Wednesday, June 25, 2014

We needed a bed......................

A double bed to be precise - because a queen almost takes over most of the little guest room...........

And so I went on line - and came across this double bed headboard

with the cutest little footboard

John says - why do you have to become friends with everyone you talk to?
Suzan says - what do you mean?
John says - Well how many emails does it take?  You either take it or you don't
Suzan says - it's call negotiating John -
Suzan says - and sometimes there's back and forth - sheesh !!!

And this is the way the negotiations went - read right to the bottom to see what a sweetheart I was dealing with!

Could you please let me know if the bed is a double? And how much would you sell it for on it's own? Many thanks

 Good Evening!
The bed frame is for a double mattress and the price?
How about $80?
On Jun 15, 2014 12:03 AM, "Suzan Sweatman" <> wrote:
Thanks for the quick reply – but if the entire bedroom set is for 200 – I was hoping I could get the bedframe for 40.00
Thanks again – and good luck!
Kind regards,

I was more than willing to negociate. But you took all the fun out of the experience.
You hurt my feelings :(((
I suggest you visit the free section. You'll find what you're looking for...Plenty of great offers.

Oh oh - ME?  Take the fun out of something?
Let's quickly fix this !!!

On Jun 15, 2014 12:47 AM, "Suzan Sweatman" <> wrote:
Lol – what is your lowest price you’re willing to accept?
I really wasn’t trying to take the fun out of anything ( super super stressed out – renovating an entire house and looking for a headboard
For our guest room - )
Really sorry – never meant to offend !
Can we start over?

Hey, Susan!
Tell me: When could you pick it up?
If $50 sounds like a fair price, it's your.
On Jun 15, 2014 10:30 AM, "Suzan Sweatman" <> wrote:
Does it come with the mattress Fany?
We could pick up tomorrow night !
Thanks again 

It only comes with the box spring. If all of this is convenient for you, I'll be around tuesday morning for the pick up.
What do you say?
Fany :))

On Jun 15, 2014 12:10 PM, "Suzan Sweatman" <> wrote:
Can I get back to you tonight on that ( Tuesday morning? )
Husband’s out today – and need to check that it’s ok for him

Sure! Sounds great!

On Jun 15, 2014 9:38 PM, "Suzan Sweatman" <> wrote:
Is 10 a.m. good for you on Tuesday morning?
Is there someone that can help my husband put it in the van, ( I have appointments on Tuesday )

Sure, Suzan!
10 am is good and, I will help!
Let's talk soon ;)

On Jun 16, 2014 10:33 PM, "Suzan Sweatman" <> wrote:
OMG – I need your address – with your postal code Fany LOL
My husband will be there for 10 a/m tomorrow morning

This morning, I dismantled the bed for you. Super easy. No bolts or screws.

If you like the night tables, they're yours :)
xxxx Sheppard,
(514) xxx -xxxx

Really?  I think I love you Ms Garceau !
Thank you SO much

And sometimes that's the way negotiations go - just like friendships - they hit a rocky patch and then everything turns out beautiful in the end!

She also threw ( literally ) an adorable clock - ( milk paint ??? ) and a mirror - plain but wood 

And then John called to tell me there was a table there - that her Grandfather had made and what did I think?

OMG - I'm too overwhelmed to think -but the price she offered it to us?
Yes please!!!

It's going to be our main outdoor dining table - I'm IN LOVE.  This is a keeper - and makes me seriously consider expanding the kitchen to turn this into a butcher block island


Well we'll see - does anyone else love this as much as I do?
( it'll be outside but in a protected area - until I expand the kitchen LMHO )
A butcher block table - MADE.  BY.  HAND.

You know that furniture speaks to me, right?
Oh the things this particular piece has been telling me - about Sunday dinners - and a couple worrying over bills during the depression - and homework spread out over it - and dogs being fed under it and pie shells being rolled on it - generation after generation.

At the end of the day, this find probably is among the top 5 that I've ever found - and seriously very very close to being on the top of that list even.

I'm ready - more than ready - to start giving it new stories to add to the layers..............
( e.g. a new couple worrying over renovation bills )
Thanks SO much Fany - such a pleasure doing business with you!

And on another note presents arrived yesterday from across the pond - waaaayyyyy across the pond - as in Australia  - from Dee over at the OLD FAT HEN - hop over and see the gorgeous candles she makes - and of which I was an extremely lucky recipient!

She calls them Australian Bush - and I don't know which scent mine is - but it's heavenly !!!

For Christmas I was gifted with a batch of loose Peppermint tea - and I was just mentioning to John last week that I MUST pick up a tea ball so that we could try it out - and lo and behold 

With my signature Paris token !!!   Can't tell you how much I love this !

There was also goodies

This Violet Crumble is exactly like our Crunchie bar - which I love
John says - Oh look she sent one for each of us
Suzan says - ummm no, she sent ME two of them

This card will be framed without a doubt

THANKS SO MUCH DEE - you can't know how touched I was to receive such thoughtful gifts...........
Now I'm praying you don't take any offence here - but the last gift scares me - I've never seen it in my life
( I thought it was a hand cream until I read your card LMHO ) 

Soooo - before trying it - I decided to google it to see what it was like ( as opposed to just tasting it LOL ) 

What does vegemite taste like? 

Any preferred methods to prepare it? or should I save my money.
Best AnswerAsker's Choice
It tastes like fermented yeast that have died and puked. I tried it as a psychology experiment, so I recommend you try it, spread it on some melba toast, but if you don't like it, don't be surprised.

Asker's rating & comment

5 out of 5
Thanks for describing the taste for me.
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  • mrselange answered 8 years ago
    If you have never tasted it, and you are already an will most likely never like it. It is salty beyond belief and just horrible. Most people who like it, are introduced to as a child and learn to like it.
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  • Punky answered 8 years ago
    save your money its nasty crap!
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  • Ponderous answered 8 years ago
    It is excessively salty, so if you are going to eat it, eat it with something else. Good on sandwiches, but you should put other stuff on it: Tomatoes are good, cheese, mayonaise... Or toast it with cheese and a non salty meat. I like it on a toasted turkey sandwich with swiss.
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  • Fi answered 8 years ago
    Pretty similar to marmite.
    Extremely good in a toasted sandwich with cheese, or spread on toast with a poached egg on top.
    I was never given it as a child, but I love it.
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  • GIDDYUP answered 8 years ago
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  • psycho_mommy answered 8 years ago

    It has a taste kind of like the aftertaste in your mouth after you've taken a multivitamin. It's definitely an aquired taste, and not easily aquired at that!

    If you really want to experience the british influence, you're much better off with a cuppa and some biscuits!
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  • Patrick answered 2 weeks ago
    Imagine sucking on a rusty nail that's been soaking in salt water for a year... actually it's not as good as that!
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  • copeyvox answered 3 weeks ago
    It tastes like salty snot mixed with soy sauce. Oh come off it, man, you've swallowed you're own snot.............admit it.
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  • Erick Rosales answered 6 months ago
    yuck :(

Suzan says - But Dee sent YOU the Vegemite - I'll make you some on toast !!!

And as soon as I saw the name it brought this to mind immediately  ( I still watch this series almost every night - it never gets old for me ) 

Has anyone tried Vegemite?
Has anyone tried Vitameatavegamin?

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone - we're babysitting this week - man oh man am I getting old -
on Friday we have three of them - pool day for sure ! ( and I'll be working on that headboard at night )

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

I WANNA live there Wednesday # 84

Good morning everyone!

I decided to look back in my old neighborhood this morning - and WOW - wait till you see this one
I'm in love, ( and it makes me miss that area more than I can say )

This is a pretty spectacular place right in the heart of Westmount ( Montreal, Quebec )

Queen Anne Revival
4 beds - 3 baths
It's currently a duplex - but was originally a single family home

Listing reads

Property Features

-Built in 1898 by renowned architect Robert Findlay, this
Queen-Anne revival home is presently a duplex and has been
so since 1939 with the addresses 56-58 Chesterfield. It
does not work as a duplex as the layout is not proper and
there is insufficient electrical power to feed both units.
The house requires being converted back to a single family
residence (staircase to 2nd floor would have to be rebuilt)

-The house has been occupied by the present owner for over
40 years

You can read about the architect Robert Findlay HERE

And here we go..............

Check out the window !!!

the window !!!

I love this bathroom - from the tub to the door to the floor !

Can't even begin to describe my love of this house - just gorgeous!!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday all
( buy a lottery ticket )

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