In my defense, it has been busy.
We'll start with last Monday, which actually was fairly uneventful but I HAD just posted...and you know me....I don't think I've EVER posted two days in a row, but the 'nickel had dropped' nevertheless.
Afterward we got cleaned up, here he is, my 2nd born bouncing baby boy, all grown up...
Bobby got home from work and we all visited for a bit but Avery was wanting to get out to Okmulgee, see his dogfaced boy...see what was what...so they took off, they stopped somewhere for some dinner together, good times being made.
Which brings us to Wednesday.....my SIL had a medical procedure and needed someone with her, you know, she got the good drugs to see her through the ordeal and was therefore too loopy to be able to drive...we're talking 4.5 hours though...I did take a bit of knitting with me (as I had on Tuesday also)...so of course it was just fine... er...you're probably wondering...that was only 4.5 hours, what about the rest of those hours in the day? Heh, I'm wondering about all those hours too. Except that going back to Monday morning, I woke up with a horrible sore throat, and a bit of sneezing...but just thought 'allergies'...you'll hear more about this in a bit.
Thursday was a Conor and Gracie day, we pretty much just hung around here, it may have even rained, pretty good chance in that we've been getting quite a bit of rain for several weeks now. (I know, I'm blathering).....it's raining now, as I type...I'm beginning to think the good people of Washington and Oregon have sent their weather here..if so..THANK YOU.
Seriously, I love the rain and we're lucky, we haven't had any flooding. We've had drought conditions for years so this rain just has to be healing for the trees and plants. Did you know that Tulsa is part of an area of Oklahoma that's called 'Green Country'? Yep.
Have we gotten to Friday yet? Almost.
What you all don't know is that Bobby and I have been looking for a new home, we've been looking for a couple of years but we kept waiting, listening to news reports about how it would get better for home buyers and all that. Well, it may be true for the rest of the country but NOT in Tulsa. In fact, there are plenty of folks moving here from all over the place, moving here! WTF?
But they are, and they're snapping up homes like you wouldn't believe. We also have had our 'comfort zone' as far as area that we would even consider wanting to live in, most folks do. We have criteria.... We've had a realtor emailing me listings meeting this 'criteria' plus we'd go out driving around in our 'chosen' areas, plus I'd go out some mornings driving around, looking for signs, writing down addresses...not my idea of a good time.
Thursday evening we got an email with a listing, we looked at the photo of the house, looked at the other photos they whacked in there..(a few interior shots)...we liked it. BUT. Yep, the big BUT, it was 1.5 miles East and .5 miles south out of our comfort zone..but we decided to look at it anyway. We called the lady asking for a time to get in (people living in it) and set it up for Friday morning. Of course, in the meantime we decided to drive by and see it, at least from the street.
We really like it. You need to understand we have looked at hundreds...yes...and this is the second one we've liked, we're very picky in our own ways...
It went on the market on Wednesday, they got an offer on it Thursday (which fell through), we wanted back in to see it again at which point we found out they had 2 more offers on the table...so we also tossed one into the mix... (we really do like this house).....yesterday afternoon we got the call saying ours was accepted. Did you hear that 'sound'? Certainly not a nickel dropping this time, that was the sound of something much larger but yes, the fun and games have begun. Inspections are scheduled for tomorrow. YIKES.
Our Master Plan has been to find a home, and then move my Mom into this house, which will suit her perfectly, all on one level, appliances that she doesn't currently have, utility room in the house, easier for her to manage...and if/when she ever gets to that 'point', you know the one, we'll have room for her to stay with us.
I'm really glad she's going to be living here because these are old stomping grounds, I love this little house, and the convenient area...I do. I'll be over here quite a bit, mowing the yard, doing the cleaning she's not able to do...and hanging out.
I call this the best of both worlds.
Knitting? Mostly stress-busting little projects, washcloths (2 of which went to Rabbitch for shelters, and 2 of which went to Barb as part of a midwife project, this will take you to Rabbitch's post about both projects, it's a long post but you'll find the projects I'm referring to) and 3 blankie squares for the Greensburg Project, I've already posted these off, no photos, partly due to the fact that it wasn't allergies after all, a nasty cold that's been kicking ass... sorry. Thank you to everyone who went from my blog to hers and joined in with the blankie knitting, you are some truly wonderful people, you know who you are..thank you thank you thank you!
I'll do my best to keep everyone posted, I'll try harder, I will... mostly at the moment though, I'm torn between giddy and throwing up. You know?
Happy knitting to all, and continue to make.good.time.