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Posted by on Oct 16, 2022 in Birthdays, Gary Chalk, Happy Birthday, home staging, Humor, humour, real estate, Retirement humor, Retirement Humour, Retirement Living, selling home, Uncategorized |

Living Retired — ‘Feeling Sort Of_____’

Living Retired — ‘Feeling Sort Of_____’

Living Retired — ‘Feeling Sort of ___.’

By Gary Chalk

Last Wednesday heading into the Thanksgiving weekend was a beautiful autumn afternoon. After lunch I parked in front of the Post Office and ran inside to pick up a parcel. When I returned to my Jeep, before I got inside, I decided to slip my sweater off. That is when it happened…

As I wiggled my hips trying to yank the sweater up and overtop my head the person in the car parked behind mine took notice. HONK! HONK! I looked up and saw a woman inside. She stuck her head out her window and said, “That is quite a show!” She laughed. I laughed.

Hmm, I thought to myself if she wants a show, I’ll give her a show! Cognizant of my sore shoulder I proceeded to sort of sway my arms back and forth up over my head. At the same time, I sort of swiveled my hips pretending to strip my sweater off. It was difficult because I had to be sure I didn’t throw my back out!

With my sweater off I sort of strutted on my gimpy knee to the trunk where I sort of … Read the rest here

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Posted by on Sep 19, 2022 in Gary Chalk, home staging, Humor, humour, real estate, Retirement humor, Retirement Humour, Retirement Living, selling home, Uncategorized |

Living Retired — ‘Feeling Sort Of_____’

Living Retired — ‘Staging Lady’

Living Retired — ‘Staging Lady’

By Gary Chalk

My wife is a forward-thinking person. She looks ahead planning for what could happen. For instance, if the dry cleaner ever lost one of Jan’s blouses, slacks, or expensive sweaters — which they never have — she has multiple blouses, pairs of slacks, and expensive sweaters already hanging in her closet. Me? I also look forward. These days I am looking forward to the World Series.

A while ago Jan posed this forward thinking thought to me: “Gary, the very first thing we would have to do if we put our house up for sale is have a professional home stager come through to tell us how to get it ready for showing.”

“Jan, the very first thing we would have to do if we put our house up for sale after the dramatic drop in home values and increase in borrowing money is give our heads a shake!”

Before you could say, ‘Open House’ Jan prepared a spread sheet and laid it out on the dining room table. “Gary, these are the detailed steps we need to undertake to clean up our place to get it in order before we even … Read the rest here

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