Summer Update

Well, I was wrong about having more time in summer, that’s for sure! I just put up three quick posts with pictures from our major adventures. It has been a hard summer in ways, but we have also managed to have a lot of fun. We went to Catalina for 5 days to stay at my in-laws’ condo, then we came home just in time to throw a July 4th party. After that,there were all sorts of family stresses, near deaths, hospital stays and more. It has been quite emotional, but everyone is safe and/or recovering nicely. Just recently we were able to go to Spokane to stay with Nick’s cousin Keith. They have 5 kids of their own, and just welcomed us into their home and made us feel like family. We really didn’t want to leave!!

We came home just in time to start packing to move. We are just unable to hold on to the house that we own and have called home for the past 4 years. It is a great lot, and has tons of potential, but our mortgage is super high (bought near the top of the bubble), and it needs a total overhaul to be anything close to what we need. We just can’t afford to do what needs doing. Nothing has been redone since 1955. The electricity isn’t grounded, the plumbing is shot–no hot water in some rooms, terrible water pressure, we haven’t had working A/C or heat in two years, sprinkler system is kaput, and the water heater went out two weeks ago. Add to that the inescapable fact that the house only has two bedrooms, and there are five of us. So, we will be trying to do a short sale on this house, but in the meantime, we just need to get out of here. This has been pretty stressful, at least for the grown ups.

Luckily, we have found a nice house to rent on the street where we used to live. It has 3 bedrooms, so we will probably outgrow it in a couple of years, but it is right next door to Zack’s best friend (whose mother I just love!), and we know tons of great people there. Nick is out of town this week on business, but is getting back tonight, and we have a moving truck scheduled for tomorrow. Our official move in date is Saturday. Wish us luck!

Anyway, I need to get back to work. Just wanted to give an explanation of why I haven’t been online and what is going on with us.


~ by bekaboo on July 31, 2009.

10 Responses to “Summer Update”

  1. Gosh Beka, you have really been going through a lot lately, and by the sound of things quite a lot of stressful/scary/emotional stuff. I’m glad that everybody is okay, and that you’ve found a place to call “home” for now. I also LOVE all the photos in the other 3 posts, you have such a talent for photography! I just love seeing your pictures. Your kids are beautiful, as always. Big ((hugs)) from me, you have been missed but it’s really nice to hear this update and know things are alright (even if you’ve been through some tough moments).

  2. Good luck with the move, and I’m glad all are doing well/better.

  3. Sorry to hear of the troubles you have had…I hope the move goes smoothly…

  4. I’m sorry about all the stressful things you’ve been enduring. Be sure to let me know your new address!

  5. What a crazy summer! Glad you were able to find some time to have fun. Your pictures are gorgeous. Sorry to hear about the family health problems and the impending move. I look forward to reading about your newest adventures when you get settled in.

  6. I figured you been going like gang busters over there…..have you got all moved in already? I miss you. That party was fantastic, as usual!!!! Let me know is you need anything…

  7. A lot of stuffs on your plate and to handle. That move will be the best for you, I can tell. This market has screwed so many people but I’m glad you’re going to a place you have friends in.

  8. I hope all went well with the move and that you are able to settle in quickly!

  9. Wow Beka what a summer. Hopefully the move went well and you can sit back and enjoy what’s left of the season before school starts!

  10. Beautiful, no, stunning, no, amazing photo’s!!! Love em!
    What a great summer!

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