Oops…I did it Again!
So it’s been over 3 months since my last posting and I’m so so sorry.
Today I find myself at the Laundromat. I thought that once I bought a house I wouldn’t have to worry about coming here again however if you don’t wash your comforters one by one, you need to come and use the super duty machines to wash them all at once. The wash part doesn’t worry me, I got them to fit into two machines versus six, so that’s a good sign. I am a little concerned about drying them though. I’ll probably have to split them up into three or four dryers, which each one is already going to take an hour, but I guess the $20 I spend today will be better than the $100 I would have spent on my one electric bill. Since it is a nice 83 degrees out, at least I’m not heating up the house as well.
So other than comforters needing washed what else has been going on over the past 3 months you ask… It’s been quite busy. March saw to it that winter wasn’t quite over for us in the NE yet and we got more snow. April was huge with rain so a lot of outdoor activities weren’t going to happen, so why was I slacking on my writing? I did however finish my second edits on my first novella, Reality Shift, which I’m searching desperately for an editor for. I need to take the time and really search for one. May however was my busiest month to date.
In May I attended a fundraiser for my Relay For Life team, which turned out to be a “Best of Home Brew” battle for our company. We had 14 employees who brewed 23 different beers. We had the highest attendance since starting this fundraiser with over 140 people. I was in charge of gathering raffle prizes and making up raffle baskets, this year alone, the raffles raised over $2500! That was my best year yet since taking over that project in 2008. I had some rest for two weeks prior the Relay For Life of Upper Merion where I was once again the event chair. I spent over 72hours at the track that weekend. It poured down rain on Friday for set up and I was out there slushing around making sure that the banners and signs got put up. The event kicked off on Saturday May 17th and went for 24hours. I had 2 hours of sleep in that span. Needless to say I was exhausted by the time I got home on Sunday. Luckily I was on vacation for the next 9 days so I could rest. On the 20th of May was a lot of birthday’s for people in my life including my niece, a friend named Ashley, and my good friend Connie…queen of the shit starters. She was attending a continuing education course in Atlantic City, so me and my man went down and surprised her. It was a perfect beach day as well. It felt great to be out by the water and strolling along the boardwalk. We stayed overnight and gambled a little, but of course didn’t win anything. It was a great little road trip. That week led us straight into Memorial Day weekend. We looked at a house, considered the possibility of selling mine and moving. The house we looked at was in a great location but needs some major updating. The lady who owned it previously had died several years ago and nothing was ever updated to modern standards. The grass was even overrun and the realtor said it was going to get cut, but it wasn’t as of yet. That was over a month ago. I still can’t believe that they haven’t mowed it yet. I guess they aren’t in a hurry to sell it.
I’ve been scouring over several of the real estate apps for a new place but still wasn’t convinced if I was ready to sell my existing house. It’s not that the house itself is bad, it’s on a busy street. I grew up a country boy and even though this is in a suburb of Philly, it’s still too city for me. My next place will have some acreage to it. I’m hoping at least three to five acres if that is possible in this area. I don’t want to live too far from work since I still have to keep my day job. I also want to be able to build a treehouse escape area. I’ve always loved the idea of a treehouse and now I’m even more inspired. I even bought a book featuring treehouses from around the world. The new house also needs to have a room or space where I can build a nice train platform for my Christmas villages. I’ve always want to build a train set up but haven’t had the space for it. I thought I could do it in this house, but it was required to have a guest room. Now that guest room has also manifested into a walk in closet….so I’m still waiting. I know I’ll find what I’m looking for soon and with having a partner in crime this time, I don’t want to settle just for convenience. I want it to be the right place.
The month of June seems to be flying by. I can’t believe it’s already the final week of the month. There are a lot of house projects going on in case I decide to put it on the market next month, hence getting the comforters washed and packed away, and I’m running out of time. I still have one complete room go through and clean up. I don’t know how I’m going to get it done. I have to mop and clean the kitchen floor at least 4 times this week because we are going to lay a new one overtop of it. It’s hard to keep the cats out of the kitchen all week, so I’m going to have to wash it every night and hopefully we can lay it on Saturday afternoon.
Well I think that is enough about my crazy past couple of months. I hope you have all been doing well. I promise I’ll get better at this blog thing. Hopefully I can get back on track with at least one or tow posts a week, until then…
Have a great night!