Of course you see it all of the time on TV, where they show you how easy it is to buy a house, make some improvements and then sell it for a profit. That is not exactly what we are doing, because the plan is to live here for as long as we need to and then try to turn a profit. The place is tiny and it has a fair number of problems, so we paid rather little for it. At first we called a Ottawa carpet cleaning place and when they told us how much it would cost to clean the carpets we decided to just rip them out. Continue reading We Bought a Small House
When my younger sister told me that her husband left her, she told me that everything would be fine and then I didn’t need to worry about her. But what she didn’t tell me is that she was extremely depressed and she was having a lot of trouble with day-to-day life. I live at the Stone Oak Apartments across town, and I told her that she is always welcome to come here and get an apartment in the same complex. I told her that it’s nicer than where she lives, and I would really appreciate her being around all the time.
My sister is a very proud person. She often doesn’t talk about what’s bothering her, and she doesn’t want to be a burden to others. Continue reading It’s Always a Nice Thing for Family to Be Nearby