I guess that we are going to need to do a lot of things before this house will be ready for us to move into. I already talked to a tree service in long island about one of the trees. It hangs over the top of the house and I did not like the looks of it to be honest. In fact it looks as though it is fairly certain to fall over at some point and so I figure it needs to go now. The house itself is almost in sight of the Long Island sound. There is a marina about a mile down the road and a state park even closer than that. In fact you can see a lot of the local folk walking to the park. It was really nice today and I saw one couple heading that way with a picnic basket. (more…)
Archive for August, 2014
When I first started looking at apartments, I had no idea I was going to find what I did. I was moving from a very small town, and the apartments there were very basic. I discovered that apartments in Albuquerque are quite different. I had found http://pavilionsapartments.com while I was scouring the Internet to find an affordable apartment there. When I saw all of the amenities that went along with the apartments there, I knew for sure that they were out of my price range. I was so surprised when I saw just how low the prices were after some research.
Even though the apartments back home were small and basic, they cost an arm and a leg. The ones I viewed online were cheaper, plus they had a lot more going for them. They were situated in a very beautiful area with a lot of paths and gardens nearby. (more…)
Meg and I are almost ready to move into our first place, a really modest house across the street from a Baptist Church in a really quiet little neighborhood. It is smaller than the apartment we are moving out of, but there is a tiny little yard with a lot of flower beds and we do not have a bunch of neighbors. We painted this morning and moved some of the stuff we could pack in the cars. I still need to get some sort of really affordable internet service and I am trying to figure out if I want to get a little satellite dish, because cable tv is really expensive here where we live. I am pretty happy to be honest, because we got a great deal on this place. It was all done informally. The house itself was never on the market. (more…)
It is all pretty temporary I am sure, but I had a guy who does ac repair in bergen county nj swing past and do what he can to fix my Dad’s air conditioning. Of course he is a real miser these days, but he hates to ask me or my sister for money and it is not like he has a lot of money coming in. If it was was a person my age then I would not really worry as much about it. You sit in front of a fan and you get some ice cold tea, it is not going to be lethal very often. My Dad is not in the best of health though and he is going to have to have some cooling system in a good way. It is not like you can have a person his age and leave them unattended in days when it is really and truly hot, as in a hundred degrees. That is a really dangerous situation.
The truth is that me and my sister are trying to get him to sell the house and move in with her. (more…)