Wednesday, October 14, 2009


How did I miss posting this last week?
Well, it's been really busy. Blog Business first...
I'll have some really cool Ildi Co. stuff for you tonight.
First involves something you can probably give to people at a certain spooky time of the year.
I think you'll really love it. I should have posted it last week, but things got crazy (more on that later)...
I'll also be announcing the WINNER of my blog candy... Very excited about this one. Did a random draw and EVERYTHING!!!! So if you were entered and posted about wanting to be a part of the blog candy, you need to check this out later.
The Second thing that I used Ildi for, well...I'm very excited about. Okay, do any of you watch Doctor Who (either the new series or the older movies and series?)??? Because, if you do, Ildi Co's new line may stir up some feelings. There's a certain type of creature that's featured that just made me...well, it reminded me (in a good way) of the new line of Ildi Co Stamps...the emotibots...

Here's what a few of them look like:

To me, and all my geek glory, I see them as happier versions of those daleks or perhaps friends of R2D2 (Star Wars)... and they are SO MUCH fun to color, too. I can't wait for you to see them, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by a few of the things I've done with them. They're things YOU can do as well, all you have to do is click the link to the Ildi Co. store in the upper right corner of my blog.

Those things will be posted tonight. Things have been really crazy, my hours have been all weird. Why? Well, first we've been looking at houses for the last two weeks--we definitely have to get out of our current home. There's black mold, the roof leaks and from what the roofers said, the roof is totally a lost cause. Luckily we rent, but we've been trying to get the repairs for a really long time--it hasn't been an easy road at ALL!

We were promised that the roof didn't leak and that the foundation of the added room wasn't sinking or there was anything wrong with the entire house when we moved in, but that's not been the case. Craziness. The wiring isn't that great either. If we run the microwave in the pantry, any 2 lights in the house and 1 tv anywhere in the house (or a hairdryer), the circuit blows and has to be reset. 1 circuit is responsible for things in about every room... I helped my Grandfather rewire his house as a kid (since I was the only grandchild for almost 10 years, and then because I was already taught how to do things, I was the default kid to help with projects until college), and as soon as I saw the box, I cringed a little bit.

We've been looking at houses. I've fallen in love with 2 of them. One was sadly out of our price range (I couldn't make in 8 years what they wanted for this house), one was beautiful and old and full of magic, but was in a really bad area of Akron--a block away from a school known for disciplinary problems (which I didn't mind, LOL. I just want that HOUSE!). One house where he wanted to live was in the country and had a lot of property, but it was really small and there were 4 ceramic fuses for the entire house (I KNOW we use more power than that--my parent's house had a similar system that had to be replaced for the same reason), no basement and the huge garage was built into a hill, with no retaining structure present. Eeek! And the appliances in the house were lovely, but they were older than most of our parents, LOL. Another house he liked was in a township, and stunk really bad of cat. Multiple cats. The bathroom had a rotted floor and there was a large, dark (found out later it was blood) stain in the bedroom, which we later found out was where the guy who had lived in the house--well, you get the idea. So totally not good!

The house we thought we had a good foothold on, for $30,000 (the asking price)...ended up being sold today for $77,000. So things aren't going so well. Since we lost that house, we're going to have to start looking more. Which means a lot more scheduled posts for me, LOL... So check me out tonight, and please send good house buying vibes (and work vibes, too!) my way.

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