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Why I didn’t put our pumpkins out until October 31st

aka I still hate squirrels



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You know you’re old when

… you’re really excited about your new refrigerator.


Seriously, I’m really excited that we can actually stand our water bottles and pitchers up while filling them.  And the refrigerator has a smart diagnosis system where if something is wrong with it, we can just hold our phone up to the sensor and it will relay information over it.  Gotta love technology.


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We have a street

The work on our block has almost been completed..  The street, curbs, sidewalks, gas lines and sewers have been finished.  They just need to put up our street lights and put sod down where they ripped up our yards and then everything should be done.

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We put up a few of our Halloween decorations yesterday, including the ghosts that we always hang in our half-dead tree. 




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Our area is getting new gas lines, sewers, curbs, sidewalks and streets.  It’s going to be really nice when it’s done but right now we’re living with this:

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The one where I complain a lot

We were partially without power for the last two days.  And when I say partially, I mean that we didn’t have power to the things that count (like the refrigerator and air conditioning). 

A big storm rolled through here on Friday night.  We had power before we left for Kenny’s swim meet on Saturday morning but when we got home we weren’t getting power to one side of our breaker box.  How do I know this?  That would be because I called KCP&L to see if the partial power was likely due to the storm or if it was a bigger problem and I needed an electrician.  They said I would have to make that decision so one electrician and $100 later, I was told that it was a problem for KCP&L. 

We are very lucky that we have family in town that we were able to stay with (thanks Mom and Dad!) but I had to throw all our food that was in our refrigerator away.  And then I got to spend more money on refilling said refrigerator.  Also, KCP&L doesn’t have a system set up to tell you when your power was on so I had to keep driving home to see if we did or didn’t.  Very frustrating!

Eric lucked out.  He was in Portland for his cousin’s wedding and got to miss all the fun.


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These boots are made for walkin’

We’re walking away from the Candy Cane Lane house.  Basically, it all came down to foundation problems and who would pay for it.  The owner didn’t and wasn’t going to fix it and we couldn’t take on that responsibility.  She did offer to drop the price by $2,000 but since the fixes were going to cost around $15,000, that wasn’t that great of a deal.  Plus, we talked to our loan company and they won’t approve loans where there is a foundation problem unless that problem is fixed beforehand.  We thought that would be their stance but we weren’t sure since we had two engineers with two different opinions.  Our loan company said they (understandably) always err on the side of caution.

We signed our cancellation papers today and are trying to figure out what our next move is.  We are definitely keeping our house on the market and will be going to every single open house out there during the next few weeks.


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