The White Cottage

MY DAYS IN RETIREMENT

My Bulky Binder

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So far no news from the viewing yesterday. However, there’s another one tomorrow afternoon, so I’m still thinking the good thoughts. At least there’s early interest. There was also a van that did a real slow drive by while we were eating supper tonight. Nat was waiving him in while we were eating, but I guess the driver missed the signals!!! It wasn’t for a lack of trying, however!!

The “moving” chores have officially begun. Had a moving agent in today for a quote. They sound really efficient and good – so I’m thinking a little pricier than what we would like. However, the original owner was a client of Sullivan-Mahoney and Peter and I did the sale of the business. The agent told us he still pops in now and again. We’ll have to wait and see when the quote comes in and compare with others.

Also went to price dishwashers, gas stoves and another microwave. That was fun!!!!! Different versions from different stores. Kind of mind boggling when more than one is involved. With my memory I had to take notes so we could remember, and also to do our calculations for our moving and renovation expenses. I’m starting to feel like a secretary again with all of the paperwork that’s involved. “Little Miss Organizer” has a binder going. In my defense, I have to as there is so much to remember – To Dos – To Buy – To Fix – To Tell, etc. We won’t even go into the packing thing!!!

However we’re getting excited now with planning the colours of each room to paint, the new stuff we’ll be getting and a new quiet area to live. Nat’s going to get emotional about this home, however, as it’s been close to 30 years he’s lived here. Memories abound and I certainly understand that. But another new chapter begins and in order to proceed you have to turn the page.

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Author: Twila

Born and raised in a small town in Ontario, Canada, with 5 sisters and a brother. Now retired, my husband and I travel, play golf and am slowly renovating our new (old) home. After my kidney transplant in 1999, we've learned to enjoy life to the fullest. Nat and I have driven across Canada, taken an Alaskan cruise and drove home via the Northern United States. We've also been to Mexico, the Caribbean, the East Coast of Canada and Cape Breton. We've done the "Snowbird" thing, having lived in Destin, Florida for a couple of months of the year. In 2007 we changed our travel plans in order to move into and renovate our new "old" home, but hope to someday get back on the road again. We also love returning to Scotland (Nat's origin of birth) to visit his family and tour the Highlands and surrounding Isles.

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