View From My Window

Sunday, October 17, 2021 — It’s over — our 3-day garage sale is done, Finit! all closed up and the remains put away, to be donated, one box at a time or perhaps, a phone call to Caring & Sharing (our favorite local thrift store) can be contacted and asked to come take everything away. I imagine they would do that as they came next door and took all sorts of furniture and things away.

Our realtor stopped by today to say that the house next door was going to be put on the market this coming Wednesday. They’re going to be asking $399,900 “as is” for a starting price. It needs a total remake inside the house, but their view is like ours — jaw-dropping gorgeous. Plus, he has an N gauge layout in the basement, ready to run. A railfan’s dream!

We did pretty good on the garage sale–got rid of a lot of stuff, and I feel lighter because of it. This morning, I jokingly said, “O.K. guys, everything is $.10 apiece and you buy one, get one free!” I didn’t really mean it, but then gave it a second thought and said, “why not??” So that’s what I did. I made a whole $3.00 for the whole morning. LOL At noon, I turned to Robert and the kids and said, “How about we close this shop up and call it good.” They wholeheartedly agreed, so that’s what we did. We hauled everything back into Robert’s garage and closed the door.

The funniest incident today was about the next door neighbor. He’d come over yesterday, looking for a particular book on railroads. We knew we had it, but naturally, it was packed away and we couldn’t find it. Robert later went through some of the boxes and found four books he thought would be of interest to the neighbor guy. This morning, when I spotted the guy, I called out to him and said Robert had some books for him. Eventually, Robert was there to share stories about the books and I thought Robert meant for the neighbor to keep the books — Nope, LOL Robert said he was loaning the books to the neighbor to look through and then return. The neighbor chuckled a bit and said, “Hey, Bob, don’t you have a game on t.v. or something to watch??” LOL I’d said if Robert hadn’t been there, I would have just given the books away. Ah me…

Well, the kids are gone back home, Robert is in his chair with the newspaper in his lap and the t.v. on. All is right with my world. Be safe, take care of yourself, and be sure to tell those you love that you love them.

About tehachap

Happily married and retired, my hobbies are quilting, reading and anything to do with trains (watching, photographing and running them in our G scale garden railroad). My husband and I have truly enjoyed our retirement, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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9 Responses to View From My Window

  1. Joanne Noragon says:

    Good that the sale is done and life is moving on.

    Liked by 1 person

    • tehachap says:

      Oh, Amen to that! I doubt I’ll be doing another garage sale in this lifetime! LOL BTW, I told my niece about the towel order that I had you ship to Mage (she knows Mage–another story) and showed her the wash cloths you sent me. I asked her if she wanted one (as I stood there caressing them! LOL) and she reached out and touched one and said, “Oh yes!” LOL Hooked her… LOL Ahhhh… About my niece and Mage. Mage’s friend Paula, aka Poohlie (sp?), was manager of the Auto Museum in Balboa Park, and she passed away from cancer a couple of years ago. Prior to this, I discovered she liked art glass, in particular, fruit/vegetable art glass. I had a huge, pedestaled fruit bowl filled with glass fruit and vegetables and I asked her if she would like it. She said, “Yes, of course” so one weekend when my niece and our younger son came up for a visit from San Diego, I gave the bowl and glass fruit to the niece to deliver to “Poohlie” when they returned home to San Diego. So, my niece knows who I’m talking about when I talk about Mage and Poohlie. 🙂


  2. Joanne Noragon says:

    I came upon Mage’s blog just as Poohlie was passing. Sad.


  3. 67andgood says:

    What a surprise. I knew Poolie too. I visited her in San Diego and stayed at her home a couple of times. We did “conversations in the bathroom and I wrote a song for her. She was a treasure!. I also know Mage…

    Liked by 1 person

    • tehachap says:

      Where is your blog??? Do you still write? After I saw Mage’s request for me to tell you she couldn’t post to your blog, I decided I would look for it and try myself. I can’t find your blog!!! LOL Help!


  4. mageb says:

    She was a treasure.
    So glad the sale is over. Yes, donate everything.
    That’s not much for the house next door. Those houses and their views are wonderful. Our tiny condo is worth vastly more than they want for that house.
    Would you please tell 67andgood that I cannot get into her blog any more.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. 67andgood says:

    I also wrote under whatdayisit2b on WordPress. I don’t write blogs any more. But if I do go back to them, I will let you know. Both 67andgood and what day is it 2b were the same blog. It’s me, Terri Tinkel.

    Liked by 1 person

    • tehachap says:

      Thank you!! I’m sure Mage will see your reply to me and will be in contact with you. Hope all is going well for you. For myself, I’m trying to take it one day at a time. Easier that way!


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