Saturday, February 27, 2010

Location, Location, Location

We had been planning on putting the "Man Palace" in the east room of the first floor. I would then put my studio into the west bedroom on the second floor, to get me as far away as possible from the TV noise. Wonderful Hubby knows that I don't like listening to the TV. I really liked the plan. He'd have his space and it would be large enough to have space to use the Wii.

Surprise! There are no jacks for cable or phone in that room. The TV has to go into the great room and I'll be putting my studio into the east bedroom, instead of the west. It doesn't really matter. I had to wait for him to decide not to try for a wireless connection before I started hauling my boxes up the stairs and into a bedroom.

We are waiting for the movers to deliver our things. In the meantime, we are getting things out of the storage unit, out of Wonderful Hubby's office, and out of MILSO's house. I'm looking forward to having all of our stuff under one roof instead of four.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Thrilled to Pieces!!!

We will be closing on house #3 on Friday. Yes, two days from now, Friday, February 26, 2010.

I've called to have the power and water switched over. We'll have our recycle bin delivered on March 1. The movers have been contacted and our stuff will be delivered ASAP. I don't even have to pay for any time in storage! Next, I need to contact a locksmith, as we have no idea how many different agents have a copy of the house keys.

Stuff is falling into place very smoothly, after a lot of struggle and stress.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


The video card died in my laptop. I have a brick until the Dell Tech can schedule to come out and replace it. I'm not happy owning a brick. Happily, my Wonderful Husband had a computer that he is willing to let me use. But it is just not the same. The same applications aren't loaded, the configuration aren't the same and so on.

Drat. I want the tech to call tomorrow and repair my laptop yesterday. But I'm never happy when my laptop is down. That's why I have on-site service.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Deleting Pictures?

Yep, I'm actually deleting photos. We had put in offers for two different houses. The first one hasn't turned into a signed contract and the second one had a seller who was lying badly. So we aren't getting those houses.

I had taken pictures of the houses inside and out, so I could look at the rooms and plan. But since we aren't getting those houses, I don't want to keep the pictures.

It feels odd to be deleting pictures. I don't do that very often.

Monday, February 15, 2010


A link to your store is not going to be confused with a link to the blog you don't have. Just in case you thought folks might not notice? I noticed. Blogs might contain information about and links to items for sale. But S*H*O*P and B*L*O*G only share an O. Nothing else.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Local Stamping Store

I found another stamping store in Jacksonville. Only they aren't really a stamping store, they are an altered art, ATC store that sells stamps. I won't shop there a lot. The owner was running a class and also running the register. I had to get her attention first to find the Alcohol inks that we had called about and then to actually pay for them.

I can't get into altered art or ATCs and I don't understand them. I'm not that kind of an artist.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Frozen Molasses

Ugh. Why I decided I had to download a digital scrapping kit, I'll never know. Dial-up connections are so slow. How slow is it? Instead of seeing triple digit download speeds, I'm seeing single digit speeds.


I can unzip, sort and tag files faster than I can download them.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


I was at the storage unit today and I started pulling things together to work on a paper project. I decided that it wasn't worth the hassle and put the few things I'd pulled out back into their boxes. I left with some needlework stuff and my crop tool tote. Not having tools with me is akin to a sin. I can scrape by with my Swiss army knife, but I'd rather have a larger selection.

I'm just not willing to pull my paper stuff out of storage to work on it right now. I'm much more interested in this house purchase at the moment.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

No Time to Create

I drove to Florida on Friday and had time to spend with Wonderful Husband on Saturday and Sunday. What with putting things into storage, house hunting, and visiting friends, I haven't had time to do any creating. I also don't want to get stuff out of storage, work on it for a while and then put it back into storage.

I'm looking forward to being able to move into our new place. We are expecting to move in during the first week of March. Sometimes I create things and sometimes I create order. I am really looking forward to the decoration and organization of the house itself and that will get done first.