Wednesday, October 13, 2010


I got my 2nd BlogHer check, and again I made about 11 cents a day, and even though I should have used that $25  to buy shoes for the kids, Moose said I could do whatever I wanted with it.

Things have been happening on the selling the old house front.  Good things, bad things, disappointing things, stressful things, but things, things that require risky decisions to be made.  All choices are equally risky and safe.

I am not going to say just what because I don't want to jinx it.  I believe God is in control  and has a plan for us that we can't always see but I also believe in jinxing. ( I totally jinxed myself out of getting a big calling recently.  I was certain that it was going to be a BIG one, one with a LOT of responsibility but because I told people that I jinxed myself into one with very, very little responsibility. SWEET!)

I can however relay facts. 
  • Fact one, we still own our old house.  
  • Fact two, said house is empty.  
  • Fact three, we can not afford to pay 2 mortgages next month. 
  • Fact four, rental management properties have been spoken to.  
  • Fact five, someone is interested in buying said property but since no paperwork has been made it is still only interest and interest doesn't pay the bills.  
  • Fact six, November is coming quickly.

So last night as I tossed and turned in my bed while I tossed and turned decisions in my mind I knew exactly what I was going to do with my BlogHer check.  Buy pumpkins.  What better way to soothe mid autumn nerves than with big orange squash?

This morning I put the situation to the kids, I had a $25 limit for pumpkins and the pumpkin farms charge a lot of money for the attractions and the pumpkins and as far as I can tell none of them do what they used to do which was pay a fee to do everything at the farm which includes a pumpkin. So we hashed it out and decided to buy pumpkins at Winco (17 cents per lb.) and go to a pumpkin farm that had free attractions.
The main attraction was the "Hay Pyramid"  I even managed to get some pretty decent pictures from the broken camera.

 And just when you think it isn't possible to love Boba Fett any more than you already do, I give you....
Boba Fett the Basilisk, complete with hissing.
On the hayride Camrock spun a tale about  how it was really a vehicle taking us to a Zorg prison camp.  In this picture he was singing a song, presumably a prison song?

As we left we bought some apples for a snack and corn for dinner and a full hay bale.  The hay bale will serve 3 purposes; first, Halloween decoration for my porch, second, a target for my avid archer son, and third, dry matter for the garden.

The best part is I still have $5 left over.


Afton said...

I used hay as dry matter for my garden after it was a "straw search" for a cowboy themed birthday party. In the spring all that hay sprouted.

But YAY for Winco pumpkins. So what farm did you end up visiting? Yesterday was probably the last good day to do it, so good for you for jumping at the opportunity. And good for your kids for jumping off the hay pyramid.

Sawyers Family said...

My family is in the same situation you are: house on market, said house empty, property management companies called, people have looked at our house, waiting for feedback, ect.
All I know is to have FAITH! The Lord will bless your family when the time is right. I had a friend tell me recently that "Heavenly Father is the best accountant." I know he will bless you and me when the moment is right for our families.
Good Luck!