Monday, May 01, 2017

Add to my list

Eventually, hopefully, I’ll get back to posting ‘on topic’. This is supposed to be a spanking blog after all, but until I have something good to report on that part of my life, I’ll report on other parts. For those of you tired of hearing about my kids, feel free to check back another day. But many of you have been reading for years and you might be interested on what Mollie’s up to.

She’s bought a house. Never thought I’d be around long enough to blog with that sentence since Mollie was only thirteen when I began writing here. But she decided paying rent was too much like watching her money spiral down the drain. If she had to pay it, she wanted the money to go to her house.

I really stayed out of this one. I could argue both sides – home owning vs renting – eloquently. So, I just let her look and went with her when she asked me too. We saw some really terrible houses! I’d begun thinking that she would have to save for a few more years and then look again when she came across the cutest little house. It was built in the 1920’s and as recently been completely renovated. It has a deep front porch, three bedrooms, two baths and sits on just over an acre of land – and she could afford it. She could, we’re staying out of this.

I’m showing a picture of her kitchen because that’s what really sold me. After the dumps we’d seen this was a real breath of fresh air!

Now if you all will help me out here. I’m trying to make a list of things one needs in any home, but Mollie may not think to buy them. She’s been in an apartment for a few years so she has some things, but not all. These things may not make up the most lovely house warming gift, but they will be needed.

Smoke detectors
Small fire extinguisher
Wasp spray
Small tool box (we gave her a cordless drill for Christmas)

I’m still trying to think of things, please help me add to this list. What would you want to be sure was in your daughter’s home?

Written by PK at 6:00 PM



At 2:39 AM, Blogger submanhub said...

The daughter herself :)

At 4:58 AM, Blogger Roz said...

Hi PK, love the reply above. Congratulations to Mollie, so exciting for her, the kitchen looks awesome :)

I was thinking a small indoor step ladder and perhaps a bigger ladder. She's going to need a lawn mower too with that section. Oh, and I just thought of a good torch.


At 5:11 AM, Blogger lindy thomas said...

Hi Pk. That's fabulous Mollie buying her own house. Roz beat me to saying a torch. Cooking utensils if she doesn't already have them.

Lindy xx

At 7:21 AM, Blogger Hermione said...

What a lovely kitchen; it's as pretty a any I've seen on House Hunters.

She will need carbon monoxide detectors, preferably one on each level. Gardening equipment of all kinds.


At 7:23 AM, Blogger abby said...

Hurrah for Mollie...not a necessity, but a nice rocker or two for that front porch, laws tools, shovel, a grill for the back yard..hugs abby

At 9:35 AM, Blogger Leigh Smith said...

What a lovely kitchen and we know Molly loves to cook.
Hangars and linens for the extra bedrooms. A kitty to keep her company and keep down the mice come winter. Snow shovel. I'll keep thinking.

At 9:59 AM, Blogger Rosie Jones said...

Well done Mollie! I can only think of a handyman for looking after that acre of land...
Rosie xx

At 10:10 AM, Blogger Ella said...

There are always so many expenses when you move into a new house. Perhaps a nice big gift card to Lowe's or Home Depot.

Congrats to Your Sweet Girl,

At 8:59 PM, Blogger PK said...


At 9:01 PM, Blogger PK said...

She has gotten herself a step ladder and the riding mower will probably come soon. She is looking into how much a lawn service would cost.

At 9:02 PM, Blogger PK said...

I'm really proud of her. We'd call it a flashlight - but you're right that is a good idea!

At 9:03 PM, Blogger Cat said...

Congratulations to Mollie...every time I think of something, I look and someone has beat me to it. She'll actually need to for the toilet and a different (smaller) one for sinks.

Here's a few security issues to consider:
1. Have all the locks rekeyed if they are good or replace them.
2. Replace the shorter screws in the striker plates of the doors with 3" wood screws...makes it harder for someone to kick the door in.
3. Install a security bar night lock, similar to hotel rooms, if there isn't one already.
4. If there is no way to see who is at the door without opening it, install a peep hole in the door.

Hugs and blessings...Cat

At 9:04 PM, Blogger PK said...

I was just delighted with the kitchen and it's twice the size of mine. You have two great suggestions here!

At 9:05 PM, Blogger PK said...

The porch furniture was included so she has a swing and two rockers. She will need lawn tools - she may have to wait on the grill.

At 9:08 PM, Blogger PK said...

I'll be glad to go for dinner anytime. Kitty and new furniture... well, that's up to her. Extra linens would help.

At 9:09 PM, Blogger PK said...

Her teaching partners are giving her a house warming party and telling those at school that these gift cards would be great.

At 9:11 PM, Blogger PK said...

Thanks, I've mentioned some of these. She is replacing the from door which is mostly glass and I know she has mentioned the longer screws in the striker plate.

At 9:41 PM, Blogger PK said...

I think a handy man is EXACTLY what she needs!

At 3:52 AM, Blogger ronnie said...

The kitchen looks lovely, Exciting for Mollie.

I haven't read other suggestions so sorry if some of these are the same.

Torch with batteries + extra batteries
Extra towels
Bedding/kitchen utensils/pots/pans/tableware/glassware/mugs/dish towels (though Mollie may have enough of them already)
Dustpan and brush
Extension cords
Light bulbs
Paper bins
First aid kit.


At 10:11 AM, Blogger PK said...

These are good suggestions! She has some but not all. She also has a fairly extensive 'daddy-do' list, but Nick seems happy for her and more than willing to help.

At 3:16 AM, Blogger Scunge said...

When you get a plunger make sure it's the accordion type,they work way better than the old style. Plus get one for each bathroom AND one for the kitchen. A comfortable gel pad for in front of the sink to stand on. Magic Erasers for cleaning,if this is her first dishwasher I can highly recommend the Cascade Platinum tablets,we finally got a dishwasher last year and the Cascade Platinum tablets have washed our dishes the best,oh and Jet Dry too. Even though she has a dishwasher it's also nice to have a dish drainer for the things that are too big or too fragile for the dishwasher. How about an American Flag for out front?

At 1:09 PM, Blogger Terpsichore said...

I think everyone has given so many great about a nice framed family photo to place on a mantel... :-) Hugs

At 4:18 PM, Blogger Blondie said...

Congrats to Molly! All of my ideas were already mentioned. I hope that the move and settling in goes smooth.


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