Monday, January 11, 2016

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, everyone. I hope you enjoyed the weekend. My daughter left on Friday; she'd been with us since December 20th on break from university and we're going to really miss her. The house is awfully quiet since she's been gone. It's amazing how much space children can take up in the house...and in your heart.

My younger daughter. Always a joy to have around.

Speaking of houses, most of the weekend was spent cleaning ours. We slacked off during the holidays and it got really dusty around here. Everything is now back to normal and we can resume accepting appointments for potential buyers to walk through. Hopefully we're done with that nonsense soon. Selling a house is a real pain.

Okay, enough of the blah blah blah, let's get to the funny stuff.







Have a great day ahead!

37 comments:

  1. My son left on Saturday to go back to college after a 3 week break at home. It really is sad. With the aging population, they need to change the age on toys to a minimum but no maximum. You are never too old for legos!

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    1. That's right. You are never too old for these toys. It's time for them to upgrade their age limit to no age limit!

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  2. Glad you had a wonderful holiday.

    These are funny!

    Thanks for stopping in to visit.

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  3. LOL with the Adam and Eve one :) All cute! You are so right, Martha, selling a house is a big pain. Always got to feel like you have to keep it up, leave the house if there is a showing, etc. I did sell a house once when I was watching my friend's 3 boys, my 2 kids were there, and the triplets from next door, also my daughter's age, were over. So 8 kids in the house. Someone wanted to see the house then and I said I wasn't leaving but they were welcomed to come over if they didn't mind kids. They liked the house and made an offer the next day; so you just never know.

    We were house hunting in Phoenix the Saturday after New Year's. There was a house we wanted to see but when our real estate agent called to set up the time, the lady owner of the house said she had company and didn't want to show it. According to our realtor, she said the lady was a bit rude (and I trust our realtor's judgment) so we marked it off our list of potential houses to see. The house is priced right and is in a good location; but its been on the market since September; I'm wondering if the lady is scaring off potential buyers with the lack of availability to see the house. Its a pain, but a necessary one if one wants to sell a house (and I'm not saying you guys are doing this, just saying what a pain it is) Hope your's sells very quickly in this month!

    betty

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    1. So far most of our house hunting has been easy; people have been accommodating. There have been a couple of places where the owners refuse to leave the home, which makes it very uncomfortable and we zip in and out quickly, but for the most part it's gone well. Our real estate agent contacted us on Friday afternoon for a showing at 10 AM the next day and we had to refuse it. The house needed a good cleaning and there was no way to get it done in less than 24 hours. It's one of the few times we've had to do that because for the most part we've gone out of our way to be available. We even take our cats with us in their carriers when we have a showing. During the holidays, we completely slacked off on keeping the house in perfect order. My younger daughter was home from university and my husband was off from work for two weeks. We all wanted to relax and enjoy that break without being stressed about the home. So we did just that. After my daughter left, we cleaned up the place and we're now ready to deal with any potential buyers. Hopefully we sell soon because I'm tired of this!

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  4. I'm laughing at the Feline Support Center's advice.
    Your daughter is a doll. I hope the adjustment goes smoothly for all, and that phone-calls/face-time helps. Good luck with the move and sale and all of it.

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    1. Thanks, Robyn. Hopefully we're done with this selling/buying stuff quickly. Soooo tired of it!

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  5. Thanks for the laughs, I understand your feelings, you adjust to them being away then they come home for a bit, you re-adjust and so on!

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    1. You got it, Christine. It's exactly that cycle. I swear my heart hurt as the train she was on pulled away.

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  6. Ha! I like the one about the adult content in tv shows! :)

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  7. Oh my, that Eve! hee hee. anyway Martha your daughter is beautiful and I'm sure you miss her this week. Thinking of you!

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    1. I will miss her very much, Francie, but I'm also so proud of her for going out there and living her life. She's having a great time being independent.

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  8. The last one is really nasty but funny. Yes , it is really quiet when visiting kids leave.

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  9. Your daughter is so pretty!
    HA HA on turning 100 and can't play with LEGOS!!!

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    1. I think it's time for the company to change their age limit! 100 is too young to give up Legos :)

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  10. My kids are long gone, but they came home for Christmas and we had a good visit. You're daughter is a very nice looking young lady.

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    1. It's always nice when the kids come home for the holidays. Adds life into the home!

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  11. Hey Martha,

    How's it goin', eh? :)

    It must seem rather empty, indeed, in more ways than one, now that your daughter has returned to university.

    A certain dude might end up with itchy balls. Not me, Adam!

    Have a good one, Martha.

    Gary :)

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    1. Gary, my silly friend, you make me smile, eh. I hope you're doing well! Thanks for stopping by my humble blog :)

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  12. Your Daughter is as beautiful as you are...have you found a house yet? I hope you find something extraordinary and I love laughing especially with cats and where they leave their messes...gosh I have 3 do I know it, and why must I always step on it first...barefoot, better though then with socks...and the firs tone hilarious.......Lord I've missed you girl, so much!

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    1. So happy to see you coming around, girl! You're always missed when you're out of blogging land. We have taken a bit of an interest in a hand full of homes but we can't make a move until we get an offer on our home. Hopefully soon!

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  13. Lego has always been a firm family favourite ... and no 100 cannot be too old for lego!

    Lovely photo of your daughter.
    Good luck with the house selling and moving.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks, Jan. Now that the holidays are over, we're hoping the housing market picks up speed and we get out of here! :)

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  14. Your daughter is beautiful. It's hard to let them go, isn't it?
    Love the Lego's...she does seem so forlorn!

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    1. It is hard to let them go. But I'm also so happy that she's able to go out and live her life.

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  15. Tsk tsk, Eve!! lol
    I better take Dad's Lego away from him in June, as he will turn 100 then!!

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    1. Be a rebel, Jim, and let him keep his Legos! LOL...

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  16. I love Eve's idea of revenge on Adam! So funny. Your daughter is beautiful. I'm sure you do miss her.

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    1. I do. But I'm so glad she has the courage to go out and live her life. That makes me so proud.

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