Saturday, May 21, 2011

Happy and Homeless:

Hello all,

The week is over, the closing is done, and a new week is upon us. The appraisal came back well within the contract price and we were happy with that. As time went by, we planned and calculated, and though we were right on track and had plenty of time, yet at times we got a sense of panic to get everything done. The real panic set in when we realized we didn't have enough room to take everything we had planned.

We had a fabulous going away get together at a local pizzeria and pub on Wednesday night. The turn out was excellent; the hugs never ended and the tears ran off and on throughout the evening.

Jennifer and Tim came over Thursday night to help us load the truck, trailer, and car. We decided to load the bed as well and sleep on the floor just to get that much more ahead. As I mentioned earlier, we quickly realized we had too much stuff and we began giving more away.

The closing was scheduled for 10am on Friday morning. We were ready and sitting around the empty house about 9:15 when Jimi decided to take St. Joseph (buried in the front yard) as a souvenir. He was having difficulty finding where he was buried, but during this exploration he received a phone call from our Realtor saying the closing had been pushed to 1pm because the buyer's funds/paperwork weren't ready. Jimi decided instantly not to mess with St. Joseph. :-) As far as we were concerned, this was a close call and a warning. Lol - JK. Now we had an additional three hours to find something to do. We walked to Cafe Luna for a breakfast sandwich and a cup of coffee.

The closing was delayed a little longer, but we did get through it and all went as expected. We were finally able to get on the road for Nebraska about 3pm. The six hour trip went well. I-76 was quite rough and the trailer bounced around a bit, but Jimi is a great driver and knew how to handle it. Molly cat did extremely well in the car. She found a few places to ride, either on a pillow looking out the window or perched on the console between the front seats. She rode like a pro; concerned yet content. We arrived at mom and dad's about 10:30pm central time.

Saturday we unloaded the truck, trailer, and car in to dad's garage and began going through more boxes to get rid of more stuff. Neither one of us want to drive all the way to Florida so loaded down that we can't drive comfortably. We'll continue the process through the week.

Daniel is moving to Alaska with his father. They leave on June 4th. We'll be there Memorial Day weekend for his graduation.

Jennifer and Tim are doing well. They've got their little basement room fixed up real cute. Tim is still waiting on his transfer paperwork to go through and as soon as that does, he'll be able to seek permanent employment. Due to our busy schedule, Jimi hasn't had time to post process the pictures of Jen and Tim's wedding. We'll get those out just as soon as we are able.

Anyhow, things are going well for all of us. We will write more in a week or so and hope all is well with you.

Love everybody,

Lorie & Jimi

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Dear Friends & Family,

It was a busy week and not just because of our upcoming move.

Jennifer celebrated her 20th birthday on May 2nd. Her, Tim, and I went to dinner and then spent the evening at Tammy's house in Mead.

Wednesday was the inspection on the house and by Friday we had received the results. Everything went well and we don't have to fix anything. The only request was the buyers would like to keep the dresser in the bathroom. Fine by us - that's just one less piece of furniture we have to move. :-)

Jimi and I had our last special dinner in Colorado on Wednesday night at Japango. Somehow, the sushi just didn't seem as good to us though. Anyhow, it was nice to get away from the house and not think about things for a while.

Jimi went in to work Thursday night, which was suppose to be his last night; however, he had already been replaced. He was happy about that and came back home.

My parents, sister, and great niece came to visit for the weekend arriving on Thursday night. We stayed up until 2am visiting - tired but fun.

On Friday, we had a private and quaint wedding ceremony in the park for Jennifer and Tim. That evening we celebrated with a private dinner/reception at her friend, Aara's house.

Jimi cooked breakfast for those awake on Saturday morning, we did some shopping that afternoon, and Saturday night we went to the Colorado National Speedway aka red neck races. Friends Brad, Ellen, Glenn O, Janka, and Juraj met us there. We had a great time and when the evening was over saying goodbye the Brad and Ellen was tough. They'll just have to come visit us on our boa now. :-)

My family left Sunday morning. Jimi and I tackled the garage getting a lot done. We also managed to clear out nearly all the furniture in the house except for what Jennifer is taking. We are left with no chairs to sit in or tables to sit at. We each still have our desks though. I've been packing what I can. I don't think we are too pressed on time, though we only have a week and two days left. I think we are right on schedule.

Jennifer and Tim took me to dinner Sunday night for Mother's Day. It was really nice of them and I enjoyed my steak.

The appraisal was done this morning. We should get results tomorrow.

Anyhow, that's all for now. HAPPY MOTHER"S DAY


Love everybody,

Lorie & Jimi


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Inspection Overload

Hello all,

The week went by quickly and we now have less than three weeks left here, if all goes as planned.

I failed to mention in an earlier email that Daniel may be moving to Alaska. His father is transferring there and Daniel is considering whether he will go or stay in Weiser. I'll keep you posted.

Jimi worked endlessly on the house in preparation for the inspection, which should happen sometime this week. We spent Friday without electricity and Sunday with out water. It wasn't bad though - a necessary discomfort. I've gone through a few closets in the house, and Jimi and I began reorganizing the garage; however, we don't want to do a whole lot until after this week when the inspection is done and possibly more negotiations.

Thursday evening, I attended my final Beta Sigma Phi Founder's Day dinner with my fellow sorority sisters whom I've been affiliated with  for 20 years. I may try to attend the meeting on the 16th, if time permits.

Saturday night, along with Jennifer and Tim, we met Brad and Ellen for dinner at our favorite sushi restaurant, Zo's. Yummy! It was sooo good and we really enjoyed our time with long time friends who are so dear to our hearts.

I delivered my latest order of cards on Sunday to the coffee shop and did a mass mailing to local businesses.

Things are going well and we push on...more to come.

Love everybody,

Lorie & Jimi