Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Why Did I Sign Up for This???
Ok so here is a rant about our upcoming PCS that rolls into my whole rant about selling our house in this market. Ok ... so I am excited about the PCS, so I am trying not to rant too much but of course when the Marine Corps gives you exactly what you asked for, it always comes with a catch. That catch being, "yes, you can go to 29 Palms" followed by, "but you have to be there in May."....Ok so anyone that has school age kids knows May is NOT when you want the monitor to tell you , you need to be somewhere else. And guess what, my son is a Sr. so none of that pulling him out of school a bit early (which all military parents have done or will do eventually to their kids). You see he needs to attend commencement. I figured he would want to walk at his own graduation, at least, right? Of course he does and it is more for us than him so he is doing it if I have to move all the heavens and Earth and my husband will be there, if he has to fly out in the morning and fly back in the afternoon. My husband missed Michaels first day of school because he was overseas, he is not going to miss his last day of highschool.
Ok so now that we have that out of the way. Selling the house. Where to start. I have a twitter friend that went through the whole home sale process last year, it wasn't pretty or fair or anything anyone should have to go through, especially with a husband deployed . Well I am a bit more lucky, my husband is now home to help, well as much as a 1stSgt can ever possibly help. By help it usually means, tracking him down at work somewhere, bringing him papers to sign, taking cell phone pictures and asking his opinion about something because there is no way a 1stSgt can not be at work all day everyday till the wee hours. In all fairness my husband just got back from deployment and he has a new company so there is a lot of mandatory fun going on right now, changes of commands, mess nights ...ya you get the picture. Anyhow today I left the house early, because the painters were coming to paint the living room. I felt confident because they did such a great day yesterday and I felt I could leave today and stay out from underfoot. Well bad idea. I came home about 12 and I have a bunch of painters on my front lawn, did I mention I forgot my cell phone, well I did. So I am informed they got the wrong mix of color and after they did some painting thought I might not like it. Wouldn't the first indication that I wouldn't like it be it wasn't the color I picked? Anyhow the pictures are the status of my house right now, wrong color to see. You see the new color wasn't too much different from the old color..see the problem? Anyhow the painters will be back tomorrow hopefully with the right color. I see messes....lots of messes.