Saturday, January 7, 2012

Renting Soon

 We had a good Christmas. As everyone knows by now the house sold on December 23rd. That was an interesting Christmas present.

Sarah is 16 months old now....and still boney. She is pretty smart, but not real brave. I guess that will come with more maturity.

Logan is 19 months old and had a great Christmas. I suspect we all got carried away with Logan's presents this year. He loves music and was playing with his gift from Marianne here.

Marianne and Logan, when we went over to Barry & Alesia's on Dec. 26 to celebrate Christmas with them since Barry had to work Christmas eve and Christmas Day.

This is the rental that we are going to be moving into. Looking for a place to rent proved to be very challenging with 3 dogs. One of which is supposedly a dangerous dog...the German Shepherd. Some places said no, others wanted me to pay $300 a piece in non-refundable pet deposits, $350 for Sarah. I didn't even tell anyone that I have Kellie. I couldn't see myself being homeless over an 11 1/2 yr. old St. Bernard.  Anyway, with a lot of prayer backing us up, we were finally able to convince these people to approve us for renting this house and they are only charging us a $200 non-refunable pet deposit for all 3 of the dogs. We will be signing a year lease, but that will give me plenty of time to figure out where to live next.

This will be Marianne's room. It is the biggest bedroom (none of them actually big), but I liked the one on the backside of the house best. The house has no carpet for the dogs to leave big fat footprints on, yeah!

This will be my room. I am going to use the single bed that is currently in the back bedroom while we are renting. (There is no way my queen size bed and 2 dog crates will fit in any of these little bedrooms.)

The kitchen and the door out to the laundry room and the big backyard. The stove, refrigerator, hot water heater, and HVAC are all brand new.

A great feature - a 6-foot chain link fence around the big backyard, with a storage building inside the fenced in backyard. Good for my "too much crap" and my dogs.   As soon as I get the "go ahead" from the realtor on the home inspection and paperwork on the sale of my house, I will be putting the deposit on this place.   I looked up the public records on the rental house, just because: It was built in 1962. So it is almost as old as I am. It sold in 2003 for almost $90,000. The people that are renting it to me purchased it in July as a foreclosure for $26,000. Unbelieveable!   When I begin my search for purchasing, I think I will take a look at what shows up on the foreclosure list, too.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Busy Month

It has certainly been a busy month. Gracie turned four on Oct. 4th. Marianne was inducted into the National Honor Society. Marianne had her 17th birthday. We ate Mexican and made delicious homemade ice cream to go with her birthday cake. We had a good time at the "Fall for Greenville" Festival with Mickie, Tim, and Logan. Sarah earned her Beginner Novice Title. We met up with Mickie and Logan to pick out a couple of pumpkins. Plus, I work entirely too many hours and the house is still on the market. I think that last one is a bit cause and effect. And In five more days we leave for a great weekend in Kentucky!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Too Hot, Too Dry

I think we are all suffering from too much heat and not enough rain. I am making some feeble attempts at watering my fruit trees enough to keep them alive. The cherry trees along the driveway are suffering, not looking too good at all. I let the dogs out when I was moving the sprinkler around in the front yard on the fruit trees and purple magnolia. Sarah made a bee line for it. So then Charlie realized what was going on and joined in. It was pretty funny. Good entertainment for a hot day.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Greenville Dog Show

It has been a long time since I was on here. A little ironic that my last post was the last dog show I was in. I had many other posts to do, but was unable to get on the blogspot for some reason or another. It was very upsetting to me. Ao anyway, Sarah and I were in the dog show today and Sarah earned a qualifying score. Her performance was not what it should have been, but she still earned a qualifying score. So now she has her second leg towards her Beginner Novice Title. We are hoping to earn that title at the dog show our club puts on in October.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Dog Show

Sarah was the youngest dog in the dog show this weekend (7 months old). I am very proud of her. She qualified in Beginner Novice with a score of 186 out of 200. It was very exciting. I also learned that Sarah is terrified of Gordon Setters, of all the dogs at the show!

Green is my new favorite color, qualifying green, that is.

Marianne and Gracie "kicked butt" as usual. Gracie scored a 93 out of 100 in Rally Novice, beating out 3 German Shepherds, a miniature poodle, a Shiba Inu, and a couple other dogs. This finished Gracie's Rally Novice Title and so she received her big title ribbon. Gracie's ribbons are bigger than she is.

Last weekend Mickie, Tim, Logan and Marianne's best friend Ashley came and celebrated my birthday with me. Marianne made me a fantastic Winnie the Pooh Cake. Mickie and Tim made dinner.

Logan spent the night with us last Saturday night. I can't believe he is already 10 months old.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Gorgeous Weekend

It turned out to be a gorgeous weekend, cool in the morning and upper 60's low 70's in the afternoon. I took advantage of the warmer weather and bathed Sarah and Charlie. It was a drastic improvement. Sarah is 7 months old now and Charlie is 3.

Sarah with Kellie (11 yr. old St. Bernard). Sarah has grown a lot. She is hard to take pictures of because as soon as she sees me she is running right up to me. Not so good for picture-taking purposes.

I even managed to get out and get the first tilling done on the garden, which the chickens really appreciated. They were enjoying the weather too.

The house is officially on the market. Send a buyer please.