Thursday, July 30, 2009


I need something to take my mind off life right now. I NEED everybody to blog, so I have something to read. But instead you are all out having a fun summer. Why? Poor me...

Obviously when things are going so terribly wrong in your life, it is much too personal to blog about. But let me tell you this is the year to beat all years.

I will tell you what has pushed me over the edge. The straw that broke the camels back, the thing that has almost sent me to a catatonic stage.
We have been trying to sell our house for about 6 months. No luck! So we decided to refinance it. We currently have a 7% interest rate. HOLY CRAP! I know. So we got the go ahead, were told we would get 5%. Then the appraisal came in and our land value has decreased $40,000 since December. Nobody saw that coming.
So here we are stuck with a 7% interest rate. Luckily our house is still worth a small amount more than we owe, just all the money we put into remodeling has been lost. No equity.
Anybody want to refinance our house for us? 5% is better than most 401K's are getting right now :) The credit union will only loan 80% of appraised amount and we owe 95% of appraised amount. Suck suck sucky!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

First Haircut

I know it doesn't look like he got his hair cut, but that lock of hair is proof. We decided we wouldn't cut it until he turned 2! Then we thought we LOVED the long wild look. It just fits his personality. So I went and had them even it up. I thought I would cry, but it wasn't bad. He still has longer hair and I am sure it will always be snarly and wild.
He started out in the Fire Truck and then wanted to move over to the Police car and lastly had to crawl into the plane:)

Moving cars mid haircut.

Saturday, July 4, 2009


Does it get any more Hillbilly than this? Dirty white undershirt, camo pants and yellow lenses...

A tribute to Michael Jackson

Yes Aiden is only wearing one glove.

And, Yes he is grabbing his crotch. (NO Idea where he learned that!)
This happened a couple months ago, but seemed appropriate to share now :)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Pinching Pennies

As I got ready to shower today I noticed we were all out of soap. Completely out. So I went to our handy dandy bag of hotel taken soaps. As I washed, I thought, "Look at me, saving money." Then a more logical thought came into my mind, "Wonder how many bars of soap I could purchase if I didn't stay in that Hotel." hmmmm