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NOW, with Bullet Points!!!

  • I had advertisements in Craigslist for two of my apartments for the past 2 weeks. This weekend, both apartments were taken. YAY! That is a big relief for me.

  • Josh and Tim have been working with me on my own house, fixing up the bedroom where Mark used to live. We tore out the old carpeting, installed a new oak floor, put drywall in the closet, repaired and repainted the walls and did a heavy cleaning of the whole place. It looks great! I had assumed that Bob would want to move into that room and out of the guest room upstairs, but now he says that he would rather stay where he is. So I guess I will turn it into a new guest room, or maybe an office.

  • On Sunday I went to a stamp show here in town, in spite of the storm warnings. The show had sparse attendance due to the coming snow, but I left with some good deals on 3 stamp collections: Luxembourg, Sweden, and Greece. I stayed inside for the rest of the day going through the stamps while the snow accumulated outside.

  • Tomorrow morning I have to get up early for an appointment with my dentist. I am getting capped for Valentine's Day. A month ago I had a root canal on a molar that broke. Now it is time to finish the job with a cap on the tooth. I am hoping this won't turn into a Valentine's Day Massacre!

  • It snowed heavily yesterday and today. We got a total of about a foot of snow between both days. We haven't had a lot of snow this year. This storm gave a fresh new look to the dreary winter. Enjoy the pictures!

    I love the way the snow clings to the wires on the back fence in my yard.

    This gate is between my back yard, and Michael's back yard next door. The gate is overgrown with a Bittersweet vine.

    This small Spruce usually gets decorated with lights for Christmas, but this year the bad weather came too soon.

Date: 2017-02-14 03:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
New stamps to enjoy on a snowy day -- sounds like a cozy afternoon.

Congrats on the latest rentals!

I think gates between yards are much rarer now than they were decades ago. Especially in modern cookie-cutter suburbia with its standardized fencing. It's a nice feature.

Date: 2017-02-15 07:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, Scott, Monday was good stamping weather. ;-) Living in Syracuse, it is helpful to have a hobby like stamp collecting ~it is a lot easier on the body than skiing.

Thanks! Hopefully I won't need to look for any more new tenants for some time.

I built that gate about 20 years ago as a gift to my neighbor, an older woman named Betty, who was a good friend for many years. She died about 15 years ago, but I have always been on friendly terms with Michael, who bought the house from her estate. I am really glad to have had 2 excellent neighbors here over the years. In many ways this neighborhood is socially closer than many modern suburban neighborhoods where people don't know each other. We have a neighborhood group that organizes block parties, Sunday brunches, a Community garden, historic house tours and other social and civic activities. The whole attitude harks back to an earlier era.

Date: 2017-02-14 05:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Good luck with the dental stuff.

Date: 2017-02-15 07:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks, Jerry, the dental work went well, and I now have a temporary crown. They will make up a permanent porcelain one that will get installed in 2 weeks. :-)

Date: 2017-02-14 07:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Get you, the property magnate!

I hope you get on okay at the dentist's.

The snow is stunning. None here, as usual.

Date: 2017-02-18 02:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I am glad that you enjoyed the snow pictures, Mark. With the temperatures getting up near 50 F (10 C) today, we will lose much of that snow.

The dental work went well, uncomfortable, but relatively painless. I go back in 10 days to have the permanent porcelain crown installed.

Some of my neighbors jokingly call me "The Mayor of Hincheyville", but I am not the biggest property owner in the neighborhood, probably not even second or third biggest. It is nice to have that steady rental income.

Date: 2017-02-14 04:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Congratulations on those bullet points. :-p

That stamp show sounds like lots of fun! I haven't spent much time on that hobby in the last few years, and I really want to get back to it. My great-grandfather's albums need some TLC!

I have a tooth that's been recommended for a crown, and I need to just buck up and get it done. I hate that sort of stuff.

Date: 2017-02-18 03:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks, Mark! The steady income is nice.

Yeah, I hate having dental work done too, but the longer you wait, the worse the problem gets. Getting the crown was not too bad ~uncomfortable, but not much pain. Getting the root canal done a month ago was misery. A big part of the problem is that it is difficult to get at those back teeth. I hope it will be an easier situation for you.

Yeah, the stamp show was fun. I try to get to all 5 of the local shows, plus the Rochester show every year. Your great-grandfather's collection was quite nice as I remember. The Scott's "brown albums" were the best albums available in their day, and are still considered a top-notch album even though they have been out of print in that format for decades.

Date: 2017-02-15 05:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
YAY for getting the apartments rented. :)

That would have been cool to go to that stamp show. :o

I will probably have to do the reverse at some point. I got a molar crowned, but will probably need a root canal at some point. UGH.........

WOW, I hope we don't get any more of that stuff. Our last snow fall was an 11 inch one. Wet and Heavy. :o
I bet that tree would have looked so pretty with lights on it underneath the snow. :)
Hugs, Jon

Date: 2017-02-18 03:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you, Jon! The added income will be much appreciated.

If they do a root canal on your crowned molar will they have to remove the crown and make a new one? It sounds like a more difficult procedure than I had. Good Luck!

Even though we have had only a few storms that brought us enough snow to require shoveling, our snow total for the season is already 101.1 inches. The tree does look lovely when there are miniature lights on it, illuminating the snow from below. Hopefully I will see it that way again next year. :-)
*More Hugs*

Date: 2017-02-18 03:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My dentist told me they could just drill through the crown and then fill it in, but my thought is, why can't they just take it off, do the root canal, and then put the crown back on? :o

101.1 inches?????
Our last storm was 11 inches and that was the biggie of the year so far. Not sure what our total is, but it's no where near that. :o
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