Friday, January 10, 2014

Out With The Old...

On Dec. 31st we sealed the deal. We are building a New House! : )  And today we put a sign in the yard to sell the home we've lived in for 28 years. I can't even begin to tell you how excited and  busy I've been these last few weeks. WOW!!! what a way to chase off the Winter Blues even if we do have 12 inches of snow on the ground.
They are supposed to break ground around the end of January and our new home should be ready  sometime in May. In the meantime I'll be packing up our current home. I've started packing but I've got a long way to go before its all packed up and ready to move/store. The realtor seems to think our current house will sell quickly and if it does I want to be ready to move out. I have a sister that has offered us a place to stay just in case. Thank you Mary!
Some have suggest that we rent a storage pod if our current home sells before the new one is ready. My sister Mary has also offered to let us park it at her house until our new house is ready then we could just have them deliver the pod to our new house. Sounds like an excellent idea to me but I don't know much about storage pods. I'll be calling the Pod company with lots of questions soon. Have any of you ever used a storage pod?
I hope your New Year is off to a good start. As you can tell, mine is. I'm still in a bit of a daze at this time, it all happened so sudden but I'm definitely looking forward to May. Tomorrow we will be visiting the Design Center again to choose interior things for the house (cabinets, countertops, flooring, fixtures, lighting, etc). I'd better get packing, lots to do. Have a great Weekend.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Four New Things 2013...

Back in 2010 I started a challenge to do, try or learn four new things each year. You can read all about it here. This is something that seems to happen every year even though I don't think about all! Each year when I look back and write this post I can see that I've accomplished something over the course of the year. And once again this year I've met the challenge.

Here are my top four for 2013:

1. I love to crochet so when I saw this I joined in to see if I could learn something new about crochet.  It was fun, I learned a few new things and got a pretty scarf to boot. :)

2. I came across this on Debs blog and joined in on the fun. Go visit Debs blog, you'll be happy you did. What's not fun about a scavenger hunt! I plan to play along again this summer.

3. I went to my first COLTS game and got up the nerve to ask JS if we could get a picture together. I'm a bit shy so this was a Big challenge for me! Just look at those eyes of his ; )

4. I did this at the Covered Bridge Festival. I've wanted to do it for years but was a bit iffy. It was very interesting, I'm happy I finally did it!

Yes, I did more than four new things this year. Like this for instance.
 I've found this to be true
since I started keeping track back in 2010.  
Its been a fun little challenge for the last four years and
one I'll continue to keep track in years to come.  
Do you challenge yourself to do, try or learn new things each year?
If you do, I love to read about them!