Monday, April 9, 2012

Blink and You'll Miss it!

This past week has been SO busy and I must keep this update brief, so here ya go.

House Update -  It looks like the VA inspection and approval went through AND they added the fee for both of those to our Mortgage! That must be a pretty good sign that they think we can handle this place. We've given our 60 day move out notice, so no matter what happens from here on out, we can't stay here. Which isn't a bad thing. We're very ready to move on and other rentals are popping up all around.

Writing update - I actually started the fantasy novel. I'm not sure just where it's going or how it'll be pieced together, but it's officially started. Titles are starting to emerge. The settings are starting to flesh out. Even the characters I knew so well 15 years ago are coming back to life. It's a little scary, but it feels great. I'm not writing this to make money. I writing this for me. I've realized that the whole 'make money at it' thing has been the road block stopping me from expressing the creative spirit I've always had. As an adult, I find myself frustrated often by being "stuck" in the practical world. After all, I'm over 30. I'm buying a house. I'm getting ready for kids in the next few years. I'm "supposed" to give up on all this, right?

Wrong. "Supposed to's" in life are just boxes we put ourselves in. It's a box I've got to work hard on getting out of.

Travel updates -
This past Saturday night, My Sailor and I spent at the Salish Lodge. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day, or a better Christmas present. It was just want we needed. Between the massive overtime from last month, the stress of buying a house, and a recent health issue with my dad, it's safe to say we needed a break. And it was a perfect little get-away. After looking at the bill for just 1 night, this is certainly something we couldn't have afforded any other way. Santa did good this year.

In other news - We're trying to get down to Southern California next weekend. It's pretty much the only  hole we can make in our upcoming schedules, and my mom's birthday is right around the corner. With my dad's health not exactly being at 100%, it's much needed. Making it happen financially means we're DRIVING. And we might end up having to bring the dog as well. According to AAA, it'll take about $580 in gas and about 17 hours to make the drive. Thankfully, it's spring time, so we'll be able to avoid all the snowy mountains. On the downside, it's a LOT of driving for 1 weekend! I'm still keeping my eyes peeled for cheap airfare, but so far, they LOVE gouging last minute flyers. Friends and family have offered to put us up, which will be awesome if this all works out.

However, if I get any worse with this cold I'm coming down with, there is NO WAY we'll be traveling. Don't need to get Dad sicker!

Anyway, back to work for me!

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear your Dad's not feeling well - that's always tough.

    Sounds like things are moving along on the house front. That's so nerve wracking and exciting at the same time.

    Glad to hear the creative juices are flowing. You should definitely be writing because you love it and sounds like you're there :)!

    Feel better!