Monday, September 20, 2010

Somebody please turn the faucet off!

I swear there are some times I wish I was a less emotional person. Like this week for example. It would really help me with my goodbyes. I might get through them without turning into a tearful, unintelligible, sniffling individual. I guess it's a good thing though. It's making me realize how much I truly love this little city and all the people in it.

I'm already looking forward to the Vergennital Festival, details coming soon.....


Last Thursday I was cleaning the coop and one of our chickens (the Golden Comet) was acting so strange. She was following me around and was desperately trying to sneak out of the coop. I had a feeling she was looking for a place to lay.
When I went out to the coop Friday afternoon, this is what I found waiting for me!

Clearly the nesting boxes Jackson built were not to her liking.

I knew I'd be eggcited (sorry, I couldn't resist) to find that first egg but I was so proud, you'd think I laid it! I yelled at Jackson to bring the camera so I could capture the moment. She's been laying an egg a day and now I'm just waiting for the others to follow her lead

I'll let you know how they taste!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Payment Plans

First off before I forget, we are having the mother of all yard sales this weekend. Come by our place this Saturday (10-5pm) or Sunday (10-2pm) and find everything you've never needed! I promise you will not be disappointed.

So, in a effort to get rid of stuff before our move we are having the above mentioned yard sale and selling some things on Craigslist. I listed our nice dining table about a week ago and got a number of inquiries. My favorite was from a person whom I spoke with who wanted to purchase our table but wanted to make payments on it. Seriously? Payments? I applaud them for even thinking that this would be okay. They offered to make a payment, take the table home and then told us we could just get the rest of the money from them when we needed it. I kid you not. Needless to say we're not selling them the table.

We're now down to 19 days before the scheduled close. Still lots to do around here. I'm hoping that by having the yard sale and clearing things out we'll be able to see what we're really taking with us. Jackson is still in the middle of his huge basement project (have I already whined about that on here? No? Well trust me, you don't want to get me started...all I have to say is it involves cutting holes in our concrete basement floor, a lot of noise, a jackhammer and who knows what else). I'm still trying to figure out how to get anything done here with 3 kids under 3 years. Fortunately I've had a lot of help from our families. I can tell you though that this grey weather doesn't help me feel motivated. I dream of curling up in bed with a cup of tea, a cat and a book (I should just admit that I'm reading the Twilight novels, again). Funny that these day dreams tend to ignore the fact that there are 3 small beings that need to be cared for all day. Hmmm...what is my mind trying to tell me?