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Saturday, March 26, 2011


Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying, ya know? We are very blessed to not have to drive very much these days.  When we do have to drive, the car gets great gas mileage so that helps alot.  Living in town and being able to walk to a lot of places has its advantages even if we have to do it in the snow.  We just dress warmly and walk fast.  One of our vehicles hardly ever gets driven.

It has been a busy week for me this week.  I have been busy doing something with family every day this week and it has been fun.  I have attended a meeting my niece's school with my sister-in-law, spent an afternoon in my mother-in-law's basement potting baby plants for our garden, taken my mother-in-law's car in for service out of town, spent some time loving on the grandgirl, played a real life game of "Storage Wars" with my sister-in-law, cleaned out the units that she bought, sold and delivered the furniture and oh yeah...

We made an offer on a home
and it was accepted! 

If things go smoothly with the inspections and appraisals, we will be moving to our new home when our lease is up at the end of May.  Yay!  The new house comes with a pretty great kitchen, a nice place for a garden and a great back deck for entertaining. It will be a great house for us as it will be easy to maintain leaving us plenty of time to enjoy life. We are looking forward to making it our home.  It is in town, close to family and still within walking distance.  It will be especially nice to walk in the summer.

It has been quite a week around here.  So if you haven't seen me around, you now know why.  I haven't been home very much.  I'm hoping to play catch up on blogging and blog reading the rest of the weekend.  Thanks so much for stopping by and for sticking with me even though I haven't posted much lately.  I can't wait to see what you've been up to since I last visited.

Take care and enjoy your weekend!


  1. Mazal Tov on the new home!!! How exciting!!! You sure have had a busy week of doing for others; all good things came back to you for your consummate warmth and kindness ... :)

  2. What a funny and happy (for you guys!) post. Looking forward to sharing in the progress to being homeowners, take care!

  3. I am so happy for you. Can't wait to see the pictures.

    I love the cartoons. So sad but true.

  4. Congratulations on yoour new house! I hope you will make it a home and will be filled with joy and love Candace. As far as the gas is concerned here things are even worse. Gas is more expensive here than in the States and this has started to become a real problem for all of us!Take care!

  5. Congratulations! That's exciting news! Wishing you all good things in your new place.
    Thanks for the giggles this morning :)

  6. Oh my gosh these are hysterical! They make me so grateful that I don't have to own or drive a car!

    Congrats on the new home! That is SO awesome!

  7. I love the comics! I def. needed a laugh this morning. Congrats on the house! That is exciting news! *hugs*


  8. Love the cartoons. How sad that they are so true.
    Congratulations on you house!! How exciting. Is it far from where you are now?

  9. YAY for the house!!!
    You're right: if we don't laugh, we'll cry. I just about croaked when it took $56 to fill up my tank! That's about $16 more than I'm used to! I read somewhere the other day that you shouldn't let your tank get down below 1/2 tank. Something about the vapors in your tank.

  10. Congratulations on the new house! Nice to have time to get ready to move.

    Cute cartoons. I was going to call them 'jokes' but they're no joke. :-(

  11. Congrats on the offer being accepted!!!

  12. Hilarious! Thanks for the laugh and congrats on a new home.


  13. the home sounds lovely!! congratulations!!! sigh....the gas prices.... have you seen this: http://video.foxnews.com/v/4550660/beck-pain-at-the-gas-pump

  14. Congratulations on your new home and oh my - those cartoons! Here in NZ, our fuel prices are higher than most, and we are going broke keeping our cars on the road (both kids have to drive too to get to their universities)

  15. Those cartoons up there are so funny because they are so true.

    Congrats on the house. Fingers crossed it all goes smoothly!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner


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