Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Hoosier mama....???
ME!! I am living in Indiana!! The house has not sold yet. We were supposed to sign on the 26th - then the 30th. So, you may be wondering what happened. The house is under contract. The appraiser they initially hired suuuucked. First of all she was a day late - said she had car problems but I highly doubt that!! She was an hour late the day she was to show up. I parked down the street to make sure she showed up at all. She looked like she did not know what she was doing - seriously struggling with the tape measure (weird) then she never turned in her report. There was some weird mix-up in that a male (I knew it was a woman) said he would have the report Wednesday and if they didn't like it they could hire someone else. Whatever the mix-up was - no report was ever turned in. If you've ever sold a house - or bought one - you know everything has some time constraint. We had to sign papers to extend the buyers buying time because of this. So, they hired a new appraiser (who came in while we were packing the truck). That report came in TO-DAY. We had already rented a moving truck, Scott made plane reservations to fly out and Ryder made plans to drive out with us. I had put in my notice.... the ball was rolling!! Scott got to Colorado the evening of the 24th. We packed the 25th, loaded the truck the 26th and left the 27th!! We stayed in Independence MO that evening and arrived the 28th!! We unloaded the truck into a storage unit - or three!! Looks like they will sign on the house by next Tuesday. We have our realtor signing for us - limited power of attorney. Then we start looking for a new house!!
I was going to stay a little longer in Colorado - that is unreasonable. I was miserable without Scott. I thought I would do so many things while he was gone - turns out I like him more than I thought and I pined away the days. Now we can get back to doing the fun things together!!  I'm happy to be back with him.
I like Indiana so far. Boy is it humid here!! It is so green!! I saw fireflies for the first time in 35 years (ack I'm old) WOW they are magical - just magical. Yes, I know they are bugs but I am enamored!!  I am lost most of the time. Scott thinks I'm being obtuse but really when you use a GPS you are basically going where you are told and it takes longer to learn the route - I think anyway. I found a few stores, and a laundromat so I'm doing good!! For my birthday my friend Joanie found a cross-stitch store 20 minutes away and got me a gift card - WOO HOO!! I did not realize there was one so close!!
 Ryder flew back to Colorado on the 29th. Scott and I are officially empty nesters. I don't know how I feel about that. Seemed like it took forever raising kids and then in a blink they are gone. With Ryder I feel like I released a little fish into a big pond. I hope we raised that kid right. When he was going through security I kept thinking to myself - we are suppose to let them go - we are suppose to let them go. Taylor left home under suspicious circumstances that I wont go into but when she left I was mad  - so I didn't get to have those sad feelings about her moving on  - because she didn't really move on she just moved out. Ryder has to get himself to Santa Fe NM by August 22nd because he has been accepted into an art school there. He is thrilled and I hope it all works out - but that also gives me anxiety. Why couldn't he have done that when we were there to move him to his new state? AHHH  The past is behind us and I have to let them go be the people we raised them to be. Here is hoping hey make good decisions and are happy with the outcome.
always a ham
Mo - ohh Mo. That damn cat is afraid of his very own shadow. He only cried for a few minutes in the cage in the car. He was quiet the rest of the trip. The first day he kept an eye on where we were going - bridges are scary. The second day he slept. Apartment living is it's own weird hell and we have upstairs neighbor kids. They are noisy - not so much that it bugs ME and I'm a grumpy old lady, but the cat? He has been hiding since we got here. He's lost weight - he's a mess. I hope he adjusts soon.
So, I have some pictures of diners, a few finishes and stuff like that but it will have to be another post. Hope you all have a flashy butt kind of day (that's firefly talk)  


  1. Glad you made it safe and sound. Hope you find a house before winter!

  2. Best of luck to you in your new home in Indiana! I hope a nice home is in your near future!! I know what you mean about fire flies, one of the few things I miss here in the Pacific NW. We don't have them. It took me a bit to get used to the empty nest , then I grew to like it!