We managed to move all of our stuff into our new house, clean up the old one, and unpack this weekend. I think all I have left to do is hang up pictures.

Needless to say, I’m totally exhausted. will post again soon. when I have more energy. I still have a Mr. Potatohead story to tell you.


june 7th


I called Comcast to switch over my cable service to our new place. We will have our service shut off here tommorrow (since we are moving tommorrow). But we can’t get anyone out to our new house until june 7th. ugh! June 7th! I hope I can survive. I can access the internet at work, but I have to wait out the whole weekend (which goes through tuesday for me). sigh.

so anyway, stay tuned, in the next few days, for a funny story that involves Mr. Potatohead.

And have a fantastic and safe Memorial day weekend.

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

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Gonzales Said He Would Quit in Raid Dispute – New York Times

Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, the F.B.I. director, Robert S. Mueller III, and senior officials and career prosecutors at the Justice Department told associates this week that they were prepared to quit if the White House directed them to relinquish evidence seized in a bitterly disputed search of a House member’s office, government officials said Friday.

What, this is supposed to be a threat? What a joke! I say, “Quit! Please! Do us all a huge favor and quit!”

busy busy busy


Hello. Sorry for the sparse posting since Monday. This has been a CRAZY week. Now that we have the key we have to actually move. Who wudda thunk it? And, um, we haven’t really packed all that much yet. So we are kind of trickling things over there when we can. Raf is doing most of the trickling. I soo should have taken this week off.

Thanks for all of the moral support on my last post. The fact is, I’ve been kind of depressed all week. I’m feeling better today, thank goodness. But the past few days have left me feeling kind of, well, empty and dissappointed. Kind of like Christmas day after you have opened all of your presents. Is this what buyer’s remorse feels like?

We have the key


And nobody took it back!

we started moving some stuff over yesterday.. It’s nice to finally be in there, after all of this.

When we went out to the realtor’s office to pick it up (again with that!) it was really weird. We were met in the lobby (after about 10 minutes of waiting for them) by our realtor and the original contact for the Hardie Group. It made it really uncomfortable. We went to a conference room and our realtor put this thing in front of us that he wanted us to initial. We had been so worn down to a nub at that point that we initialed the stupid thing. It was basically something he needed to cover his ass.

He left the conference room and the other woman, the original contact person, said that they didn’t have a closing gift for us. That she had hoped she would have it ready, but just know that it’s coming. We told her that we don’t care about any gift. And I don’t really. But it would have kind of been a nice gesture if they had had something to give us. Especially since we have been treated so badly. She also acted like she wanted us to talk about our realtor. We didn’t. We just said we were good. That we just wanted the keys to our house. We we left the conference room our realtor was standing right around the corner listening in! It was really strange.

We left the place feeling so strange. I still don’t feel very good about it. In fact, I’m really kind of depressed. I love the house, and I’m really excited about it, but I feel kind of numb, too. I just can’t believe we were treated the way we were. And our realtor had every opportunity to apologize while we were there, an he didn’t. He acted like he didn’t do anything wrong. Raf said that he looked like his feelings were hurt. I didnt’ look at him so I didn’t see that. But why on earth would his feelings be hurt? I don’t understand.

So I am left not really knowing what to do. I kind of would like to put all of this behind us. Part of me would feel really bad if our realtor got fired or lost his license. I mean, he has a family,you know? But on the other hand…I really don’t think we deserved to be treated this way. At all! Don’t you think? I don’t know. Sometimes I think we over reacted, too. Ugh! this whole thing has left me feeling very strange.
Anyway, we have the keys to the house. And we learned a huge lesson from all of this. We will never go through a realtor of any kind ever again.

Oh, and if you live in Spokane don’t go with the realtor team of WalkerSims. Andy Sims was our realtor and, as you can see from our story, he sucked. big time.