Thursday, April 28, 2011

We will be homeless in MN - well kinda!! RV here we come!

Well it's for real - house is sold with closing 5/27! So we've been busy - finding a place to park for the summer (or until retirement is official), finish sorting thru all the remaining stuff - deciding what's being sold, what else goes to TX and what we put in storage until a final decision about it is made.

This all pretty much happened while we were in LasVegas from the 15th to the 22nd - Bob had work meetings there. Many phone calls, emails and a few faxes later and the deal was done! Had a some fun while working there even won a few dollars to cover what we spent. Kelly and Blake got there the Wednesday before so we had a couple days to party with them before the flew home on the 17th. Will post some pictures later.

We had the whole family home for Easter - celebrated Saturday afternoon and evening so some of the bunch could go to the in-laws on Sunday. Kids helped in digging thru the "stuff" and even got blessed with some of it. Got the boat ready to sell - delivering that to St Cloud tonight. Need to get the skid loader sold and that will take care of the big stuff. Got a couple of garage sales set up for the next couple weekends and also have talked to an auctioneer about putting what's left over on a community auction later on.

This has happened pretty fast and we had a couple of nights of limited sleep as we processed everything but we are starting to feel pretty comfortable about the whole thing. Once the retirement decision is firmed up we will be ready to hit the road.

We will be staying at an RV park just a couple miles from the house for the summer. Not the greatest place but price was right and very convenient - winery just accross the road!!

Till next time.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

We could be Homeless!!!

We got an offer on the house!!!!!!!!!!! A good offer taboot - no conditions, no contingencies, no appraisal - cash deal, no home inspection, closing 5/27!! This could be it! This is scary but I guess this is what we have planned for. So now what and we are leaving tomorrow for Las Vegas till next Thursday - a lot to do in a month - a whole bunch of stuff to get rid of.
Well I guess it'll all work out - need a prayer or two.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

A lotta catching up to do here!!!!!

Holy Cow!! Can't believe it's been a month since I've last posted - time flys!!!!!
We had a great time the last three weeks in TX - leaving there on the 21st. The weather was perfect and knowing how cold it still was and how much was still on the ground in Minnesota made leaving pretty tough. We got home on the 22nd just in time for a 10" snowstorm on the 23rd - everybody said "Welcome Home"!!!!! We almost headed right back to TX.
Now two weeks later it's finally warming up - 65 today but we still have some snow banks around the the lakes are still covered with ice. Big Thunderstorms forecasted for later today and tomorrow.
The first week at home we caught with the kids and grandkids, helped Kristin move to a new apartment, babysat the grandsons one night and our granddaughter another day and night.
Vicky had to do a resort conference in Bemidji on the 28th so she headed up that way for a couple days - had some peace and quiet.
Work at the bank has been very busy and we move forward merging the nine Iowa branches into the Minnesota charter and also shutting our data processing center in Iowa and converting them to center in MN. I'm sure I will be on this detail most of the year. Have several trips to Sioux City, Holstien and Aurelia on the calendar over the next few months.
We got the 5er opened up - spend one afternoon in it pretending to be camping and watched a movie. Noticed that slide was not closing completely so took it over to the dealer. They thought it would be a quick fix by just retiming the slide but after working on it for about an hour they notice that the weld on one of the brackets had come loose - so left it there and will pick it up later. Should'nt be an issue as we had only used it 2 nights last fall after we brought it home.
We are going to Las Vegas for a week - have a bank technology conference to attend. Maybe "if" we play the machines we might have some luck!!
Nothing new on the house front - had a couple of good showings a few weeks ago. Realtor tells us that March is always slow - people like to wait now to look at properties when the snow is gone. We'll see!
Found out we will be grandparents again in the fall - this will make four grandkids!
Well best get this closed and posted, need to get vehicles cleaned up after the messy roads last week. Will be going to St Cloud for Grant's birthday party tomorrow - will have some pictures then.

Take Care.