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Thursday, June 3, 2010

PostHeaderIcon I survived!

the packing that is. What should have been a rather simple three day “pack out” turned into a 6 day night mare. That nightmare started last Wednesday and ended with us turning over the house on Tuesday afternoon.

Thankfully it’s all done now until our goods are delivered ones we get to the states and have actually  purchased a home.

That search might be coming to an end. If so it would be the first time for us to purchase a home online sort of speak. Had a friend in El Paso checking out some of the houses we earmarked (thank you so much Daniel D.) and one I fell in love with (well if you can do that sort of thing with a house) after seeing the pictures our friend made at the visit.

It will need  some cosmetic work (has a lot of old time charm and so much character, that character would translate into WORK). We have a realtor get in touch with the seller to get it inspected by a professional to see what else might be lurking under those “cosmetic” faults.

Much of our search was done via zillow.com which has a great tool to see the property from all sites. That way you have some sort of understanding what is on the property. Trulia and realestateyahoo.com are some other sites we used to cross reference those properties. That’s pretty much all we could do being so far away.

So now that I am situated in a Hotel for the next two plus weeks I thought I would bake a little. Thought that is because our move into the hotel held another glitch. The room with kitchen was not available until Sunday. So we ended up moving into a suit which worked out quite well. It has two rooms so our 15 year old has a place to kick back and sleep without his parents. Which of course raises all of our moods despite the rainy cold weather we have been getting. It’s barely 12C today. Way to cold I say. Double that expected for this weekend so we will be enjoying the high 70’s for a few days (keeping my fingers crossed that the weather frogs got that one right).

So no baking yet but my husband has a toaster oven thingy in his office so I am actually going to see what I can produce with that one after he brings it over here. Wish me luck because I so need something to do.

 

Until then I wish you all Happy baking!

 

PS: HBin5 – sorry no bread braid this time around

9 comments:

Old Pop said...

Looking forward to having you back in the fold once you get situated. Good luck.

Femalechef said...

Toaster ovens work great!!! Enjoy...........

Cristie said...

Wishing you much patience!

Elwood said...

Good luck on the move, and the house. You'll be baking again before you know it.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Good luck with the move and surviving your hotel stay!

Joanne said...

Oof I hate packing and moving! Good luck with everything.

Bonnie said...

Good luck with the house. I feel guilty because I have been to busy to bake. At least you have a legitimate excuse. Enjoy not having to clean for a bit.

Judy's Bakery & Test Kitchen said...

Glad you made it back to the states!

Thanks for mentioning zillow.com. Our financial advisor mentioned we check that, but I lost the post-it note that gave the website name. I immediately checked the value of our place. THANKS!

Carolyn™ said...

Looking forward to your baking again.

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