Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hooked up, but still in moving mode

The cable company came out and got my Internet/cable/phone hooked up so I am able to check my email and post. YEA!!!!

BUT...we are still working at the old house. We have the remains of Joseph's room, he has TONS of stuff in a very small space. We have a few light furniture items and then I have to clean.

I will be SO glad to get back to normal. I need to get my sewing room set up. I want to get my kitchen together. I am so ready for a home cooked meal.

Today we woke up to much cooler weather and we are so thankful! Come on fall!!! I love this time of year.



Thursday, September 24, 2009

It is officially ours!

Finally! It only took over 2 hours to get all the paperwork signed. I tell you one thing though if you ever buy a house make sure you have a real estate attorney. We always have and it always goes without a hitch. This time the attorney was going to cost a lot more and we waffled a bit but went ahead and hired him. I am so glad we did! There was "posturing" as the attorney said. I called it being a horses butt, but in the end everything was signed and we are happy.

The front of the house already looks different. While I was at a stand still in the moving due to the carpet cleaners in the house we all attacked the three palm trees on the left of the front door. It looks so much nicer and you can actually see the house.

We had our first meal in the house. How nice! Can you tell which ones are paying attention to their diet and who aren't? Ray is still being VERY good, I am good, but with a coke, and Joseph is just eating what he wants most of the time with the occasional good meal.
Speaking of being good, Ray's blood work came back after 60 days of dieting and the doctor said all of his numbers had vast improvements except his sugar. She said to continue exactly like he has been doing and she will talk with him in a month. His sugar was never very high, it was just on the edge of high so she wants to keep an eye on it. I am so pleased about his cholesterol!!!!
I can't remember what he said his weight was.
Back to packing!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

We are homeowners!

Finally! We got all the papers signed and everything is official, we are homeowners once again.

We spent the last 8 hours cleaning the house, too much fun!

Tomorrow we are able to start moving some of our things over although we have a plumber coming first thing and I need to get a carper cleaning service asap since the cream colored carpet needs help. We didn't really notice it as being so bad when there was furniture but without it it looks bad. Oh well, I guess that is to be expected.

Monday, September 21, 2009

12 more hours!

Can you say...stress? Excitement? Tired? Frustrated? Mad?

Because you would think the mortgage company would be doing their best work to get this house in our name. You would think they would have all their i's dotted and their t's crossed since we are closing in the morning at 9am. But would you believe my husband has been on the phone ALL day with them just so they would get the papers faxed to our attorney, releases to the title company, an email to us with the amount the checks needed to be, before the bank closed at 4pm. Can you guess when we got the email? 3:20 pm!!!


We had the final walk through at 4pm and the sellers agent called to say she would be late because she was spending time with her grand children. So being nice we said no problem what time would be better for you? 4:30, she would be there by 4:30. Now mind you she has known about the time of the walk through for a week, since she is the one who set the time to begin with!



Well you know how it is when you have a lot going on in your life sleep tends to become a scarce friend. I have been going to bed at a decent hour, 10-11 pm but waking up around midnight or 1am and not able to go back to sleep. Oh well, maybe it will all be over this time tomorrow. I hope anyway.


While we were doing the walk through I noticed that things just didn't look very clean. I was paying a lot of attention to the walls and door facings because they had an estate sale over the weekend and we were afraid they might have damaged things moving the furniture. The walls and door facings looked fine, but the kitchen was dirty. I don't mean just not swept I mean sticky stuff in the drawer, the fridge just cleaned out of the food, but not cleaned. Sink not even scrubbed out. I opened the dishwasher and found he had left it loaded with dishes!

The sellers agent actually said this to me, "poor man, he tried, but you know it is harder on you when you have to sell and move at the same time" (insert sound of crickets) I looked at her and said, "Isn't that how most people do it?" "Isn't that what I am doing?"

So now I have to clean the house I am buying (which I expected to clean some, like bathrooms and sinks, etc ) and also the house I am leaving.

In every room there is stuff he left. The carpet in the master bedroom and formal living room is a light color and needs to be cleaned. He even left bars of used soap in two of the showers! So needless to say I have to scrub the house top to bottom.


Oh well just as soon as I watch The Big Bang Theory I am going to bed and pray I sleep!

Tomorrow everything with look better I'm sure.



Friday, September 18, 2009

I almost forgot!

We have had such a busy day I almost forgot to do my countdown.

Four days until Tuesday!!!!

We went looking for some living room furniture today. I guess I must be strange but out of five furniture stores I found one sofa that I liked. Nothing else. No end tables, no lamps, no dining table, nothing! I must have strange taste. I could go to one of the furniture stores where you basically build it to suit you, but I really didn't want to spend that much.
I don't like a sofa that you have to have a crane to help you get out. I don't like deep seats so your feet can't touch the floor, either that or your legs stick straight out like Edith Ann. All of the fabric choices were so hot looking too. Not hot as in nice either, hot as in turn up the A/C. I couldn't sit on many of them to even try them as they looked like they would make you sweat and itch if you did. On top of that it was 97* today, UGH!
We came home and turn the A/C to freeze your butt off and took a nap. NICE!
It looks like my old sofa will show up at the house after all. Oh well, it could be worse...I could not have a sofa at all.

I have found a couple of quilt tops I thought I had already finished and gave away. Apparently not! LOL
I have so much to add to my To Do list.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Five days to closing...


I was doing some blog surfing this morning (like most mornings) and saw on Judy's website she is doing a Quilt in an Hour. I will be in the middle of the move, but I will plan on doing that one!
Go check it out! You will love it...well at least I do. It looks like it would be a very versatile design.
I guess I will print it out and work on it as soon as my sewing room gets set up.

Speaking of sewing room...That is the first thing I plan on moving. I figure I will need to have something to help me relax during this. As a matter of fact...I have already thought I will pack my truck with a lot of my sewing room and have it ready to go as soon as we return from the realtor's office on Tuesday morning. SMART! LOL


PS. have any of you ever heard of the game Animal Crossing for the Wii? Well my youngest son played it on the Nintendo DS and when we bought the Wii he bought the game for that system. I am ADDICTED! It is the only game I can play and not die! Actually no one dies on this game so I am pretty safe. LOL
I plant flowers and fish and give money to the town for improvements...I know silly but it is fun.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

it continues...

Six more days...
the house is COMPLETELY upside down.
If you have ever moved you know exactly what I mean. I have 3/4 of the middle bathroom packed but stopped because I wanted to test the electric blanket control things first...no need to pack them if they don't work. Plus I found I had the twin controller with the queen blanket when we were trying to put them on the beds this winter. I never found the queen controller.
I have the room scrubbed and clean except the floors which we will do the last day we are here.
I have about 3/4 of the master bathroom packed, but had to leave out essentials until next week. I scrubbed the shower all the way to the top (about 9 feet of tile). But of course can't clean it completely until the last day. Well I can, but why?
Since I couldn't do more with that room and my ADD kicked in I went to my sewing room. Can you say DREAD? I have been dreading this room more than any. I had the room perfect! I was able to lay my hands on anything I wanted almost with the lights out. Now it is complete chaos in there. I can't find all of the boxes I had my fabric in before we moved here. Everything fit perfectly. I am wondering if my stash has grown. Surely it couldn't have. I have been so careful. I have really REALLY controlled my buying.
Ok Karen and Linda you can get up off the floor...really you shouldn't laugh at me like that! It isn't funny!
On top of everything else I am dealing with (as if) Ray has lost quite a bit of weight. YIPPEE! I am so happy for him, but I think I found it. Seriously, I think I have gained! I was doing so well and could tell I was losing since my clothes were getting loose, but now they are back to pretty snug. And it is hot outside. Hot and fat does not mix when you have to move. I am ssssssssssssooooooooo hoping this is the last move for us. I HATE moving.
OK, that is enough whining... I am through
Back to work...man I'm such a slave driver!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Seven more days!!!! (can you hear my excitement?)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Counting down

I'm in the counting down mode....eight days and we close on the house!

Friday, September 11, 2009

I woke up...

on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Literally! Not only was I way on the other side of the bed I woke up HOT and THIRSY and MAD!

I turned the A/C on high, I got a cold glass of OJ but can't seem to kick the anger.

I hope the day gets better or I may hurt one or both of the men in this house today.



Wednesday, September 9, 2009


We finally arrived home last night. I would have blogged more, but for some reason my computer decided it didn't want to send emails or let me blog. It showed everything was connected correctly, and it would let me receive email, but nothing else. I hate being not so smart about computers.

I worked on my "Welcome" applique while I was there.

I am making it similar to the pattern cover but think I may give it away. It looks too dark for the new house. I have never made quilts to match my house, but I am not sure this will go at all. We will see.

In two weeks we close on the house so I am in full pack up/clean up mode. We are working on this yard today to get all trimmed and weeded. The weeds are at a minimum (thank you mother in law!) but I have one tree and one huge hedge that has to be trimmed up. Things never stop growing here in central Florida.



Friday, September 4, 2009

I'm getting too old for this....

We left home at about 7am on Thursday headed to FIL's house in Malvern Arkansas, arrived about 1am. I am sore! I am exhausted! I am too old for this length of a drive in that truck! I feel like I have been beat! Hopefully the next time we head this way it will be in an airplane.

I brought some applique to work on so I hope to feel like working on it this afternoon. Right now we are headed out to eat lunch. No one cooks around here, and with Ray HAVING to eat carefully I am going to go to the store and buy stuff for a big pot of vegetable soup.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

How did it get to be September already?

Man, what is going on? Didn't this year just start like 3 months ago?

I know I have been a bit busy looking for and buying a house, but what happened to the year? Do you realize it is just over 16 weeks until Christmas? Christmas was just here!
I have a feeling this Thanksgiving and Christmas will be like last year's. We had just moved in the first week of October last year and this year it will be the last week in September. If nothing I am consistent! LOL

I am so glad I went to the retreat because I am sure I won't get any sewing time until after the move. And everyone knows once you move it takes forever to get the sewing room set up since the other members of the family don't seem to understand it's importance. The husband seems to think the most important room is the kitchen and living room and the son will probably agree. Oh well, I can't help it they are ignorant. :^)

It's all good!