The White Cottage

MY DAYS IN RETIREMENT

Yeah, The New Guy’s Alright

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10 days and counting. Nat spent most of Sunday at the new house. He had to get sanding and other prep work done before he could start painting. We have to get the kitchen painted ASAP as the new stove, dishwasher and microwave are being delivered and installed on Wednesday. He’s also been repairing some minor picture holes, etc. in the rest of the house.

Just to add to our list of “Things Going Wrong”, before he left to come home, he pulled out the old dishwasher so he could clean behind and forgot there was water in the hoses or drains (whatever) and he had a wee flood he had to contend with!! Naturally not having any cleaning supplies or mops over there yet, he used quite a bit of paper towels to get things cleaned up. So he naturally came home tired and frustrated.

As I stayed home to get caught up on some minor things around here, I decided to cook a turkey breast for supper, which hopefully perked him up a little bit.

As for this past Saturday – the hockey game was going so badly that Nat got a bit peeved and turned the channel. I couldn’t believe it!!! So we ended up watching the latest James Bond flick, “Casino Royale“, which turned out to be really, really good. It was just too bad we had to watch it on that little TV!! Not being a “Bond” fan since Sean Connery gave up the role, I was hesitant on this new guy, but he put his own spin on it and it worked for me!!!! Plus the movie had more “guts” to it and a good story line.

So this morning Nat’s got his annual physical, then we’re both headed over to Ridgeway. Nat to paint and I’m going to clean cupboards, windows, screens and the like. So hopefully it should be a productive day.

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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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