Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Progress, Another Cold Front

It has been a busy week so far and it's only Tue.

Had breakfast Sunday with my daughter Debbie and her granddaughter Miliany, also her son Eric and his girl Christian, Miliany kept us entertained such a busy little girl but she is so  good.

I have been as you all know been boxing up things to go to donate center. That stuff was starting to drive me crazy. Box on the coffee table, box on the kitchen table, box on the drier, a big bag of stuff in my room and a container out on the patio table with Christmas ornament no long needed. So Sunday I backed the truck into the driveway and loaded her up. 
Mark the guy who does work on my house stopped by so we could go over the jobs and he could take measurements and figure out a price. He had to take out the stairs I had installed last year by a guy who said he knew how to do the work. Well he just wanted the money to get drunk I guess, and he did a really bad job and the steps were still to steep and he never extended the railings. Well I guess I learned a lesson on that one. I also needed a drain pipe added to the side of the house where  a hole was drilled in the so called gutter to stop the water from running into the shed and a new porch light.

Monday off I went to drop off the donations and then to the bank to get the money for the materials.
What a relief to get all that stuff out on my house. As soon as I got home I called Mark and he picked up the money. I went to work cleaning up my house and getting it organized again. It just seems that when things are around that shouldn't be it just turns into chaos everywhere. It was really nice to see things back in order. Dusted and vacuumed again too.

Mark got right to it when he returned with the materials. First and fasts job was the porch light and then the drain pipe. He set up the yard with all the lumber and his work station and started cutting everything. The next thing I knew he was calling it a day and the new stairs were already in place and safe to use so Fred could use his yard.

Today I had to get Fred to the groomers by 8:30 so it was a bit of a rush but we got there early and we were back home before 9 am and Mark was already at it. Fed Fred and made me a bowl of cereal and finally was able to sit and have a nice cup of coffee. Mark completed the job in no time and what a great job he did. The stairs are sold and so are the railings. The height is perfect and Fred and I both can get down and up with ease now. Mark cleaned up all the area and even found the old stair risers from the original steps under the steps, everything is so neat and clean. Thank You Mark. Tomorrow I will pick up the rest of the money to pay him off.

We have gone back to the crazy winds and now a cold front has started to move in and they say lots of rain. I don't mind the cold or the rain but hate the wind.

Good Night All


  1. Congratulations on taking all your unwanted items to a donation center.

    I recall you speaking fondly of Mark in the past. Glad you found a good handyman that knows what he is doing.

  2. Hi MsBelinda,

    I still have so much I need to part ways with. Some of it should be sold but I don't want to have people coming to my house. I always donate to Big Brothers, Big Sisters I like that they work with kids.

    Yes Mark does great work and he mostly works here in the Park so you know he's good been doing work in the park for a few years.

  3. It feels good to get things done! I'm like you, clutter hits me psychologically when it's around I get down in the dumps. Glad you got new steps and a great handyman to do it.

  4. It's nice to get rid of clutter.
    Having the jobs done by someone with experience is always a Safe bet.
    Kathy feels the same way about the weather.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  5. Hi Sondra,

    I have already gathered more things to go. I need to find the paint now to match the house and get the stairs finished I will do the painting myself.I know I have the paint cans in the shed whether there is enough is question.

    Hi Rick n Kathy,

    Yes and believe me I have plenty it seems like I will never hit the midway point.
    Mark does great work.

    It has been raining here all day a slow steady rain we sure need it.

  6. I feel so much better when organized. I'd bet you do too.

  7. Hi Phyllis,

    Yes it is so much nicer when you can look around and not see all kinds of things laying around that have no place to be. Out it goes