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Every year when February comes around, it messes with me and appointments or conference days with my son’s teachers, and just my whole month of errands, since there are only 28 days in this month. It no doubt sounds like I’m odd when it comes to this, but even the time change messes me up. It’s hard to explain, but it is how it is.
With all the nasty weather we’ve had and me spending extra time at my house in Ohio instead of normally just going down there on the weekends, if the weather is bad, I’ll stay on and sometimes don’t get home until Monday night or even Tuesday. I then keep thinking that it is earlier in the week. My son’s school has closed three times this month because of the weather, and now with conferences and him only having half a day of school two times this month, well it sometimes slips my mind and I will stop and wonder why he isn’t in school. I think older age is creeping in also.
My memory, at least short term memory isn’t what it used to be. I at times have to be diligent about writing everything in my daily notes and remember to look at them. At any rate, with February nearly over, it makes me happy that soon it will start getting warm enough for me to get outside and play in the warming soil, start my gardening plans and do general after winter lawn maintenance. At least I don’t forget how to do that!
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Often I’ve wanted to travel to London but being an American and not really knowing anything about the area or the country for that matter, my concern was finding suitable London Apartments at a price I could afford. In truth, I would need to contact someone who knew the area well and I would prefer someone who actually lived there.
When I travel, I like to know about places of interest and also the good restaurants to eat at and in general all the information I can possibly get, before I go off into a foreign land, so to speak. I hate getting lost and even though I love to wander the market places in different countries as I do in the US, it would be difficult if I didn’t have a guide or at least someone who could inform me about various attractions.
Finding suitable lodging has been made easier by the Robert and Polly Arnold family. They are Londoners and along with their children have lived there all of their lives. They have 22 years of experience in London Apartments! Contacting them is a must on my list when I decide to plan my trip abroad. This is the kind of service that would save so much hassle, money and aggravation, that I could enjoy my visit without worry.
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I’ve been thinking about getting a new entryway for the front of the house and came across some beautiful French doors for your home. Actually, the site I visited had a wide variety of doors that were various prices, and though some were too expensive for my budget right now, I did find some doors that I liked and could afford. Of course the ones that I totally loved I’d have to save my money for, but it would be a great improvement compared to the door I have now, so it would be worth it in the long run.
I remember when I was young riding in the car long distances, I would pass the time looking at various doors on the homes we would go by. I always loved the doors with intricate windows in them, especially at night with the lights inside the house shining through them. It looked magical to me. To this day, I still look at doors if I am the passenger in the car.
I’ve always believed that a front door sort of tells what the home may look like inside. It’s the first thing one sees walking up to the house. I don’t like my front door, and indeed plan on putting some money away for just the right door!
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After this weekend, yard sales, garage sales and barn sales will begin here. I’ve been checking out other states at a site were they cover all the big sales, all over the states. There are mega sales, that sometimes the whole town participates in. My daughters and sons are sale pros. I taught them. Actually, until they got into the high teens, they weren’t into these sales at all and would sit in the truck or just stay home if I went anywhere, since they knew I would stop at yard and garage sales if there were any, on the way to were I was going.
It is really cool now that the kids are grown. They jump at the chance to even drive me, since I can’t drive because of a back injury. Or at least I don’t like to, since it is painful. So, I have drivers! The great part is that when we go out of state, we plan on renting a hotel room and stay there while we garage sale. It’s a way to spend time with my kids and have fun at the sales. We actually check out online sites that tell what the certain sales have to offer and try to get there before they are even open, unless stated otherwise. That way we can most all the time, what we are looking for, from checking on the internet sites.
What I love are the actions that we go to. I wish I had a bigger truck on those occasions. Of course we check it out what they have in the ones that are in various states. I’ve gotten some butt kicking antiques that way. Sometimes we find whole bedroom suits that we need to store and get a few trucks together to make the trip back to get what we bought.
I always get really excited when warmer weather comes and then when the kids get out of school, or can get a break, we spend lots of fun and also get all kinds of treasures. I’m glad that they now like sales. Who doesn’t with the economy as it is and money matters being what they are. It really helps out a great deal going to these sales and auctions. It’s like a hobby for the family to do together.
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Okay, to be honest there is no way possible I would ever get out to ski or play in the snow, but when I saw a site that featured skiing, and also the Le Village Arc 1950, I was totally sold on going one day. Now I understand why my European friends call vacations, Holidays. It’s awesomely beautiful. I could go along with someone who loves the white powdery stuff, skiing and the cold and I could spend time in the beautiful accommodations that I could stay forever in. Just looking at the photograph of the inside pool was enough for me to say out loud, “I WANT!!” Can you imagine? Just by me looking at a photo, despite seeing all the snow?! (The pool has windows that look out onto what seems to be the slopes and mountains.
There are the Apartments in Les Arc that can be rented by the night, or however long you would like to stay. It would be glorious to literally have an apartment to stay in and sort of pretend it was mine for awhile! A perfect vacation get away, that I know I would enjoy so very much. There is so many advantages to vacationing here. It’s a no car resort, which to me, that in its self would make it wonderful…and so clean! Lets not forget the cheese and chocolate to die for. (I know of this, as my brother sent me some the last time he was near this area while visiting Switzerland.
The Les Arcs Accommodation site list, is very informative with lots of various other places one can stay, ski or like me, just relax. I dream of the photos I could take, just wandering around, the people I could meet, and just a different way of living and culture. I know too…despite of how much I hate the cold and snow, although it’s pretty to look at and capture on film, that I would no doubt end up actually liking it and even maybe enjoy playing in it. No skiing though. It’s just not my cup of tea. I would however watch others participate in the sport and take photographs of them also! I’d be in 7th heaven at this place!
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