Sunday, December 30, 2007

New Year coming!

Well, back from a long needed vacation. Resolutions: I will be having more listings up more often. I am going to try to focus on which crafts bring me more joy, and less frustration. And I am going to try and finish the objects I start. And eat better,,,blah, blah, blah...
Hope everyone had great holidays, here's to a new year.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007


We got it!!! We finally have our own home. We found a nice house on one full acre of land about 2 blocks from where Dh works. Don't ask my why we never tried that city. But we actually got it approved last week, and being a foreclosure, the bank was happy to get us in there quickly. They made several minor repairs we found and with everything in near mint condition now, we were even happier to have it. The bank did amazing work getting all the paper work zipped together and we were able to actually sign for the home on July 31st. My oldest daughter's birthday! I said guess what sweetie you are getting a big gift this year...your own room! We are all doing the happy dance and saying several thank you prayers, and trying to slow down our panting. I my heart is racing, I am so wired right now. It's 3 am and I am wide awake, go figure. Now the fun begins. Finish packing, turn on all utilities, find trash hauler, find school info, turn off everything at this old place, and take a deep breath.... Wait do I have time to breathe?? hehe, guess I should pencil that in too. OMG, someone pinch me... We finally own our own home!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Chocolate Dreams

I needed something to do to take my mind off all this house business. Here is a bracelet in sterling silver with my handmade chocolate beads.

Friday, July 20, 2007


What a load of stress this whole thing has been. We have looked at 23 houses, made bids on 5 and lost all of those. We keep losing them from finding out that someone else already had a bid on them but the realtors just didn't let us know before we looked at them. The internet hasn't been much help either. You can find great houses there, but they don't update the listings when they contract them. If it wasn't for our personal agent doing a boat load of calling every time we went looking, it would have been much worse. I don't want to say exactly what we are doing this second as it may jinx it. I don't usually believe in bad luck, but I am not taking chances at this point. Wish us luck, I will update as soon as I know something.

Monday, June 25, 2007


Lost it! The dang house is gone, gone, gone.... The ******* loan guys got things mixed up, down and sideways. First we can't use the one loan, cause it only covers 2 acres and we are getting 3. Then the second loan doesn't cover modular homes, they consider them down there with mobile homes and white trash. Then loan number 3 says screw you.... your credit isn't good enough for us. Jeeze Louise!!! Back to looking. Can you hear the clock ticking?? We are down to the wire, since MiL is foreclosing the one we're in. Can you feel the stress in the room. Thank God I don't drink, cause I would be passed out in a gutter some where. And the beat goes on....

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Now What?

Oh great, just when you think it's the home stretch... We get a call from the loan officer, and his guys just notice in the "fine print" that our loan only covers up to two acres. Well guess what? Our new place is three!! Dang! Dang! Dang! Now he is scrambling to get us set up with a different loan. Of course, it's a percent more in the costs. And now another mountain of paper work. Can somebody say STRESS!!!
Then there is the fact that we are out of boxes, after having loaned them out to several family members over the last year. Dumpster diving is out, most places are crushing and recycling, go green, yeah... So looks like we will have to shell out several hundred bucks to buy some.
OK, what's next? Anybody want to guess?

Friday, June 22, 2007


Buy Handmade


Well we have finally found a house. It's a fixer-upper, but the price is incredible. (foreclosure)
We hope to be moving around the second week of July. Now it's just play beat the clock with My Mother-in-law trying to sign over the house to the bank and us getting into the new house. Jeeze, talk about stressful.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Stress Test

Well it's moving time again. The old mother-in-law wants to get rid of the house we have been renting from her. Since it needs more work than it's worth, we are looking to buy elsewhere. In other words, she wanted us to take it off her hands, it's crap, we are outta here!
Unfortunately, that means it's time to look, look, look..... Ugh. This will make the 14th move we have ever done. Hubby used to be military, and I thought we left that behind us. BUt then it's in one rental, out the next. Need more space, better location,... better crap.
Wish us luck. The clock is ticking.

Monday, April 30, 2007

It's a brand new day!

Ok, I have finally decided to break down and start a blog. Everybody is doing it, shouldn't I do it too? Umm.. now what? Do I share my inner-most secrets? Theories for the creation of the universe? Share recipes? How does one go about being a blogger.....
That my friend we will have to discover together.