Lets Sell It….

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This was our lil home

About 3 months ago it hit us, ITS TIME TO SELL OUR HOUSE! With the market going up and the fact that it is a seller’s market we said HEY, What the hell let’s see what happens if we put the house on the market. I have a friend Caroline (click here to see her link) who happens to be FANTASTIC real estate agent as well as my sons best friends mom! Her and I have become closer over the years, our boys have pretty much been best friends for what feels like ever but they are only 12! Anywho… we had her over to come and give us an appraisal on our home, which she had been to like a million times. So she throws out a number at us, $380,000!  Ok we can work with that. So we sign some papers on Monday and on the market it goes by Friday.

Now for any of you that have sold a home before it can get kind of stressful. Mind you I have a child,(Tween) 2 dogs, a cat and we both work full-time. But you have to be pretty much ready at all times, house needs to be pretty much spotless for when the phone rings and people want to see the house. Do you know how NOT easy that is! Before it was even officially on the market we had 3 people come look. OHHH yeah she is that good! Created quite a buzz for us. Well now Friday comes around and I get an email with the link to our house! WOW, that’s a surreal feeling.. like hmmmm we did it, now lets see if people actually want it!

OPEN HOUSE DAY! Get that apple pie in the oven on low to make the house smell ohhhhhh so good then, I pack up the car with the dogs, gates food bowls, the kids(cause we bring Jason’s Best Fiend whenever he’s available) and over to moms house we go for  a day at the pool(and for the dogs to get used to the new house we ill be in ). I keep getting updates as to what’s going on and it went really well! a few very interested. as well as an offer. Hmmmmm ok so people do like the house. Sunday rolls around and it was like the movie Groundhog Day.(lol).  Monday rolls around and I get a call that people want to see the house at 12 noon ish, UMMMM I WORK, but ok let’s do this, Tuesday another call (actually the Tuesday people now own it). Mind you I have to get the dogs out of the house for each one of these showing and either sit I the backyard or walk with them for an hour! It was also JULY! So it was HOT!

By Thursday we had 3 offers( GET THIS… ALL AT ASKING PRICE) WOW, we were like OK sooooo how do we choose? How do you choose? How do you tell 2 other couples No, I’m so sorry but we accepted an offer without wondering.. Will they take as good care of it as we did ? Will they love my neighbors like we did? It’s not easy but in the end we picked who we thought was the BEST couple who is expecting a baby!

Needless to say 1 month from listing the house to closing on the house I think is pretty good!

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Stay Tuned to hear about our Packing Adventures. A whole house in 1 week, and in a 10 x 10 storage unit????  Add a week vacation ( St.Thomas cause its the Caribbean and I needed to go!) in their cause you know we need to go on vacation before we even begin to pack up and entire house…and my husband decided we can do this just you and me  (probably was not the smartest idea, but … ehh, It’s all about the experiance…

Hello Again!

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Hello Again!  So it only took me 2 hours to figure out how to get my Blog all updated and shiny and all new again, LOL ! I wanted to get back on here and start blogging again because I like it and its fun! BUT, now its like after 10 pm and i have to be up in a few hours to get my butt to work…. Although I want to share so many cool things that have happened over the past 2 years.

So i hope you will join me on my journey to tell you about them, from another broken arm for lil man to actually selling our home for our new adventures in this Crazy Thing We Call Life!

I thought sunday was a day to rest…

My day started at 5:25am.. Yes you read that right..AM… I promised my son I would drive him to Brooklyn to go to sporting event, but the place he was going to only holds 225 people! And there were way more then 225 going!! So needless to say i called them to find out what would be the best time to get there. So this guy answers the phone and heres how the conversation went:

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Hi, i was wondering what time the event you are having tomorrow starts?

Ok , well the event starts at 10 am, BUT DUE to the crazy amount of kids that show up i suggest you get here early.

Ok no problem, (now to me early is like am hour before) What time do you suggest we get there?

Well they usually start lining up around 7 am..

Ummmmmm…(at this point im doing the math in my head ) ok thank you..

ARE YOU SERIOUS do you know what this means?!?!?!? It means in order to get there by 7am I need to leave by 6am, akk like 5:45am because I have to have some extra time in case I get lost!!! IT’S SUNDAY…

It really was not so bad and I did get some great pictures here is one of them( note i did not take this while driving)

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I DID IT, Set up my Desk Top & It Only Took 2 days…

Dont get me wrong I love my laptop, but sometimes you just need to get back to basics..lol I have been wanting to set up my desk top for some time and well today was the perfect day to do it!Well for one my youngest is home sick, HE HAS POISEN IVY..

Anyway, yesterday I got the computer up stairs and decided ok how hard could this be? i have done it before and im sure i can do it again. I put the monitor on my make shift desk(a coffee table) with another coffee table next to me so I can have a mouse pad and some room to put a lamp..lol I NEED A DESK !

OK so i plug-in the computer and I hear the fan( ok cool that works) then the monitor and it turns on(Holy cow im a genius) Ding Ding Ding and im in! Ok so now comes the easy part, plug-in the cable and get the internet up and im good to go!! YEAH RIGHT. I plug it in..NOTHING!!

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So now im looking up on my iPhone why i cant get the computer to get on the internet. I click on link after link frying to follow all the directions. I’m clicking and scrolling and all the while im getting very very agrivated..ARE YOU KIDDING ME? At this point the dogs are barking the kids are screaming its well past bed time for everyone and im sitting here lollygaging on this computer that WONT CONNECT, I gave up and went to bed! I’ll do it tomorrow .

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So today when I get up my youngest who by the way had been up and down all night long itchy and tired is running a low fever, and has blotches all over him, IM ITCHY mom and im tired! ok stay home and we will call the doctor. With this I figure ill try again to get the computer up and going again. Still nothing! I have plugged and unplugged booted and re booted powered up and powered down THATS IT..LAST STRAW IM DONE!! FORGET IT..ill try one more thing I unplugged the wire from the back and moved it down to the slot below it and GUESS WHAT… WHALAA ..Google pops open and all it took was 2 days to do something that should have taken 10 min to do..

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Spring Break means Mommy has to take you to work…..

This dose not work out in my favor at all! Its hard enough to get a sitter when the hubby and i go out, let alone getting one during the day who will not cost me a billion dollars. The day started off slow and even though I have to go to work, Jason really did not care and proceded to lounge around in his PJ’s whining at me that he really did not think its fair that he has to come with me. Well guess what, you don’t have a choice because you are 8 and well thats how it has to be. This did not go over well..Precursor to the day I might add! CRAP!!

So now its 9:30am and we have not left the house yet!

Jason you need to get ready and we need to go!!!

Mommy, cant we just lay in bed all day?

Jason please get down here !

Mommy I dont want to go…I WANT TO STAY HOME..

Well we cant now lets move, I’ll take you to Mc Donalds to eat, but we need to go through the drive through because I need to get to work( at this point we are so late why even bother rushing).

We finally get to work and set him up, Computer-check  Ipad-check chair to sit in and we are good to go. Ahhhh ok I start doing my work!! NOT 5 min goes by and I hear ..IM BOARD…

OMG ARE YOU KIDDING ME??????? Just give me 2 hours ill rush through my paperwork(thats never good) and we will go home just use your ipad watch a movie, but I need to get this stuff done! Mind you I work in a warehouse, its a family owned business(NO, ITS NOT AS EASY AS YOU THINK WHEN YOUR FATHER IS YOUR BOSS) We have a forklift and some other cool toys in here. Jason decides he wants me to drive him around in the forklift. I hear him beeping the horn, mom come on lets drive! LOL ..Seriously I just need to get some paperwork done! So i tell him when i am done we will take a ride around..he says ok mommy and comes into my office and now stars drawing on the white board, every few min he asks me to turn and look at what he drew, finally say to him Sweetie, I really need to finish my work, so we can go!

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Needless to say I just gave up put the papers away and took him for his ride on the fork lift, the laughing that came out of this child was infectious..He asked me if he could drive it.. So I let him hit the accelerator button(lead foot magee by the way) and the break!

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He looks me straight in the eyes and says this is the best part of the day mommy, I get to be with you..OMG I melted in the seat! Lets get out of here I tell him!

We decide to go to the movies and see OZ, it was a really cool movie, abit scary for him but a good movie..then we hit target to get some drinks for the house and headed home.

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My husband at this point texts me to let me know that hes home and has fed the dogs(in my house this is a project because bella the boxer will eat bailey the Maltese’s food if you literally don’t sit there) ohh yeah and bailey is a slow eater takes him almost 30 min to eat his food, that he picks up out of the dish and puts on the rug only to eat it one by one..akkkkk! And my oldest calls to tell me he will be home by 12 hes going out with his friends. UMMM I did not hear a “Mom is it ok if i go out?” That will not float in my house, you ask me not tell me! Well i guess im lucky he still tells me what hes doing!

Its almost 8 pm now i have not been home yet all I want to do is go to bed! Yeahhhh ok, I dont sleep untill everybody is safe at home in my house(Its a mom thing, I’m sure you understand) Now comes the tricky part, My cat and dog have some issues, they love to hate each other so there are some gates in my house..But the cat is getting very daring and she has been jumping the gates to torment the dog..Well I move the gate to go upstairs she flyes up the stairs and with that the cat follows, JEEEEZ I run up the stairs to get in between them trip up the stairs shoes go flying crack my knees hit my head(i wish i could have seen what i looked like) twisted my ankle and save the cat.. all this and I was holding my other dog in my arms because he dose not do stairs!He is fine.  IS THE DAY OVER YET??????? Nope i still need to wait for Andrew to get home before I go to sleep!

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Finally I get lil man to bed and about 30 min later i hear a thud on the floor along with a few more thuds on the floor! What is that Its jason tossing GAK around that now is stuck to his ceiling and WONT come off! 25 minuts later after scrubbing the ceiling and most of it came off I say GO TO SLEEP NOW! Argg time to get some laundry done and about 11:15 ish I get a text, Mom im outside I came home early for you so you can go to bed! I LOVE THAT KID.. I have 2 great kids and i don’t know what i would do with out them..To the moon and back with stars bursting out of my heart, LOVE YOU!

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Farmingdales 1st St.Patricks Day Parade

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend and im sure quite a few of you are feeling the effects of a long day yesterday.. I know i am..from painting my kitchen though..heheh..Seriously thats why im hurting. Well i wanted to share with you a few pictures from the parade idid go to in my home town of Farmingdale. It was the first one that they have had and it turned out to be a great day and there were so many people who came down to support it..People were all dressed up showing off there Green hair, shirts, gloves, sneakers and even some of the dogs were dressed up to. What was also cool about it was that after the parade they had a bounce house for the kids and our Fire Dep,( where my hubby is a volunteer)  had potato soup& there was cotten candy also. I was just a great day for the kids to run around and get some energy out!

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