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An Extravagance of Space

I have lived in North America for most of my life and have only been vaguely aware of the luxurious space in which we live.  I became more aware of it while traveling the Alaska Highway last summer. 657 more words

Life On The Road

2.5 million ‘Last time buyers’ plan to downsize

Almost 2.5 million ‘last time buyers’ plan to downsize their homes, according to new research from Prudential[1].

Figures from the bi-annual Prudential Downsizing Index reveal that four in 10 (41 per cent) homeowners over the age of 55 plan to sell their current property – up from 38 per cent six months ago (May 2014). 383 more words

News

Blood Isn't Thicker Than Water

Does blood really make you family or does it merely make you related? My so called “family” is so screwed up these days that half of them don’t speak to the other half of us. 91 more words

Random

Clearing the clutter

Most years over the Christmas holiday, my “to do list” included clean out files and clean up digital files at the office.  The piles and files – books, letters, magazines, newsletters, blogs, social media, and emails – were ever increasing.   1,171 more words

November 2014

Autumn clean: the new spring clean?

Traditionally, we spring clean in order to get our homes and belongings ready for the summer.  However, it seems to make more sense to me get this done in the autumn as we spend more time in the house during the colder months than we do when it’s warming up.   332 more words

NaBloPoMo

Estate Items: What's Hot and What's Not?

As we head into the new year, we also head into continued uncertainty with our economy, among other challenges.  The past few years have left some battle scars on the personal property industry, and the economy is still in a weakened state.  394 more words

Dealing With Stuff

It's really funny...

It’s funny the way my mind works.  I come to a conclusion.  Ha!  An answer!  And then I stew.  I analyze.  I ponder.  I try to find grand connections to make my desires more relevant on a larger scale.   198 more words

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