Wednesday, October 29, 2014

:: Moving Ahead—While We’re HERE

 

It’s like running in place actually.

We’ve decided to keep the idea so far that we’re moving.  We’re going to continue to work on projects and get things done.

Staying Vigilant  and Steadfast in our goal.  In the mean time, we’re going to remain busy!

***Thank you everyone for  your encouraging words—and for sharing your stories and experiences about selling you home. I appreciate each and every one of you for taking the time to write me in the comments.  

I don’t have an email for some of you--- but, we have tried talking with the Mortgage Co.  and we currently don’t qualify for “HARP” or “Making Home Affordable” – there are lots of stipulations, “IF THIS—THEN THAT” type clauses.

We’ve looked into pretty thoroughly— but thank you all for the suggestion.

Here is a little bit of what’s been done around the home yesterday and today.

 

reset clothes line poles 2

  • Cutting the grass for the last time this season—who knows, it is Texas and we may have to cut the grass again before Thanksgiving!

 

reset clothes line poles

  • Re-setting the clothes line poles.  That cement will set up and we’ll back fill those holes tomorrow.

  Burning Yard clean up

  • Continued Yard Clearing—Old shed and scrub brush

I’m taking pictures of inside the house—things that need those finishing touches to pass muster. I mean we DO HAVE indoor plumbing—floors underfoot, AND A NEW ROOF!   But we have to start somewhere. So seeing it in pictures is helping me with a mental check list.   I think it will also help to see what progress is being made.

October 29 Post Card

‘Til next time, Be Blessed!
           Patricia



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"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." ~Joshua 1:9

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

:: Jade Eyes

jaded


adjective
  1. tired; worn-out; wearied
  2. dulled or satiated, as from overindulgence
Have you heard the phrase “to look at something with jaded eyes”?  I don’t recall where I first heard the term; perhaps it was something my mom would have said; she was always saying things like that.
I can tell you where I was sitting when I first learned it. Well, it popped into my head…and I completely understood what it meant to see things with jaded eyes.

My kitchen table…

Sunday, October 26, 2014

:: Packing, Donating, REcycling and Awards

 
 
I spent the better part of the weekend, packing.  I also took the time to load boxes of things I do NOT want to move. I cleaned out cupboards—and oh, this was pretty simple because some of these cupboards I had already cleaned and organized over the HOT summer months.   However, I came across one item—that is an item of necessity for this family and is used at all large gatherings. 
I thought I’d share a cute little text exchange I had with my oldest daughter this afternoon; after all, she is the PARTY PLANNER in the family.
the punch bowl with hanging cups
As with many things that are handed down from one generation to the next- it is my honor to dub thee "GLUE" that holds this family and all that it stands for "together".  So on this auspicious occasion you are awarded,not just any award, not a statue, or even a plaque; No.
You are awarded

The Punch Bowl --
the punch bowl with red paper


So that on many occasions when We gather under your roof and at your precious PARTY PLANNING HANDS, with family and friends;  there may be EATING, DRINKING, and Merry MAKING!
She text me back promptly (because she is prompt)
YES! I ACCEPT.

**** In other news--- I loaded the trunk of my car and took 5 boxes, 1 electric skillet, and 1 broken Scanner/Printer (for recycling) to Goodwill.  I’m not going into the whole Goodwill profits or nonprofits, etc.  I called them and they take electronics for recycling, did you know that?  I didn’t—but I saw an ad for a Goodwill in a paper from another city advertising this, I called our local shop and they told me they’d take them. So—that’s what I did.  I also called the nearest Office Depot and they’ll take your recyclable electronics but you have to pay according to the size box it fits into?!?! What, really?   So—I took it to the questionable for profit Goodwill organization—for FREE!
October 26 Post Card


‘Til next time, Be Blessed!
                 Patricia



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"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." ~Joshua 1:9
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I'm participating in Nester's annual -31 Days of writing