Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Closing the book on that chapter

Goodbye Woodvine!

You were a good little house but it's time to say goodbye. When I first met Doug, the grass didn't look nearly this beautiful in the yard. I mentioned to him how that was one thing I wished for. Well, he went right to work and in no time turned the grass from a sickly yellow green to the beautiful, thick, lush grass you see in the picture above. I have to admit it did put a smile on my face to have the prettiest grass in the neighborhood (thank you sweetie!).

Yesterday was the closing on my old house in Edmond. It has been a long process getting it sold and I didn't want to post about it yesterday until I was absolutely sure the closing had happened. I went down a day early to sign the papers I had to sign and got notification last night from the other realtor that it did in fact close. Yay!

It has been an extremely hot week here. The temps have been over 100 degrees with heat indexes of around 110. I'm not complaining, I'm just mentioning it. I would so much rather have it be hot than cold and besides, the sun is shining!

Lots of projects that I want to work on now that the sale of my house is complete. Things that have been on my mind for a while now but I felt "stuck" until I didn't have an additional house to worry about.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

New Scoot!

Look what Douglas got today! A brand new scooter!!! It's a Vespa and it's Italian. But here in Oklahoma we say "Eye-talian". :) It's got the cool seat that has the colors of the Italian Flag and has a few, very nicely placed red, white and green stickers. This one is supposed to be much easier to ride than his old scooters since this one is a "twist and go" style. He tried to get me to drive it around the neighborhood but I politely declined. I'm kind of nervous about it...

The pictures are a little dark but the scooter is a gorgeous shiny white. I'm sure I will take more pictures of it another time.

This one is kind of cool - the scooter looks bluish though.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Where the heck have I been?

Gosh, it's been a while since I posted anything on here. So sorry about that. Life has been kind of crazy.
Well, the inspections went well on Woodvine. Of course there were a bunch of little, annoying things like a light bulb burnt out on the front porch and in the vent hood over the stove, some caulking needed around an outside fixture, etc. The only potentially major thing was the air conditioning unit but I haven't heard anything further and we are only a week away from closing! I'm going to assume we are all set to go. Their inspection period ended over a week ago so they are pretty much obligated to close. I spoke with their realtor and we agreed that I would just credit them the agreed amount for repairs and I wouldn't have to fix a thing. Thank goodness! I hate doing repairs especially when I'm not living there anymore. We were originally set for closing on the 30th, but the buyer's bank called and said if they want the good rate they were promised they had to close by the 23rd - which is fine by me! Definitely ready to close that chapter and move on...
This past weekend I was in Pottsboro, Texas at the Tanglewood Resort for my Solo and Small Firm Law Conference. It was pretty good. Many fewer people there this year but I made a few good contacts which is always a positive. The entertainment Friday night was a ventriloquist. He was very funny - his jokes were sort of cornball but I like that. I know, I'm a nerd...

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Woodvine continued...

The inspections on the house in Woodvine were completed yesterday. The only potentially major thing the inspector found is the air conditioning. Apparently the unit is dirty and may need some additional freon. I hope that is all that is wrong with it because I certainly don't want to have to purchase a new unit. Other than the air conditioning, he found a bunch of little things like a few light bulbs that have burnt out, some caulking that needs to be done around a light fixture on the front of the house and that sort of thing. No biggie. I'm waiting on the list of things the buyers actually want me to fix. I should have that in the next day or so and I'll see what I can get accomplished and as long as it comes in below the amount we agreed upon for repairs, then we are all set to go. Still keeping my fingers crossed.

This past week was incredibly busy between trying to catch up at work, a doctor's appointment over in Oklahoma City and just life in general, the week just whizzed by. This coming week is shaping up to be another busy one. I'm sure another trip to Edmond is in the works once I get the repairs list on the house. We are having dinner tomorrow night with the Tomacek's - I'm not sure where yet but it's their pick. Thursday I am heading out of town for the annual Solo and Small Firm Conference in Tanglewood. It's a really good conference where I not only learn alot every year but I also get all my CLE's done for the year. It's a great chance to network with the other attorneys in Oklahoma and the vendors at the conference always give out some great prizes. One year I was the lucky winner of an iPod Nano!
Another year I won software to do my billing.

Yesterday we had plans to go to Grand Lake but I woke up not feeling great so we decided to stay home. Doug and I went to Ted's for lunch and cooked burgers on the grill last night. I went up to my craft room and spent several hours sorting and organizing. It's getting there. I haven't had a chance to scrap any pages lately though. I have a bunch of ideas for layouts I want to do so I need to just sit down and create them.

I'm going to try to be better about posting this week. Maybe I'll even take some pictures and post them....