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Indiana, United States
I'm a mother of five of my own children, very blessed adoptive mommy to one, step mother to three! Married to a wonderful man who forgives ALOT! Grammy to 6!I also have the best "kids in law" that I could have! I am blessed to be able to baby sit for our grandchildren a few days a week. I am blessed to be able to NOW stay home full time to take care of our home, children, and grandchildren!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Amazing Phone Call and House Hunting!

I got a phone call from a woman that I haven't spoken to in 20 years....No, I'm REALLY not old enough to have a grown up friend from 20 years ago....OH HOW I LIE!!! Anyway, it does seem like I can't POSSIBLY be that old but since I have grown children...lots of them...it must be true!!
So...I was thrilled to talk to Lisa who was my good buddy, probably my best friend, when I was going through a particularly bad time in my life. We are planning to get together at Macaroni Grill on Monday, just us two! Exciting, don't you think?? I told her that I'm a little more "planted, with my feet on the ground" than I was 20 years ago but she said she HOPES I'm NOT!! Hehehe....In some ways I guess I am but wow, it took me back so much when we spoke, it seemed JUST LIKE OLD TIMES! So maybe I haven't changed THAT much!
I can't wait!! I plan to bore her with my photo albums!! (Just one....or maybe two...)

Jennie and I are planning to go garage saling today to get some more clothing for her Kenya project. She has named it "Heart for Kenya" and even made a symbol for it. I will try to post that when I can!

We are also going to drive by a house in our county seat to see if it would be a possibility for us to live in. I think it is probably HORRIBLE but maybe there are some possibilities for it!! It might be a money pit...It is about 130 to 140 years old but it has had updates...maybe 50 years ago?? Oh dear, what am I getting myself into? It is currently a "duplex" with a full upstairs apartment and the main part of the house downstairs. They are asking a very little price for it (I think we could just pay it off...) but it is in a depressed housing market and it needs a LOT of work. We'll see...I'm just thinking how much my 20 year old and my 17 year old would LOVE to have an apartment in our home! (But most likely, we would turn it back into a regular house again...)

We'll see. I guess....
There is a darling little house in the town I grew up in that I LOVE but we would still have to have a mortgage on it although a fairly small one. Our goal is to be OUT of debt entirely within 10 years or so, hopefully sooner than that! We kind of want a house that we can live in and fix up as we go. Seems like the most financially responsible thing to do.
Well, have a lovely day and I'll let you know what I find out!


  1. Such exciting times for you right now.

    Enjoy your time with Lisa. It is so much fun to reconnect with "old" friends. You know what I mean...

    Becky K.

  2. I haven't been by in ages! Well, seems like ages...

    I love hearing from old friends. I make friends for life!

    Happy house hunting! ♥

  3. What a fun thing to get in touch with an old friend like that... you're getting together today! Let us all know how it went, and how she liked your pile o'photo albumns too;-)

    You are so wise to be making the financial choices you are. Seriously. If I were not in debt, my life right now would be so immeasurably easier. Can't wait to hear about the houses.

    And in other news, I have your dresses all packed into a box, but I have yet to make it to the post office. I am such a slacker!

  4. Surprise phone calls from "NOT old" friends are the BEST!!! I'm excited for your get together at Macaroni Grill, and I'm not even going to be there. How strange is that?

    I love home exploring even if I'm never planning to live in the home I'm exploring. Enjoy!