Saturday, January 17, 2009

My Dream Is Sold

For those of you who have been following this blog, you know that my husband was laid off just before Thanksgiving. We could not afford this house on one salary so the bank agreed to let us stay here while it was up for sale. Today we were told we should be expecting an offer. We are selling it for only 60% of what it was appraised for just about a year ago. I cried. I kept hoping that some how, just like in the old movies, our home would remain in our hands. It won't and we will definitely have to leave by the end of February from what I understand right now. That means we have to hustle to get things packed and ready to go.

I guess the weather feels my pain because it's sleeting outside. Not really badly but I'm concerned about how the roads will be tomorrow morning when I go grocery shopping.

Today I had to hustle around to do some housework. I did three loads of laundry, did the dishes, and vacuumed. After that I worked on an article for thriftymaven and then I watched a movie called "What a Way to Go." It's an old movie with Shirley McClain, Paul Newman, Dick Van Dyke, Dean Martin, Gene Rogers, and Robert Mitchum. It was a cute movie but here was a woman who kept inheriting millions of dollars from her husbands that would become successful and then die when all she wanted was to live a simple life. Doesn't sound too cheery but it really is cute.

I began mindlessly entering sweeps just to keep my mind occupied. Here are the blog contests I entered:

Would you like to win a copy of The Baby Fat Diet

Prize: Winner's choice of onesie from Belly Babies

Prize: Exfolimint Peppermint Foot Soap

Prize: Super Bowl party pack with football, beverage pail, snack helmet, two keychains, two hats, two t-shirts, five Pepsi 24-pack coupons and five Frito-Lay coupons

Prize: Swing Vote DVD.

Prize: Football, beverage pail, snack helmet, two key chains, two hats, two t-shirts, five Pepsi 24-pack coupons, and five Frito Lay coupons

Prize: Dragon Immortal: 10 Feature Film Collection DVD set

Prize: Box of personalized My Fruit Roll-ups.

Prize: Football, beverage pail, snack helmet, two key chains, two hats, two t-shirts, five Pepsi 24-pack coupons, and five Frito Lay coupons

2 comments:

mom2anutball said...

Im sorry to hear about your house hun. But things always do get better. Maybe this just means you have an opportunity to find a house you like just as much, cheaper. Keep your head up! I love that movie btw!! Good luck!

silverhartgirl said...

I am so sorry.. I am sure things will work out good. Just differently than you excepted.Good luck