Friday, June 11, 2010

Fabulous Fridays!!!

I'm so glad it's Friday!  I am looking forward to getting a lot done this weekend.  We haven't settled the issue with our former landlord, but its happening probably this weekend or beginning of next week.  All I know is she isn't getting all that she asked for & we want the difference on our rent deposit.  This will all be hopefully cleared up when we confront her about these charges.

Enough of that.  The new house is getting arranged.  We should have the kitchen done today (it is taking longer due to boxes with miscellaneous things in them that belong to different rooms).  Then onto my office in the basement, which will open up the living room to get it organized!  Been lacking in energy, but I think its the settling & just being a woman...we all understand that. 

I started a garden when we first moved to the new house & its coming along nicely.  We have tomatoes, green beans, all kinds of peppers, herbs, mints, pumpkins, watermelon, acorn squash.  All that is left to plant are carrots & asparagus.  :)  Next year we will get more planted because we will have all spring to get started.  We already have an apple tree, peach trees, pear trees, walnut trees, pecan tree, and cherry trees on the property.  This will lend to lots of canning I think.  Yay for food from your own land!

This Friday is fabulous because everything is coming together.  I hope you all are having a great day & do something special for yourself tonight or tomorrow.  You deserve it & should do something you like aside from the normal everyday jobs.  It helps you maintain your domestic diva status & keeps you in a good mood for next week!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Quotable Tuesdays

Hello all!  I'm back now!  Its been a crazy few months with way too much on my plate.  If any of you know me, we were in a not so wonderful situation: We had to up & move sooner than expected because our landlord of the house we were renting didn't inform us that she wasn't supposed to be renting to anyone--then she got caught by her bank.  So, we had to buy a house a little earlier than planned; that was crazy in & of itself due to switching loans (Rural 100% loans won't let you own a barn on your property cuz you might farm for profit--they don't want that), closing kept moving back for various reasons & moving day being rained out on the second load.  Then we had some issue with the A/C that is now fixed. 

Now I am unpacking & dealing with some little bumps from the "Princess" Landlord who thinks she can make up charges & damages that were never shown to us for us to dispute.  We have a way to handle it simply because she can be sued for putting us into the situation we are in by not telling us the rental contract was illegal according to her mortgage contract.  She's in no position to try to get more money out of us than we already agreed upon.  OH & saying "Don't worry about the cleaning, I will take care of it"  does not mean you then charge me $150 for simple cleaning (A friend & I cleaned the bathrooms, floors, counter tops windows & vacuumed before we left).  Anyhow, that's just one of they ridiculous charges.  Enough of my complaining though.  That's really not something I'm worried about because she's put herself in a bad situation with all this.

I'm unpacking & things are going well.  I should be done by next week with the main area & bedrooms of the house.  That will be amazing!  We have a summer full of guests that I can't wait to see.  Some I haven't seen in a year or so & others its been 10 years!  So exciting!

Well, let's get back to the schedule:  Quotable Tuesdays...

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."
- Jane Austen (1775-1817), Pride and Prejudice

"A word to the wise ain’t necessary, it is the stupid ones who need all the advice."
- Bill Cosby (1937-) 

"One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important."
- Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

"To sit alone with my conscience will be judgment enough for me."
- Charles William Stubbs

"Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong."
- Ayn Rand (1905-1982)

"We must have strong minds, ready to accept facts as they are."
- Harry S Truman (1884-1972)

"The price of liberty is eternal vigilance."
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

"The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"A great many people think they are thinking when they are actually rearranging their prejudices."
- William James (1842-1910)

"Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity."
- Irving Kristol (1920-)

And the final quip, witty quote of the day:

"They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist..."
- General John Sedgwick (1813-1864), last words