The Dreaded Yard Sale

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If you’ve ever had a Yard Sale at your home, then this post should help remind you why you NEVER EVER want to have one again.

Every year there’s a town-wide Yard Sale weekend in our small town. This past weekend was the designated weekend for it. This town-wide event is quite popular in our area as many of the residents participate. This year was no exception – there were over 60 homes registered in the event and hubs and I were one of them. Prospective purchasers came from far and wide – including Canada.

I’d been dreading this weekend and this sale for months. It’s not the first one we’ve ever had. It was our third sale in a seven year span so I know how they go. I know how much work they are – before, during, and afterward. Still, it had to be done.

This past winter while Bill was out of work on unemployment, he decided to delve into the land of eBay selling. He had quite a few collector-type items that he’d collected along the way in his travels (and was still collecting) – so he opened an eBay store and started selling. He did quite well with it, but come April when he returned to work, he still had a large amount of things that had not sold. That was when he informed me that he thought we should have another yard sale this year … and that was exactly when I started dreading the weekend that we’d have it.

But have it we did and once again I was reminded of the many reasons…..

Tuesday Ten: Things That Help Me Relax

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In honor of National Hammock Day, the topic for this week’s Tuesday Ten is: Things That Help Me Relax 

Did you know that today (July 22nd) is National Hammock Day? It is! I kid you not! I did a Google search in an attempt to find Hammock Day’s origin and to learn why there is such a “national” holiday, but my efforts were thwarted by a lack of information. No one knows how this day came into being.

What I did, however, learn about National Hammock Day is that it’s a day that’s been specifically set aside – smack dab in the middle of summer – to remind us to slow down, relax, appreciate and enjoy a day of wonderful summertime. And that to me sounds like a great idea!

I don’t own a hammock, but I do find other ways to relax nonetheless … and here they are:

 

It Started

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Silly Sunday” is a fun blog hop hosted by Sandee at Comedy Plus each week and you can click the link to be transported there. Here is how it works:

  • Blog about something funny, silly or laughable – a joke, comic, funny story, etc.
  • Add the URL to the funny blog post on the Silly Sunday Linky for the week over at Comedy Plus.
  • Hop around (from blog to blog) and enjoy the jokes, etc. posted by other Silly Sunday participants and have lots of fun and laughs!

 

Silly Sunday

 

Here is BLOGITUDES’ entry for this week:

 

Tuesday Ten: My Favorite Must-Have Apps

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The topic for this week’s Tuesday Ten is: MY FAVORITE MUST-HAVE APPS 

As I’ve mentioned before in a few other posts, I love technology. I love checking out new computers and devices … and apps are absolutely no exception. In fact, without apps most new devices would be basically useless. They would indeed be boring.

No matter what your device of choice may be, there are literally hundreds of apps available on your device to choose from and use. There are productivity apps, games and entertainment apps, weather apps, medical apps, news apps, camera apps, map apps and much much much more. While it’s fun to explore and give new apps a try, you soon find out that you can’t keep all of them. If you do, your new device will most likely start running short on memory. Your speedy new device will soon begin acting sluggish and that takes all the fun right out of all those great apps and your newest toy.

As with any computer program, there are good apps and bad apps. As new apps come out that I feel would be useful to me, I enjoy giving them a try. If they’re really good, I keep them. If they aren’t, I instantly delete them … because I already have a group of favorite apps that are “must-haves” on my devices. I can’t afford to get bogged down with useless apps. Speed and efficiency is too important to me.

So which apps are my current must-have favorites? Here’s my answer: (Clicking on the icons below will take you to the various websites where you can find more info about each app.)