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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Crazy busy thankful

Life is crazy.

And by that I mean absolutely positively unimaginably insane to the nth degree. And then some.

Popcorn sales for Scouts. As treasurer,
I've had my hands full.

Daniel and I helped unload a tractor trailer full of Christmas
trees. We'll be spending every spare moment at the Scout
tree lot until the last tree is sold.

Sarah celebrated her 14th birthday - and had
basketball games on the same day. The 3 oldest
are all playing now - so life revolves around
basketball AND Scouts.

The Dude and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary.
Still trying to wrap my head around that one.

I sat down during my break this morning at work and paid bills - and officially paid off the last of my debt. All of my old debts from my previous lives, all of our medical bills, all of my credit card bills, the van - those payments are all gone. GONE.

I am literally debt-free..... until.....

The biggest thing of all right now.... is the house situation. I haven't really said a whole lot about it since I posted those pictures - but I'll fill you in now.

I officially made an offer on it last week. The seller countered, I countered his counter, he countered my counter of his counter....and it went on for several days like that. He was being obstinate and pretty much refused to budge on anything. We finally reached an agreement and I did all of the loan paperwork on Monday. The inspection is scheduled for December 9, so as long as everything goes well and there isn't anything major wrong with it, I'll close on January 25.

Here's the catch. The seller - is stubborn. He doesn't want to do anything to the house. He doesn't want to allow room in the price for repairs. He just wants to get rid of it. So, if there's something wrong with it, we'll either have to fix it ourselves or give up on the house. I am trying desperately not to get my hopes up because I know that it'll just take one big bad thing on the inspection to lose this. I have the day of the inspection off from work, and I plan to follow the inspector around so that I can see first-hand what needs to be done - and then I can make a decision as to whether or not it's something that we're willing to do.

Needless to say, I'm an anxious nervous wreck right now. And I couldn't be happier about it.


  1. Hey, you don't know me from Adam (or Eve in my case) but I was sent to your FB-page by My Husband Ate All My Ice Cream and I don't know why but somehow I've grown to care deeply about your family and love to see how things are slowly getting better and how brave you are (sorry to be mushy - unless you like mushy in which case, yay :)). Anyway, as it happens I know a family who were looking for a home a year ago - this is in Finland which is where I'm from and live - and their's is not the only such story I've heard. They found what they wanted, they bid, they did all the things they should and then it went sour and they never got it. BUT the thing was that within a couple of weeks they stumbled across another house and not only fell madly in love with it but it also suited them better in every possible way (location, layout all that kind of thing). I very much hope for you that this is The House for you guys BUT if it isn't maybe, just, maybe there's something even better out there. In other words, things will go exactly as they should.Bu you know what? I realized I'm writing this to myself, too, since - that's right you guessed it - we're looking for a house too, and after a year and a half, well, sometimes it's a little discouraging. But I am certain both you - and we - will get there in the end.

  2. Oh, one more thing Happy Thanksgiving! :)

  3. This blog made me smile for many reasons! I'm pretty sure I know that Christmas tree lot, and tears came to my eyes thinking about memories of my children spending hours upon hours there! I still get my tree there, every year!

  4. Hey Lady!

    Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

    And, trust me, I have been where you were with this whole HOUSE thing. Ours was a short sale, and they were not supposed to give us ANY money back for repairs OR fix anything. But still, because they just "wanted to get rid of it" we picked and chose our battles, and got some stuff fixed and some money off the top. So, stay positive, I'm sure Mr. Stubborn pants will cave...

    *Fingers Crossed for you and your family*

    ALSO: 2 years? ALREADY! WHOA! That's pretty spectacular. So happy for you.

    I know you have been super busy.. but if you could read today's (12/2/13) post... I think you'll see some things you like.... Just saying!



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