August 21, 2009

Friday Fragments

My nephews, Jayden and Julyan, had me crackin' up during our visit to Arkansas this month. All the kids were running in and out of the house and my sister yelled, "Shut the door! What are you, barn animals?" and Jayden stuck his head back in to say, "No, YOU look like a barn animal!". Then one morning Julyan asked me if I wanted "mancakes" (muffins) or "puffcakes" (pancakes) for "freffrest" (breakfast).

Sixteen long months after we put our house in Arkansas up for sale, it is out of our lives. Can you say thank you, Baby Jesus? I can, I've said it many times today. 16 months, 6 offers, 4 buyers, 4 closing dates, 3 last minute financing falling throughs, and a net loss of $55 K. We may never buy a house again.


The one thing I have to say that doesn't have something to do with Arkansas (and I fucking dare you to make the generic connection)... A big damn chuck of one of my back molars broke off. On Friday evening OF COURSE! 

17 comments:

texlahoma said...

Why does that always happen on Friday evening?
I think you made a wise vehicle trade BTW.

Unknown Mami said...

Dental work is a b*tch!

@eloh said...

Good that you have "lightened" your load. Just in time to take on the "system". I think your time is pretty well spoken for now.

Banteringblonde said...

Good news on the house .. sorry about the loss but I can imagine you are glad to be done with the stress of dealing with it. I like your blog farts ;)

Bill and Lorie Shewbridge said...

Great car... NOW!! I wasn't following your blog in April, but I went back and read the post about the tornado and looked at the pictures. OMG, the devastation. I didn't even realize that I was holding my breath and crying at the same time I was reading. I cannot believe they (and you) made it through all that. Thank GOD everyone was alright. The people of your town are really what America is all about!!

Shannon said...

How 'bout calling her "Dorothy"? You know... 'cause of the tornado...

Debra said...

So glad to hear you sold the house! Crappy that is took so long. 6 offers and three fell through? I do not understand why so much of this kind of thing is happening. I have had one fall thru, my brother has had two deals fall through. You would think by now they would know if this person could get the loan before they tie up your home for months. Can't the banks figure it out yet?

Well good for you, Congrats! Sorry about the tooth though. Smart move with the car. My husband did this to me once, only once. He bought a truck while we still had a car payment. Then proceeded to get laid off! It was rough for three years. Never again!

As for the X-men, honey where the heck have you been????? Before this movie made Hugh Jackman a household name I saw this film and said "Wow, if this guy would shave he would be a hunk".

SaVanna Walker said...

I second "Dorothy"!

@eloh said...

I cast a second vote for Dorothy.

Brenda Susan said...

Yah I agree with Shannon! Call her Dorothy! Maybe you can find her some sparkly red shoes!

Nocturnal Queen said...

I gave you an award. You can find it at my blog. :-)

Anonymous said...

Wow.. You get rid of one payment just in time for another.. This whole scenerio just about mirrored my sis.. BUT, you got a great looking vehicle out of the deal - change is good - and you'll have the money to get your tooth fixed, altho I'm sure you had other plans.. And I do hope you get your tooth taken care of and that it's not too extremely painful.. Dental work blows..
And I'm so glad I'm not the only one who names their vehicles.. I am currently driving "Frosty", which in the summer sounds stupid - or if you ask my sis, sounds stupid every day of the year - BUT when the snow flies, the name is perfect.. Plus she's white.. Blah, blah, blah..
Enjoy your new vehicle and your new financial freedom.. You are not alone...

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

The trade sounds like a good deal, car payments suck!

I hope you can get your tooth fixed too and for less than the 55k your house cost you. :) Glad it finally sold though. Congrats!

April said...

I agree with Dorothy. YAY on selling that house!!!!!

Stacie's Madness said...

as I am quickly approaching the closing of our house (sept 14th) I can only hope that shit doesn't hit the fan have fall through.

I might just get crazy. Might = PROBABLY.

Anonymous said...

One vote to name the car:

Crunchy :)

Congrats on getting rid of the house - ugh, sounds like a nightmare.

~Ronda~ said...

Guessing you watched Wolverine? Ohh, yes, hawt, yummy!! I literally laughed out loud when I saw the explorer with no windows, just after Big Bertha hit!! I could almost see you driving it!! Funny!! I had one that looked worse than that remember!! Sorry about the tooth, but look at all the $$ your saving by no car payment!!