Is this thing on (bang-bang-bang)… hello?
“Why did the cow cross the road?”
“So he can get to the MOOOvies.”
What better way to return to the blogging world than a kids’ joke. My kiddos brought this one home a few years ago and it instantly became a classic.
Thanks to a couple of blogger friends out there who e-mailed or texted me to see where the heck I’ve been. I love that you checked on my well-being. I’m here. I’m still Moovin’ – still breathing.
However, we’re also preparing to MOOve . I’m just checkin’ in real quick to give you the overall synopsis. I’m so damned over whelmed with stuff to do and decisions to be made. Ha-ha, I might be moving and breathing, but this whole preparing to sell your place makes me want to kill myself.
We met with 1 realtor that wants us to upgrade our bathrooms and a couple of other various items. People in Orange county think when we say “we have no money,” that means we can still afford to put $3,000 into the place. NO. We have no money. I guess everyone in our area that claim that, are still sitting on Five grand to work with… that’s not us.
We’re meeting with another realtor this Wed. So hopefully, he’ll disagree about the upgrading of bathrooms. I went to Walmart and purchased a cute shower curtain, rug, and matching items to create a “beach” theme, which already makes the bathroom look more appealing. I’m hoping “staging” will help mask anything that is undesirable. Yes, I put that on my credit card.
In addition to all the mess of packing up or donating items (we got to clean up to stage the place,) we now have kids starting school last day of August. I’ve got to meet with the school pertaining to completing our son’s testing and assessment to see if he qualifies for 504 (IEP) plan at school. They said they won’t complete everything until October! Why it takes 60 days (not including summer), is beyond me. Whatever. We need the 504 in place, before we move, so we can give that to the next school. I don’t want to start this whole process all over again! Once a plan is in place, you have something to work with that can be tweaked/maintained over time as he advances in grades or changes schools even college.
BUT…I really don’t want to move in the middle of “winter” – see in CA, it’s summer year-round. Flip flops all the time. However, central OR or Boise, ID- they have snow. (yes, we haven’t yet made up our mind what state we’re relocating to) I can’t buy winter appropriate clothes for those places at our local Southern CA Walmart or Target. Our winter clothes are different…as in they still have shorts on the racks. SOOO… that will be a challenge.
What a situation. We need to move because we can’t afford to stay, but we can’t afford to move? What the hell? We’re going to need a trailer or moving truck (a truck costs about $2,000), we’ll need first and last month’s rent, etc. MY GAWD… we need me working. Anyone that has been my blog friend, knows my temp job of 2.5 years didn’t pan out… yup, that’s a post for another day- was supposed to return, but that’s not gonna happen now.
But just how am I to get all this packing done and search for a job, that I don’t intend to keep, but pays enough… cuz I could get a quick part-time job at fast food, but crap, that will only cover some meals…not repairs to carpet that have to be done and costs involved in selling condo, and relocating costs.
And on top of all that, we got some furniture we’re trying to get rid of, but at least make some $$, so my hubby is taking photos and posting on Craig’s list.
I’m losing my mind. Whatever faith you may be – pray for us, or send good Karma our way- talk to the spirits on our behalf. Any assistance, we’ll be greatly needed and appreciated. 🙂