Thursday, November 19, 2009

Christmas Giving and Turkey

Before I whine about my life that really isn't bad enough to whine about, I will begin by giving you an opportunity to do something nice for some kids for the holidays:

My friend Lisette from high school has a child who is doing a project regarding the gingerbread boy.  The gingerbread boy runs away (maybe the kids were abusing him or something) and he sends postcards from around the country/world.  You find a local post card and write a note from him telling the kids what he was doing and where he was at the time of the sighting.  Send the postcard to:

Deena Bevil
Rylander Elementary School
24831 Westheimer Parkway
Katy, TX 77494

Maybe I won't whine today.  Maybe I'll try to be more concious of what I have that is good in life.  I want to try to make Thanksgiving about more than the big meal, ya know?  Sadie asked me what Thanksgiving was the other day, and my first answer was "we eat a lot".  Well hell, we eat a lot most days, don't we?  So here are a few things I am greatful for today:

my basic needs are met - a roof over my head that does not leak, a job to help pay the bills, food so that I don't go hungry, and a man to keep my bed warm at night.

My children.  I could write a book about that, but in short I am grateful that I was ABLE to have children and that they are beautiful and intelligent.

The caring that I feel from my friends and family, which must be close to unconditional, since I'm an ass most of the time.  My mother takes care of us like it's her job.  I sure as hell wouldn't do that for my kids!

And to round off today's love fest I am also glad to have Hot Tamales in my life.  Those little cinnamon candies that make me sick after I eat 50 of them in a sitting.  I am truly blessed.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Another house

So, the bosses didn't even look at the other house before there were multiple bids. I now know there is no point in looking at new houses on the market.  This one has been listed since April.  It's been vacant for god knows how long.  I see possibilities. 

over 1400 square feet which is more than I have now but more importantly - 300 ft long lot. You can't really see how big it is in the video. I think we're gonna put a low bid on the house on Monday. Like 38K. Crazy, isn't it? We can sink another 10K in renovations in it and have a great house in a good neighborhood to raise our children.  As we pulled up, a deer was leisurely walking down the road a few houses down. yay!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Crackin myself up tonight

 (the experiment is over.  Family reads this and I can't very well have this titled something so amusingly wrong)

Someone from Haute-Normandie France found my blog by clicking on this picture:
click the link you see on the top left.

I love the site meter, even though I only check it a couple times a year.   Scooter was on a Russian blog because "naked" was in his blog title.  So here's my little experiment.  I used to get an average of 6 hits per day.  I don't feel too bad, as I rarely blog. Let's see if my traffic increases with my new blog title.

This'll make your dick soft!!! Mwwwa hahahahaha!!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Dreaming big

We are house hunting and it is kind of exciting and also kind of stressful, and a little disappointing sometimes.  Saturday I looked at one house in a decent neighborhood.  They were asking what I pay now, but it's been on the market for a while so I figured if it was a little dumpy I could offer 1/2 and see.  It was too much of a dump to even offer 1/2!  I wish I had brought my camera - well I did but I left the stinkin card in my computer.  Anyway, it smelled awful and had birds.
My agent took me to another that just came on the market in a great neighborhood for 9k less than I pay on now.  Here are a few pics:

I don't think I'm going to find something better than that one.  What a difference from the first one I saw.  So, I was disappointed after walking the bird infested house, then I was excited to see the 2/3 acre w 1630sf house, and finally disappointed when I had to tell my realtor that this was aiming too high.  I want to take advantage of the market and get a 30k house, not a house that will run me what I'm already paying.  Then I got to thinking - I could do it.  I would be able to raise my children there.  I could let them loose in the back yard and only worry about them hurting themselves!  Now I'm stressed because I am actually considering buying this house.  I am getting assistance from the owners of the co I work for, so they have to move on it before someone else, but they said they'd look at it today.  I figure I have maybe a 10% chance of getting in to this house.  My boss will likely throw in a low offer and lose it, if he takes the time to bid at all.

I spent most of the night in a half awake state thinking about nothing but this stupid house. It's really annoying because it's not time to think about getting a riding mower, snow blower, taxes, heating cost, carpet, paint, raking all those frickin leaves, closing costs, fitting in w the upper middle class, commuting to work, daycare, where to put a hot tub, who gets which room... I could go on.  You will be seeing me write more about my house hunting woes.  It's plaguing me and I gotta vomit it out somewhere so I can relax.

It's pretty, isn't it?

Update: back to the drawing board.  2 offers in already and my boss won't jump on it.  Back to disappointed.  Really disappointed.  I don't know how to not get geeked up sometimes.  I suppose if it happens enough I'll stop etting excited.