Saturday, October 24, 2009

Three Down, Four to Go!

We're really trying to get all our kiddos here for Christmas. Today Danae called and said she and Doug had bought their tickets! Yay! Bethany has also bought her ticket! Yay! Now, we just need to get the Clark's on board! Well, they are definitely on board, just haven't bought their tickets yet. It is insanely expensive to fly in and out of Bozeman. Not sure why, other than we're close to Yellowstone, Big Sky, and the best Trout Fishing in America. (the fishing, not the band!)

So I guess it's a good thing I GOT A JOB! Yesterday I was offered the position of receptionist at a new bank branch in town. Answering phones, directing customers through the lobby, setting the tone for the lobby. Same song, second verse, but I am excited! Part time, M-F, 10-3, perfect!

We're off to Billings today to see Grace play volleyball. And to shop for new work clothes!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

House Blurb

I talked to our realtor yesterday. He said he had talked to their realtor who had talked to the bank. The bank said that there is an important form that is apparently in process. Sounds good. They referred to our offer as "the preferred offer". Oh, and the title company does not have our check, our realtor still has it.

So this is good news. We're still waiting on the great news!

Monday, October 19, 2009


I can't remember how long it's been since we've carved pumpkins at our house. But Saturday night we were all home, and had four beautiful pumpkins (a.k.a. 14 cents a pound pumpkins!) that were just begging to be carved.

You can only imagine how many seeds I roasted from four pumpkins!

David won the "Most Persistent" Award due to the delicacy of his design, and the fact that he continued to work on his pumpkin well after the others were finished.

The finished design

Grace's with braces! Or "grills" as she called them!

Andrew's pumpkin family

Emily's zombie!

All aglow on our back porch, to avoid early pumpkin smashing!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Four Weeks, but Who's Counting

Four weeks ago today, we put an offer on a house. Today we still have not heard that it's a go. Although this morning our realtor did call and say he was taking our earnest money check to the Title Company for deposit. Shouldn't we know why they are taking our money? Shouldn't we have a "yes" or "no" by now? Shouldn't we?

Monday, October 12, 2009


1. I took a tour of our new fire station, and found some free meeting space.
2. Heard from Christa that Caden has fractured two bones and has a cast on his arm.
3. Saw a physical therapist for my back but thankfully left with only exercises.
4. Learned my body was too clean to be a lab rat for Bioscience.
5. Earned $5.00 for watching my birthday buddy, Elise, who was born last July 28.

Monday, October 5, 2009


We interrupt this real estate report to bring you this tidbit...I got a call today from a lady whose house we looked at a couple months ago. The house was a nice big one, near the high school (not the one we put an offer on) but was priced way out of our range. Anyway, she wanted to know if we had found a house and I told her we were in process with the bank. She said they were going to have to lower their asking price. I told her our top dollar, and she said they probably couldn't come down that low. But if they did, she would call. Curious.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Two Out of Three

We have learned that the owner of the house we have put an offer on, has accepted our offer.
We also know that the real estate agent has taken the house off the market.
Two out of the three things that need to happen have happened. Yay! We are now waiting on Bank of America to approve the whole deal. Because this is a short sale, they have the final say.

If you happen to work at Bank of America, would you check your desk for the "Keena File"?! We are getting anxious to move!