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June 25th, 2008 at 05:41 am

Saving log - $0 tip box
Spending log - $1.50 coffee + $22 energy bars

I had every intention to make it a no-spend day, but my trainer asked me to buy a box of energy bars from her to get a bonus. She's never asked me before because as she says, "she sucks at selling supplements", so I don't expect her to ask again. Besides, I can always say that I'm finishing off the box I bought. It just so reminds me of high school band selling candy bars that it made me laugh.

Did look at the grocery flyers today - the sales start on Wednesday finish on Tuesday. Coming up on the 4th of July, its an okay week for produce - $1/lb for peaches, broccoli, cauliflower. But $1 seems to be the floor this year which is depressing compared to years' past.

Took a couple of pictures of items that I want to remember. The Ballard Denny's got destroyed this morning. I had eaten here in the past couple of years - Just pick any Saturday that I blogged in 2006 or early 2007.

And to remind myself of persistance, I took a picture of the last holdout of Ballard condo development. She didn't sell, despite being offered up to $1M for her little house. She died in her house a couple of Sundays ago - some folks stuck flowers in her fence. I have to admire that, but when sister and I faced a similar decision, we sold.

8 Responses to “photo reminders”

  1. aevans1206 Says:

    I feel that your house is your house, but who would want to live around three walls of concrete? Good for her though. I love spunky ladies!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Wow, now what will happen? I suppose a nice little courtyard of some kind.

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Somebody tried to buy us out in order to build multi story condos. We are on a tiny lot, just 25 feet wide. The developer seemed so sure he'd get all the property he wanted. In the end only one person sold, and the city refused to permit his project. But we were prepared to hold out and be surrounded by tall buildings. I was so proud of all my neighbors who just said no, without making a big deal of it. The character of the neighborhood is retained.

  4. sagegirl Says:

    I heard about this lady's story on NPR earlier in the week. She said it wasn't about principal, but her mother died in that house, on that couch, and that is where she wanted to die. Gotta respect that.

  5. PauletteGoddard Says:

    Long live Edith Macefield!

  6. HouseHopeful Says:

    Thats a good story. No reason not to live her life out as she always planned!

  7. baselle Says:

    Sagegirl - and she did die on her bed in that house.

    Paulette - several of the notes on her fence said exactly that.

  8. baselle Says:

    A couple of points from the KOMO news that might add a few twists to this tale. Again, as sagegirl said, it wasn't on principle, it was that she wanted to die at home and not go to a nursing home, and she had little or no family. Apparently she struck up a fast friendship with the general contractor of the project, who would look in on her daily and run errands. Her will has not been opened yet, and its hard to tell who would inherit the house upon her passing, but it is quite possible that the contractor would inherit.

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