30 Years and Counting

If anyone wants to know anything about wood foundations, I’m your girl. Because of the house I almost bought, I now know more than I ever wanted to know about the proper installation of a wood foundation, and crooked builders who cut corners. And sellers, well, I won’t even get into that.

Anyway, I’m now looking at houses with typical cement block foundations. Not that there’s anything wrong with wood foundations if they are done correctly, but I can only afford so many in-depth inspections, especially when they result in me having to walk away from a house I’ve fallen in love with.

House hunting has kind of felt like the numerous stairs we encountered trecking around Tettegouche Park.

I would look up stairs like these and wonder if maybe things level off after this uphill bout.

Only to find another challenge, this one a little less steep.

But after the climb, you run into this.

And it’s all worth it.

But let’s be practical here. Wherever I live, it better have an awesome internet connection. My internet has been down more than it’s been up in the last month. As though it hasn’t been hard enough for me to try and catch up with people! Priorities please!

On a more celebratory note, Friday was a whoop it up at work day for me because I’ve worked for the same company for 30 years. People look at me and gasp, 30 years?! Are you kidding me?! I guess I can take that as a compliment since there’s often also some comment like, “Didn’t they have child labor laws back then?”

That’s why I’ve stayed there so long, not the jobs I’ve held themselves, but the coworkers. There’s a few I have issues with but in general, a fun, helpful group of people.

One of my coworkers brought me roses from her garden. They smell wonderful!

And there was cake. I brought a sample home of the chocolate and carrot cakes. You can see part of my name on the chocolate one.

I also received a gift that I picked out from several choices. I needed a drill and this one is a beauty!

And my department went out for lunch with me too. I had an amazing grilled chicken and strawberry salad.

Afterwards, I did another marathon house hunting session. I have a couple houses that may merit a second look. It was quite a day.

But for now, let’s journey back to my camping trip last weekend. Boy, am I glad it wasn’t this weekend because it’s been raining ALOT!

So here is a little bit of Java…

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5 Comments

  1. Oh so fun to see Java having a blast!!!!
    Doesn’t EVERY girl wanna drill for her 30th work anniversary…and that does look like a nice one. Congrats Maery!

  2. Java was having so much fun, and I bet the water was really cold! I kept thinking that she would go after the driftwood..as sticks are sometimes her thing!
    Thirty years at the same place, kudos Maery..
    Hope you house hunt goes well!! 🙂

  3. Wow! Those stairs are impressive. Makes my knees hurt just looking at ’em!

    I’m even more impressed that you chose a drill as a gift. Yep, you’re a farm girl at heart, for sure.

    Congrats on 30 years at your job. That’s rare now a days.

    ~Lisa

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