Deposits, Deposits, Deposits!

August 25, 2014

Aye Chihuahua!

Well Lissa, I guess I won’t be moving into my new house this weekend after all.  Everybody wants money.  Security deposit.  Pet deposit.  Okay, those I expected, but then I had to pay $230 to the rotten electric company — as a security deposit.  This is not towards my first month’s bill, this is money they’re just going to KEEP for however long I live there.  Then the water/solid waste wants another $150, and I haven’t even called the cable company yet.  I’m afraid to.

So there went my moving money.  No furniture, no move.  Just as well; it’s going to take the extra week or so to get the place ship shape.  New tile, but old, nasty cabinets that need to be cleaned and painted inside.  Nasty stain on the porch wall where somebody got too close with a hibachi.  Hopefully some pressure washing will take that off.  Then I’ll paint the porch railing, porch and driveway, do some weeding.  They didn’t even mow — and since I don’t have a mower yet I’ll have to shell out some more moola for that.

At least ADT only charged me $25 — plus 1st month’s monitoring fee due when they come out to install.  Not bad, and well worth it for the peace of mind.

So Lissa, I won’t be sending you a birthday present.  But I’ll be thinking about you!  Hopefully when you’re celebrating your birthday, I’ll be chilling out in the new house, mixing up a pitcher of margaritas with the leftovers from your pantry.  Happy Birthday, old gal!

(Meanwhile — guess what bright young 10-year-old got an award from the governor for getting a perfect score in his FCATs for reading and near-perfect — missed by one point — in math? Give you a hint, it’s not one of your dogs…)

Well Peewee

this is one for the baby daddy!  After all it’s fifty percent to house his son.   The option of leaving the kid with The baby daddy for 3 months and living on the water in a gorgeous apt  no security deposit is still open?  Try the pilot job out  see if you can still write while you are on call????

lis

That’s a vulgar term, Lissa, and he’s already chipped in plenty, believe me. And I’m tired of living as a guest in other peoples’ homes. I’ve got my place and I’m going to fix it up and be very comfortable there – eventually. It will be my castle, to quote a very wise lady.

The Real Beverly Hills Chihuahua

August 16, 2014

BeverlyHillsChihuahua

Well Lissa, it’s been a long time coming, but it looks like we may get to move into our new home next weekend — or at least take possession. There was a delay with the tile contractors, so we’ve been in a holding pattern for the last few weeks.

On the bright side, we will get all tile throughout — nice, large, beautiful tile, even the bathroom! No icky linoleum or crapped out carpet — yay! Fairly spacious bedrooms and the air conditioning works GREAT (keeping the tile guys cool today). Big tree in the yard for the kid to build a fort in, and a beautiful park with swimming pool just down the street.

It’s going to be so nice to be in my own place again, to be able to do what I want, leave a dirty dish in the sink if I feel like it, stay up all night watching TV if I feel like it. Maybe I’ll even make some new friends. Imagine that!

And the dogs will have a fenced yard to play in. I want to find an old toilet bowl and make it into an outside water fountain for the dogs — that would be too funny. I can’t wait to start sprucing the place up.

p.s. I’m glad you’re enjoying your view.  Personally, I didn’t think all that gravel was terribly attractive, but I know once you start working your magic it will look like less of a construction site…

Home with a View

August 15, 2014

image This is my every day view I sit out here when I’m done with work have a glass of wine and watch this!

this is my home this is  my passion I love it here!   We’re getting a tiki hut built over the water in a couple of weeks and I will celebrate my birthday in the tiki hut!!

Life is very good

Death becomes US!

August 12, 2014

Peewee
I just found out a good boy we knew in high school, died 2 days ago. He was our age and I dated a couple of his friends. This really hits close to home. And it’s really sad. This makes me realize that we really have to enjoy our lives and make the most of what we got when we got it. Let’s take care of each other and ourselves. I love you!
Lis

What a difference a pill makes!

August 11, 2014

Peewee
All you dog lovers that have dogs that suffer from allergies, the new medication on the market, Apoquel is fantastic! my dog went from a bloody chewing,raw, scratching, itching and miserable mess to a happy dog! You’ve got to go to your vet today!image

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Reality sinks in

August 10, 2014

Bummer Peewee,
I was hoping you would take that flying job, move to the keys so we would be near each other and run amok together.
Lis

Settling In!

July 31, 2014

Wow Peewee,
What a busy week this has been. How are things with you? How is Grover doing with the estranged and strange hubby? Not that I’m normal by all means! Any further thought on your job offer here in the Keys?
Lia


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