Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Big Thaw!

(Here's an old photo of us when we had room to stretch out. LOL)

It's been a rough week. The 4" of sleet that fell last week melted just enough to make it extremely slick to walk on. It's not fun walking when you are sliding all over. It's all hard to do your business when you start to do it and you loose your footing.

We have been counting the days until the weekend because it is going to be near 50! We are so excited! Yesterday, it was 44 degrees and while there are still a lot of slick spots, we felt happy to be walking. Mama even took us to McDonalds to celebrate!

On the house hunting front, we have put another offer in on that log cabin. They finished the work on it this week and Mama and Daddy visited it on Wednesday. As expected, they didn't do a very good job. They put carpet in the master bathroom, but they didn't put a pad under the carpet in that room so it will be less material to remove. They put carpet in the four season room aka sun room which sounds nice, but it should have been indoor/outdoor carpet because it's really not a room that can be used year round. We would use it more like a screened porch. It's were our dirty feet will hit when we come in from the yard. They didn't replace the ceramic tile in the main bathroom which would be fine if that tile actually was grouted. Then the really bad thing that they did was they caulked around the old tile in the foyer instead of grouting it. They painted the rooms and they look fine. They put in a new stove and dishwasher, but took out the refrigerator, washer and dryer. The home still needs work to be done, but now it is move-in ready. Mama and Daddy put in an offer that was $10,000 higher than the last one and the bank came down a $1,000. We then went up $2,000 more, but haven't heard back from the bank. Mama says she doesn't think we will be able to agree on a price. The bank people have never seen the house in person and it probably looks and sounds better on paper. We know it needs part of the roof repaired, so we have to hold out money to fix that. We really want the house, but Daddy says we have to think with our heads and not our hearts. There is another house that came on the market yesterday, that we are going to drive by today and see if we like the area. It looks nice in pictures, but we have been fooled before.

We are going to check out a park this weekend that we haven't been to before. It's going to be such a nice a weather weekend! Roo! Roo!

Jack
The Greyhound Who Is Ready For The Big Thaw!

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