The Happyish Homestead

Friday, September 17, 2010

The 411

This is an update post for those of you who care about the nitty gritty of my life right now, and an you-can-skip-this-post for those of you who don't care. I'll, for one, never know the difference.

The girls and I are currently staying in Eugene with Bryce's parents. We were unable to find a rental down in Medford for whatever reason. We'll chalk it up to divine intervention. Bryce is down in California training for eight weeks for his new position as an IRS agent. All of our 'stuff' is in a storage unit. I plan on going down to Medford once a week for however long it takes to find a house. We're hopeful because the housing market down there has been hit pretty hard and the fall/winter months are a good time to buy.

We will close on our house in Colorado the 24th of this month. The first people to look at our house made an offer on it. Definitely a blessing.

The drive over was fine, thank goodness.

The kids are adjusting fine, well Elizabeth and Meg are. Adeline has been acting out a lot and I hope that Bryce's good-bye was meaningful to her because he may not see her again. That kid....

One last thing, I got a job with Harry and David. They're located in Medford and sell fruit, gift baskets, gourmet popcorn, etc. It's temporary, just till December. Want to know what I do? I put together their posts for Facebook and Twitter. It's really fun. Isn't it interesting that a job like this five years ago didn't even exist? I got the job because one of the guys in their marketing department reads my blog and he feels 'I have a talent for writing'. If you check back later, I'll be doing another post about my job.

I apologize if this post isn't the most riveting. I'm really tired. Taking care of three kids, by yourself, in someone else's house, in a town that you're not familiar with, where the kindergartners only have school for 2 1/2 hours (what!?), is exhausting.

One last piece of business: have you read The Hunger Games? It's really good. Just make sure that when you start it you're on a deserted island all by yourself where you don't have any obligations besides your own survival.



  1. sweet on the job front. How do we read your stuff. A little extra money is so nice to have. Corrine

  2. If you go to it should take you there. My postings have the green Harry and David logo next to it.

  3. talk about an adeventure. I hope you find a great house in a great neighborhood FAST. Good luck in the mean time.

    I so agree about the Hunger Games! AWESOME. All the way to the very end.

  4. Moving always seems to have complications. Congrats on the job! PS - you do have a talent for writing.

  5. I think I'm the ONLY one that didn't love the Hunger Games. Glad you enjoyed it however. I hope you can find some structure in the craziness of now and that a fabulous house appears soon....and I covet your job.

  6. Congratulations on your new job Katie. You definitely have a talent for writing! Harry and David is great! I have used their products for gifts on several occasions. Hang in there, things will work out and everything will settle back down.

    ~ Tracy

  7. Wow! You have been busy; and you're a great writer! I'm excited for you! Alayna goes to kinder for 3 hours. I've decided this year is going to drag on forever. The hunger games is a great book! I'm hoping to read the 3rd one soon.


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