Thursday, May 26, 2005

Summer Fever

After a miserably cold snowy spring, the sun has finally decided to make an appearance. For three whole days so far! We went from highs in the 40's with rain, clouds, and more snow than any of us wanted to eighty degree weather! In a matter of a few days. Typical Tahoe weather. Looks like we got another year of going directly from winter to summer. I miss spring! It was 75 in Tahoe today and I couldn't keep myself inside. My boss had a huge plant delivery and thank God he wanted me to help check it in. Since we keep these outside I had a wonderful day at work! The kids are going stir crazy, too. They can't wait for school to be over. Four more weeks! As for my school, we finished last week and I am happy to start being lazy! Time to lounge around after work and read while the kids play at the park or in the backyard! I'm thrilled! I'll be taking the next semester off to give me time to get settled in our new house. So I have eight months to relax!

Well, our house will no longer be ours after the 2nd of June. Things are going well with the new buyers. I know because our realtor took the lockbox off our door and took down the for sale sign. Yay! We'll be renters again. At least for a month. I can't wait to get into the new house. It will be so fun to decorate!

Hope everyone is doing well. I'll post again soon when I have something more interesting to talk about. I'm still working on figuring out Phil's digital camera... I'm a procrastinator, sorry! Love to all!

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Ten Years Already?

I received an email yesterday from an old classmate inviting me to our ten year high school reunion. Has it really been ten years??! It has hit me recently that I will be thirty in a little over a year. Sixteen months to be exact. How has the time gone so quickly? I set a few goals when I turned 25 with my thirtieth birthday being the deadline. I better get moving! One of my goals, which I can happily say I have achieved, is going back to school. I have now taken classes for two and a half years. While I'm moving very slowly, I'm still moving. And working at my own pace helps me keep my grades up and still have time to spend with my family and work. One goal I haven't reached yet is world travel. I was determined to see Paris before I got too old to enjoy it. Well, that one may have to wait a while. There is a chance Phil and I will visit Italy soon. He has a friend stationed out there so we would have someone to stay with and show us around. So maybe...

Anyway, my reunion. I have mixed feelings about it. I'm sure I will go from sheer curiosity, however there are a few people I would rather not see again! Overall, I got along with everyone. But, there were those prize few who enjoyed embarrasing me and making my highschool experience less than perfect. Oh well, it's been ten years and I've gained enough self confidence to handle anything. Plus, Phil will be there. I'll enjoy showing off my adorable husband!

I promised I would fill you in on our escrow horrors so here it goes. Luckily everything worked out! We have been in escrow for over a month and just found out the people who were buying our house had lied about their cash offer. It turns out their own house was in escrow and they didn't tell us. Anyway, to make a long story short, their house fell out of escrow and after keeping us off the market for a month they wanted to renegotiate. It would mean taking another month and hoping they didn't fall out of escrow again. Anyway, our real estate lady chose to wait a few days before getting back to them and in the mean time found us other buyers. So, as it stands right now, our new buyers (who gave documentation supporting their cash offer) want to close escrow in a couple of weeks and we will still have everything finished almost a month before we close on our new house. In the mean time we'll rent our house back from the new owners. Praise God! It looks like we won't have to give up our house!

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Free Car Wash

Hi all,

I've been swamped this week with finals and escrow horrors (I'll fill you in later), but I just have to take a minute to share this with you...

I had to drive Kayla into Reno today for a dental appointment and the poor thing had nothing to do for an hours drive. So she's rattling papers in the back seat and I figure out she's looking at a newspaper Phil left in the car, the car classifieds to be exact. I kind of chuckled to myself - how bazaar for my little girl to be reading car ads! Anyway, she says to me, "Hey Mom, there's a free car wash somewhere." She says it like she thought I'd like to know in case the car needed washing. It struck me that she had read something in the ads, understood what she was reading, and thought I might be interested! When did my little girl learn to read! Just last year she could barely recognize the letters in the alphabet! Now, don't get me wrong, this isn't the first time she's read something. She reads all the time. I'm just used to her reading books and things geared towards beginning readers. This was the first time she read something meant for adults. I can't believe how quickly they grow up! Oh and by the way, she informed me that she was saving the money in her piggy bank to buy a car when she gets older... I guess she needed to read the car ads after all!