Sunday, November 6, 2016

The TIME isn't all that's gonna CHANGE!

Now that Daylight Savings Time is here
I guess I have to accept that it's actually Fall.
I love Fall!
But I dread what comes next.
And now with the time change
and most of the leaves on the ground...
I know it won't be long before it's COLD.

The temps this weekend have been quite warm for the Midwest.
Yesterday it was low 70's and almost that today.

I worked in the yard, planting roses that I had bought and a few other discounted perennials that were waiting to get in the ground.
I tidied up the yard a bit and moved things around.
I don't know if you recall but I had my washing machine die at the beginning of the summer.
I had rolled it out the back door, across the patio and then out the the yard.
No one could see it as it was hidden from view by morning glories, vines, trees and fencing in some areas.
But now that it's all dying down and most of the leaves have fallen, I needed to get it out of my yard.
It was too heavy to put on a dolly and I wasn't able to wobble it back and forth because of the grass,
so I rolled it.
I could do about 3 rolls and I'd have to stop and rest.
When I got it down part of the driveway to a spot not too far from the street but still partially hidden by the house, I waited.
I live on a busy street and traffic goes by in spurts.
I waited for a break in traffic and then rolled it like crazy to the curb.
It's odd that I was embarrassed about being seen rolling a washing machine
and yet I share the fact here on my blog for the world to read.

Anyway, I got it to the curb and started weeding and planting up by the house
and I kid you not, within 20 minutes a truck stopped and two people loaded up my broken, doorless washer with mud and scratches all over it.
They will probably get a few dollars when they scrap that thing
and i was happy to have it gone.

So I worked in the yard for a while
and finally went inside when it was time to feed the dogs.
While outside I thought a lot about whether I really want to move
and why and where.
I came up with decision and I'm pretty sure I've got it figured out.
I'll save those ideas for another post.

Last night I spent a lot of time on Pinterest.
That always helps me and motives me.
It gave me several ideas about my home.
Totally different ideas than I've had before.
But I think that's what I need to do,
to look at things from a whole different perspective.
I'll share those later too.

But that got me to thinking about writing posts
and about people who read my blog.
I must say, the comments I got, the condolences about Vera....
Touched my heart and my soul.
I didn't feel so alone and it helps with the grief.
I am so glad that I have this world, this blog world full of wonderful caring people.
I'm blessed to have my blog friends.

So.... I'm going to concentrate more on my blog.
I'm not sure what all I'm going to do but I'm going to get organized,
read and learn from some of the links I found on Pinterest
and study some of the blogs whose layout and style I admire
and change it up.
I've got several ideas.
So if you see some changes, you know what's motivated it.
All of you!

Again! Thank you for being there!!!!


CheerfulMonk said...

I love your posts and am looking forward to the changes. Good luck! We're all rooting for you.

Cindi Myers said...

Thank you Jean!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

We bought our house 6 years ago, and from the start I knew I was ready to move. Hated it due to some things not the fault of the house. I failed to love the house, so it did not love me back. Old saying goes: You have to make the right decision, or make the decision right.

So, we recently started looking at other houses and other states. When we came home each time, I was happy to be "home". Then it dawned on me, like the show, I need to love it or leave it. So we made a list of things I need (frames on our frameless windows, trim, etc) to make it into the home I want. Giving it another year while fixing it up. Trying to make it feel loved and trying to love it. If we don't love it next year, we're gonna leave it. But at least we can say we tried.

Your post made me feel like you are in the same limbo land. Love it or leave it. If you didn't make the right decision, you can make the decision right. We're sort of in the same boat...hope it's not sinking!

tammy j said...

I had to laugh at you 'rolling' that square washing machine!
my dad would adore you! "you've got SPUNK lady!" he liked spunk.

and when I had the little cottage it was just like you say...
things put on the curb lasted a little under half an hour.
it's like there's a grapevine or something out there! LOLOL!
very convenient for those of us without a truck to haul things off!

I can't wait for all the changes.
I LOVE CHANGE! small or large.
it's just always so refreshing!
enough exclamation points for today.
love and snoopy hugs galore!

Cindi Myers said...

That's what I don't want! A sinking boat.
No, I'm actually rather happy with my home but...
I hate having neighbors on top of me.
I wish I had a bit more space.
Maybe a one-level floor plan.
And more land....
But I need to think about WHY I want these things
AND I don't want to hurt myself financially and have to work forever
to have a home that I can't spend time in because I'm working to pay it off.
So many things... that I'll share in another post.
Good luck with making yours what you want!

Cindi Myers said...

I don't know if it's Spunk.
It was more like Sputter.
:D :D :D
Yes, Changes!
I have several ideas.
Stay tuned!

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

I agree with Tammy. You're one spunky bitch! Ok, maybe she didn't say bitch, but I like to add my own flair ;).

You mentioned you want more land and fewer close neighbor's, but need to ask yourself why? Why not? Sounds perfectly reasonable to me, but you're right, being house poor isn't a good plan either. I'm looking forward to your follow up post and letting us know whaypt you decide.


Cindi Myers said...

Thanks Doreen!
Yes, I'm finding there are pros and cons to everything!
My Dad used to tell me to write a list when I had a problem
and that's what I'm doing.
I'll share soon!

Jean | said...

Cindi, I'm so glad I found your blog through your comment on At Rivercrest Cottage. Love the washing machine story -- wish I could roll mine to the curb right about now! Can't wait to read more about your ideas on the house. My advice to anyone in choosing a house is two things: 1. Single level, and 2. Get the smallest house you can be comfortable and happy with, oh and 3. Don't take on massive debt that will have you working for your house instead of your house working for you.

Cindi Myers said...

Thank SO MUCH for commenting.
I agree with your advice.
Sadly my current house is 2 level but it is the other two...
but I have some ideas!
Thanks again for commenting!