Fuller House….no empty nest here

so, lets see, my youngest has come back from Montana with his girlfriend, plus my son and his wife live with us, so we went like this

 

(4) Mom, Dad, Son oldest, Son youngest-

(3) Mom, Dad, Son youngest – oldest gave 30 day notice (so I could cope) and moved out with friends = 1/2 empty nest

(5) Mom, Dad, Son Oldest, Son’s Girlfriend, Son Youngest –  had son and his girlfriend move back in , apartments he lived in, neighbor took machete to wife head, sorry Mama no can do with them living there, come on home!

(4) Mom, Dad, Son Oldest, Son’s Girlfriend – youngest son of to college in Montana, noooo, so far away for 2 years!  1/2 empty nest.

made a move to larger house just in time ……

(6) Mom, Dad, Son Oldest, Son’s Wife, Son Youngest, son’s girlfriend – oldest son married girlfriend, youngest graduated and came back home with girlfriend!

So now instead if an empty nest, we actually added to it!

We may get a year to on our own before my mom has to come live with us 😉

 

 

 

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Spoiled animals….

so while we were gone my son and his wife watched the animals….ha ha ha, hee ,  hee, hee

of course I send him a text asking how they are doing and here is his response “alive”, aauugghhh

then his wife sends me a text, “he is spoiling them” with a picture of them all covered up sleeping.

He is very unhappy he had to turn on the faucet to get the cat to drink 🙂

But everyone happy and healthy when we got home

I think I may have some down time soon

I hope, lets see

July thru Nov 2016 : Selling house – move in to new house – done

Nov – Jan : Holidays – Done

Mar 2017 :Vacation – Done

Mar – Apr 2017 : Sold mom’s house  and move into new house – done

May 2017 : Son’s Wedding – Done

June 2017 : Sons marathon in Montana

July 2017: In friends Renew Ceremony

Auuugghhhh, I need some down time

 

aaahhh, enjoying

I work at home so I can make extra money and enjoy life, however, I very rarely “enjoy” it, so today I said “screwit”  I am now outside, with a glass of tea, under the patio, enjoying the radio and doing my work.

This is work / life balance….now if the dogs would just stop barking and whining, all would be good!

OMG WTF – there is a lot of stuff

in this house, 15 years, during prime school years, my house looks like a bomb hit it, and I am only working on the stuff in the garage right now….how does this happen?!?!

I am going to be going to goodwill quite a bit, best time to start clearing out stuff we never use.  Some much stuff, so many boxes, so little time!

And the cat is PISSED, I have moved all her sleeping places in the garage, she is so NOT a happy cat!

Well….hell….looks like we be moving

so our house came OFF the market on 10/1/16….not sold, no longer on the market, we get a freaking OFFER on 10/2/16…..and yes we took it.  So it looks like we are moving….we just gotta find us a new house….yikes!

We have a few contenders so we will see what happens…..I am thinking my life would be a lot easier if I just go get a job, cause guess who is going to have to oversee the move….hmm…yep…ME.

That cat is gonna be pissed!  Ha, there is a silver lining…..!

 

I believe we are finally done…

we got one low ball offer and that is it.  I am fine not moving, my husband isn’t as happy but he will get over it.   We made the effort….what a nightmare of half house in garage, and not being able to do much because I have to take the dogs in order to show the house.

Now we are going to start fixing up the house a little bit, put in Dog Door, water filter, maybe redo the kitchen, that is about it.  But once we put money in we are not going to sell.

Hopefully the days will be cooler so I can start putting my house back together.

Woo Hoo we be staying!  I can start going back to yoga and lunch with friends without having to worry about getting the dogs and house staying clean!

the “Middle Class”

we live in So Cal, one of the most expensive housing places to live.  Our house has been on the market for almost 60 days, and it is priced within range of other houses of same size.

What we find is that our house isn’t a “fixer upper” nor is it a “Show Stopper” and we have seen both, with a Fixer Upper you figure you can get it for a deal, upgrade how you like it and have equity in it, with a Show Stopper, you are like, this is perfect , nothing has to be done, move right in and start living.

Fixer Uppers are Lower cost, Show Stoppers are Higher cost, our house is in good shape, average middle class house with an average price for were we live.  We have over the years, upgraded the A/C and added vents, added double pane windows, a patio cover, carpet, tile, paint, ect….we just upgraded the bathrooms, but the kitchen could use an upgrade, but nothing drastically wrong with it, and nothing that knocks you socks off.

Why isn’t it selling,  because an average middle class house is still FREAKING expensive and I am not sure how affordable it is for most people.  That is a sad thing but true, because when we go out house hunting we get the same feeling,  not sure this is gonna sell.

Which I am fine with, hubby …. not so much 😉