Thursday, May 28, 2009

The lawyer gave the ok to go ahead and sign the papers!
It’s been really warm here lately, but there have been some sweet, cool, breezes. So, yesterday I looked around and saw some things to be thankful for. Randy’s mom’s roses. They are going crazy! We got lazy and didn't cut them back this last winter. There is really nice ground cover under them with pretty little white flowers. I forgot to mention that I am actually growing something! In the container are some little red potatoes. If they produce even smaller ones, that’s ok with me. The foliage is nice too. So, even if they don’t produce, I’ll have a nice little plant.

The dates on the pictures are wrong. I took these yesterday. The quality isn't great because I have to reduce it so that it only takes 10 mins. to upload each one. One day I'll figure out a better way to do it. I did change the date on the camera. That got screwed up when I changed the batteries.

I just wanted to get something posted and get back in the groove. There is so much to do around here, I'm sure I'll have much more interesting things to talk about now that the leagal issues are pretty much settled.

Monday, May 25, 2009

In celebration of being able to stay here, we took out a wall in the house! I call it a house. It’s really an old mobile home. The wall was between the living room and a tiny bedroom. The bedroom had become a big closet full of junk. It really increases the living space. The cats aren’t too happy though. They have lost their hidey hole. Too bad, kitties! As usual, this brilliant idea has turned out to be a bigger project than anticipated. That’s alright. We’ve got more time than money. There’s now a hole in the ceiling, and one in the floor where the pellet stove was. The stove is now against the wall, where the hallway was, awaiting a hole to be cut in the wall to vent to the outside. Randy says it will be better than pushing the air up the stove pipe. Sounds good to me.
Next…Old carpet out! We have left over carpet from when we re-carpeted the living room and our bedroom. Randy’s old boss gave it to us when they remodeled at his work. It’s kind of funky, but if it’s free it’s me! Plus, it’s heavy duty commercial stuff. Rubber backed, no pad needed.
Oh yeah, I think Randy’s dad dropped me an Indian head penny 1907 (face up). For those that don’t know, people that have passed on often drop coins. That’s what they say anyway. I found it in our pathway in the yard while I was talking to Randy on the phone. We’re going to go with the idea that it’s good luck. Hell, we can use all the good luck we can get!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Ok, I'll quit bitchin'

Well, I really can't bitch too much about the weather anymore. It's been really nice the last week or so. No, I don't have the garden set up yet. Don't push me!!! We've been had our minds on other stuff, like if we're going to be able to stay here or not. To that, we got the settlement agreement from the AG's office. Randy dropped it off at the lawyer's office Thursday. Yes, it's too much, and it's going to hurt making payments, but it's a hell of a lot better than trying to set up in an RV park with a dog, 4 cats, and throwing our money down a hole. Not to mention, borrowing money from family. There have been a lot of choice conversations about how this could have been made easier, and at the price of a nice used car, but anyway... Now, we just have to give money to the state for 5 years and not think about what could have been. "Bitter much?" Yep. Don't worry, we'll get it done. And I'll keep posting updates as they come.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The weather around here has been bizarre! It’s near the middle of May and it’s still getting down in the 30’s at night. It gets up in the 60’s - 70’s during the day. One might think, “that sounds really nice.” And it is really nice. However, it’s also really weird for this place. You have to remember, we live in the armpit of Washington (not the West side). They call it a steppe. Ok, most of the time they (the media, which is a joke) just boast about the sunshine, forgetting to mention the volcanic dust that sandblasts any and everything in it’s path every time the wind blows. And it blows a plenty! But, this year, we seem to be getting a lot more moisture than usual. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining about our weather this year. I’m just commenting on the odd weather that seems to be hitting everywhere. I don’t know if it’s global warming, a new ice age, or just the nature of the life of a planet. In the mean time, I’ll just be thankful that it has been pretty nice over in our neck of the woods.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Now the adventure really starts.

It looks like we are going to be staying here for a while longer. We should be getting paper work soon, and next month we will be making our first payment to the state. I guess it’s time to put up or shut up, and do some real work around here. To be honest I’m kind of excited about it. Now that we're going to have to make payments, anything that gets done will have to be accomplished on a shoe string budget. That’s how we’ve been doing things anyway. Plus, there’s plenty to do around here that will only cost some hard work and creativity. We'll be getting the veggie garden growing soon!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Still Just Waitin’

I haven’t written lately because there just hasn’t been much to say. Everything is still up in the air as far as whether we'll be staying here much longer or not. We may find out something a little more concrete later this week. Who knows?