Kit Houses

When I started chauffeuring mom from the ferry to her mainland house, she started telling me about Sears & Roebuck kit houses from the beginning of the 20th century. As we drove from the ferry to the highway, she was sure most of the houses we passed were kit houses. I had never heard of […]

Additional Mainland House Sale Updates

The appraisal came in at full price without the bank asking for any remediation or work. With that contingency removed, over a week ago, time was the only thing left to navigate. I removed the last items from the house late last week (sack ‘o trash, step stool, cleaning supplies etc), and said ‘Good bye’ […]


I was none too impressed when my parents moved us from the progressive university town I’d been raised in until 16-years of age, to the Island. Despite my attitude, I made lots of dear and amazing friends, connected with my parent’s friends, barely escaped high school, and then retreated back to that university town 7-days […]

October 2020 Island Trip – Day 4

The day started with tea and hard boiled eggs accompanied with a list review. I started by loading aluminum window frames into the truck. I never knew these existed. Our Amazing Neighbor unearthed them, probably, when moving the boat. He told me where to take them for recycling. I also moved additional non-aluminum mysteries to […]

October 2020 Island Trip – Day 3

We slept in after a night on our air mattress. This is code for not having slept all that well! We’ve had a high end foam mattress for years. Suddenly having every move the other person makes affect each other, well aren’t we ecstatic that our new Stella mattress arrived today! Stella came with a […]

October 2020 Island Trip – Day 2

I picked up my DH mid-morning, after a stop at the hardware store and kitchen shop. Shortly after our return our Amazing Neighbor showed and kept working. After lunch he came back and graveled the west drive. This put me and my DH to work as the gravel didn’t land exactly where it was supposed […]

First Night in Stella!

Also know as October 2020 Island Trip Day 1. My truck was so full of things for Stella that the doors barely closed. Yes, I could have packed better, and my last couple of weeks of work, plus mainland house activities didn’t leave me any time to finesse my packing job.  My Amazing Neighbor arrived […]

Last Day of Work

My last day of work was the 15th. The thing I first noticed (like at 4:40 that afternoon) was that I no longer needed lots and lots of accumulated email. Probably none of what’s in my inbox, but because the company uses Goggle everything, there’s really no way for them to retain my filed/saved email, […]

Stella’s on the Island!

I took the new trailer, here after known at Stella, up to the Island on Saturday. My daughter, SIL and grandson came with me. We took separate vehicles, and they walked on the ferry. We drove out to the property together. All this to mitigate hours together in the same vehicle. We are all being […]

Mainland House Sale Update

So far, so good… That being said, the bank appraisal took place today. Early this morning I turned on all the lights and set the furnace to 65. Yesterday I set three bouquets of sunflowers around the house. All this on my brokers advice. I assume we’ll hear something early next week I’ve brought a […]