Monday, October 31, 2011


The house is completely done.  Jay will go to the inspection tomorrow am.  Everybody is so happy to be in the hotel!  We're so tired!

Even the pups are pooped!

Look at that hairy face!


Harley putting a stop to the kids play fighting.

Seriously, she meant it! lol
One last snag...Driving over to the hotel with the trailer on the back of the jeep, I realized that we were given bad information.  The Jeep can only haul after I practically faint with irritation, frustration, and exhaustion...we made some seriously last minute decisions in the nick of time.  We switched the uhaul for a penske truck that can haul Jay's car.  It only cost 700$. Gulp!  Jay will pick it up in the morning after we sign the house back over.
I finished the last bit of cleaning tonight.  I left the side door on my hands and knees wiping the last bit of dirt off of the threshold.  I have never been more tired in my life.  Because of the truck issue we didn't get to go hang out with Xavier and Donna before we leave, but after all this I really just needed to take a shower and sleep for about twelve hours.  Too bad we have to get up seriously early.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Almost left this behind!  It was stuck in the back of my cabinet!  Yikes!  It's a good thing to remember...I'm going to put ti in my new art room. 
The carpet installers came and installed new carpet on the stairwell.  I am amazed both at how good it looks, and how much money it cost!  Another note to future home owner me: No carpet!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

We still miss you.

Scott Metcalf (Center)
Ninja hug!  We still think about our friend Scott, we still miss him, we still talk about him.  He was the funny, goofy, chivalrous one.  I think I can speak for the entire family when I say that we all wish like hell he'd come home safe that third trip.  This day marks the third year since he died in Iraq.  I wish for him that everyone would try a little harder to remember the sacrifices that our military families are making every day.  These men and women are rarely talked about  in the news any more, but I hope that doesn't mean that the American people are taking their deaths lightly.  I know it weighs on my mind quite heavily. 

Friday, October 28, 2011


I hope we get lucky and have a nice backyard again....This was the back yard at Campbell.  We've been spoiled!

Thursday, October 27, 2011


No one will admit fault...and though I scrubbed and scrubbed...

This is as clean as it got.  After the shampooer left it still didn't look much better.  Do you think they'll notice? 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Finding myself feeling like this a lot lately! AHHH!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Goff Flashback!  All this moving is making me wish we were moving to AK!  We miss you guys!

Monday, October 24, 2011


Laurel teaching Miah how to ride her bike.  Jay later helped out when he was home, and Miah took her first ride alone.

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Something I apparently won't have to see again for a while longer.  The latest news is that the new unit won't be deploying.  Whew.

Saturday, October 22, 2011


Cuteness flashback! 1-28-2005 

Friday, October 21, 2011


Harley misses her chair. lol  She's going to be mad at me when she finds out this chair isn't going to be in the front room anymore! Even thought the air mattress hardly has air in it, she is laying on it.  She keeps trying to move to the part where the air is, but of course when she sits on that spot, the air moves.  SO funny!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011


These chairs are the only furniture we have left in the house.  I'm never going to sit in them again. Jay's looking a little scruffy...he has a whole month off while we are in the process of moving, and he's vowed to not shave until the last minute.  Yay.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Before the movers came, obviously...
My youngest is getting big.  When did that happen?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


She thinks I'm wierd, but I wanted to remember the moment when Laurel  climbed the ladder and "cleaned" the fan.  Reminder for the future home owning me: do NOT put a ceiling fan in the kitchen.  Grease, dust, and fan blades do not mix.  The fan never really got clean.  Nasty!
You have to check out those guns...I guess Band was good for something...she lost like ten pounds, and gained as much in muscle. She's ripped!

Monday, October 17, 2011


With no TV, and nothing to do but clean...I seem to be easily amused. 

Sunday, October 16, 2011


I will really miss this backyard, the sound of the creek when it rains, and the wildlife we've enjoyed so much these three years.  But that's about it.  I am tired of Georgia.  Are we leaving yet?  Ugh.

Saturday, October 15, 2011


My Harley dog, doing what she does funniest.  I love it!

Friday, October 14, 2011


Harley, defending the house from the "magic window".
Harley likes to watch tv.  She also likes to bark at anyone fighting, animals, or scary looking people who are looking directly at the camera.  It's funny as hell. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Go ahead, ask me how many times the family has raked the yard this week!  THREE! The leaves haven't even changed color yet, but they are falling like crazy.  This pic was taken just a couple of hours after I swept it.  We give up.  Also, the new bike we kept, but the others we gave to kids in the neighborhood. One less thing to worry about!  We seem to keep finding things he packers missed.  They seriously stink.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Even the dogs are tired of this!
The dogs are so spoiled that they can't stand to lay on the floor.  Even if the only thing to sit on is a washrag, they will both try to curl up on it and go to sleep.  Luckily, there are two queen sized mattresses for them to cuddle on.  By the way, we are on our third air mattress, through no fault of the puppies..and mom, I owe you a new one.  I can't stand it anymore, and I can't wait to get my bed back!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Laurel's last competition.
It was bitter sweet.  I'm glad it's over, because frankly, I was exhausted. Between cleaning the house, being stuck in one tiny room with the entire family, and spending so much time on the weekend doing marching band stuff, I'm ready to tear my hair out.  The four of us are all sleeping on air mattresses in what was once my art room.  The front room carpet has been professionally cleaned, so it's blocked off to keep it that way.  I'm immune to cabin fever, having had it frequently during my childhood, but everyone else's moods are wearing off on me.  Just a couple of weeks until this is over!