Monday, February 25, 2008

Miscellaneous Monday

This post will be a random scattering of events from the house of Geek.

* We went to our town-to-be this weekend again. It was MUCH better this time as my parents took the boys so we could pick out blinds and church shop hunt in peace. I tell you, it was almost zen-like. We even ate quiet meals together, dare to dream.

* We bought a house about two weeks ago. After the house hunting fiasco we starting looking at spec homes with the same builder that built our house here. Ironic isn't it? We didn't have the best building experience with the builder, but we do love the finished product so we are hoping that by going spec everything will be tickity-boo. We shall see. Either that or we are gluttons for punishment.

By going with a spec home we do not get to pick our colours or features so our new house will be generic yuppie colours. Apparently this is better for re-sale as our current paint colour is deterring some of our potential house-buyers. They would prefer generic yuppie colours. Go figure. Boring clones.

* As you may have detected, we have not yet sold our house. I am still having to clean waaay too much.

* The incessant cleaning did lead to one blog-worthy event, for the first, last, and ONLY time, my house was cleaner than my mother's. Much like Hailey's comet, this is a once in a life-time thing.

*Today the washing machine died (and miraculously came back to life for the 40 dollar service call) as well as the upstairs TV. Way Cooler is rather leery of me being near any more electronics as all kicked the bucket in my presence.

* Roll up the Rim is starting. For Canadians, this signals this beginning of the end of winter (as well as over-consumption of coffee.) You really have to check out Catherine's blog during RUTR as she keeps a running tab of her winnings. The people in her office even create spreadsheets to track what they win. What can I say? It's been a long winter, we trick ourselves into thinking this is fun.

* We are all well again. I almost hate to write that. It's like an instant jinx when I do. So, if the kids puke tonight, I have no one to blame but myself.

*It's going to be a good week. I know it. The spellcheck works again on blogger, the snow is melting and my kids gave me numerous hugs and kisses throughout today. What more could a girl ask for?


Janet said...

The spell check is working again? It's about time! A lot of misssspellled werds out their. :-)

And I didn't win anything at Timmie's tonight. What is up with that? I expect a car.

MomOfTheCrazies said...

I'm with Janet. I didn't win a thing on my first Roll Up The Rim. After a neighbor of mine won a bike a few years ago I'm determined to win something BIG. Don't get me wrong, I do a dance when I win a free coffee, but I still want to win a car.

Glad you're all feeling better. We have so much snot flying around our house it's amazing the walls aren't green. And speaking of wall colors, there's nothing wrong with Builder Beige! Yea for neutrals!

Our house is going on the market on Friday, so I'll be commiserating about clean houses with ya.

Talk to you later!

KnittinChick said...

Neutrals are good!!! The boring yuppies are the smartest people ever... Just get coloured cushions and you'll have colour without being crazy.

I got some great ROTR stuff on my blog too... a free cup... you might want to check it out!

Kelly @ Love Well said...

Loved the comment about Hailey's comment. It made me snort.

And oh how I wish I could participate in Roll the Rim fever. But alas, we have no Tim Horton's in Minnesota -- which really surprises me, frankly. I mean, we're practically Canadian. We have similar accents, we have equally long winters, we get hockey. Yet Mr. Horton hasn't seen fit to grace us with his presence.

(But looking at the website, there's a Tim Horton's in KENTUCKY?!? Seriously.)

Roll a rim for me. And good luck! Maybe you'll win a maid to keep up with the house-on-the-market cleaning.

Bargainista said...

Congratulations on the purchase of your new home!
Am praying about the sale of your present home, but i understand that things are moving much slower in there than like a yr. ago. Sorry!
Have fun housecleaning! Yah!

JCK said...

What was the friggin' deal with spell check? I never, ever saw Blogger acknowledge the problem. I had just about given up. oopsss..sorry ranting now on your blog.

I loved the update. Too funny on the house colors. It is all so exciting, most especially your time alone with Way Cooler!

MamaGeek said...

Oh man, I hope I wouldn't be considered a boring clone with my au natural themes. Story of my life! *le sigh*