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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Just Checking In :)

Well, we are back to the days when there’s not as much to blog about on a daily basis. No house improvements going on, no trips coming up… Sarcastic smile

So what’s going on around here? Well, both Harry and I are still enjoying the fact that our projects are done. Even though the house hasn’t sold yet, it is such a relief not to have the TO DO LIST hanging over our heads everyday. Our bank account is happy too. For the first time in about four years, we don’t have a balance on our Home Depot card. Although thanks to their many buying promotions, we managed to have a balance on the card for those years without paying a cent in interest. Smile

We haven’t had any showings since last Sunday, so we are somewhat patiently waiting for more. I am trying to look on the bright side. As we work, we are paying down our mortgage and saving more money. I also am going to hit my anniversary with my company in December and will be another 25% vested, so those are all bright sides!

We took the fiver over to Deiderich’s yesterday for the coolant system repair (replacement) on the refrigerator to be completed. They are going to work on that on Monday, and hopefully next Wednesday we will be heading back over to pick her up and bring her home. Although the weather forecast for next week looks a little iffy, so that could possibly have to wait until next weekend.

My most exciting news for today – as of this morning, I have lost over ten pounds! I started on October 1st with a website called “Lose It.” It is a very useful site – you register, put in some information, like current weight, goal weight, your personal stats, how much you would like to lose each week. Then it tells you how many calories you can have in a day to reach your goal. It has a log where I can keep track of what I’m eating and how many calories there are in each food, and there is an app for phones. It has been so exciting to me to see that I really can lose this extra weight I have been carrying around for a LONG time!

Another little bit of excitement going on around here is that Harry has been filling out his retirement paperwork and will be filing them in one month! He has 87 days left until his last day of work. After 32 years, there are just 3 months left! Yes, Harry is just a little excited about that! And of course, the next two months are also the holiday season, so we all know how fast that time goes by. His last day of work will be here before we know it.

Well, now you are all filled in on the exciting goings-on around here…Be right back

Have a great day everyone!


  1. Good for you on the weight loss! I know we have to get back on track too :(
    Harry's retirement is coming up so fast. He's got to be excited to see that the end is near :)

  2. Hang in there, Harry's retirement will be here before you know it and it only takes the right person to purchase your house - before you know it you'll be homeless and roaming free. It's been almost two years homeless and one year of retirement and it seems just like yesterday - still have to pinch ourselves to be sure it's real.

  3. Yes, you and Harry will be surprised how fast the next 3 months will fly by. I'm going to try the "Lose It" website too. Thanks for sharing it and it's success for you. My fingers are still crossed for more showings, it'll happen.

  4. It sounds like things are chugging right along and it seems like you're ready! Good for you on the weight loss...that's never easy.

  5. Thumbs up on the weight loss! It takes a long time, but if you keep cutting back on calories in, the fat will disappear. Holidays can be hard, but try to think of saying no to treats as a real gift to yourself. Sometimes it is easier to say no than to just have a little. You have to find your own path.

    You can do it!

  6. Good to hear the update. It won't be long now and hopefully the sale of the house will happen just in time. Congrats on the weight loss.