Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Thanks for all of you who have sent good wishes for the new house.

Unfortunately, the closing today was cancelled.

The seller decided not to sign the closing documents.

It's a long story... but I'll shorten it by saying that a house that is in "short sale" carries many possible risks for the buyer. A lot of money is owed on the house. The seller is motivated by not having to pay back the money. This creates problems for the buyer.

I'm keeping hope that maybe the seller will sign, but realize that it is a pretty remote possibility.

A day that I planned to celebrate, has turned into a day of tears.

More to come, I guess.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

New Places

Life has been crazy.

I bought a new house and am moving. Working a full time job while trying to pack and move has been exhausting.
(That's Ella in the new dining room!)

The official moving happens next weekend.

Dixie has been working overtime. Lots of low, lots of dropping. I think that she's getting a little fed up with me.

Hopefully, the new backyard (that is already fenced in!) will make up for all the chaos.
I had a little eye scare yesterday. On Sunday night, the vision in my left eye was blurry. I thought maybe it was just eye strain or something. I went to bed and when I woke on Monday morning, it seemed better. I arrived at school and noticed that things were blurry again. I kinda freaked out, imagining the worst case scenario. You know--retinopathy, going blind, losing my job, etc. I called the eye doctor and told the nurse about the blurry vision. I "mentioned" that I have diabetes, and BAM, she was able to find an appointment for me that afternoon. I left school a little early and went to the appointment. They checked for everything. In the end, the doctor (who was a jerk) said that I have no retina problems (retinopathy or detachment) or optic nerve problems. He thinks that I have an upper respiratory virus and the swelling in my sinuses, etc is causing the blurred vision. He said that if it isn't better in a week, to come back in to see the vitreous/retina specialist. It doesn't seem quite as bad today, so I'm hopeful it's just the virus theory.

I think that Dixie is finally at her "full" weight. She has been weighing in at around 65 for the last several months, so I think that is her adult weight. When I got her two years ago (at about 15 months old), she was only 45 pounds.
My father went Elk hunting in Idaho (or somewhere like that...) a couple months ago. He shot an elk, and brought home about 250 pounds of meat. I accumulated some of it. I'm not a very adventurous eater, but did try some. It's mostly beefy tasting. I have a lot of I started cooking up some of the more random cuts and giving them to Dixie. SHE LOVES ELK. She's a finicky eater, but Elk is her thing.