Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Quick update

We have a realtor friend coming over to look at our house so it can go up on the market. He says he MAY have investors interested in buying it. My house is so NOT ready for him to look at...huge mess! Been working on it all afternoon and evening, still not even close to done. He will be here at 1:30 in the afternoon so I have a few hours in the morning to work on it. Wish me luck! We also picked up some boxes so we can get busy packing. I see that the size of the new house surprises a lot of you. To be honest it surprises me too. My house now is 2600 square feet and it's the biggest one I've ever had. We've lived here for 4 years and have really loved it. I have a feeling I'll be cleaning the new house all the time just to keep up, but it will be fun to decorate. I'm not loving the flat white builders paint, but it's not my house so I'll have to live with them. Hopefully cute stuff on the walls will make them look better.

Before we knew that we were moving we signed Cody and Cole up for baseball. Cole got a call tonight and he made the majors. He was SO excited...Until he realized that he wouldn't be here to play. He cried the rest of the night and was in a horrible mood. I feel so bad for him. It was such a big deal to him that he made the majors, since most boys on majors are a little older than him. Poor kid!

Chad called me this morning. He was sent to the hospital with bronchitis. I knew he was getting sick. They gave him some meds and an inhaler to help him breathe better. He's on light duty for now. Please keep him in your prayers so that he may have a speedy recovery. He also found out he will be going to a town called Farah, It's on the west side of Afghanistan, close to the border of Iran. He will be stationed there with the air force and the 82nd airborne. Sounds scary to me.

It's 12:30 and I'm headed to bed so I can get up early, shower and finish cleaning up endless messes before the realtor gets here.. that update was not so quick....I miss not having a picture in this post. :o)


Missy's Blog said...

Jolene ... I wish you the best of luck with your realtor/investor meeting today. I just know it will go well.

I'm so sorry to hear that Cole will not be able to play with the group he had hoped to play with.

I really hope Chad feels better soon. Bronchitis is not a fun thing to have ... seems to just linger forever.

Take care!

Valerie said...

poor Chad. bronchitis sucks. my mom gets it, too - it really knocks one for a loop! and poor Cole - so sad to get what you want, then have to lose it.

it just sounds like there's a lot of heartache in the George prayers are that everyone finds peace & joy very soon!!

Wendy said...

Hope all goes well this afternoon.

Love you rnew house, it has LOTS of room for your creativity.

Good Luck, Prayers are with you

Diana said...

I feel bad for Cole but at least he knows how good a player he is! Woo Hoo for him! Again it will be hard but kids understand.

The whole Chad thing... I read/watch the news. The whole border thing is scary to me too! I will pray for him everyday and hope that he is safe. Hopefully he gets well soon.

I just wish that your government would get together and get things sorted out and if need be swallow thier pride, to get the troops out! Maybe if George had a son he could relate even remotely!

Keep well, try to enjoy a little of your new adventure.

Thinking of you! Good Luck!

Chris said...

You need to rally all those people you cook for constantly for help. I am sure they would come help you out. Give Cam a call.
Tears for Cole. I hope they have a good team for him in his new area.
Glad Chad is getting medical attention he's in our prayers as you all are.

Jen said...

Awww...that breaks me heart about your son and baseball :( Poor kid. Sometimes being a kid sucks too.

Hope Chad gets better....anything in or near Afghanistan sounds creepy to me Jolene. Ick!

Good luck with the house.

Sad that you HAVE to move.

TK Angels said...

feel for Cole. It is hard when you have to move. Obviously he must be an excellent baseball player.

Bronchitis is not fun. I hope Chad will be better soon. If you could also let me know a few of his favorite things so that I can add to my package for Chad in March-it would be greatly appreciated.

Take care of yourself. I am glad that everything seems to be getting better. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I check your blog everyday to make sure you are okay.


Sheila said...

I just saw your post with the house pictures, and it is just beautiful! Yes, you will have lots of fun decorating it, and all that room.
So sorry to hear that Cole won't be able to play in the majors; and also that Chad has bronchitis. I had that about ten years ago, and I still remember how miserable it can be. Hope he gets better REAL soon!

Maureen said...

Good luck with the realtor Jolene!
Exciting to have something new to look forward to!
Sorry to hear Chad is sick....I'll say a prayer for him to feel better and to be safe!

Andi said...

Cole's a good ball player...he'll play on another team closer to your new home. When one of your children are unhappy it makes you sad I'm sure. Just encourage him to keep playing where ever he is.

Hope Chad feels better soon.

Heather said...

I hope you got a lot done today. I know it is stressful when you are trying to pack and move. So sorry that Chad is not feeling well...hopefully, he will recover soon. Sorry for Cole too...that has to be hard! Still praying for you and your family. Thanks for updating us! (hugs)

Chickenbells said...

Dang bronchitis. Dang no ball playing. Dang packing and moving. Sending you good thoughts and lots of love for everyone! I wish I was closer to help you pack...(that's saying a lot because I don't really like to do that stuff!!)

Briana said...

Poor Cole and Chad!

Good luck with the realtor today!

Amy Mowbray said...

I feel so bad for Cole. Poor guy.

Let us know how it goes with the realtor.

linda t said...

Been following your journey... the Lord is providing and leading... we don't always get it... but we follow...
Good for you Jolene... just keep putting one foot in from of the other... he's blessing!

stefanie said...

Wow! Sounds like your're on a bit of an emotional roller coaster with good news and bad news. Hang in there! Love your blog!

Susie Q said...

Poor Cole...but he IS good obviously and he can play in his new home area/ Just will be a tough oatch for awhile...
Feel bettter Chad...we are a;; praying that all of you find the sunshine again soon.
Hope the realtor visit went well.
I know this is all such a hassle but you have lots of young, strong backs to help! Use them!! *laugh*

You will have fun decorating even without paint. A blank white canvas is better than one with ugly wallpaper or whatever! It is a clean start! Once the move is over I know you will jump in and enjoy your new home and area. Your new neighbors are SO Lucky!

Love and hugs,

sohpiasmom said...

Change can be hard, but there are so many good things that will come of it! I will be praying for Chad and happy thoughts for getting the house sold :)

Jennifer said...

Hi Jolene!

Good luck with your move! It is a huge adjustment moving to a small town, but there are great things as well. I feel bad for Cole... poor guy. He might really love sports in a small town, though... smaller teams really give the kids a chance to shine.

If you really want to paint, your landlord might let you. Before we finally owned our house, I was able to talk my LL into letting me paint as long as I paid for it, did it right, and picked colors that would still be neutral enough for anyone who came in next.

I hope Chads get well quickly.