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Old 07-09-2010, 10:32 PM   #61
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We managed to move our bedroom set in two days before a big family event - so we held a 'picnic in the pad' for the gang. The toddlers absolutely LOVED the empty rooms covered in deep WHITE cut pile carpets. It didn't take long for us to figure out that the carpeting wouldn't work for us.

Bottom line, the wood flooring was finished earlier this week and the rest of the furniture quickly followed. It's beginning to look like home. Now to tackle the boxes of books and china, and change the range.

The kids are now insisting that the door to the deck have a lock before the grandchildren can visit unaccompanied.. one more to-do!

Even with the 'upgrades', what a difference in our cash flow this move had made, but I do miss the calls of the Eagles and the low hum of ship engines .. I am looking forward to traveling once we are settled in.

Oh, this will be our last move. Our heirs can deal with our stuff.
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Even with the 'upgrades', what a difference in our cash flow this move had made, but I do miss the calls of the Eagles and the low hum of ship engines .. I am looking forward to traveling once we are settled in.

Oh, this will be our last move. Our heirs can deal with our stuff.
Congratulations, Brat. Sounds great. I don't look forward to the moving process, but there will be at least one more move for us, either here in Fla or some kid-close location.

The part after the move (where it starts to feel like a permanent home) -- now that's nice.

P.S. When you put a lock on that door to the pool, will you also put an alarm so that when someone forgets to lock it...
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Fair enough, husband left his fancy camera at his brother's home this weekend. I shall take a 'snap' with my more basic digital camera of our view of Mt. Adams and the Portland city scape and post it.

Our deck is about 10x30 - I estimate 75 feet above street level, a place for plants, BBQ and seating. It is no less dangerous than a pool... our son once attempted to rappel off a deck when he was 5 and his sister liked to climb in the Tetons. Their concern about their kids is based on their own behavior.
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