just be making excuses.

I'm really happy I checked the weather report last night and decided around 7 pm that i should mow the front lawn before all the rain. Though I felt tired and sleepy, I managed to do so.

9 Responses to “Welcome rain on a sleepy sort of Friday”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Oh my. That's lovely. And a very good price for all the amenities.

  2. patientsaver Says:

    Did you take a look at the monthly common charges though? It's VERY high, due to the fact the complex is 1,000 acres in size, like a little village, really. Also, they just completed a state of the art fitness center, have 4 pools, 18 hole golf course, a hundred different clubs and activities, lots of pretty little ponds with fountains, etc.

    Being single, i think i would really enjoy the built-in social life. but that's part of what you're paying for.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Enjoy the cooler weather!

  4. Swimgirl Says:

    Lovely! The kitchen is very nice and the area outside is gorgeous! Good luck!

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Love the kitchen! Looks like the place is pretty up to date too.

    Glad you received rain...wished we did.

  6. My English Castle Says:

    Glad we sent our rain your way too. I can't believe how much better I feel today after a cooler day and some rain.

  7. Dido Says:

    Wow, that's huge! And very nicely appointed! When did you decide to sell the house and eventually move? I missed that post!

    Stuff is too easy to accumulate. One of my plans for the next year is to do some serious decluttering, some with the aid of a personal organizer I know who shares the simple living philosophy.

  8. patientsaver Says:

    Oh, I've been thinking about it for several years. I won't do it anytime real soon, but maybe in 2 years. Too much of my life energy is spent on maintenance. I need to simplify.

  9. Dido Says:

    yes, you have a lot of land there! I'm very happy that my house has a small yard.

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