Wednesday, January 27, 2010

For my sister: A post full of parentheses

Jillian (my newly married (to Jonathan Crockett) sister who now lives in Hawaii) spoke to our mother last night on the phone.

Becky (my mom) was instructed to let me know how disappointed she (Jill) was that my post hasn't been updated for a while.

I feel bad, I do. I want people (Jill and Jonathan) to be able to come to my blog in times of need. Whether it be for a needed laugh or just to feel connected to those of us here at home. I have not done my job well recently (since I started). And for that I appologize.

We opened escrow on our house (see below).

Closing should go pretty fast (they say we'll be done by Feb. 13th). HOWEVER... move-in date is a lot further than that. The owners are trying to adopt some kids from Russia? Ukraine? and have asked for the option of renting from us for 4 months AFTER closing.!! If they (the owners) get the adoptees soon, move-out date (for them) will be sooner.

What does this mean??
Possibly 4.5 more months of sleeping in the RV.

Assuming my family will still claim us at the end of this waiting period, things will work out fairly well. Saving money on rent will enable us to pay back borrowed money (debts) along with pruchasing furniture (living room set) and appliances (fridge, washer and dryer). What a blessing!!

My mom's goal right now is to ride her bike everyday. Her course is currently 3 miles, but she is coming home WAY too soon so I mapped out a longer course for her to take next time. Although her leg muscles might be sore today from luggin these shoes (my dad's) around for 20 minutes yesterday:

Allan needed a haircut before school and, not wanting to get little hairs stuck in the bottom of her slipper socks (SCRUNCHED slipper socks, no less (already attractive when worn solely)) she quickly strapped on my dad's Nike velcro sandals.

Allan's haircut was complete before this picture was taken, but the stylist made him sit back down, "So they know what I was doing.", Becky said.
Mom, sorry to tell you this, but NO ONE is going to notice anyone else in that picture.


Danielle said...

Congrats on the house!! I've driven by the short-sale house we had an offer on, and it still has a for-sale sign on it. I'm so glad to finally be in a house! I mean, living in an RV sounds totally glamorous, but I bet you'll be glad to have a house of your own! ;)

Jill said...

Thank you for the post it has brightened my day. Mom's miss matched PJs with the socks and shoes was almost too much for me to handle!! (laughing alone(Jonathan's at school) always makes me feel like a crazy!)
This is all I ask for a brief update now and then. I can only read about homeless pull-ups for so long! Love you! Off. (don't know what the joke is but I wanted in)

Rebecca said...

Look how cute the haircut guy is! That should totally keep you from looking at the other parts of the picture. I can't believe I let you take that picture. Embarrassing. Off.

Carrie Selin said...

OK so where is Jill's blog? She can't request updates for others if she isn't updating her own. Let her know her Aunt Carrie said that. Anyway cute post. Off.

The Gardner Gang said...

True Aunt Carrie, very true!! Ditto to that.

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