Monday, October 25, 2010

mish mash

I've been away. For a while.

But I have excuses.

And some of them are pretty good.

First, I have a bad case of the "poor me's".

Mr. KK and I received some bad news a little over a week ago (no, the Big C isn't back), so I went into semi-hibernation to cry without people questioning me, and heal from the inside out.

And let's not forget that we're trying to sell a house in a shitty economy! While we DID secure buyers - albeit ones with a house to sell and a Hubbard Clause in tow - guess what we also got as a bonus? A home inspection claiming high levels of RADON in our beautiful house. So this whole time I've been in love with my home's old-school charm, I have been slowly dying of lung cancer. Awesome.

This super-fun discovery almost cost us our buyers, because the female wasn't able to get past it. But we agreed to mitigate the issue (cha-ching! There's another $1000!) and she agreed to not worry and back out of the deal.

And while we're selling a house, we're also renovating a house! You know those people on HGTV who make a big deal out of their house renovation, and it takes over their lives and becomes a full-time job? Well, all of that's true. Except we Mr. KK and I have full-time jobs. So we research bathroom sconces at 11:30pm on a Tuesday. Communicate about backsplash options via text. And we're both forced to make decisions on our own. (My sincere apologies to all of you whom I made fun of, who did nothing but renovate a house 8 hours a day. Although I'd still like to know where you got your money that you can afford to renovate AND not work. Oh wait, that's what my annoying neighbors are doing!)

Don't even get me started on granite. They're all starting to look the same, and I hate them all.

On a better note, check out our house progress:


our new cabinets are in early...all 46 boxes of them!


the site of my future kitchen! BEFORE...

And AFTER!


take THAT termites! new window, new siding and new side of house.


As November approaches, I can't believe last year I participated in NaBloWriMo. I blogged every day for 30 days straight. I wish I could do it again. Perhaps I will set myself up for failure.

And to end with a chuckle, I wanted to share a resume that I got the other day. The top read:

OBJECTIVE: To obtain a job with XXXXXXXXX company.

I mean, really, people. A tiny bit of effort will really go a long way. And maybe even earn you a phone call.


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