Tuesday, December 19, 2006


Today I self medicated with both retail and baking therapy. Ahhhhhhhhh.

Monday, December 18, 2006


Thank you all for the kind words, and Jonesy, I especially enjoyed the "bid" for the Imploded Brains Club.

I'm just stressed. With all of the moving chaos, Christmas has totally snuck up on me. Sure I was able to get the cards out (or at least most of them), but I have so many gifts to buy, and wrap, and I just realized I am leaving for Muskegon on Thurs. (T-2 days) and won't be back until after New Years. aaaaarrrrggghhhh.

And I need to clean the house tomorrow because the inspector will be here and I don't want to be embarrassed (so maybe the house isn't dirty, but I want it to sparkle).

And the house is barely decorated, no tree, no lights, just a few knick knacks I pulled out - in fact I still have a harvest wreath on the front door.

Of course, Jocko is in the Fin, and I'm not blaming him for that, but I think my stress level would be so much lower if I could just see him everyday. In fact, this year I believe he has spent more nights out of town than in town. aaaaarrrrgggggggghhhhhhhh.

And to top it all off I don't even have a guinea pig to cuddle with; she's at my cousins until after we move. harumph.

This post is really going no where, I just needed to get it out. Oh, and where's the next meeting of the IBC?


my brain is going to implode.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

pick a winner, jose!

I've been in The Fin, and we put an offer on a house. Here it is. You can even see a "tour" complete with cheesy background music. We aren't done countering on the house yet, it needs a new roof and we are having estimates completed tomorrow, but I have a feeling this will be our new home :)

The kitchen is fab and I love the neighborhood, oh and the current owners have a guinea pig - not sure how that plays into the appeal of the house, but I thought it was funny.

ETA: the link should work now :)

Friday, December 08, 2006

deer me!

This happened last week, and I was really upset about it, but now it's just really funny.

Apparently I have "gardeners" - yep, the deer have eaten our arborvitae.

I am now the proud owner of three topiary.

Thursday, December 07, 2006


We have officially accepter an offer on our house!

No Crystal, it wasn't for $20,000 more than our asking price. In fact our house hasn't appreciated that much in the two years we've lived in it, but this is the first house we are selling for a small profit. After doing improvements on our old house we simply broke even, this time we've come out ahead, and I'm happy about that, even if it is only by a little bit.

So, we are set to close on Jan 19, and Jocko and I are going to OH this weekend to pick a house. I'm thinking I'll like the houses more knowing that my house is taken care of.

Would you like to know how I sell my houses quickly? I stage and I pray. It's worked twice, so I'm starting to believe there's something to it.

A few tips:
* fix all real problems
* take down all of the personal photos - they are distracting to buyers
* hang a wreath on the front door - it's like a hug from the house
* list with a reputable agent
* price your property correctly
* pray that the people who need your home will find it.. quickly :)

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

news flash

We have an offer on our home.