Our new neighbors-to-be (I'm going to have to come up with a name for them, haha. Can't be Mr and Mrs Neighbor and certainly aren't our young neighbors at the end of the street) had someone out the other day doing a survey of the lots they just purchased. DH just shook his head and thought what a waste of money! I said ya, I could see if the original "monument" property corner marker weren't visible or not longer there (a lot of times over the years they end up getting buried a bit), but they are all visible and easy to find. So, why pay someone $$ to come out and survey? Do they think our fence is on their property? Dh isn't stupid. First off he found the corner markers when we bough it. The one up at the corner between us and our other neighbors got buried years ago when utilities got put in, but dh had a good idea where it was, from measuring over per out short platt drawing, and started digging. He found it and put another stake there, that sticks up above the ground. Mr and Mrs Neighbor were happy with that, too. So, of course this surveyor ended up putting his stakes and flags right next to where the property markers are, LOL. When we had our fence put up, dh strung the line from one corner post to the next, so he'd have his fence line and put our fence on our side just inside a bit.
I took Tuesday off from calling my mom. I do that every so often, especially if I have talked to her more than once the day before. Plus, that was the afternoon with the worst of the headaches and the headache was also making me feel nauseous. So, I called her yesterday afternoon. She is remembering that Thanksgiving is coming up and she keeps asking me what I am doing for Thanksgiving. I keep telling her I'm picking her up on Wednesday, the day before to stay at my house. She did write it down, so we'll see if that helps her to remember when we talk next. I've also told her a couple of times that dd and her dh are also coming, but that isn't sticking, which isn't a surprise. I don't think I mentioned this, but I did find out that her landline online account does show a call log. Nice. It had a whole bunch of spam calls, so I changed some settings to block and added her new # to the national do not call registry. That seemed to do the trick. There hasn't been any more spam/robo calls this week. I now can also see uncle seems to be calling her on this number now, rather than her cell. He had asked me if he should just call this number going forward and I said either one. I got this mostly as a back up when her cell isn't working.
Taking that 1/2 of a muscle relaxer pill the night before did help yesterday. While my neck still felt tight, I did not get a headache. I tried to stay in front of it all day. Took ibuprofen in the morning and used the little rice heating pad a few times during the day and did the stretching exercise. I decided to take the other half of the pill again last night, hoping what's left of the knot might reduce some more
During the winter dh puts these snow stakes along the driveway on each side. Partially for his own benefit so when it gets deep and he's plowing he knows where the edges of the driveway are. And for anyone coming into our driveway, so they aren't driving off. Part of the island in the middle of our driveway has big rocks along it. In a foot or two of snow that often builds up, you could not see those there.
We are letting kitty outside just a little bit by bit. We go out our living room patio french door and us and the dog would stay with him on the back patio. He wouldn't go to far away ever and then we'd go back inside. Tying to get him used to that is the door to use (so we can see when he wants back in, eventually). Usually in the early evening, when I'm sitting in the chair near that door, the dog will sit in front to tell me he needs to go out. Kitty is noticing he does this and goes and sits next to him, LOL. So we go out a minute. Lately he's been wanting to stay out a bit longer, so I let him and stand inside the door to watch. Within a minute he wants back in. The last couple of night, after it was dark, he didn't want to come right back in. The first night he was gone about 5 minutes and last night about 10 minutes and then he comes to the patio door and I let him back in.
DH likes to watch online the real estate market around us. Mostly on Zillow. He likes to see what goes up for sale, how much asking, if sold, etc. Though you can't see what things sold for. Haven't figured out how to find that yet, haha. Though I do find it interesting that our old house, in our previous state, does show on Zillow what it was sold for back in 2016. I wonder why that is. Our house in town, we sold in 2018 does not, it just shows what it was listed for and said sold with no price shown.
Anyhow, not too long ago, earlier this year sometime, a nice house about 5 miles from us went for sale. It's on the river, but even higher bank then we are. Home was built in the 1990's. It was nice, but inside did look a bit dated, but still nice. It sold very quickly and our memory is that they were asking close to a million dollars, it was something in the $900,000 range. I think it was on about 20 acres, too, maybe more. I think this was back last spring and it sold within weeks. Well, now it's listed again. DH says look, that place that just sold is for sale again. He started scrolling through the pics and I said it's been updated. The inside didn't look like that before. Looks like they updated some carpet and countertops.Then dh figured out someone sort of local, just bought it to update and flip. But, now they are only offering it with 5 of the acres. Now asking price? $1,395,000!
It's only been on the market 11 days and yesterday it shows as a "price drop". By a whopping $10,000 LOL. I'm like if you've priced it too high at 1.4 million, ya - a little $10,000 price drop is not going to make a difference, LOL. They need to be dropping it like $50,000-$100,000, at least. And dropping it already, after only a week and a half on the market, tells me that that flipper needs the money and needs to get it sold. Stuff like that pisses dh off. It's the reason regular folks who live and work in this area cannot afford anything anymore. I don't think it will sell fast at all. Everything else around here that people are asking a million or more is taking awhile to sell. Like a year or so.