Tuesday, August 25, 2009

appraisal news

So, I got a call today that the house appraisal exceeded the selling price, WooHoo! It still has to go through the underwriter, but all should be good to go now. And non to soon, either. We are set to close on the 31st which is less than one week away. We have ordered the new range, and the furniture and the flooring is set to begin on Monday also. I can't believe it is actually all falling together in our original time line, it seriously was looking like we would have to extend our dates! We hope to be all moved in on Labor Day weekend!

Tuesday is also my weigh in day for WW and I am happy to report that I am down another 1.6 lbs. It continues to amaze me that this works so well for me. In the past month I really haven't had a ton of extra energy for working out, I still walk several times a week and get up a couple of mornings for step, but I am not doing anywhere near the exercise I was the first 2 months and yet, the weight keeps on dropping off! All along I have been eating pretty much whatever I want just within reason and I do think that is a key to the success, I never feel like I can't have something! Yeah me!

Nothing new to report on Randy, he goes back to the doctor this Friday and we will see if the cast can come off and he can go back to the boot. That would be great because it would mean no more crutches!

School starts tomorrow. Brandon is so excited to get to second grade! Randy is looking forward to being with his friends!

Thanks for looking, I will be back for another update next week!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

woo hoo!!!

So, even though I woke up this morning feeling heavy, the scale actually showed a 2.8lb loss!!!! I am so excited about that! That puts me right at 25 pounds lost in 12 weeks!

As usual, the house is at a stall. We are waiting for the appraisal. The owner doesn't want to move until the appraisal so we won't install the new flooring until he's all moved out. We ordered the stove on Saturday, it's a good thing we did, it's not scheduled to be here until the 3rd! We are supposed to close on the 31st, but have an extra week. All the work is supposed to be done by closing, but it's not looking very promising at this point. All of this is so frustrating to me and I will tell you, I am not in any hurry to buy another house any time soon!

Randy is still plugging along, he will be in his cast until the 28th at least, which means he will have to endure 4 days of school on the crutches. Football practice started yesterday and even though he can't play, he has been going and they will let him be a manager so at least he will still be part of the team.

So, there are the updates for this week! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Well, things are finally progressing on the house, very slowly, but still progressing. We are still hoping to close on the 31st, but that seems really daunting now. It's in the hands of the appraiser at this point and then we have some work to do.

I have been packing some things around the house because I do not want to be doing that at the last minute! I have packed the majority of my scrap stuff. I've left a few things in case I feel like I NEED to do something, but, I really don't foresee that happening. I really have no idea when I will get to unpack my new scraproom, but of course, it will be down the list a little ways.

I have decided to sign back up with Tupperware. I sold it a few years ago and did really really well. The new house will need some work and mostly I want new kitchen cabinets and countertops so I decided to get back into it to make some money for these projects. I'm pretty excited about it, I really do love tupperware! And since I get asked about it pretty often, I do think it is a smart choice! I haven't ordered my kit yet, I will probably do that next week.

Randy has an appointment with the orthopedist this afternoon, I'm sure they will remove this cast and put on a new one since the swelling has gone down. I am still holding out for miraculous healing, but I'm sure the news will be the same.

My Weigh in day is Tuesday, so I did weigh in yesterday. I was down another 1.8! It's a bit smaller loss than I have been having, but I am still really thrilled with it. I am often suprised at how easy this program is for me to follow and I really do hope I can stick with it for the long haul! With all the stress I've had lately, the fact that I haven't binged on bad food is a definite sign I am moving in the right direction!

Well, sorry there aren't any crafty posts, hopefully I will get back there in the next couple of months, for now, I will try to just keep updated as best I can! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A crazy ride!

So, I haven't scrapped even one time since my last post, it's been so crazy, I just can't get into it! I haven't even finished the baby boy book, and that baby boy is now over a month old and already into daycare! Part of the reason, I think, is that we are looking at buying a house. That house will have a room just for me and thinking about having a whole room has made it very difficult to work in my tiny space!
The whole house thing has been such a roller coaster ride, we have been trying to sign the buy/sell for nearly a month and still haven't gotten it. The weird thing is, it isn't even about selling the house, they want to sell, it's what to do with the money after the fact. So frustrating! I'm hoping that the last person will sign the buy/sell tomorrow. Keep us in your prayers for that!
Last Monday night, Randy hurt himself in open gym. At first we thought it was just a sprained ankle but we later found out there was a seperation in the growth plate. it didn't appear to be so bad at first, our doctor thought he would be out 4-5 weeks, but, yesterday I took him to the orthopedist (at our doctor's request) and though the diagnosis is the same, the treatment is not. He is now in a cast and will be for 4-6 weeks and he is looking at a 3 month recovery. Which takes him out of football completely this year, unless a miracle happens. I feel so terrible for him, he's worked all summer for football, and now it's gone. So far, he is dealing with it pretty well, but once football actually starts, I have a feeling we are in for a rough road! Again, please keep us, especially Randy, in your prayers for quick healing.
Last week was also 4-H fair week. A crazy time for a healthy kid, let alone a cripple (as we affectionately call him). He participated as much as he could, but certainly didn't get the most out of the week. Once again, he won the fishing trophy for his lovely pink and purple fishing pole. He also sold it in the silent auction for $350!!! That has helped the mood! One of his pigs did not make weight, we didn't even haul it up there, we do however, have a couple of people interested in buying, so he should recoup a small amount of his money. The other pig barely squeaked in, but earned a blue ribbon in it's weight class. Randy really wanted to participate in showmanship, it's his favorite part of 4-H, he hobbled out in the ring and actually did a fantastic job, even though he found his rhythm after the judge had chosen the finalists! That didn't make him very happy, but I am so proud of him for trying!
As for the weight loss, I am so happy to report that it is still going really well! Since my last post I have had 4 weigh ins'

I believe I am down right at 20 pounds in 9 weeks, hard to say exactly since I didn't have a scale until week 5! I have gone down one pants size though! So, I am on my way to a healthier me! I still have a long ways to go, but so far, it hasn't been too hard!
So, there's the update! There's just one month until school starts now. It will be filled with the normal school shopping, hopefully one more camping trip and a series of trips to the orthopedist! Hopefully a house will be ours within that time as well! What a crazy life!