The Man of Steel
- Published on Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Selling your home through a company relocation program is different than just selling your home.
We thought our house was built, done, finito… livable. Silly us! According to the relocation company’s inspector you must have things like hand rails on stairs and railings on decks. I say bah! We are young and agile and lef...
- Published on Friday, 25 January 2013
We sold our house.
I feel and , but mostly just relieved.
We were down to a week left to sell before the company bought us out. Which would have been ok, because at least we wouldn’t have had to carry two mortgages. But, they don’t exactly give you market value so we were really praying we wouldn’t have to take t...
Front Porch Sittin’
- Published on Thursday, 24 January 2013
So far, I’ve done pretty ok with the whole idea of moving. I try to look forward to the good things ahead of us, and not focus on everything we’re leaving behind.
But then I accidentally stumbled onto some pictures of Junior. His daddy was left to finish building our house which took a lot, a lot of time. Time that Junior...
- Published on Monday, 21 January 2013
The house hunt continues.
We’ve looked at several different styles. New construction, older homes, homes in no-maintenance sub-divisions. So far my strongest reaction to any of them has been “meh”.
We found a foreclosure that we thought was marginally better than meh, so we threw a luke warm offer at them on the same...
Buffalo Roam - 37842a3a03eb0fc07c52da1441a5c11c - 2013-01-11-21-02-11
- Published on Friday, 11 January 2013
Growing up (all the way up until I was about 29) I didn’t think I wanted kids. I just didn’t get it. Why invite the chaos of the grubby little sticky little money burning dream eaters? What’s the draw, exactly?
Then I met D and my ovaries exploded and I got it. I can’t explain it… but I got it.
- Published on Tuesday, 08 January 2013
Our house is still on the market. It makes me be all tidy and make the bed every morning. Bright side?
We’ve had lots of showings. Looooots of showings. A full price offer came in, but then they were all ”LOL/JK.” So that was neat. Another family who came through decided it wasn’t good enough to just not buy...
- Published on Thursday, 03 January 2013
Here’s the thing.
I started this blog out of the excitement of building our house. That experience was largely a disappointment. But I do enjoy writing and through the blog I met some genuinely talented and interesting people. So I kept it up with house happenings and some random side projects which, let’s be honest, were...
Grandma Got Runover by…. Gravity
- Published on Wednesday, 26 December 2012
Merry day after Christmas! We haven’t stopped celebrating since Friday night, but are so thankful for all the family that kept us so busy.
My side came over to our place on Christmas Eve. As my little 4’10″ grandma made her way up the stairs with both arms full of gifts, D went out to help her.
Her: You are such a...
- Published on Monday, 17 December 2012
Junior has an ear infection and a tooth coming in. He didn’t sleep well last night, and he complained at me from the very minute he woke up this morning until I dropped him off at day care. He’s at the age where all I hear is a constant barrage of “mom, momma, mommy, mama, mom, MOM!”, and he does almost n...
What To Do With Leftover Turkey
- Published on Thursday, 13 December 2012
If you still have turkey leftover from Thanksgiving in your fridge… Probably shouldn’t eat it.
But! If you have leftover turkey in your freezer, or plan to have a turkey at Christmas, D made a delicious dish that was a welcome change from leftover turkey sanniches.
Poorly adapted from here)
Spicy Turkey Soup, y’all.