Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Everywhere You Look

Do you ever have so much to write about that you just don't write anything at all? That's where I am. Feast or famine as my mom used to say.

Chuck and I have not always made good choices when it comes to our finances. But the last few years we've made some changes and are actually in a better place now than we have been in a while. Since Chuck was out of work for 6 months last year, we were entering into an agreement with our mortgage company, faxing paperwork, making phone calls; we've spent the last 4 months getting everything ready. We recently found out that we forgot to mail in some of the paperwork. We couldn't email it or fax it, it had to go by snail mail and for whatever reason, we forgot to do it. So, they're removing their offer. It's our own fault. How could we be so careless? Ugh. Chuck and I spent some time today praying, asking the Lord for forgiveness and asking Him to provide another way out for us. But even if He doesn't, we know He'll be with us as we try to make this right.

Chuck and I were planning another trip to the coast at the end of this month, but he found out he has to choose his next route on the same day we were planning to go. At Metro, they have what they call a 'shake up' every few months. All the routes become available and the drivers are able to choose a new route. Course, it goes by seniority so there aren't many good routes left by the time Chuck gets his turn to choose. (He's only been there a few months.) So now we're looking at going somewhere else that day, maybe have lunch at the lodge at Mt Rainier, or have dinner at The Crab Pot downtown and then go on The Great Wheel... we're still deciding.

We had lunch with some friends on Sunday, out in their backyard. It was quiet and relaxing. We had a great time just talking and catching up.

Don't tell Beth I told you :) but she has a 'boyfriend'. They hang out during bowling and in their art class. She said he's held her hand and kissed her on her forehead. N is really into the TV show Full House and he's even met some of the cast! (I had wondered by Beth was starting to watch it again every night.) When Beth told me, I pulled out the picture I took of the Full House house. We visited San Fransisco a few years ago and stopped at the house they used for the opening credits. Our girls grew up watching that show and we all loved it. Beth's mouth popped open when I showed her the picture, I think she had forgotten about it! I gave her a copy so she could show him and she sent me this text, "I did show him Full House picture." I asked her if he liked it, "Yes crazy mothera!"

This is the house from Full House.
A guy was delivering pizza when we drove up.

I took this from the park where they filmed one of the opening scenes of the family 
getting ready to have a picnic.

We love Full House!
And apparently, so does N!


Caz said...

That mortgage thing is exactly the sort of error we'd make too. I'm confident it will work out for you, but how frustrating.

Unknown said...

Gosh, I hate when it comes down to paperwork. These companies are always SO quick to get on clients, but never admit their own wrong doing. I hope it all works out in the end for you.

BTW...I have a set of similar photos of that row house in SF! We were there a bunch of years ago and took pictures of it too. It's a beautiful spot!