Some of you may have other ideas, but I submit that clean windows are near the top of my list of life's treasures. Considering that we haven't had very clean windows for quite a long time, I am walking from room to room just reveling in the fact that our windows now sparkle.
The cleaners arrived at 8:45 am and didn't depart until 4:30 today. Many windows plus storm windows and doors later, they left, looking much like the worn-out damp rags they had used. It only got to about 82* today, but the humidity was insufferable. They spent the morning in the house while it was cooler, and the afternoon out in the heat and damp. They also cleaned out our gutters (which we had failed to schedule when we first made the appointment) and after one storm window was broken, they agreed to trade us the cost of the gutter cleaning for the broken window - which was fine with me.
I packed some more stuff today, but I didn't have the physical wherewithall to take it to the new place today. There will be time for that tomorrow. I hope. I am meeting daughter one there in the morning, to unpack boxes, etc. Mr. kenju wants to go with me. He seems to have finally warmed to the idea that we're moving, although at first I thought I might have to drag him, kicking and screaming, to the new house when the time came.
I advertised a chandelier on Craigslist and a lovely couple came to see it tonight. It is Victorian, and several realtors advised us to take it down and replace it with something more modern, in a bronze or brushed aluminum finish, as that would appeal more to younger buyers. I am going to take great pleasure in telling our realtor that the chandelier was bought (we hope) by a very young couple, with a darling baby, who are building a home and making it look old, as they said. I was going to call an electrician to remove it and install the new one, but I told this guy if he could take it down and put up the other one, I'd knock $25 off the price.
Speaking of realtors, why does blogger think it is spelled wrong? Every time I type the word, the red squiggly line appears underneath. Get a clue, blogger.
Television is even more of a vast wasteland this time of year. We get something like 700 channels, and yet I can't find much I want to waste my time on. Mr. kenju keeps his nose stuck in old movies all the time, and I like them, but I prefer something more modern, as a rule.
My high school reunion (#55) is coming up next month and I am looking forward to it. Gone are the days when I obsessed over my appearance, weight, clothing, etc. in preparation for a reunion. I really do hope that everyone agrees and follows suit......LOL. After many years of Saturday night dinner dances, the committee has chosen to have the event in a much less formal venue and the clothing will of necessity be less fancy than usual. I, for one, approve of that decision, especially since my formal wardrobe is sadly lacking (except for a mother-of-the-bride dress, which I will likely never wear again.) What's in your closet?