Monday, June 30, 2008

Inspection done

The house was inspected last thursday- for 3 hours. How nerve-wracking. On top of that, I didn't realize that the buyers accompanied the inspector. We never did, but we've always bought places from out of state. In any case, since I didn't realize this, the house was nowhere near show condition. I know, don't worry about it, they already made an offer, there are kids in the house, yeah, yeah. It's still embarassing having your landry basket of clean underwear sitting in the living room floor because you didn't have time (or weren't inclined...) to fold it.

Still, all mortification aside, it's done and now we're just waiting for the results to see if anything came up. They have 14 days, but if they are wanting anything done, they need to move quick. There's only so much time to get things done between now and August 11.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

It's official!

We have accepted the offer on our house! It's a great offer, closing just a couple of days before we leave. We would love to have closed earlier and just rented back, but hey, we'll take this!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

We really are moving

We're leaving in about 7 weeks. The goodbyes are starting to happen. We've been to our last gymnastics class. Dillon's been going for 2 1/2 years with mostly the same teachers the whole time so she was a little sad to say goodbye to them. I found out last night that our good friends that are also moving to Indiana leave in about 3 weeks. Somehow the reality of how close their move is made it really strike home to me how close our move is. So here's the bitter part of the move- the goobyes.

On a definite up note, we have another offer on the house! It's a real offer this time from someone pre-approved for the amount they've offered. There was a small 'hiccup' as our agent described it, in that the agent that wrote up the offer wasn't actually licensed to do so in our state, but messages I received after that seemed to indicate that it was worked out. So we're reservedly excited.

We really are moving.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Tired day

It's been a busy week- nothing in particular to report, plans just changed at the last minute several times this week between illness (not ours, thank goodness) and a house showing. Today, we're just hanging out at home. It's rainy outside, we've done some cooking, the girls have both had baths. Dillon is currently very hungry and refusing to eat, as usual.

In any case, I'm kind of tired today. I wish I could be like a dolphin and let one side of my brain sleep at a time. At least then I could get a little rest time today and still know that my climbing toddler would still be safe. She's getting pretty creative in moving things around to get to what she wants.

A legitimate offer on the house would make me feel much more energetic, I'm sure. We countered the offer we received and have heard nothing else from them. Turns out they were only approved for a loan for $27,000 less than we were asking. Anyway, we've dropped the house by $10,000 in the hopes that it will help this move a little faster.

Keep your fingers crossed.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

An offer

We got an official offer on the house last night- for $50,000 less than our asking price. Not sure at all what the rationale is for that.

Obviously there is going to be some negotiation. Hopefully we can come to agreeable terms.

We'll see.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Maybe a hearing check is needed

There is a very kind checker at the grocery store that, if she's there, carries my groceries out to my car for me. Today when we got in the car, I was thinking out loud "I need to call and tell the manager how much I appreciate her doing that for me."

D: "What's her name?"
W: "Debbie"
D: "Her name is Deadly?!"

Monday, June 09, 2008

Quote of the day

Dillon, drinking hot cocoa this morning (in this heat!):

"Pretend I'm a puppy and my momma dog accidently made too much hot cocoa out of one of her milk ducts, so her owners pumped it out and gave it to me."

Too much hot cocoa- is there really such a thing?

I wonder if breastfeeding rates would go up if that actually happened? :)

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Stuff be gone!

Yesterday, a friend of mine and I had a yard sale. Together we made........

about $600. Yes, that was $600!

I would estimate that 30% of the stuff was mine and 70% was hers,
therefore she made the vast majority of those earnings, but I

a) got rid of lots of usable, but no-longer-needed-by-my-household stuff
b) made enough money to pay for at least of couple of tanks of gas for the upcoming move to Indiana
c) helped enable another person to continue staying home with her children. She came and bought our unsold children's clothing in order to sort and re-list it on e-bay as she has been sucessfully doing for the last 5 years. Yay for her, yay for us!

Earlier this week, I also gave a bin of small sized cloth diapers to a friend to give to another friend for her baby due later this summer.


Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Monkey see, monkey do...

Presenting our resident megalodon with her own critter cam (a little too much Walking with Dinosaurs?):

And the little sister megalodon with her own critter cam:


Never a dull moment around here.