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Kitchen is now done, or at least “boy clean”

Operation: Manhattan continues to roll on! I finished the other half of my kitchen by cleaning the stovetop, the remaining cabinet, organized the coat closet, more dishes and then some. I will have to hire someone to do that deeper … Continue reading

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Another nudge toward defeating chaos

The Memorial Day weekend was put to good use as I tackled the space over the dishwasher, the area where I store the cat food and the biggest undertaking…cleaning out the microwave. The ex was quite a piggy here. She … Continue reading

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Before & After – The Dining Area

Last year I initiated Operation: Manhattan, made only five entries about how I cleared up the master bedroom (now about half undone) and some progress on the guest bathroom. Then…it fizzled out as I got sidetracked with my last entry being … Continue reading

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Nineteen years at Chez Maggi

Another year chalked up at my house, nowadays it’s my house, for many it was our house but that’s life. The other funny factor, being in the same anywhere for more than three years is very anti-Maggi given my past propensity … Continue reading

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Holy crap! The new roof is done

The roofers pulled it off in a day! I know they were professionals but they had to tackle 2000 square feet (186 square meters) in unbearable heat; it was well over 100° F (40° C). The noise level while I … Continue reading

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Today, my new roof (for my house) is being installed

A momentous day for Chez Maggi. I’m finally getting the original roof replaced. It was overdue because we all know today’s home builders just slap on something mediocre and it wasn’t meant to last more than a decade let alone … Continue reading

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Operation: Manhattan Stage Two Started

Today I pushed forward on a two-pronged attack by starting on the south side of the living room (it’s next to the porch) and tightening up how tidy the guest bathroom is. The toilet and floor are great! The shower … Continue reading

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Operation: Manhattan Stage One Complete!

As of last night, the Master bedroom is over 95% cleaned up and I can’t wait to show it off to my friends in person. I sleep in there now. My cat Isis finds anywhere she wants on the bed … Continue reading

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A useful discovery during Spring Cleaning!

Even before the Pandemic and America going on lockdown, I was going to engage in some reorganizing of the house. With it officially being mine entirely, there’s going to be changes but more importantly…serious cleaning. I decided to go with … Continue reading

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The remaining money arrived!

The lion’s share of the remaining re-fi money came through! The credit union already decided where it would go, mainly toward the joint credit card from my marriage and with the transition to one income…it was hard to nail down. … Continue reading

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The money arrived!

Bugs playing the role of Brunhilde feels appropriate. The leftover money in the refinancing landed in my checking account! No sign of it on the debt being paid that the credit union-title company chose first. Either way, I’m going to … Continue reading

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“Closed” on the house! It’s all mine again

With some convincing and cajoling, I closed on the new mortgage to regain exclusivity on my house yesterday. The title company agreed to letting Somara sign as long as she stayed in my car. Somara required some metaphorical arm twisting … Continue reading

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Maybe I spoke too soon about the refinancing

Last night Somara sent me a text message about being very, very ill. The good news, it’s not CV-19 or whatever the hell you want to call this. She was diagnosed with an upper-respiratory infection, something I recall her battling with … Continue reading

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Refinancing is a go! F-I-N-A-L-L-Y!

After all the pins and needles involving my house’s foundation repair being a condition to getting the mortgage refinanced (in case you forgot, when divorcing, you have to do this to get the other person off the debt), followed by … Continue reading

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Next step into modifying the house, shoring up the foundation

The original impetus for crap going south in my recent relationship was getting the news from the credit union on refinancing my house; this is something I have to do to take Somara off the mortgage as per the decree. … Continue reading

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