Outside Ousters

Just in case you thought I made up another word:

Ousters – definition of Ousters by The Free Dictionary

a. The act of ejecting, forcing out, or supplanting. b. The state of being ejected, forced out, or supplanted. 2. One that ejects, forces out, or supplants another.


Annnnnd, just when you thought you’d never have to hear the word “Irma” again, here she is back for a fourth appearance.      (Dare we hope fourth, and final appearance??)

Oops!!     I forgot to show you the other day, the first, and most important inside prep I made for Irma!!

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Had to save the ice cream from melting!!

That was job one!!       (Apologies to Ford!)

Onto more serious things.

These were the outside ousters for Irma.      Ya know, the stuff that might fly around and hit somebody in the head, and knock ’em out!!

Backyard stuff brought inside, away from Irma’s ire!

Front yard stuff brought into the porch, out of harm’s way.

Man, that trash bin was stinky!!   

Our neighbor had a terrific idea!  

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Can you see the sandbags on his doorstep??

His apt. is ground level, whereas ours is 3 steps up!!

 

XH went around and closed all the jalousie windows, on the porch, the laundry room, and the bathroom.          A lot of the cranks were busted, so it had to be done from the outside.        So it was a man job!

So, that’s about all I have to say about Irma.        Hopefully since we’ve seen the backside of her, and know she can’t ever bother us again, I won’t need to mention her a fifth time, either!!

 

Oh, wait!!      Here’s one effect from her, that I’m not sure what to do about.

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What do I do with this mess???       Water bob is a big, blobbing bother now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do I try to dry it out somehow???        I hung it over the shower curtain for 3 days, not effective.         And if I try to fold it up, and keep it, won’t it be mildewed next time I need it????

Okay, I think I have well and truly exhausted the topic of that wild, windy woman, you know who!


An Irma post brought to you by the letter “O” and ice cream.

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Rut Roh- Rotten

Rotten rotten refridge. Rut-roh!!        How did this happen??          

On first glance, very very quick first glance!         It looks like I eat wonderfully well.   After all, there’s fresh grapes, broccoli, and orange!

Apparently I’d gotten a hot tip on the upcoming sour cream shortage, and I meant to be prepared!

slob, humor, never too much sour cream  No such thing as too much sour cream!!

But, the fridge was not working right.       We kept turning up the dial, but then later, it would be back down again.          PP, are you playing tricks on us????

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It’s here, but that’s about all I can say for it!

And the freezer never had kept anything frozen, the whole time we’ve lived here.           It’s really embarrassing, the number of popsicles, and ice cream bars I had to throw away.          I couldn’t remember it wasn’t cold enough??           Really??  

But DD1 had her fridge, from her other house, so we were okay.      Just very annoying to have to go out to the laundry room for milk!!

(Which I thought I had a pic of, but apparently don’t.  sigh)

But, finally enough was enough, and DD1 asked PopPop, to change them out for us. Which he obligingly did.         (Thank you dolly, for saving his back!!        Not you, Dolly!) After they purged all the contents,  of course.     😦

Now DD1’s is in the kitchen, on the left, and the landlord’s is on the porch, on the right. (Wonder how long it will stay there before I remember to ask him to come get it???)

 

Ooops!          Gotta get my purple hippo magnet!            He can’t have that!

But no more rotten food!!        Hurray for fresher fridges!!

 

Another 8 house post.        This one brought to you by the letter “R”, and Oscar the Grouch’s rotten garbage can house.

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House’s Home!

Yay, moved into new place!!     Woot woot!!    Finally!!

But, you know the routine, I forgot to take before pix, while it was empty.     So, ignore all the boxes, superflous trash cans, flotsam and jettsam please!

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Front door, divider between living room, dining room. Nice floors!

Boy, those dividers sure made handy places to sit, while my guys brought in all the stuff!!

This house has a great history.     The owner is 3rd generation family.      His grandparents lived in it, and he came every summer to visit.       After they died, he divided the house in 2, (Yes, it’s a huge house!!) and rented it out, cuz he couldn’t stand to sell it!!

It has some great features, like the dividers!    

And a plate rail in the dining room, very handy for propping up art!!

Tons of storage!!      And a skylight!!    

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A skylight! How fancy!

Yay!!      In the sink part of the bathroom!!       Yes, we have a fancy 2 room bathroom!     Oops, maybe that should be : we have a sink room, and a bath room!  lol

Unlike the place that fell thru, there is even room to walk in the laundry room, after we get the washer/dryer in there!!

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Washing machine, and dryer on the way!

AND a real back yard!!     The girls are so excited!!!      We’ve been back there to play, 3x already, the first week, in the evenings!!

With grass!    And trees, and everything!!

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Nice pic of the wall in my room! The bag o’ fabric has already been donated. Yay!

Also unlike the other place, I have a whole room ALL to myself!!       Except when PP wants to sleep with me, of course!!   (Only every night!!     She can’t believe she gets to snuggle Omie all the time!!)     Or PPJr needs a nap, and Mommy isn’t home!

My room.

 

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My lovely blocked-up-window headboard!

The other half of the house, behind the windows- is a different rental unit. 

We are re-jiggering the layout somewhat.      The living room, with fireplace!

is now DD1’s bedroom.            

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So pretty! Well, it was before we moved in our stuff!

The dining room is now our living room.

Happily, the kitchen is big enough to be an eat-in.

And did ya notice- a dish washer!!           Big white square in the last pic, there.                     With a built-in pantry!!    In the kitchen, not down at the end of the hall, like in my trailer!!     Woot Woot!

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So handy pantry!

And oh, the storage!!!

These cabinets are all in the sink room, of the bathroom!!

Did I mention the storage???      I coulda kept all my stuff!      No!!      [snaps rubber band on wrist]   Too much stuff is NOT good!!     Doesn’t matter how many cabinets there are!!

Girls’ room:

The other pink toddler bed was floating around my room.     Then, I decided to take it back where it belonged, since no one was sleeping in it anyway!

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Convenient bath mirror- when you get out of shower, check if you forgot a spot!

That’s about it, except for the front porch, but it’s so jammed with boxes, both full, and empty, and half full of trash, that I decided to skip it for now!

All’s well that ends well.

And now the de-cluttering begins again!

Melinda’s Mothers Morning

Mother’s Day, May 14, 2017          

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Happy Mother’s Day, Melinda!

It was a wonderful day!!    OR “wunnerful”, as Laurence Welk used to say!!      (Google him, millennials; a famous band leader, had a TV show).

Went to church with DD1.     DD2 called.    I had a Steak-n-Shake Garlic burger, fries, {What GF diet??} and a purple milkshake.    

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Only the best purple shake in the world!!

 [Thank you Sweet Friend, for giving me the gift card!]     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talked to my Mama; Sis, Brother, and Shirley texted me.

Went to new house, and had a Nap!!      Very important part of any great day!!

When I got up, unpacked 4 boxes.     Purged a small Walmart bag of new stuff from crafts, and threw away a half way full, small moving box of old legal papers.       They were from getting my disability in 2012.     But first I tore off all my names, addresses, and Social numbers!!     I shredded the tiny pile of that stuff, by hand even!!

By that time I was starving, well no, not literally!!      So DD1 got us each small pizzas.     She likes pepperoni, yuck!!      I only want cheese.    

slob, humor, cheese only pizza      Or, hamburg, and onions, if we’re getting fancy!!

Then, Sweet Friend came over, and asked where the screws were to put together the beige leather recliner.     How would I know??     I didn’t take it apart!!        And the take-apart-ee, never mentioned it to me.      But, DD1 and I had already decided we didn’t want it, due to its poor condition, and lack of space for it in living room.    

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                                                                    (Old pic)

So, when he said “Well, I can’t put it back together without the screws!      And then you can’t sit on it!”    We both looked at each other, with smiles on our faces, and said in unison, “Put it outside, by the road!”      He was flabbergasted!       We couldn’t really mean that!                 Yup, we did.           I said “Watch!    Somebody will take it!”         (I’ll be watching to see if that’s true.     But even if they don’t, trash pick up is in the morning, so 1 way or another, it will be gone!!     And I don’t care which way either!)

So, my first purge, at the new place has already occurred!       And I couldn’t be happier!!

Finally, to finish out my perfect day, I got kisses, and hugs,

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from the girls when they came back from their dad’s!!

Nothing could be sweeter!

Blue Blogger

Emily from Holden Down the Fort (her baby is a boy- hence the blue) nominated me for a Blogger Recognition Award!    Woo hoo!

Thanks, Emily!!

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I’m excited !!    Y’all know how much of an attention hog I am!!

She said she nominated me : “Because your blog is extremely motivational to me!”

That’s so sweet!

Now the boring part, those pesky rules, that dominate the fun.

  1. I must thank the Blogger who nominated me and provide a link to their blog. Gladly!
  2. I must write a post to show the award.        Happily!
  3. I must write a brief story on how my blog started.      Of course!!
  4. I must give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.         Hmmm, must I be bossy??   Well, I’ll try.    😉
  5. I must select 15 bloggers to pass this award on to.       Oh, must I???    Only if I want to be compliant!
  6. I must comment on each of their blogs to let them know they have been nominated for this award and provide a link to this post.       Cheerfully!

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I started blogging cuz I was getting sick (and tired!) of being a messy!!    And ready to be more like my (Cleanie!) Mama, and Granny, and Grandma….

I found Nony, from A Slob Comes Clean, who has now come clean as Dana, and that’s all she wrote.    Oops, not actually, she’s still blogging!!    LOL

I realized that I could begin recovery from slobbery, just like I was in recovery from alcoholism.       God delivered me from alcohol, and now I have to do my daily part, of never putting that first sip in my mouth, ever again.       So, in the quest for recovery from messiness, I have to do my daily part, of washing the dishes!    And maybe a little something else, like sweeping??

So, now I yammer on endlessly, documenting the messes, and celebrating my cleaning successes!     And nearly break my arms, in the process of patting myself on the back so often!

Advice:

Make sure you remember to take Before pix!!!      Extremely important!!        Cuz after you clean up the mess, you surely don’t want to try to recreate it!!

Learn how to take advantage of all the free blogging tools out there!!     Cuz being “ignert ain’t no fun”!!       My BBFFJ, BestBloggingFriendForeverJanice, can help you  with all that stuff.

My Nominees:

Sha

Madelyn

Barb

David

Coral

Melanie

I’m too tired to even try to count how many this is!!      In the midst of moving, AND had both girls today for 9 hours!!        Nite, nite time!!

 

Seven Seconds Severe

Ok, this is the last post in the Seven Seconds Series.      I promise!!

Seven Seconds

Second Seven Seconds

Second Seven Seconds Sequel  

Seven Seconds Scullery 

Seven Seconds Scullery Spices

Seven Seconds Scullery Scape

Seven Seconds Scullery Sunder

Seven Seconds Scullery Scrape

Seven Seconds Scullery Scaffolding

Seven Seconds Scullery Second Scraping

SS Scullery Scrapings, Scobblelotcher

Seven Seconds Sisters’ Scene

Seven Seconds Scullery Skippy

Seven Seconds Shed

Seven Seconds Shed Seconds

Seven Seconds Sinking

Seven Seconds Second Sinking

Seven Seconds Shade

Seven Seconds Siesta

Workshop Working

Seven Seconds Severe- we’re here


After 20 Seven Seconds’ posts, I have now officially pared down my house, to the bone!!    I can unequivocally say that I literally can not purge another thing.     *gasp!!*

How dare you say that??

It’s easy!      My house is completely empty!       See??     That’s how I dare!

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Okay, a few little things still need to go, but I think ya get the drift!

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Okay, ya got me! I can pare down 1 more thing!! I promise it’s coming with us!

Empty kitchen!!!      Just the lonely title, hanging around, waiting for its new owner!    (And ya KNOW I had to leave some tp– for humanitarian reasons!!)

slob, humor, empty pantry   Empty pantry!!       Give a shout, if you get sick of reading the word “empty”!!

                                                    Bathroom is all emptied out!

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Sad sisters’ scene

Say what??     Was all sisters’ stuff stolen??

My room, empty as I could leave it.      Yes, I did leave my black computer desk.    I hate it, and the new owner might need it!

I should have left every last drawer hanging out, just for the photo op! lol

Here’s the really, completely, totally empty pix!!

Except for the scooter.      I told XH to push it outside, so trash pick up will get it.    He will, after a restorative nap!       No more small stuff in living room.      High chair high jacked!!


Remember when I said I let the cat out of the bag, about moving??        Well, now you see proof that I am indeed moving.        Where to, is still to be determined.     For right now, Rose’s couch will be my humble abode.      Rose is so wonderful!     She didn’t want me sleeping in the van, so she offered me refuge.

 DD1 and I had a plan for a place, but it fell thru, and the other plan is still in the works, so……..     I’m now a hip, young couch surfer!       Except, my hip isn’t young anymore!      Oh, my aching back!


Thankfully!!     SF came to the rescue, with his offer of a real bed!!       He has a guest room, and I just happen to need to be a guest for right now!!       Serendipitous!

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Getting my beauty rest, on a Beauty Rest.


What is wrong with you anyway, Melinda??         Whatever do you mean?      And in what context?              Why are you moving all the time??     Ever since you left XH, in July 2013, you can’t stay still!         Well, each time, I think I’m doing the best thing by moving.

From the apt to Home Sweet Home was to be on my own.

To the next place, was to have more room for the girls!

Now, I’m moving to escape the tyranny of old busybodies who have nothing better to do, than complain about my darling babies!      And their toys!       And their noise!

Seriously, am I the only one in here who ever has grandchildren to visit them????

I didn’t even track how long it took to pack up, and completely empty the house.       I think that wouldn’t be fair, since it’s far beyond the scope of just de-cluttering!!

So the totally total time we ended up with was: 24 hrs and 38 mins.       So incredible, that I STILL had so much clutter!!    smh       After almost 2 years of decluttering now!      To be real, I kept bringing stuff in, or I would have been done long ago!       But, I truly think I have changed my mind set now.      Too many things is not a good thing.        I want to enjoy my life, and the people in my life.    Not waste my life on things.         Plus!  I have stopped shopping, almost totally, since Christmas!      So, there’s that.


Of course, ya know I’ll keep ya up to date on my life, whatever happens.     I’m just moving houses, not like I’m quitting blogging, or anything!


Yay!!     As of May 10, we have our new place!!       Moving in on the weekend!

Pix to come very soon!!