Sunday, October 23, 2005

So tired

Well, Joe and I are on our way to becoming new homeowners. Nothing has been bought or sold, but we will definitely be doing something. I rented a storage unit last week and everytime we pack up a box it goes in the car and off it goes. I have been mulching the back yard and cleaning out the guest room. It is amazing how much stuff you can jam into one closet! Joe has been power washing the driveway and the back patio (thanks to our fancy shmancy new power washer, thanks mom and dad!). If he ever finishes the entire driveway he will be washing the house which is absolutely filthy. It makes you wonder why it takes the fact that one will be selling their home to do these things.

I am totally worn out and I am sure it will only get better! I will keep you posted on our progress and I am taking volunteers for cleaners (yeah, Cindy, you are on my list).

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

New home?

For those of you who are not aware, Joe and I will hopefully be buying a new home in the near future. We have been talking about it for a while, but we went to look at some homes on Sunday and fell in love! The community we are aiming for is called Berewick. It is only about 5-10 minutes from where we are now, which is a big bonus for us. Also, the model that we are leaning towards seems to be exactly what we have been talking about. Now we just have to make the final deal with the builder i.e. try to get the price down and get our house on the market.

Speaking of getting our house on the market, Joe has already made a list of about 20 things that we need to do to have the house ready for the market. Of course, I have already bought a for sale sign and am ready to put it in the front yard until we get a realtor. That is the difference between Joe and I!

Monday, October 10, 2005


I should have mentioned this in my last post, but Saturday morning while watching a lovely DVD on Italy with my family I was STUNG!! How you might ask? I was sitting in a chair innocently enjoying a morning with my family when the underneath of my right arm started to burn like crazy. I reached under my arm to see what in the world was going on under there. As I do that a yellowjacket crawls out onto the arm of my shirt. I

found a lovely picture of one of the creatures... it seemed to be more brown, but hey, I was jumping and screaming around the living room what do I know. So, that would be the end of the story, except that last night after taking plenty of Benadryl I am up all night scratching at my arm. So this morning I wake up miserable and look at my arm and it is huge! It's like three times as big as it was last night. So I found a pretty good link about stings, here. I decided it was time to go the doctor and see what in the world was going on. To make a really long story short (too late!) I was nauseous all day and went home from work early. I went to the doctor at three and he said, Yeah that looks bad. I now have a prescription for Prednisone (steroid). I really enjoyed reading the side effects, but I only need to take it for five days so I should survive... I included a lovely picture of my puffy red under-arm. Gotta love nature, especially when it is hiding in a chair!

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Delays Delays...

I have had several complaints due to the fact that I have not posted to my blog for a while. My only excuse is that I was really sick due to major allergies and then I just got plain lazy. This week I promise to remedy that... if not I owe you a beer or something.

I did try to create a seperate blog for Blinky as he is insisting that he needs to have his own space. Oh, I am in Charleston, WV to visit my family and Blinky agreed to come home with me. Apparently he is growing bored in this small town. All the worldly travel and now he is Mr Bigshot and needs the lime light of the big city of Charlotte. I digress as usual, so I tried to create a seperate blog for Blinky, but I have to get into the ftp server and make a folder, blah blah blah. Not trying to do all of that right now so that waits until I get home tomorrow.

I want everyone to know that I have been throwing my money to the lottery machine like there is no tomorrow for tonight's drawing. I bought tickets through work, you know if they won I would never forgive myself. Joe and I bought our own ticket, because in my heart I want it all to myself. Then the family bought tickets today, I guess I will have to share with them. So, if I don't win anything tonight and no one else hits it I will throw more money at the lotto machine. I am a sucker, I totally admit.

I believe that is about it for now. Stay tuned for more fabulous updates about my fantastic existance and a link to the fabulous new Blinky Blog! That is actually a pretty good name, I may use that if I don't completely forget about it tomorrow.

Good night everyone and get some sleep!