Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

I know I have been the worst blogger. I admit. Even The Specialist asks from time to time, “have you blogged in awhile?”, that question usually follows a commercial about blogging. And my blog friends are starting to get restless ( Hi Kate!). So here is a list of updates for the past century of not blogging.

- I closed escrow on my old condo on 10/12/07. It is such a relief to have that off my plate. I spent the 7 days that it was on the market, sick to my stomach with worry. I am sure all of you are like, huh only 7 days?!?! And let me tell you, 7 days of torture. After all the remodeling that took place and the money I had spent, all I could think about is what if it didn’t sell. How was this going to work…. I had financially prepared myself to carry the house for a month or two at the most. But of course with any new house there were unforeseen needs like a water softener and possibly a new water heater. And of course the things I wanted but not really needed. But thankfully all that is over and I can concentrate on the property tax bill that needs to be paid on the new house. I feel like I am hemorrhaging money, if you cut me I think I would bleed dollar bills. Please don’t try though, thanks.
- The new house is coming along. I spent a lot of last weekend decorating and getting my artwork hung up. 85% of the pictures are hung and the last few need an extra set of hands. The last on the list is the couches but those may wait until next year. We will see.
- In exciting news, if you didn’t already hear about it, we had a pretty good earthquake last night. It’s been 18 years since the last big earthquake and to be honest we needed one. It was a 5.6 and that was enough to shake everyone up (except Tiff who managed to not feel it at all) without causing any damage. Being a native Californian I would like to say I weathered it like a pro, but why lie. I was shaken up after it, I don’t think I will ever get use to it. My and The Specialists cell phones were knocked out for about 20 minutes but came back and we called all the loved ones to make sure everyone was ok. When I got home I totally expected this one book shelves that is VERY rickety to have fallen over, but nope, it was still standing. The earthquake felt bigger than it was. At first I thought it was thunder since we had that the day before, but with thunder the ground doesn’t usually shake at the same time.
- OHOH I can’t believe I haven’t blogged about this……. I get the honor (and no I am not being sarcastic) to be BFTiff’s Maid of Honor. I am very excited because you know I get to buy a new dress and shoes and throw parties and well booze booze all the time. Poor Tiff is probably regretting her choice or she knows I will keep her well plied with alcohol, hell what are best friends for. I couldn’t be happier for her and The Boy. I think I almost burst in to tears when she asked me to be her maid of honor.

I read all my bloggy friends blogs everyday, so even if I don’t comment just know that I am there checking in.

Happy Halloween.