June 13, 2007


It seems like this patio project has been going on and on. How long ago was it when we ripped the deck off the back of the house? How long ago did we plan to do this project? Well it looks like tomorrow everything will be said and done.

The patio has been in nearly a month. The furniture has been assembled and installed for three weeks. Today the we met the landscaping contractor at the local garden store and picked out the plants. This evening we arranged them. Tomorrow, they get planted and the mound of dirt finally gets seeded in hopes of becoming a lawn soon.

All of this can only mean one thing. The Promised Patio Party is finally coming to fruition. Prep your calendars and watch this space for further details.


Since When.

The phone rings. Caller ID announces, “Coldwell Banker.” (from out of town)

Me: “Hello?”
Him (exceedingly chipper): “Hi, this is Ken at Coldwell Banker. We recently listed a duplex home in Utica for sale and we’re wondering if you know anyone that would be interested in buying it.”
Me: “Nope.”
Him (exceedingly chipper): “Well thanks for thinking that over carefully…”
Me: click.

Since when does a real estate agent randomly call a home and ask if they know anyone that wants to buy a house?