Friday, June 29, 2007

All Moved Out

We're officially homeless. Our house closed this morning, the money's in the bank, and we are living in my mother-in-law's basement. Which, by the way, might be the worst and craziest thing I've ever experienced. At least I have my husband, so we can remind one another that we are not in this alone. It's only been 3 days, and I'm close to losing sanity. I will post pictures to show you the make-shift living arrangements, and that will explain the whole scenario to you lucky people who only have your imaginations to paint the picture of the situation we have blindly thrown ourselves into.

This woman has gone bonkers. She needs friends, lots of them. Charity work, volunteering, part-time position. Something. She has no life, and it shows. And apparently she isn't much for housework either. I will spare all the details, but just a taste: I was watching TV on the couch the other night, it was around 10:45. I was up late (for me) because the next day would be full of moving and cleaning excitement, so I was trying to gear up, or down, for that. Ok, so it's 10:45, and I hear some not so light footsteps come down the stairs. To spy. I'm wondering if this happens every night, and I'm just asleep and miss it. So I get up, turn around, and my dear mother-in-law is standing behind me, and she says "honey, you need to go to bed". Oh really!? You are going to tell me what to do now? Like I am not capable of judging my own sleeping needs? Incredible. So, being the nice sweet daughter in law that I am, I say: " That is precisely what I am doing." (and it was sarcastic, just to be clear) . And I shut off the TV, walk past the moo-moo and crazy hair, and throw myself into bed, with my husband, who is blissfully asleep in his penguin boxers and missed the whole thing.

Don't worry, we only have 32 days left.

Friday, June 22, 2007

down with tri-athletes

This is the first time in a long time I'm not looking forward to enjoying my weekend. The Iron man Triathlon is here this weekend. And for us normal people who LIVE HERE, it is such a pain. We have to be involved in traffic jams, from the 40,000 some people that the event drags to town (hello, aren't these people supposed to be running/swimming/biking?) We also have to be involved in finding alternate routes if we want to travel anywhere, because the damn bike route takes up a million miles of normal road. Which in turn compounds the traffic jam problem. Cramping my style big time.
So the plan should be to head up to the family cabin up in the boondocks, where people are normal and do not have to put themselves through that physical and mental pain to feel like a champion. But no oh oh, instead my small family will be packing up our meager belongings, and I will also heading to 2 baby showers, in between being pissed off about my town o' events.
Now, I am strangely happy to attend the baby showers. Which is weird because it if weren't for the baby showers, we would say 'piss off' to the packing, and head up to the cabin. I think it subconsciously is because that means I don't have to pack during that time, which is a weird cycle of thought, if you think about it.
So, here is what I need to buy tonight after work to prepare:
1. Baby gift for Willow and baby Alexis
2. Baby gift for Jennifer and baby Danielle
3. Anniversary gift for Mom and Dad: 29 YEARS! can you believe it?
Awesome. I love making lists. Having it typed out, staring at me, makes all the things in my head minimal, and makes my life easier!!
Enjoy your marathon- athlete -free weekend!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Moving is a one time deal

Let me start with a disclaimer *** I am very blessed and happy that we sold our house and are moving into our dream home***

With that said: closing on a house is a pain in the friggin ass! Dealing with getting our house ready to vacate, thinking about living in my mother-in-law's basement, packing boxes and realizing everything you own is crap, and planning for all the new expenses, i.e. mortgage, new fence, grass, blah blah forever... I am exhausted! My body is tired, my brain is tired, not fun. I cannot wait until next Friday, when we are done with our old house, and can focus on the fun new house ahead.

I have also learned that I am not good with business details. I just want someone to tell me how much money I'm forking out every month, and that is all I care about. I realize this is not the right attitude to have, but my brain does not care. When my husband starts talking about 5% down, contingency, yadda yadda yadda- you get the picture. I'm super good at paying the bills, organizing our lives on a daily basis-- but the business side is not my cup 0' tea.

Big Breath, whooooooooo........ I need a glass of wine.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Hallmark Hammertime Commercial

Happy Father's Day! I LOVE this commercial :)

Monday, June 11, 2007

Here's the details

So, like I posted Friday, we SOLD our house! It has been quite the process: we had a real estate agent who we listed with last year, she was one of our friends, but could not get the job done. So we took it off the market 3 weeks before our wedding in August, and got a home equity line of credit to do some repairs. We ended up painting every wall, replacing every floor, painted the exterior, adding a deck with stairs (who builds a deck with no stairs?)
and also installed A/C.
After doing all of that we re-listed with the same person as before on March 8th, 2007. And, Nothing. No showings, no interest, no offers! And we had to make the hard decision to drop our friend and go with a guy my husband's real estate buddy suggested. And 5 days later, WE SOLD OUR HOUSE!

So now we are going to make an offer on a new house, which I will take pictures of later, and post. The new house is still in the same housing development we live in currently, but it in the 15th addition, which is the newest addition. It won't be finished until the middle of July but, It is a super cute, Kris and Kelli can build our lives together home. I'm really excited! But also not enjoying the paperwork process of applying for a loan, making offers, signing offers, etc. Not my cup o tea. That's why I'm not in business, just education.

And also, our house closes June 29th, and the new house closes August 1st. What will we do for one month why we overlap, you ask? We are going to, dum, dum, dum, live with Kris's mother. In her basement. Now really, it could be worse. And although my mother-in-law certainly is great compared to some horror stories I've heard, it is still weird to think of sleeping in a bed, with your husband, in the middle of your mother-in-law's basement. Not to mention that the carpet down there is Celtic Green. My biggest fear is that her non-existent house keeping will drive me nuts ( I am a clean freak). But, the bright side is I'm working 40 hours a week, and it will provide some funny and interesting future posts!

Friday, June 8, 2007


WE SOLD OUR HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

The ever -changing hair

I got my haircut today!

I feel like my hair changes month to month, mostly because it grows dang fast...It grew 4 inches in 3 months! At the beginning of the school year, my hair was long from getting married August 26th. (see profile pic) Then, I cut it short and had it razored, with some sweeping bangs added.

That experience taught me I am NOT a bang person. I wore those suckers pinned back via bobby pin until about 2 weeks ago, when they finally grew back long enough to tuck behind my ears.

This time, I just got about 1.5 inches cut off, and had my wondeeful hairdresser ( I love her) flip it under, to see what it would look like. With this style, I can curl it under, or flip it out, and I can still have the cute, fun, short hair due... but still squeeze most of the hair into a pony tail, and use one of those elastice head band thingys to keep the whispies out of my face for the summer time.
I forgot to mention that I have naturally curly hair, so I also have the option to put some gel in it wet and leave it crazy curly( I'll add a pic later). I also tried wearing my bangs back like this, but now that I look at it... is my face too round to pull it off?

Monday, June 4, 2007

I'm still a bloggin idiot

So, I tried to install this really cool flowers template on my blog. It didn't work and messed up all the cool crap I had :-( I want a cool blogger background!!!! *sniffle,sniffle

So, if I used to visit your blog, and had a link to it on my blog, and it has since been erased, please don't take it personal! Just send me a link of cool sites and I will surely add them! And if anyone knows how to GET cool blogger templates, user friendly, let me know!

Sunday, June 3, 2007

I had a fabulous weekend ! My two oldest friends, Kacee and Rebecca, came over for a BBQ on Friday- it was sooooo nice to laugh, drink wine, and just relax with people who know you the best and who just feel good to be around.

Then Saturday, KK and I went up to the south fork of the Coeur d'Alene River. Kris practiced his drift boat rowing abilities, and I practiced my sunbathing abilities. Kris caught some fish, I swam (freezing), and we just spend good quality hubbie/wife time together in one of God's greatest places. We take for granted how beautiful it is to live in the area we do: so much undiscovered nature. It is amazing! And I am going to get my fishing license this week, and I will become a fly-fishing queen by summer's end!

P.S. Being exposed in my bathing suit for more than 1 hour at a time taught me two important things: #1 sunscreen can NEVER be over applied #2 I am way too fat for a 25 year old
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