farewell    2006-09-15 08:16:32 ET
So there has been a tragedy I have not shared yet. I wasn't ready to.

This past Monday a friend I grew up with was found dead in her home. it seems so horrible to write that sentance. her mother found her. That's just as painful to think about.
an autopsy has shown nothing. a toxicology test that is underway will take 3 to 4 months to show perhaps why we lost her so suddenly.

She had cleaned up her life. given school another chance and was running her mom's realestate office. To loose her so quickly, without any warning was a shock that took a couple of days to wear off. The only way they know it was monday morning that she passed away, is ironically, she logged on to her myspace account that morning.

I hadn't had much contact with her in the past five or so years. but as children well into middle school her family and ours spent alot of time together. there are so many things I remember and even things I still own that were gifts from Amy.

The only thing I can say that is good is that this came after she got off drugs and turned her life around. if it had been a few years ago when most of us expected this to happen, it would have been a waste of life. At least now relationships had been reconciled and there are good memories to have.

Goodbye Amy. You will be missed
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 SOLD    2006-09-13 10:38:14 ET
So The realator called us today.

We have the house.

The were a total of six bids in on this particular house and we got it. we only had to offer 500 more than our original bid, which was still less than asking price for the house.

I now have a 1700 sq ft, three bedroom house on about a half acre. Lots of pretty trees and two fire places in the home. I have a house! The whole thing is going to go through quick. Because the loan is through my inlaws and the house was a repo, we should get the house in about 10 days. My endless month of nothing to do and akward days with the inlaws is close to the end.

*dances happily*

 update    2006-09-11 11:14:44 ET
This weekend:

dave and I put a bid in on another house. this one is not as cute as the first house that we were flat out rejected by but it has potential.

I have completed an interview with a company that sells dog collars and leashes and such.. The outsource thier product to local sewers to make them. I made a couple of collars this weekend and sent them back this morning. I'll hear from them soon and know if I get a job.

dave and I were able to talk to his parents about the overly opinionated manner in which THEY have been conducting OUR life. They apologized for insisting on making desitions for us and have agreed to back off. This is good. His mother still treats me like I am going to have an emotional breakdown every three minutes. Kinda makes me angry. This is not so good. But I suppose things will get better.

A couple we met at church has asked to have dinner with us at some point this week. They are our age, married about four months ago, he is from India, she's from Kentucky. The little we have talked has been interesting. I have alot of hope ridding on this. I have one friend currently, a woman staying with us who's (much older)husband is a highschool friend of my father in law. was that clear? anyway. It's nice to talk and go places but I would like to spend time with someone I do not live in the same house with.
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