It looks like interest in randomizing has waned significantly, and I blame myself for the lack of participation since I’ve barely been phoning it in since August, what with our ginormous move across country and all. Y’all have been mighty patient with me, but it appears that your patience has finally run out.
So I’ll be putting Random Tuesday Thoughts Rebel on the back burner until March
4th 11th (yes, I nudged it a week because of So. Many. Boxes!!) when I will finally be back to ‘normal’ again, have legit high speed internet, and mostly uninterrupted time so I can actually pay visits to everyone and respond to comments. Finally.
Because there’s nothing I hate more than a hostess who doesn’t pay visits to the participants of a hosted venue. I’ll drop that hop and move on, as I suspect many have done from this one. I’ve failed in my queenly duties carrying on the tradition of being random on Tuesdays. I apologize.
But in more positive news, we’ll finally be exiting this cramped basement dwelling! We decided we couldn’t take it anymore, and rather than wait impatiently for our house to sell in PA, we decided to move forward and get pre-approved to just buy one out here already. We’re lucky that we had paid off our mortgage on our other house, or it would have been an impossibility, and we’d probably be on the road to further insanity.
There’s something to be said for having your own house for umpteen years, then subjecting yourself to basement living – in your parents’ basement, no less.
While it’s a novel idea, and quite helpful to not be subjected to a strict lease at an apartment – or the hassle of having to find a decent rental place that would allow 2 dogs, 2 cats and 2 kids (yeah, I know, I had to throw the kids in there to see if you’d notice) having the family of 4 (or 8, if you count the dogs and cats) crammed into one dark space together does not promote familial harmony.
And it messes with your mojo.
Not to mention your sanity.
In order to access the interwebs, we’ve had to tap into my parent’s DSL connection wirelessly, and since they have really crappy phone lines, we might as well be going old school and using dial up.
Or smoke signals. Those would be faster.
I won’t bore you with all the details of how slow the internet truly is – let’s just say a turtle would win that race. Or even a snail. Whichever is slower. The hubby has often given up on internet access and trundled over to the air mattress in the middle of the room to take a nap out of sheer boredom.
We definitely need to get out of here very soon.
And guess what? We finally are! While our house in PA hasn’t yet sold (after all, it’s the dead zone for selling a house – especially with the snow, ice and freezing temperatures that have been running rampant out that way), we will be closing on a house out here to finally retrieve the 95% of our belongings that have been stashed here since September:
We’ll be transferring all that stuff to here instead:
It’s going to be so nice to stretch out (and spread out) after dark basement dwelling for almost 5 months. That’s about 4-1/2 months too long.
I’ll share pictures of the interior tomorrow – meanwhile that’s a wrap for this week – you know the drill, link up and join in the fun, everyone is welcome – random or not. Be sure to visit your fellow randomizers so they don’t feel so lonely.
Keeping the random alive – feel free to snag a badge and play along – one for my wino friends:
And one for my non-wino friends: