Monday, June 15, 2009

Way to GO, Katie!

Well Folks last Saturday our Daughter graduated high school. We couldn't be prouder of her. She has become very bright, sweet and caring young woman with loads of promise to offer this world. Her plans are to join the U.S. Air Force early fall and study law enforcement. Her dream is to work with a special victims unit. Katie has a passion to help those that have been handed a wrong so great that it is life changing. She told me one day, "I can't change what has happened to them, but maybe I can make a difference to where they go next." Pretty deep for such a young woman.
Pookey Bear we are all so proud of you and we know that you will make a difference. You already have to us! Love you dearly.

Now I know some of you are wondering how the house hunting is going. NOT good at all.
We lost out on the really mint, cute house. Out bid, over budget and that was that. Spent all day and ruled out 7 of 51 before we got out the door due to area. That stinks because one of them was a sweet looking little house from the outside. Another one was perfect size but a short sale- DARN! Incase you don't know, a short sale is where the seller asks the lenders if they can sell the house for less then owed. It is a exercise in frustration and so was the entire day. The banks don't answer you for up to 6 months hoping to get more money. If they don't like the idea of it, maybe they could simply say NO!

One house was great neighborhood but crappy house and personally I think the agent that listed it is on crack! LOL Falling apart and wants a fortune for it. Others were worse. In two trips we have eliminated 19 due to area. Viewed this trip 28 , last trip was 22. Bid on 4 houses total between two trips and it looks like she will have to return. Said it will be the last time. We won't even try again after 3 rd trip. will stay in Montana by herself and folks that can't happen. How will I sleep at night? WOn't sleep let us just say that. I will have to commute and that will be very difficult. If you are a believer and pray we could use all that I can get at the moment. Our Agent said he would call if something came on the market but with the 1 st time buyers credit, the houses are selling in her price range as fast as they come on, they are gone the same day. Very frustrating. So we really do need a house. To make it even more frustrating she will not sell her house and move in with us till she finds a house. Won't put her house on the market until she has a home purchased. Yes, stubborn as a brick. Won't budge, break or bend.

I haven't been able to work at all this week. I really want to get into the studio and create a little something but hasn't happened yet. I hope to get to play for a wee bit tomorrow. She is leaving she says on Thursday if she can. I think more houses will come on market during the weekend. I just have that feeling and she will miss out. I am gonna try and talk her into waiting till Tuesday.

okay everyone it is very late. I am buttered toast and ready for bed.
Have a great week and I will update you when I know more.


My Little Raggedy Blessings said...

Hi Pea ,

Congrats to Katie !!! I can see why you are a proud :)

I hope you find a house for your mom soon so you all can get a peace of mind .I do know the search is frustrating but tell her to hang in there that perfect house is out there just waiting for her .Have a good day sweetie .


Denni said...

Congrats!! That is exciting. And your son getting married. You have been busy!!! Congrats to you and your family

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Congratulations to your daughter!!

You have my prayers for the house search dear!! Sometimes things happen for a reason and it will all be clear to you and your mother soon! Just think of it as a speed bump in the grand scheme of things and it will all come together for you.

Have a great week Pea!!

Sonia ;) said...


First YAY KATIE...woot woot...Shake ur did it..

Now ...I think your Mom is related to my Mom...Yes, stubborn as a brick. Won't budge, break or bend.
You can only do so much..As Laurie said all is for a reason...and just makes no sense at the moment. The only reason my MOM lives with me...cuz my Dad pressured for it and then he was diagnosed with cancer(which I think he knew)...Otherwise she would have kept on going..She only realizes now it was the best decision. 3 yrs later....Right now she is in Va visiting lil brothers...OH Thank gawd......LOL...I love her BUT can u say OCD CONTROL FREAK....BAD...soooooooo patience...blessings, and prayers to you for it all to work for

Hugs Dear Friend...shake it like a polaroid picture(from a song)Katie!!!

Sonia ;)

Phillane E'lee said...

Thank you Renae, that was sweet of you to say.

I believe but am wavering in hope. Just need a little peace and all will be as it should be again.
Thanks for the prayers sweetie.

Phillane E'lee said...

Thank you Denni!
Yes, hopping, busy, folks around here but we are never bored.LOL

Phillane E'lee said...

Thanks Laurie,
I told Momma what you said and she replied with I have had enough speed bumps thank you! So now you know what I am dealing with. LOL

I know it will all work out in the end. Just have to hurry and wait. LOL
Blessings for a good week for you as well.

Phillane E'lee said...

I think we might be related! LOL Mom has OCD as well. Baaaaaaaaaaaaaad too. Omg bad. Yep you needed a break and let me tell ya so do I but this is what we do for the ones we love.
Katie is having a ball. So glad to be done. I am so glad that she is done.

Lance said...

Congrats Katie and congrats to the proud parents!!

softinthehead said...

Woooo-Hoooo to Katie! Did ya cry Pea....I bet you did! There is nothing like a graduation to make a parent feel accomplished needless to say what it does for the kid! Your daughter is beautiful and seems to be very excited about her new role in society. Education is definitely the best gift we can give ourselves! Congrats Katie! Pam

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Prayers to you and your MOM Pea !
Hoping you find a home for your MOM..
A frustrating and stressful time for sure !

Congrats to your daughter on her graduation !

Phillane E'lee said...

Thank you Lance! It is all good.

Phillane E'lee said...

Thank you Pam. I had stated I wouldn't cry but ya know I did. You knew it and I did too. My Dad would have been so proud.
Yes, education is a gift we give ourselves. I know she will continue on with that education. She is a very stubborn girl. Tee hee can't imagine where she got that from- Me- nope not any chance at all. Have a great weekend.

Phillane E'lee said...

Thank you Linda,
Need all the prayers we can get! Mom and I don't usually spend this much time together either and haven't for years without Daddy. He was the go between, poor guy. So this is why it has been more stressful then normal. This too shall pass and onto the next challenge. LOL
Thanks for the congrats to Katie as well.

~Tonya said...

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to KT!! Way to go. I bet she is HAPPY. KT looks so pretty...

I wish her much success in the future.

And for the house hunting, what a daunting task! I wish you all much luck.

Have a good one Pea.