Tuesday, 18 May 2010


Or just lazy...

Saturday we went to Bury to the market; got 7 of the loveliest peaches ever (among other fruits).

Sunday was church lunch (I brought homemade pecan pies and store-bought rolls and lunch meat). We arranged it just right so that we got to visit with people this time. We were minding our own business when the man next to me leaned over and asked Bob what he thought of our new President. hehe. Bob was very polite and said he was doing about as we expected him to. Then conversation turned to health care, took a breather on worm farms, and back into the fray with Creationism. Heavy stuff for such a loud and casual atmosphere.

Bob talked to his mom, who had been out to look at a house for us. She had been hesitant at first, but this second time they talked she was more positive about the place. It's 7 wooded acres near Beaver Lake (Rogers, Arkansas), but the house is a double-wide mobile that needs subfloor. But it's cheap. But no garage... We are considering it. Thinking about how much it would cost to do the floor and build a garage, checking if internet is available there (maybe!), etc.

So I called my mom and she went to look at a place near them (Wewoka, Oklahoma). 33 acres, cleared, with 2 ponds. But the house is small and messy. No garage, but a couple of outbuildings (in varying stages of repair), fenced... Asking more than we have, so we'd have to make a low offer and still be all in. So we did what I always do when I don't know what to do - made a list.

Oh, Bob and I are back to dieting. He's outgrown most of his trousers recently, and I'm not much better on my tops. sigh. I'd been exercising regularly, but it's not enough.

Also I realized out time here is getting short, and am starting on the big sort out.

Gotta go.


Anonymous said...

My advice (that you didn't request) avoid a mobile home. They can be improved with a lot of work/money but it won't increase the value and it will always be inferior to a house. Also much harder to resell. Have you looked on realtor.com?jc

Wil said...

We wish you awesomeness in your search for a home. I won't offer any advice that you're not already following (be careful, read the fine print, etc.)

I think my beliefs coincide with yours in that "all things happen for a reason" and "proper prior planning prevents poor performance."

Let us know how the search goes. :-)

Ganeida said...

Hey so exciting for you guys. Guess you are loking forward to going home. Can you believe that we met quite a bit before you went to England & we have known each other that long?!! Me neither. ♥