Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Not much adoing today...except my anger with PayPal/Ebay

Did you know that Ebay and PayPal are the same company? I did not know that. I sold some stuff on ebay this past week, and was shocked to see I do not have access to that money! They are holding it because I have not sold anything in over a year (but have bought MANY items). I have been an ebay member since 2004 and have a 100% positive rating! It could be anywhere from 5-21 days before I have access to money for goods I SOLD. The items have to be delivered first and no disputes filed or they may refund it to the buyer. I understand the concept, and would have been glad for it when a seller never sent my stuff once before, but there has to be a medium here. I bid on stuff knowing I was going to have money available, and now I have to delay my payment until mine are available. Thank goodness those sellers were understanding of the situation. 

Our landlord here is really upset that we are moving. He did bring others to see the house today though, and it was a WRECK, I wish I had advance warning.

Oh well, such is life.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Okay now darnit

I was getting sleepy again and was going to lay down with the kids (who moved to my bed when Chris went to work) when Troy pops out of bed and says "Momma, I need a bath now". I know darn well this ONLY means one thing. He wet the bed. Only the 4th time since October when he was potty trained, so not too bad. BUT, he was in MY bed so now I cannot lay back down. ***whine***

Took a little time...

I got up super early today and didn't want to wake the kids, so I got on here and redid my blog background. It is way more work than doing the background on myspace, but I finally got it to a point where I could live with it. I tried for two hours to do things that just weren't working. I was getting so frustrated. Maybe I will try again some other day.

I guess you see my pic from "Wordless Wednesday" this past week? Well, her name is *Shelby* and she is only 6 weeks old. She cannot come home until she is 8 weeks old, so we still have a wait. Chris has wanted an English Bulldog since highschool, and now he has one. The puppy stage is NOT exciting me, but I am certain she will bring us lots of joy. The kids are beyond excited. Her name is actually "Millie" right now, but Chris renamed her. Picking out a new name was a  rodeo too. I REALLY wanted her to be named Thelma, but it was vetoed multiple times. 

Anyhow...as far as my MS, I do realize the doc told me absolutely not to get fatigued.  However, I am Super Woman, right? WRONG! So, I guess I have a complex that makes me feel like I am Super Woman and I signed up for 17 extra shifts this schedule. Not just any shifts, these are late night shifts. 7pm-1am. Factor into that my 1.5 hour drive each way and the fact that I am up with kids all day. I get up somewhere between 7 and 9 am (or days like today, 4:30) and if I am working one of my extra shifts, I am up until 4ish again. Did a few of these shifts and even one where I stayed late and didn't get home until 6am. Threw my sleep schedule off, got to where I was having a major fit of insomnia for over a week. Then, after only 2 hours of sleep Friday night, I tried to work Saturday. I was stumbling and slurring and having the beginnings of an obvious flare. It was horrible. I can only blame myself. I know better. So, I left work early. Praise the ladies I work with for realizing that I was off and allowing me to go home, while they picked up the extra therapy I had left for the day. I slept from the time I got home until about 7, then again from about 11 to 11 Sunday. I finally feel rested. However, I am scheduled for another shift tonight. I am about to email my boss and let him know who these are effecting me, and see if they have another option (someone else to work them).

Everything is looking good on our house. The lender says she sees no reason for the underwriters to kick the loan back, but nothing is 100%. I am just so scared something will go wrong. At this point I am just being cautiously optimistic.

I guess that is all for now...take care and I hope everyone has a GREAT week!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Our offer was accepted...

And we are getting the house for much less than the original asking price ($50,000 less). I do not know if I have ever been this excited about anything! This is great. I have so many ideas and plans, however, it all takes money so it will be slow. No more renting or leasing...no more throwing away our money. Life is good I tell ya!

So, I picked up extra shifts to help pay for the move. They are late shifts (7pm to 1-3am) and I do not like it at all! I live an hour and half from, so I leave at 5:00pm (must be there by 6:30) and get home at 2:30 (if I leave at 1, which has not happened yet!). Then I sleep until the kids wake me up. Last night I got to be at 4:30am, and at 9 I was awake. After staying up 20 hours, it is not enough sleep. Oh well, it's only a few days.

I have already started packing. I tell you, this is the first time I have had joy in my heart about moving.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I have been MIA again, sorry

I am excited to share with you that we are buying a home! It is a brand new build, and has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a study, formal dining (which I will use for play room), game room (again, will use for a second living area), and a covered porch. The backyard is of decent size for the neighborhood. HUGE kitchen and lots of storage space. I am so utterly excited!!

The one thing we want changed is the color. Neither of us like the baby blue with the stone. It looks funny (we think). So, we put in the offer that they would repaint the exterior of the home.  I need to work hard on the landscaping too, but that is okay. Easy enough. 

Thursday, June 4, 2009

And we're off...

Today, we will leave on our way to Bandera to take Michaela to hunting & fishing camp. We will stay in a hotel *somewhere* tonight. Then tomorrow, get to Bandera where we have a house rented for the night. We will play in Bandera Friday and Saturday, until time to take Michaela to camp at noon on Saturday. They are having Bandera Market Saturday, so I am excited! Then, after we drop her off, we are going to my parent's in La Porte until Tuesday. So, I am sure we'll have fun.