Friday, April 27, 2007

the new abode

here it is. as of june 1st this baby will be ours. (pending home inspection)

blood, sweat & beer

for some reason i've been sweating a ton during step class. i mean hair plastered to forehead, shirt drenched, need to hydrate sweat. usually i run home and shower before doing anything else. not today. ran over to brian and jennifer's to see baby jack. dropped off some contracts at the real estate lawyer. got a coffee drink. stopped off at the bank to cash carrie's check (yeah, it took me this long). ran over to lowes to get specs on carpet. i'm finally home. luckily i wore a sweatshirt to trap the stench. but i just looked in the mirror and can't believe i was running around town looking like this. pretty soon i'll be wearing mom jeans and rocking the mullet.

we may go camping tomorrow night, depending on when jennaya has baby sam. jamie's gonna be there for the actual birth. don't think i'll volunteer for that one. i'll visit when everything is clean and tidy, no guts, blood and mucous. is it appropriate to bring someone a 6 pack of beer after giving birth? maybe i should start rocking that mullet now!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

the ballet flat

my new favorite shoe. i'm up to 3 pairs. black patent, brown plaid and today silver. feather weight and cute as hell. i can't believe i haven't owned a pair before now. they're totally my style, completely comfortable and dress an outfit up in a flash. love em!

Friday, April 20, 2007

your arguement, my arguement

you: if you'd have used all the browned beef, you wouldn't have to throw the rest away 2 weeks later.

me: i'd have to buy double the meat, take twice as many trips and spend more money.

i win.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

sweet and sold!

our house was officially on the market for 36 hours and we've sold it, or pretty much sold it, in that time. both of us were quite surprised at how fast it happened. the couple offered two thousand less than the asking price which was what we were officially shooting for. sweet deal. that's one less thing we'll have to worry about in the upcoming months. here's the link to the online ad. i must say, i did a pretty good job staging the house. if you know me, our house never looks this clean.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

the before and after

our house will be officially on the market in 2 days. today i went around and took pictures of the different rooms for the website (i'll post the link when it becomes available). i did find some old photos of what the house originally looked like. whoa! it's crazy how different 99 percent of the house looks. i think the only thing that looks somewhat the same is the front yard. here's a small sample of what i'm talking about.

i'll post some more as i take them. you can definetly tell that the previous owners and i differed in say the least!

Friday, April 06, 2007

say what?

here's the reply to my email from yesterday.

Where's Boone? Couples will have to move to the location of the house. Tell me more about your story, can you give me a phone number so we can talk more?

i guess they're not filming in boone...i'm confused.

are you competitive??

know it's unbelievable but boone has a craigslist page. i was browsing it this evening and ran across this posting. can you say omen?

If you have recently married...been married for less than 2 years or will be married before July already qualify to be in a competition against other couples to win a Dream House!

contact Sharon at

We will be in town very soon and need to cast the show ASAP! We will begin shooting in July!!!

so contact us today for your chance at winning your Dream House!

Please no one under 21.

thanks and Good Luck!

* Location: Boone
* Compensation: paid/prizes

and yes sharon has been contacted!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

a quarter for some zit cream

i was in the mall today and looked up and saw this. i don't know why i was surprised almost dumbfounded when i saw it. our little mall with this huge sales station for proactiv. i'm not sure what's more annoying, the badgering of salespeople at the little kiosks or a wall to wall obnoxious vending machine.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

out with the blue

our kitchen, at least 3/4 of it, is now a buttery yellow. canary to be more exact. i've spent the last 2 days painting, getting the house ready to put on the market. although i love the blue, i have a feeling about 99 percent of the buying market will think it's a little too much. i did, however leave 5 small walls the blue. couldn't bare to part with it all, plus i ran out of paint and have no desire to buy another gallon. now i have to finish painting trim and then touch-up old paint. i did notice that the ceiling and the floors now look dingy and gross. it's a never-ending cycle, we'll never get this house looking 100 percent. at least not in my eyes. tomorrow someone is coming out to look at the water-damaged window sill and i noticed this past weekend that the trim around the garage is starting to fall apart. another thing that probably needs to be fixed before we sell. we need to get out of this house before it implodes on us. anyone looking to buy in springfield...shoot me a line.