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More Reasons to Love Your Friday

Can you believe it’s July?

And it’s Friday. (I actually heard Friday in song.)

That means it’s time to review this week’s gratitude memes.

I thank the person who actually read to the bottom of last week’s memes. You know, where I asked what my readers thought about the “new” sarcastic/funny memes. She gave them a thumbs up. Since none of the rest of you voted, I guess that means you LOVE them too.

Saturday

Laundry day again. Glad I didn't have to take my clothes out and clip them to a line to dry.
Laundry day again. Glad I didn’t have to take my clothes out and clip them to a line to dry.

Sunday

Go ahead and take a break! Even God sat down after working six days.
Go ahead and take a break! Even God sat down after working six days.

Monday

It was Mr. Wonderful's birthday. Let him eat cake!
It was Mr. Wonderful’s birthday. Let him eat cake!

Tuesday

"I'll be watching you" sings the spider (and he sounds like The Police)
“I’ll be watching you” sings the spider (and he sounds like The Police)

Wednesday

Do people actually like to iron? It's as much a waste of time and effort as dusting.
Do people actually like to iron? It’s as much a waste of time and effort as dusting.

Thursday

So I lose my car in a crowded parking lot. I don't mock your idiosyncrasies.
So I lose my car in a crowded parking lot. I don’t mock your idiosyncrasies.

Friday

If your friends are bringing you down, you might want to trade them in.
If your friends are bringing you down, you might want to trade them in.

Hope you have a great day and a wonderful weekend!

Remember to salute your flag, sing the National Anthem and give silent acknowledgment to our founding fathers and the soldiers who gave us a reason to celebrate Independence Day.

A Photo Tour of the New Place

Today is my first official day working from my new office. Isn’t it amazing?

That's an L-shaped desk with room for writing and editing.
That’s an L-shaped desk with room for writing and editing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’d love to take you on a tour of the whole house. Maybe I’ll figure out how after we get everything unpacked, all the furniture in place and the mega Styrofoam explosion cleaned off the floors.

This is the new kitchen.NewKitchen

Not as many cupboards as the old one – and yes, I’ve almost completely filled the lovely pantry in the corner to bursting.

 

 

 

We ate most of our meals at the bar in our old house.

You can see the bar in the foreground here.
You can see the bar in the foreground here.

Now we have even more room at the new bar, but we don’t eat there. It isn’t because of the clutter. Aside from scarfing down pizza on the first night – in between hauling boxes galore – this place has been lonely.

Pull up a seat on one of those fancy new stools
Pull up a seat on one of those fancy new stools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isn’t she lovely?

The beautiful new dining area - only steps from the kitchen and the great room
The beautiful new dining area – only steps from the kitchen and the great room.

Can you see why we would rather eat in the lovely room at this cozy table? Tonight will be the first “solo” meal for hubby and I without the kids, so maybe the bar will feel intimate enough for the two of us.

The move is finished. I can’t use that as an excuse for the lack of words flowing onto the page.

 

 

Time to do what writers do…play with imaginary friends all day.

Mexico in Pictures

We took several hundred photos while in Mexico. Some I will share with you when I do a series of posts about some of our experiences (come back next year to see these).

Hope you enjoy this brief tour!

I want to wake up to this view every morning
I want to wake up to this view every morning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cruise ships made regular stops to the harbor by our resort
Cruise ships made regular stops to the harbor by our resort
Fun and games after the sun has set
Fun and games after the sun has set

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes strangers lead you to the best places
Sometimes strangers lead you to the best places
Our family saying "Adios" to Mexico
Our family saying “Adios” to Mexico

 

Merry Christmas, friends!

Pictoral tour down the Street of Dreams

Maybe you’re not from Oregon, so driving out to (or is that up) to Happy Valley isn’t really an option.

Maybe you think $15 per person to walk through five houses is a poor use of your financial resources.

Perhaps the idea of walking through more than 24,000 square feet of house you could never afford (or wouldn’t buy even if you could pay for it) holds no appeal.

I’m happy to share my curb shots of the five houses at the 2014 Portland Street of Dreams.

4,520 square feet, $975,000
4,520 square feet, $975,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,865 square feet, $938,000
4,86 square feet, $938,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,310 square feet, $1,399,000
5,310 square feet, $1,399,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,185 square feet, $1,325,000
5,185 square feet, $1,325,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,600 square feet, $1,400,000
5,600 square feet, $1,400,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So much for how the “other half” lives. There’s no way on earth half the people in America could afford these monster homes, is there?