Tuesday, January 31, 2017

My new location realtor doesn't know me very well.  She contacted me today w/ the information on all of the utilities and reminded me to get them changed for Friday.  Uh.  It's 3 1/2 days til we close, all of that was done over 2 weeks ago.

More proof you have to stay on your toes reviewing other people's work:  I noted the mortgage company didn't waive the fees they said they would (to the tune of $1050).  I did get them to acknowledge that needed to be corrected.  I'm still waiting for the updated paperwork with that change.

New computer for work is being a royal bitch.  Can't get stuff working on it. 
Not sure if it's me or issues with the build - as other ppl are having other problems.  With limited time to get things functioning properly I'm stressing out a little - I admit.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The post office wants your credit card information to complete a change of address online.  Uh. WTF.  Yeah, sure, they only bill you a dollar, but still.  Do I trust you to even put my credit card information in online?  No, no I do not.  Well, I have to stop at the post office anyhow to drop off change of address postcards, so I guess I'll do it in person.

My favorite egg is here this weekend for his last visit to me in the Jingle.  Fortunately, we didn't get the 4-10 inches they were calling for on Fri/Sat.  I did get some more packed up yesterday and I'm working to figure out what all I can send back with him to avoid high packing fees from the moving company (e.g. lamps or glass shelves from curios etc).

I unplugged the freezer in the basement this morning, I'm that cleared out and down to those types of steps.  It still doesn't feel 100% real.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

I may have only gotten one big box (at least so far this evening) packed but I was still productive.  In packing that box in the kitchen I realized I had the milk here to make a cherry chocolate bread mix, so that's happening.  I also woofed down a big ranch bean frito salad and made a couple of half-assed potato skins (I say half assed because I do NOT have sour cream and only a smidgen of cheese).  Ok, maybe eating 3 times shouldn't count as productive, but I did clear some stuff out of the pantry.

I also got on using up some white vinegar that was here - running a load in the washer and dishwasher, pouring some down the bathroom and kitchen drains as a chaser to the baking soda from the fridge.  A load of laundry was also put away.  So that's something.

Last night I ran a load that load of laundry and the dishwasher.  I also got a huge box pulled together - which involved stripping down the bed upstairs and pulling pillows.  I took the curtains down and pulled a good bit of the decorations down off of the walls (although many of those I'll move myself).

Sunday, January 22, 2017

The weather this weekend was amazing.  It sure made for easy travels to my Favorite Egg's. We had a wedding to attend a bit of a distance from his place too.  I'm so glad the couple had a gorgeous day to call their own.  The weekend went super fast since it felt like I lost a good chunk to the wedding (he was doing a reading for them, so he was gone Friday evening for rehearsal).  It gave me time to get a last hour in for work and to hide parts of his early birthday surprise all over his house.  Mission accomplished.  My next trip out there will to be to close on my new house.  How crazy is that?

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Appraisal was completed earlier this afternoon, so that is out of the way, now we wait for that response so we can call all in the universe well and good.  I have no doubt that it is all well in the universe because things have crazy tipped in a new direction so far this year.  Again, still can't put it all out there yet, sorry.

I did have a scare today.  As I brought the girls back up the stairs, I'm not sure how it happened but Danika was knocked off balance and a foot kicked out to the point she about toppled over the side of the basement stairs about five feet up.  Fortunately I was behind her and within reach that I got her butt and back legs into my arm and back on the stairs as to avoid that hell of a tumble.  Ugh.  Can you imagine?  I sat here shaking and nauseated for a few minutes after thanks to that close call.  They have their regular yearly visit to the vet this evening, the last thing I would want is to accelerate that a few hours with an emergency trip.

The folks I have been worried about, well 2 out of 3 so far are reporting back positive words of successful surgeries.  There will be recuperation time for them no doubt, but I'm glad to know they are awake and on that recovery road.

Monday, January 16, 2017

I am still wiped out, so I sat on the couch tonight, but to still be productive I got information from receipts etc processed into my spreadsheets to prep for tax season.  With all of the turns of events with the apartment and then getting it ready and not having that income on it - I really took a spanking on that this year.  Given that the house was on the market since it emptied out and I was not actively looking for a tenant I suspect that will limit me severely on what I can write off.  Worse still is disposing of everything that was in there that was on a depreciation schedule.  Thank goodness I pay someone to guide me on all of that stuff.

I do wish it would be done with these taxes, but since we're into 2017 before the house closes I guess I'll be dealing with another two months of it and then trying to figure out how I get screwed for "making money" on the house (I'm sure that's how they'll see it even though I spent WAY more than what I'm selling it for on upgrades/repairs etc.)  I guess I can't worry about it too much right now.  One day at a time.

I did have the moving company stop today to give me a more accurate estimate and the price is defn higher than originally guestimated on the phone.  It'll still be worth it, but I will be trying to take a car load on closing day and then another load of my own when we do the rest of the move.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

I did get a couple grocery bags scooped on Friday between a pass at lunch time and a quick pass before the sun set.  I did not get a lot of packing done on Saturday, but I did get to spend a little quality time with Beff, her Mama, and sister, and then eventually her hubs too.  It was good to get a legit visit in - and to have another big plate of sushi!  I ran out before we got together for lunch and snagged a small smash cake to celebrate Mom's birthday too.  Happy 85th in heaven!

I did get some packing done today in addition to making a big batch of yummy stir fry and corn casserole.  I know it's an odd mix, but I wanted to get a couple of things made to eat off of for a few days early in the week.  It's to the point I need to start planning meals around what remains so I can use up the cans/heavier items with minimal purchases to complete the meal.  Give me a week or two and the meals are going to be rather odd.

This week seems to be a bad one for many people I care about.  There are surgeries happening in the next two days for multiple people and another is headed to meet with new doctors after a worse diagnosis, so I am praying for these folks and their doctors, please say one for all for them.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

It was in the 60s today and raining, but set to plunge back down tomorrow.  *shakes head*  If the yard hadn't been a complete muddy mess I would have tried to scoop.  I really do need to get that tended to.

I've made a little more progress here and there on packing.  Last night was 4 big boxes in the basement along with getting a load of laundry done.  Tonight was only one box in the bedroom and starting to pull items aside that I'll need more urgently.  I spent another hour doing some research for work too, so the evening went fast.  It's only 9, but I'm wiped.  A friend posted about the trilogy I am currently a book and a half deep into, so now that's on my mind.  Maybe I'll soak for a little while with my book and wipe out a bit early.

When I got home tonight I checked something out that I was curious about with surprising results.  Not sure how to interpret.  Yay purposely cryptic posts!  I do use this as a place to track certain things, so this will help me remember should I need to do any further investigation.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

It's safe to put it out there... the house is once again pending.  I can't believe I ended up with two offers on my table at the same time, and less than 10 days after it went back on the market.  The above and beyond all expectations tells me one thing for sure - this was so clearly God in motion.  I'm so grateful.  I finally opened a bottle of champagne last night (I'm still *burp* drinking on it tonight - *hiccup*)

I just responded to the home inspection details for my new place, hopefully they will find my request agreeable and we can continue to march forward.

Monday, January 09, 2017

Wow.  Just Wow.  He works in CRAZY ways, that's all I can say right now.  This is in Your hands.  I ask for Your peace.  I trust You.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Yesterday was the two year mark since we lost Mom.  I can't believe that much time has passed already.  I can say that with everything going on as of late I'd love to be able to ask her opinion on things.  I did make decent progress upstairs yesterday.  The eaves and closet upstairs are cleared out and the second bedroom is at about 90% packed.  I had to leave my sweaters in the drawers and the bed made up for obvious reasons.  The third bedroom could probably get wrapped up pretty quick, but I admit I've been lazier than I should be today, but I guess there is still time this evening.

I do have another showing tomorrow, so I'll definitely do my routine clean up.  Fingers crossed once again.  It's been extremely cold, so I've been enjoying the fireplace a little more often just to add an extra dose of toastiness.  I even had a puppy happy to cuddle on the couch this afternoon, how do you say no to that?

Thursday, January 05, 2017

I've been working on finding a little bit of calm, so I've been trying to stay a little quiet on here unless I have something better to report.  First I will note that we did sing to Saffy for her birthday.  She's been here 8 and I was guessing she was a year old.  I guess she really is an 'old lady' now too, although she sure doesn't behave like it.

I have been trying to figure out what else I can dive into packing right now.  But I think that may need to wait for the weekend proper, as I have two more showings scheduled for tomorrow so I'll need to do some of my typical prep.  Here's hoping we don't get a foot of snow over night to go along with it.  I guess I don't drive away too far with the girls for showings, but you know me, snow, and being on the roads.

Gosh it would be nice to get another solid offer in way faster than I would believe to be possible, but I'm still just trying to say do as you will it to be.

Monday, January 02, 2017

I was up and working on my first cup of coffee today when my agent called asking to show the house this afternoon.  Since I've been packing, and previously in the "I don't need to show the house anymore" state there was a lot to be done, so guess how I spent about 4 hours today?  The "show" towels, bedding, and all is back out again, I did the best I could to minimize the footprint of the empty boxes awaiting packing, and everything is clean again for the time being.  I guess we're back into the endless above and beyond cleaning cycle again.  Meh.

Lord, my home is in your hands.  I pray for the guy who had to pass it up, help him get through the time that caused his change of heart.  I pray for the folks preparing to come and buy my home - heaven knows I'd much prefer this to not be an investor, but people who want to call it home.  I pray your protection over it in the mean time.  Help me see clearly.  I know all will be okay if I just allow your plan to unfold.