Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A new house!

So we bought a new house. It is awesome... well, it will be. The lot is the great part. It's on 6 wooded acres and has a lake and a creek running through it. It also has a pool. This is so great and so hard at the same time. I'm working full-time again (in theory) and I somehow still have four kids, an absent husband and now a house to sell. . . or set on fire. All too often my house looks like somebody picked it up and shook it real hard. That's not really what buyers are looking for, but what do I know? I've never sold a house before. Last time we moved, we ran as fast as we could out of our nasty gov't-built apartment yelling, "keep the deposit, you filthy animal!" Ah, the good ol' days.

I am attached to 1% of the junk in my house, so you'd think it would be easier to go through it and get rid of stuff. Piles, piles, piles. One thing about this blog is that I feel like through it I have found my voice. I thought someday I might write a book about my life or at least a short story. Unfortunately, however, it has already been written. It's Mason's favorite book. It's called "If You Give a Pig a Pancake" and it is how I function - or disfunction. I was trying to organize and clean my mudroom yesterday (and trying even harder not to set it on fire) when I found a bunch of our painting supplies shoved under the table. I thought, "before i put these away I should repaint that wall in the office that i started painting a different color before something distracted me..." So I go in there to paint. Before I could paint, though, I needed to move the couch. Boy was it dusty under there. I should sweep. The hall needs sweeping, too. Why are Camryn's shoes in the hall? Do these shoes even fit her anymore? I should give them to our friend Hailey. What else should I give to Hailey? I bet Camryn has lots of clothes in her closet that don't fit anymore. Wow. This closet is a mess... This is why Jaymeson comes home to a house that looks worse than when he left it and why I have to drag him around to see the 10% of 100 jobs that I completed so he knows he didn't marry a complete disaster. Or did he?

11 comments:

Jennifer Rolph said...

Hey Shelby I would be happy to help you get your house ready to sell...call me anytime!

kimber said...

I would love to come and visit and see your new house some time. Me and Tami will have to plan another trip there sometime since I missed the last one when Tami got to go.

Rod and Kandace said...

So is the new house in the same ward/area. I know how much you love it there. I am happy for you. Wish we were closer to give you a little help. (I have that same problem with moving on before the job is complete. Could it be a little ADD?)

MH72 said...

Congratulations on your new house! BTW - when you find out how to handle 4 kids, full-time job AND have a nice home.... please let me know. I would love to know how LOL!!! That is one thing I love about winther time: lots of dark hours where no one can tell if the windows are clean - and no one can see all the dust....

Nancy said...

I am so excited you got that house! That is all the motivation you need to throw away all the stuff you don't want. Congratulations!! Wish I'd made the time to start on that mudroom for you.

Tami said...

Woo hoo! I have close connections to a family that owns the coolest house/property I have ever seen! How can I use this to my advantage? Come visit, I guess! I know how you feel about trying to sell. We're trying too - or we would be if I didn't have a long list of things to fix, clean and improve before I can call the realtor. Anyway, congratulations! That house is perfect for you :)

Katie Price said...

Oh, no. It's a Price family curse. Travis is the same way. No wonder I'm tired all the time. I'm excited to come lay on your couch while Trav fishes and my kids try not to get killed on your huge lot.

stacia said...

shelby! i have spent the better part of the day reading and re-reading your blog! wow shelby! you are such an inspiration... of course I have always known that, but to read this has been amazing! you have such an amazing attitude and zest for life...not to mention a great sense of humor! i was laughing and crying all the way through. way to be positive and inspire so many others! i have gained so much by reading about your journey...i feel so bad i didn't know sooner. you are amazing shelby! i love you!

Andrea said...

Yeah! Congratulations - so glad it worked out. It is a dream house and I'm sure you're going to make it even more amazing. Wish I was there to help get your house ready....or light the match....for a minor kickback :-)

Jaime said...

Shelby, I am touched by your site and your recent experience. You have always been one of the bravest girls I know and you continue to eminate beauty and strength. I have thought about you so many times over the years. I was sent someone else's blog and looked at all the familiar names. I sincerely hope you are doing well, tell your hubby and family hello. I would love to catch up sometime. I didn't catch where you were living these days (probably right infront of my eyes but...)I'm still in Phoenix close to the 'old hood'...we teepeed Danny Sanford a couple of months ago...it made me think of all you girls and our countless acts of toliet paper throwing. My email address is jaimebeus@gmail.com will you send me an email? Please give yourself a huge hug from me! You're in my thoughts and prayers
Jaime

Cheryl said...

Congrats! What a nice little pick-me-up at the end of such a trial. It sounds like the house Tami was telling me about in detail. I love the east. So much land and beautiful scenery. What a great spot for kids to grow up too. You'll have to post pictures. I'm so excited for you guys! By the way, you looked great in your Disneyland picture.