But, we decided to see how much underwater/upside down we are.
In order to do that, we had an appraiser come.
Before that, we had to make our house looks it's very best.
Not quite "on the market, looking for buyer, best", but we had to give some attention. So, for the last several days, we have been tidying, organizing, cleaning, stashing and sprucing up the place. Then, after the appraiser came and did her looking around, measuring and taking notes, I have been looking for all the things that were stashed in drawers, under the beds and in the car (yes, in the car!)
Anyway that is to say that I have not been able to work on any stitching projects, because I have been busy pretty-ing the house.
And, I have been driving to work, instead of walking as a security measure after a discharged employee exhibited some erratic behavior. (The downside of the "HR" business!)
I have been trying to get 30-40 minutes of walking in each day, so this week, I have been walking in the evening. The Mister goes with me on his scooter and we explore the neighborhoods surrounding ours, on foot.
Many neighborhoods nearby are walled and we just have never had the occasion to drive through them. On foot, we are able to pay more attention to details that we would miss in a car, anyway.
I am fascinated with the variety of cacti in the local landscapes. Many are blooming, or beginning to bud and some are really stunning.
Love the purple in this one!
Lots of folks have replaced grass lawns for desert landscape to save water (and because the water company will pay you $10 per square foot of grass that is removed....)
They never have to mow, but I hope the delivery guy never throws the newspaper in the middle of it!