Wow! Time sure flies! It’s been almost 2 weeks since my last post. For those who have been following my journey, I apologize. I’m still recovering from this stupid bug. Whatever the heck you call it, it’s a doozy! But, I have a million and one things to look after with the closing of this house, clearing mom and dad’s and finalizing all the projects that I’ve been involved in.
Speaking of which, I had a lovely surprise last week. The Town of Dalhousie presented me with a certificate of Appreciation and a bouquet of flowers at their last Council Meeting. I say last because we are heading into a Municipal Election. Anyway, the certificate reads:
On behalf of myself, Council and the citizens of the Town of Dalhousie, it gives me great pleasure to express our appreciation for your leadership, service and contribution. Thank you for being an exceptional citizen, for your commitment and dedication. Your presence will be missed. Enjoy this special moment in your life! Signed: Clement Tremblay, Mayor
A very nice gesture, I thought. Made my week even if there wasn’t anyone there to see it except the Mayor, Council and the lone reporter covering the meeting. That’s what the governing body of this Town has had to contend with for years. People complain, but they don’t show up when it matters to question the people who can make the difference.
Ok, so back to my activity.
We finally managed to sell our Side by Side, a 2012 Can-Am Commander. We had LOTS of adventures with that ATV including this one:
You can just make out my hand on the grab bar. I’m leaning as far right as I can go just to help the vehicle not flip onto its side in that mud hole. And is this my sort of thing? Nope. It was scary stuff and I’m not into scary at all. But it was something I will never forget. My favourite part of the ATV world was going places with it that you couldn’t get to by car or truck. The views from mountain tops.. breathtaking! Pictures? Unfortunately, we were usually in those places at the wrong time of the day.
I digress ..again!
We’ve been clearing out the contents of mom and dad’s house and the workshop.
All I can say is OMG! If you are the type to save every piece of paper forever…. please, for the love of your executor, stop! And there is no reason to have 3 sets of pots and pans, no reason to own 50 files and rasps, 10 mallets, 18 hammers and I have lost count of axes and ax heads. Really. If you haven’t used it in 6 months or a year at the most, then find a new home for it. Someone will use it. One of the things that this has brought home to me, is purge is necessary. I’ve taken to going through my own cupboards and placing unused items in a box for yard sale or donation. We’ve spent weeks going through the house and the workshop and are only now feeling like we’ve made progress. Thanks goodness that we’re retired and have time to do this. Of course, we live in a community that doesn’t have estate services like auctioneers or appraisers, so that has slowed things considerably. We’ve probably undervalued their collections, but for convenience sake, we’ve let it go.
That has been a hard lesson for me. I figured that because mom and dad placed value on it, it must be valuable. I had to accept that it held value to them because they liked it and that was it. Now if only I can remember that!
So, that part is getting there. Now if only we can find a buyer for the house. That would be another huge burden lifted and we could just look forward to the coming move. I admit, the thought of waking everyday and enjoying a morning tea on the back deck or the dock, watching the sun come up over the water keeps me going. And I’m anxious to get the free time to pursue my hobby again. It will happen soon enough. Patience grasshopper.
It hasn’t been all work. We’ve finally order HBO and caught up on Game of Thrones in time to catch the latest Season. “Survivor” is nothing compared to the Game of Thrones cast. Holy heck! But I can’t stop watching either program. LOL I’ve also been following The Catch, Big Bang Theory (of course!), Elementary, Blindspot (although that’s starting to wear thin), and Madame Secretary (yes!). Oh and Lucifer! Awesome program. I see that next week, the final season of Persons of Interest is airing. I’ll definitely be watching that.
In addition, I’ve been knitting up a storm and finished a lap blanket for my granddaughter, two lace scarves/cowls, a shawl, a hat and … am in the second part of working my poncho. If only I could convince myself to start an exercise program too, I would be set. I think that’s something I’ll aim for when everything here is done.
I think that catches me up on action for the last two weeks. Thanks for following along.