I am Still Here, Believe it or Not.

Contrairy to popular belief I am not dead.   It has been a long time since I last blogged and my only excuse is that things have been hopping here and changing fast. Joe got a new job back here in TN, one he really wanted so we were up in the air to see if he would get the job and be able to come over.  Everything broke just right and today he arrived at his house in Whitwell.  He has bought the house in Whitwell from us so we had all the ends to tie up with that.  Things could not have worked out better!!  Then the day before Joe left OK we got a call from the Real Estate office to say they had someone who wanted to buy the house.  We had to call Joe to see if he wanted to sell it and he said alright so we got that going and making plans then to figure out how to get it lined up to rent a house in Huntsville, AL so they could move in there if the house offer was a good one.  So Between one thing and another I never could concentrate on writing a blog.  Now Joe is here, the offer has not been presented to us nor has it been cancelled and Joe starts his new job on Tuesday.  So we are just going to enjoy seeing each other again after a year long absence and let the sale come or go as it will.  If they make an offer they will have to work around Joe’s job and take the time table he needs or forget buying the house.  I spent the last three days cooking for Joe and his family.  With moving in and having only 2 days to get unpacked before he spends two weeks training for his new job, they will have very little time to cook or shop so I filled their freezer with home made bread, muffins, biscuits, coffee cake, dinners and the canned vegetables.  They will not have to shop for about three weeks and by then things will be straightened out.  Things have been working out for us, it is so exciting I find it hard to settle down to daily chores.  Tuesday we will call our Real Estate office here in Spencer and see about putting our farm on the market so the roll-a-coastor of emotions are not over yet.  I’ll just have to let others take care of it for now and forget it.

I am almost done with Dyhana’s new suit, it is coming out nice but I have yet to put in the lining.  I have not done that before so wish me luck.  I have finished 15 pairs of knitted slippers for everyone in the family for Christmas.  I guess that catches you up on my ups and downs.  Have a good day.

 

 

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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2 Responses to I am Still Here, Believe it or Not.

  1. Nancy O'Grady says:

    Things are a roller coaster ride for all of you right now!!!! Hang on to your hat!!!! If your farm sells quickly the fun will begin for your next adventure. I can hardly wait to be surprised with the action to follow!!!! Good luck to Joe and family. Also to your future hopes and plans!!!!! LIFE just keeps coming at you, they say, and I know that is true!
    Love you, Nancy

    • I never liked roller coaster at the fair but this one I love and it keeps going. We have the closing date set for the Whitwell house and Joe has picked out a nice house to rent in Athens, AL to rent. He will know in two days if he is approved for the rental, then we can push the closing date up sooner and they will be set so we call the Real Estate agent that we bought the land for this farm from to see about listing this place. He knows the land but has never seen the house, the out buildings or the clearing of the land that we have done yet he was very positive about selling the place for us because he has so many people looking for places just like this. He made a date to come up today hoping the storms would be over by today but when I called again to have him wait before coming up he said he had planned to come right after lunch and hope the rain has stopped so he can take some good pictures. I still told him to call before he comes because the storm last night took down a big tree that is blocking our road and unless it stops raining long enough for Norman to get out with the chain saw to cut it up to move he will have to park his car up at the gate and walk down to the house. It is still raining hard now and we have had over 6 inches of rain from this storm in the last three days. There is flash flooding all through out the area around here but again the mountain has saved us from that and all we have to worry about is just how much water the ground can take before more trees give way, so far so good. We don’t see any others that look like they are in trouble – the one that went we had seen that one when we came back in the spring and knew that one would either go down or break off in a high wind that came from the south as this storm had done. When it stops raining We will go up and cut up the tree and I will take a picture of it so you can see how big it really is!! Love Carol

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