Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Mommanator over at Grannie's Ramblings told me today that it was time to dust off the Room. She told me she needs some new reading material, so here it is, fresh off the presses just for you, Mommanator!

I signed a contract to buy a home tonight. The sellers have agreed to my offer, and, if they sign the contract as expected, then I'll soon find myself in the midst of the maelstrom that accompanies real estate purchases.

The home in question is modest but relatively new. It's in a neighborhood, but the lot is large (1.5 acres). It needs some landscaping, so I'll be calling on all of my gardening friends for advice in that realm! I enjoy yard work, but I don't have much expertise when it comes to proper planting techniques, purchasing stock, etc.

In other news, my Mom has been in and out of the hospital and nursing care. She's home now, but we're working on setting up assisted living for her. She's not too good about taking her medication, and she's not particularly interested in eating. My siblings and I are doing our best to keep her well, but she needs a little more help than we can give her.

My office moved a couple of weeks ago. Fortunately, I have less than a 10 minute drive to work right now. That will change if my plans to purchase the house go through.

The new digs are nice, though moving was a major effort. I have a nice cubicle with a window. It offers a lovely view of some sort of maintenance yard, complete with trucks, piles of stuff and a warehouse. The view should improve when the large oak trees on the office property leaf out. No matter what, it's nice to be able to see at a glance what the weather is like. I see birds from time to time, too.

All in all, I think it's fair to say that my life has been a little bit crazy lately. Sorry for the long absence from posting; hope some of my blog friends find their way back for a visit soon. I'll try to be a little bit better about posting from here on out. With a little luck, I won't be touring real estate anymore, so I should have more time available. So, welcome to anyone who finds their way back to the Room. It's nice to have this virtual real estate to return to as my real life accommodations shift and change!


Pax Romano said...


A new house!

Don't forget to tell the ducks at your current place...I am sure they will want to know where you are going.

Anonymous said...

Yay, Merci is back...and she has more than a room somewhere, it's a whole 100-acre wood...or at least 1.5 acres, which is a lot of land!

Cool, we're glad you back. we visit from time to time even when you're not you are. Smiling!


mommanator said...

Congrats on the new house, I know you have really been hunting!
Thanks for the post, about time. I know how it is to be strapped for time, but I also know one needs to sit and reflect or just sit down for a min.

Virginia Gal said...

Yay - welcome back!!!!
I've missed you something fierce!!

Congrad's on the new house, that is fab, I can't wait to see what the new rooms look like : )

As for gardening...I'm not much of a gardner, but my mom is, maybe I'll send her up (she does love Jersey!).

(Virginia Gal doing happy dance on seeing Merci back).
(ps - sending prayers for your mom and lifting her spirits).

Random Kath said...

Yay, Merci! So glad you are posting again. Congrats on the new house - I've never had an actual yard to garden in yet, so I'll have to do so vicariously through you. :-)

I'm sending many hapy vibes out to your mom - assisted living can be so hard for people to get used to, I hope you are able to find folks she is comfortable with . . .

Joe Tornatore said...

make sure the real estate clause has a No Black Bears clause. April Fools. By the way, can you believe Chicken Scratch got me believing his April Fool's blog posting this year?