Good Morning All!!! I have now lived in Florida for a whole week! It does not seem possible. I keep looking at John and saying “We did it!”
At times the amount of work that needs to be done on this little house is overwhelming, but to be honest, not a single thing we have come across has given me anxiety. And I can tell you that if half of the things we have come across happened in our Michigan home, I would have fussed about it for days before I could take action.
We had a wet bedroom floor the other day and I am not sure if it was the rain, the fact that the washer had been leaking or the way the condensation pump is connected to the AC unit. I can tell you it was wet, really wet and I just thought well…that needs to dry so we can see when it happens again LOL What else can you do?
We have a roofing company coming today to give us a second quote on that, we have a concrete company coming today to quote the removal of the old pool and refinishing the lanai and covered porch. We have an electrician coming Thursday to look at all the random wires hanging all over the place. Lowe’s was here last Thursday measuring for doors. We got here Sunday night and we only have one key to the back door. The slider is original to the house – built in 1970!!!! AND I’ll lay you money so are the front and backdoors LOL
We are having new fiberglass doors put in. The front one will be just a long window in the middle to let some light in. The one for the back door will be a half light fiberglass utility door so I can look out there before I let the dogs out to make sure they will not get eaten by some random alligator (LOL) and the slider will be updated vinyl with a track that does not jump all over the place. We actually avoid using that door now because it’s annoying LOL
We have two fruit trees in the backyard. SO far we think they may be lime and oranges – but I guess we see when they ripen. Limes will be cool for John’s Corona 🙂
We did find out the previous owner had Alzheimer’s and is still alive in the area living in a home. She could no longer take care of herself and became a danger to herself by wandering off. The level of “not clean” this place is can be explained by that statement right there. Mostly just daily cleaning and regular maintenance have been neglected. Lots of dirt and dust. But we will get it in shape. We have our stuff pretty much all put away – OR in storage because this place is TINY! so we had to rent a storage unit right off the bat LOL
My diet took a bit of hit last week – not bad bad, but most assuredly not clean LOL The final indulgence was a 6 pack of Oreo’s yesterday afternoon and a Snickers before bed. Today I am back on track.
We went to the beach and relaxed for a bit yesterday. Then on the way home we picked up a new grill and came home and put it together in 91 degree heat LOL the humidity was around 80% so it was a bit sticky but I really didn’t think it was too bad. I think your body adjusts to that pretty quickly.
I have started NOTHING as far as exercising. I did get up before work and wash my hair and put on makeup today 🙂 that is a step in the right direction. Soon I will start getting up and exercising before work. My body hurts from not exercising and now I don’t have a chiropractor or a doctor to go to so I need to make sure I am taking care of myself the best I can while I search them out.
I don’t have much more to share. We did visit the property last Tuesday before my sister flew home Wednesday and it is all clear and the building should begin soon. We have 3 palm trees in our back yard and its so cool. I love palm trees 🌴🌴🌴 We want to get a tree out front. There is nothing there really and it needs a bit of life. We have some stuff up close to the house…little shrubs and rocks but it all really needs cleaned up. Oh, and the little lizards that run all over 🙂 we have them up front in the rocks as well. They won’t hurt you but the scare the poop out of you ans they go scurrying by.
OK I have to get back to work. You have a great day!!!!