Friday, December 11, 2015

The return of Just Folking Around.

Good day, friends.

It's been awhile since I blogged. Like, over a year now. The big news is, we bought a house. We started looking around August/September of last year, and after a series of disappointments, finally found one we liked that the bank was willing to let us have. And then where was The Moving.

Oh, Lord, the moving. I hope I never have to do it again. You never know how much crap you have until you have to throw it away and/or move it, and in spite of sending 4 truckloads with the junk man, and several others to the recycling center, we still had 20+ years of stuff left. And when I say that we moved it uphill in the mud, I am not making that up. Thank God for rubber boots.

Now we're looking forward to celebrating our first Christmas in our very own house. We bought outdoor lights for the first time ever, and it just occurred to me, I haven't the faintest idea how to put up outdoor lights, even though I've watched Christmas Vacation forty-eleven times. I'm pretty sure nails aren't supposed to be involved, but what about duct tape? Chewing gum? Paper clips? I guess we'll figure it out. I did get my wreath up already, and it perfectly frames my skull-head door knocker. (Stop pretending you're surprised that I have a skull-head door knocker.)

The 20+ years of stuff is safely ensconced in a giant garage, which we hope to turn into a workshop/winery/brewery once we go through all the stuff - which, admittedly, could take awhile, but we're not planning on going anywhere again anytime soon. (There may be a big-ass yard sale in our future.) There's still painting and whatnot to be done, but I guess we've pretty much got all the time in the world for that.

In the meantime, I'm going to get all decorated for Christmas, and enjoy my little house. You're welcome to stop by anytime there's a light on. I may be in my pajamas, but knock anyway.

Till next time ----- have a joyous holiday season and a spectacular 2016.


  1. Enjoy your first Christmas in the new house!!!

  2. Congrats on the new house! And regarding how to hang the lights? I'd recommend screwing in coffee cup hooks, so then you only have to do this once, and should make taking the lights down easier than say, if you stapled the lights to the fascia under your eaves.