It’s a good thing they are cute.
Update on my housecleaning conundrum (detailed in this November 2016 post): Our fantastic Hire a Cleaning Service lasted less than six months. Quality of cleaning went downhill over time (never awful, just incomplete). Then bizarrely, when we cancelled a service in order to travel for my Grandma’s funeral, the service never started back up. So…ok. […]
We’re getting old. We accept it. And you can call us Archie and Edith if you like… But we love the recliners we bought for our TV room. Eventually we plan to buy a big squishy fit-a-million-people-on-it sectional for our yet-to-be-renovated family room. However, for now, these are totally fine for our needs.
I had a 101 List goal to get our cars detailed. There are lots of places nearby to have it done, just unfortunately not as much time on the Hayley schedule. Then, thanks to a reckless uninsured driver damaging our car, we went for a couple of weeks without the Sonata. Imagine my surprise when I […]
The latest quick improvement at the Hayley House wasn’t really for the USPS – it was for the Hayleys. I was tired of the over-eager spring-loaded flag in our (otherwise wonderful) locking mailbox popping out all the time. I’m pretty sure the mail carrier didn’t even check to see if we actually had mail to […]
Battling the boy cats to put sheets on our bed, in addition to normal wear-and-tear, led to more tear than we’d like in our sheets. Fortunately Macy’s had a giant sale – 700 thread count Egyptian Cotton blend sheets for just $50 (normally $130). I ordered two sets right away. But here’s my surprising discovery, very expensive […]
This year was gone in a flash – I can’t believe today is day 365 of 2016. Looking back, it feels like we didn’t do much but I guess not much can add up to a whole lot. So here’s our 2016 year-in-review / holiday card…
My grandma was a faithful reader of this blog. I’m going to miss her comments moving forward. This is the eulogy I shared at her funeral services this weekend: I was born two months before my grandma, Juanita Alloway, turned 50. She died 45 years later, just three months after our final conversation – an interview for […]
Long after we ripped out the holly bushes to repair our foundation… Long after we cut down our oak trees to prevent further foundation damage… Long after the oak trees had killed nearly all of the grass in our front yard… Long after all of that, we finally renovated our front yard landscaping.