Monday, June 25, 2007

I don't function well in a mess! I have been working hard on unpacking. I am sorry I don't have any pictures of the house yet but will take some soon. My wireless router isn't working for some reason. So I am sitting at the desk working on this. I have gotten so spoiled with the lap top. This morning I had to use dial up to go online to pay my bills. Three hours later it was done. I am so glad John got the dsl working. I am sure I will love the house when we get it fixed up but right now it is a little overwhelming. We keep finding things that need to be fixed. John tried to hook up the washing machine tonight and was not able to because of a problem with the pipes. To quote a Friends line "I need to get out of the bitter barn and play in the hay". I am really enjoying the peace and quiet. The kids love being able to play in the neighborhood.
Some great news we got is we have a buyer for our house! They want to close on July 16th. Please pray that all goes well.

Friday, June 15, 2007

We now own two homes. Don't we sound rich? I wish. I still haven't heard anything about the offer from the couple. Hopefully we will hear soon. I am dying of curiosity. The closing went well. We will be getting three hundred dollars back. That is nice. Every little bit helps. Also our mortgage payments were fifty dollars less than we expected. That was a nice surprise. We appreciate all your encouragement and your prayers. Thank you!
Today we close on the house at 5:00. Last night my realtor called and said that the people that came by yesterday are preparing an offer. The realtor said it would be a unique offer. I asked her what that meant. She said she would just have to wait and see. She didn't know what it meant either. So, we are playing the waiting game on that. I will post as soon as I know something. I am very excited about getting an offer. Oh, I forgot to say the realtor said it would be our full asking price.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

A family came and looked at the house today. The husband and son were sold on it. The wife was a little hesitant. She thought it was smaller than the place they looked at before. The realtor was quick to point out that it had more square footage. On the way out I overheard them talking about the paper work. Oh, I hope the house sells. It would take so much pressure off of John and I. The closing costs were higher than we expected. We know God knows our needs. Please pray that all works out. Closing day is tomorrow. I will have Joy till late Saturday night. John might have to work on Saturday. I am glad we planned to move on the 23rd instead of this weekend. I will be so glad to get past the next couple of weeks.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

I am going stir crazy. Tonight I did get out of the house. I couldn't take it any longer. It had been five days since I left the house. Even the kids who don't usually want to shop went with me while John watched Joy. We went to Target. My goal was to get chocolate and energy drinks for John. I found chocolate on sale! On the way home we stopped at the video store. I rented Breach. It was not very good but we enjoyed the chocolate very much. I still have John's shed to pack. Maybe he will help me tackle that this weekend. Friday is the closing. I can't wait to get that over with. Please continue to pray for the sale of our house.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

I can't wait to move! It is not even 10:00 in the morning and they have their music blasting. Wait, now it is stopped. I thought it might have stopped earlier but no they were just picking out another song. Nice, it is quiet now. I feel sorry for the people in my neighborhood. Children run up and down the street with no parents watching them. Across the street the house that was rented out has fourteen children and three adults. It is three families. How sad is that. I have talked to some of my neighbors but to be honest some of them just scare me. Sorry to sound so depressing but it just saddens me at times.
On a lighter note John is done with his job. I am so happy! He will get Saturday off. Things are going well with Joy. Last night I gave her a bath. She is content watching Friends right now. Yes. I have warped her. Friends never gets old! The kids have been playing video games most of the day. Maybe today I will get more physical work done. Yesterday I did make a lot of phone calls and did some paper work.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Things worked out well with the survey paper. I talked to the title company this morning it is not a problem. She received our fax and it looks like we are a go for closing on Friday at 5:00. Yesterday was fun but I think I ate to many bad foods. Today I will behave so I can feel better. It is wonderful to see how the Lord is working things out. On Sunday our realtor ran an ad in the paper. Hopefully that will generate some more people coming out to see the house. We haven't had anyone looking for about two weeks. Hopefully once they work out the property tax issue people won't be so leery about buying. It is terrible I just don't feel motivated to do anything today. I need to tackle John's shed but am afraid. John is a wonderful husband but when it comes to keeping things clean he is lacking. He told me he uses up all his organizational skills at work. You got to love him! Well, I really should try to accomplish some yard work,packing,and the dreaded painting. Now I am stalling. Gotta go!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

I am sitting here on my sofa. For breakfast John got me cinnamon rolls. Right now I have pizza and a diet Pepsi. I just order the Queen on pay per view. Today is my birthday that's why I am so spoiled. Life is grand!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Today was pleasant. I got a little house work done and took time to get some rest. I just got a email that my title company sent with a form to sign. It was sent on Wed. but was delayed for some reason. It was an agreement for a surveyor to come to our new house. Hopefully if I fax it on Monday it will be able to get done in time for closing on Friday. I tried to call the Title office but it was closed today so I sent an email back. I will call them first thing Monday morning. Please pray this all works out.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Today was a very productive day. More painting got done. I brought Joy home with me today. I will have her till the 16th. I plan to get some rest tomorrow. I have been going strong all week. We plan on staying home on Sunday. I am not comfortable taking Joy to church yet. Besides, we need to stay home and get some rest. John will hopefully be done with his job by Monday. He will have to go back to it a few more times to do the punch list. At least he won't be working ten hour days and Saturdays. I am hoping that tomorrow will be the last Saturday for a while. That will be sooo nice!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

We got a lot accomplished today. I am very pleased. The boys have been such good workers(Nathan included)! Tomorrow I will try my hand at removing wallpaper. All the paperwork is in order for the closing on June 15th. Please continue to pray for the sale of our home. On Sunday Coldwell Banker will have a listing of our house in the paper. I will get Joy tomorrow. I will be watching her for a little over a week. While I have Joy I will finish the packing and do some painting on this house. I am thankful that God has given me the strength and good health to get things done.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Painting,painting,and more painting

So I hate popcorn ceilings. Painting them in particular. The new ceilings are cathedral ones.(living room only thankfully).The other ceilings are popcorn ceilings though. My arms feel like they are going to fall off. Dawn, Rebekah, and Elizabeth came over and helped me paint. It was very nice of them. I will keep painting the rest of the week. I will post some pictures of the house soon.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Restful Day:)

Today was a nice restful day. I had a great time playing Phase 10 with Evelyn. Jonathan and Michael both passed their drug and alcohol course they had to take before they get their learner's permit. I will have Michael wait to get his learner's permit till we move to Seminole county. In the mean time he can study more. I am looking forward to sitting in the main service at church. During the summer the Sunday school teachers take a break. John is on his way home from work with chocolate! Tomorrow afternoon we will probably just veg. I am ready to spend the rest of the weekend with John.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Today I cleaned Pat's house. After that I came home and packed a bunch more boxes. Tomorrow Michael goes to the drug and alcohol course required to get your learners permit. Johnathan is taking the class too. That means I get to spend the day playing board games with Evelyn. I worked hard today so that I can take a break tomorrow. John has to work tomorrow. His job is scheduled to be finished June 11th. I will be so glad when he is done. Things should slow down some. Hopefully he won't have to do so much overtime. The money is nice but I sure miss him. We will be closing on the new house June 15th. The week after that I will go in and paint the house. Then that next weekend we will move in. John's boss told him to take a week off after his job finishes so he can get the new house ready. We have some projects to do there. Please continue to pray for the sale of our home. That it is for now. I am going to veg and watch a movie.