Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Home again, home again, jiggity jig.

I'm hoooooooooooooome! I'm exhauuuuuuuuuusted.

The offer has been submitted. The kids are at school. The laundry is started and I need a nap in the worst way.

My husband, God bless him, had cleaned the house to within an inch of its life. It looks fantastic. I'll do my best to keep it up but how great it was to have that not be a worry.

I have a long to do list today, including picking up steaks from Costco for my steak day today and HCG from the post office for my next round in May. Sheesh that's just 2.5 months away!

I've no clue how much I weigh, but I know I'm puffy. I may weigh in tomorrow. I may wait a week. Cleeeeeeeeeeean eating. March 17th are my after photos.

My sister is doing GREAT! 11 pounds released since Thursday! I am so happy for her. It was so great to see her and to hang out with her and her wasband and eldest. I have missed her more than I realized. She took me all over Portland. What a great city. I didn't get as much time as I would have liked hanging out with my brother and his family. I was only able to see them at the wake. I had hoped to hang out a little on my way back through, but with the offer I needed to submit, I didn't have time.

I have hope still that my husband will consider moving there. After the wake, it became even more obvious how important it is to be close to family. Mine are all there. His are in Holland. What are we doing here? I'd like to replace our carpet and throw a fresh coat of paint on our walls and rent the house for a couple years when I hope the market will come back. It would be great for our taxes, and then we could rent in Portland until we found the right home to buy. I have some transactions I'd like to have wrapped up no later than June. It would be enough for me to pay back the business loans. It occurred to me while in Portland that I have enough connections there that I could actually start a property management/real estate business there. My family is established enough there, and between them and my husband and his work connections, I could start again, only smarter. I know what I'm doing. I know what works and what doesn't. I've earned my CRS (Certified Residential Specialist). Besides all that, the homes there are COOL. Not cookie cutter copies.

Okay, I've babbled on enough - I need to get dressed and get to work. Thanks if you've made it this far! :D


Jen Payne said...

Sounds like you had a great trip! I love it there. I am interested to see how your weigh in goes :) You will be back to your old self in no time. I am hoping this p3 goes as smoothly as the rest for me. I cannot wait to have an omelet on Thurs morning!

helderheid said...

Oh enjoy that omelet! You're doing AWESOME.

lavenderdiva said...

Welcome home!! I know it felt good to sleep in your own bed, and wake up in your own home. It is always fun to get-away, but it always feels soooo much better to get back into your own abode.

Very impressive results for your sister-- already!! She was in good hands with her training! I know that from prior experience!!

I can't wait to hear how your steak day went--

Lis said...

Yea! You're home! Noce of Mr. Helderheid to have it ready - what a guy!
I have never been to the Pacific Northwest, but would really like to go. Its beautiful in all the pictures I have seen
May, huh? Are you going to do a long or short round? I am thinking August - I want to enjoy the summer!!
Me and LD are waiting to hear about the steak day!!

helderheid said...

Thanks all of you! We'll see if I'm brave enough to face the scale tomorrow... HCG arrived today. I love that I have that as an option. What a miracle! Hugs to you all!!!!

Beaker said...

It was very nice of your husband to clean the house for you. I've got a great guy, but I can't see that happening.

I'm really hoping you're able to move to Portland. It would be so renewing for you.