Yes, I stalk houses! I love houses. I love front doors. I am a nester by nature and I just like looking at houses. In San Francisco while we were riding around on the Segways, I was trying to snap pictures. Here are some of the houses we rode by.
More amazing flowers. I could have taken more pictures of the houses but it is hard to do while you are trying to stear a Segway. The houses in San Francisco are just as charming as they can be. The only other place that I think is just as good, or slightly better, is Carmel. My oh my, are those houses great. Sadly I didn't take pictures of them when we were there five years ago.
I hope that y'all don't get sick of my post on our vacation that we took this past summer. Right now I don't have decorating things to talk about but I think that y'all will forgive me under my current circumstances;-)
Have a great week,
The Crown & Crumpet Tea Salon.
Let's take a tour, shall we?
And lastly, the left over remnants of a fine time had by some little girls. The owner of this shop was kind enough to let me take pictures but really didn't want me to take one of the table messed up. LOL! She wanted to clean it up but I asked her not to.
It was a very cute store that a little girl would love to have a tea party in.
It made me smile and I hope it did you too.
Whomever said that moving was an adventure, they would be correct!
Yesterday I got the mail and I sat down to go through it and our appraisal on the house in SC came in.
Good news for us, bad news for the seller. It appraised at $14,000.00 less than we agreed upon. This comes one week before closing, one week for the builder to finish the house up, and one week before I fly to Cincy to meet the movers! Meet the movers to move our furniture to.....wait, I might not have a house. I don't know where the movers will be taking the furniture.
This could not happen at a worse time. Gary has had to work the night shift since Saturday and to top that off, he only slept 4 hours yesterday when he had to get up to get on a conference call. Then it was off to the realtor's office.
We now wait to see if the builder can come down to the appraisal price. If he can't, we are back to square one. Not somewhere that we want to be.
All in all, I am taking it surprisingly well. I am like "whatever." There is another house somewhere. Gary is not happy at all. He is ready to be in a house. I am usually the one that is saying that but this time the roles are reversed.
So I will let you know when and if we have a house to move to:)
Let's talk TV.
We love TV at our house. It is our entertainment at night. It is never on during the day but as soon as evening comes, it is full steam ahead.
We have Directv along with DVR's & HD. There is nothing like watching The Deadliest Catch in HD on a 55 inch LED big screen:) We watch TV as a family too. When football season rolls around, we also get the NFL Ticket each year.
I told y'all we loved our TV.
So that brings me to this.
This year I am not as excited about DWTS because I don't think that they have a very good lineup but I will enjoy it anyway. I am pulling for Kurt Warner although I don't know if he can even dance. I have a feeling that Brandy will win this season.
And my favorite reality show is The Amazing Race! It is a fast paced show and you can never predict who is going to win because of the traveling that is involved. Planes late, cancelled flights, or cars that break down...you just never know.
There are a lot of other shows that I could list but you would get tired of reading through it:)
So as you can see, I am excited for the new season to start. I will miss my DVR but it won't be long before we move and we have all of our stuff in one place.
What are y'all looking forward to watching?
This has been a looonnnggg week! We sold the house last Sunday (yeah!) and it has been nonstop paperwork. We have the relocation company actually buying our house from us to sell to the new owners, so we had to get a ton of papers signed and notarized. Then we have the house that we are buying here. We had to get a lot of stuff done with that house too and I also had to pick out paint.
Not feeling so great about having to do it all in a day. I mostly went with the same colors that were in the dining room, great room, and Caden's room at the house in Kentucky. I changed up the guest room and the master bedroom. I was going to go black in the dining room. Yes I was!
I have always wanted a black dining room. I saw one in a house in Georgia about 9 years ago and I knew that I would have one someday. It just won't be this day;-) I was under the gun to get all the colors picked out and I only had 4 black swatches, so I decided that I wouldn't do it this time.
That is a color that you have to get right and not be rushed while picking it out. We have heavy molding in the new house and there wouldn't have been a lot of area painted black, so it would have looked great. Not having my furniture to match up to was also a problem.
So no black this time. But you never know when I will get a wild hair up my bum and paint it.
But for now, it will be green.
I will leave you with a sneak peek of the new house. I hope to get some photos next week while they are over there finishing things up.
Have a great weekend and see y'all next week.
Have you ever ridden a Segway? Well, I hadn't either before we went to San Francisco. We always try and have fun things to do with Caden and not just sightseeing so I thought this would be a really fun thing to do.
Turns out, it was. We rode the cable car down to Fisherman's Wharf to go to the Segway place.
When we got to the Segway place, we had to watch a video and get our equipment. At this point, I was really nervous. See, I am not very adventurous. I like to do things but when it comes to something that I know can hurt me, I am a scared-ie cat:) I was also working with a broken toe so I did not want to hurt myself any further. But we quickly learned that after you get the hang of it, it is a blast.
This was our tour guide giving Caden instructions on what to do. The Segways do not have a stop and start button or a brake. They are cut on and your body movement is what makes them go, stop, or turn. There is definitely a learning curve and when Caden got on his and was wobbly, I thought that I wouldn't be able to do it.
It was a great way to see the city. We went through the marina district and I took a lot of pictures of the houses as we went by. I was chatting up the tour guide and he knew that I loved all the houses so he took us down some extra streets. We also went by the Palace of Fine Arts. They were working on it so we didn't walk to it.
It was a fun tour and we had a great tour guide. It is a 'must' do in a 'must see' city.