Monday, April 25, 2005

Adventures in moving

Last time we sold a house, we were buying another 15 miles away... and that was hair-raising trying to close escrow on both. Our buyer almost fell out of escrow, but our own realtor gave up his fees to help our buyer purchase our house so that we wouldn't then, in succession, fall out of escrow on the house we were buying....

Now we're doing it with houses 2300 miles apart! We can afford to buy a house in Ohio without having sold this one... but we'd rather not! That feels like counting chickens before they're hatched. Our buyer has 17 days from today to show proof of funding... and 17 days from today is also the day we are flying out to Ohio to look at houses! We had already scheduled our travel dates before we sold our house! How close is that? Our realtor has worked with the other realtor one time before... and he did not show proof of funding within 17 days... so she canceled the sale. He was a bit shocked... he didn't think she would do it... but she did! Eeek!!

So anyway... we're off to Ohio on May 11th and I won't return until May 16th... and I won't be blogging then. But y'all are used to me not blogging. ;o) Now that our house is "sold" though, I can relax a bit and spend more time in blog land... when the house and termite inspectors aren't here.... and when I'm not getting estimates from movers....


Saturday, April 23, 2005

House sold!!

Thursday, April 21, 2005


House for sale!

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Sorry I've been scarce....

I've been trying to get a few licks of fresh paint on the walls before....

Steadfast comes home on Saturday....

The gardener comes on Sunday to spruce up our yard.....

And the For Sale sign goes up on Monday!!! (Whoo Hoo!!)

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Large Family Logistics now has an official site. <--- (click there).

Saturday, April 09, 2005

According to this quiz I'm:

1: Baptist (non-Calvinistic)/Plymouth Brethren/Fundamentalist (100%)
2: Pentecostal/Charismatic/Assemblies of God (90%)
3: Anabaptist (Mennonite/Quaker etc.) (82%)
4: Seventh-Day Adventist (81%)
5: Baptist (Reformed/Particular/Calvinistic) (78%)
6: Congregational/United Church of Christ (75%)
7: Methodist/Wesleyan/Nazarene (74%)
8: Eastern Orthodox (69%)
9: Anglican/Episcopal/Church of England (65%)
10: Lutheran (58%)
11: Church of Christ/Campbellite (50%)
12: Presbyterian/Reformed (45%)
13: Roman Catholic (43%)

That's funny... I wouldn't say I'm at all like most Fundamentalists I know and Pentecostal/Charismatic/AOG churches usually scare me. I would have thought I was more Lutheran than Calvinist.... mmm... if you take it let me know how accurate you find it.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Zelie already posted this, but I loved it so much I think it earns a repeat: The Blessing of Living on One Income

I'm so excited I'm about to have a wool-eyed-booger-fit...

We're finally getting down to really moving after a year of "about to". Today the head office called to ask how many sq ft and how many bedrooms our current house has... which means they're really working on moving company estimates for the relocation package!! I'm so excited. I love moving.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Sunday, April 03, 2005

What to do with bored kids when your house is half packed....



(with apologies to those on dial-up)

Not so desparate housewives...

Life and Options in Suburbia: Breakpoint with Charles Colson
A Large Family as a Witness & Ministry by Mrs. Traci Knoppe

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Just wondering out loud...

Ever notice how those Dateline NBC type investigave "reports" will have you completely sure someone is guilty the first half of the show... and in the second half completely convince you otherwise?

Is their 11 O'Clock news cast equally fair and balanced?

Friday, April 01, 2005

Which book of the Bible are you?

You are Ephesians
Mmm... that *has* always been one of my favorite books. ;o) Drop me a comment and let me know your results.


Which book of the Bible are you?
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