Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Please proceed in an orderly fashion...

As you know, my husband and I are getting ready to move to Alabama. Since he is retiring from the Navy, they will pack and move us one last time. About two weeks before you want to leave, the moving company comes in to look at your stuff and estimate how long it will take to pack up your things. This is usually between 3 and 5 days.
She estimated 1 day. She said we really didn't have anything except our furniture because it appears we have minimal personal iteams!!
That was like music to my ears. I am the exact opposite of a hoarder. I really can't stand to keep things. I am forever purging my closet, emptying drawers, organizing the pantry and folding my hoodies so they are stacked in order from darkest to lightest.
The only things I tend to keep are pictures, personal letters and Sharpies. I have a gallon ziplock bag full of Sharpies!
My husband estimated that if we did not have our large furniture pieces, we could move our entire amount of household goods in a 6 x 12 U-Haul. We like to travel light :o)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

It has arrived...

My husband and I spent the last week
down in Auburn looking for a place to live and looking for leads on jobs. I was so happy, we
found a great place and I am so looking forward o being on a new path! Thank you Jesus!

Friday, August 13, 2010

The new me...

I have about a million things to do. I am moving in less than two weeks and I have spent the last two days laying on the couch and watching tv! What is wrong with me?? I should be sorting and packing...finding a job, securing a new place to live, saying goodbye to friends and generally being productive. However, I cannot seem to pry myself away from marathons of "Bethenny getting married?" and "Raising Sextuplets." I have problems.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Just like most of you all,
I read the blogs every day. I click on other people's blog roll to see what other people
are reading and find new things. I often happen upon a group of friends or people who
have become friends through blogging.
A few months ago, I started reading a blog called "Bumpkin on a Swing." It was a funny
blog that had a serious side...bumpkin's husband is a boat captain in coastal Louisiana.
There was a guest post on her blog this morning from her friend Trish...bumpkin has
passed away from ovarian cancer...she was 40 years old.
I did not know her in person, but felt I knew her through her blog. I am so sad and I
can't believe this happened so suddenly. My deepest sympathy to Capt. John and to
all of bumpkin's friends and family who loved her so much.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Make a wish...

I wished that we could get an offer on our house.
So we buried a statue of St. Joseph in our yard
last Wednesday. On Wednesday night we got
an appointment to show our house on Thursday.
The lady came for the showing and then wanted
to see it again on Monday. Yesterday she made
an offer...not a great offer, but an offer.
We are in the middle of some red-hot negotiations
that are making me sweat buckets and have my
stomach in a thousand knots.
Be careful what you wish for, you just might get
it :o)
(photo by deannedaffy via flickr)