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Kind of Sad!!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

My Sister and I talked and we are going to sell our Mom and Dad's home! I can not afford to keep it and neither can she. I know my Son is going to be upset because he thinks he is getting it, but he is not working and can not pay the up keep or bills on it! It will be hard because Mom and Dad bought the house before I was born. We have had the house over 60 years. My Sister and I were raised there. My Son spent a lot of his growing up years there. My Sister just started a new job yesterday and the house needs work so we are selling it. It will take awhile since my Sister lived there with Mom until Mom passed 2 1/2 years ago, so
she has to get her stuff out and then we have to decide what to do with the rest. I know it is the only thing we can do, but it will be hard!! I do not want or need a rent house!!!!!!!!
Hope all the Sparks in Sparkville are having a good Tuesday!! It is cloudy and cool here in my corner of Sparkville. Enjoy the Day!!! emoticon emoticon

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/6/2010 9:10PM

    I would rather see you sell the house to someone who will love and live in it than watch it fall apart in disrepair as so many are doing in our area. It sounds like a lot of love in your family home...now it can bring love to another great family. Sounds like you are making a wise decision...let go and let God.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen


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SAL1512 11/4/2010 9:42AM

    My cousin is having to go thru the same thing as her Mom just moved into assisted living. It is the house she grew up in and a cousin was going to buy it. She was so happy the house was going to stay in the family and then that did not work out. Maybe things will work out for your son while you are trying to sell it. Some houses move really slow.
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LATVIAN_SANDY 11/3/2010 1:43AM

    That IS hard! I wrote a blog about my parents selling their house - I couldn't believe how emotional I got! But that's life, you have to hold on to the memories, not the physical things.

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LINDABENEDICT 11/2/2010 7:45PM

    Oh dear. So sorry to hear you have to make that decision. You sound very wise and well intentioned, so you know that the decision is well made.

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HEROS3 11/2/2010 7:39PM

    I know it is a hard thing to do. When we sold my grandparents house it was a sad time. But now when I drive by and see the new family living there and creating memories like we have it is a good feeling. Bless you and have a good week! emoticon

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LOVES_ANIMALS 11/2/2010 6:58PM

    I understand what you are going through. I was heartbroken when my parents sold my grandparent's house over 20 years ago. I still dream about it.

Hugs,

Sally

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MOM2ACAT 11/2/2010 5:12PM

    emoticon You will always have your memories! Maybe before you sell it, you can go and take a lot of pictures, and put together a scrapbook about it.

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JMCADE 11/2/2010 3:58PM

    It's always sad to part with part of your life. But sounds like you are doing what is best for you and your sister. Just remember that letting go of objects will not mean letting go of all the good memories.

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 11/2/2010 1:08PM

    I'm sorry you have to face such a dilemma but sometimes it's good to just let go of the past, esp if it's weighing us down - you don't 'owe' the house to your son and I'm sure he will eventually understand. Even though it is sad, it sounds like you are very able to deal with the grief involved and look forward instead of looking back.

Hugs to you!!

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AZURELITE 11/2/2010 12:26PM

    That will be tough, but good for you for making the decision to sell rather than letting the house get the better of you and your sister's finances. Things have a way of working out for the best, and this will too.
Angel blessings,
Azurelite

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YELLOW09RED 11/2/2010 10:49AM

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I hope you do ok today. I am sorry about your news.
Hugs all day,
Debbie

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CWHANK 11/2/2010 10:46AM

    I know it will be hard, but it is the best decision for you, especially, if you don't want to be a landlord. I agree with you on that. I don't have it in me to do it.

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A New Month-New Challenges!!

Monday, November 01, 2010

What are the challenges for November? Left over Halloween candy!! Football Parties!! Thanksgiving Dinners!!! But with a positive attitude, portion control, healthy choices, fitness we can lose weight and be healthy!!! emoticon Stay strong and as my former favorite Weight Watcher Leader use to say leave a portion for the Fat Fairy!!!
Every Little Spark have a wonderful Monday!!!!
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STRIPEDTIGER 11/2/2010 7:25AM

    :)

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HEROS3 11/1/2010 10:31PM

    Yes we can! emoticon emoticon

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APRILLSCOTT 11/1/2010 9:22PM

    That's a good idea "Leave a portion for the Fat Fairy!" Especially considering I came from the "Clean Plate Era!" I've learned one thing and that is "Just Leave it and Don't Even Look Back!" emoticon

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FLORIDASUN 11/1/2010 7:37PM

    Hee...hee...LOVE that...the FAT FAIRY...makes me think of Will Farrell in a tutu! emoticon

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AZURELITE 11/1/2010 5:28PM

    Yes, Thanksgiving was easy (I'm Canadian), I've made it thru Hallowe'en, next up is my Dad's b'day in mid Nov, then my DH's family Christmas in late Nov., then Christmas, then my b'day, then New Years.... must remember all the wonderful things I've learned as I wade into the foray of food!
Thanks for the motivation to succeed!
Azurelite

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DHSPARK 11/1/2010 10:48AM

    Have a great week and a Nutritious November!

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The Day After!!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

We had a blast last night! We had approximately 230 Trick or Treaters! Of course some of those were adults with kids and one 40 something nephew! emoticon
Our Grandkids rode on the hay wagon to Trick or Treat!!! We had pizza and cookies and cupcakes! The kids had a great time! Grandma was worn out but happy!!!
On Friday I wore my costume and we took a picture of Moxie and me in costume! Is has been a fun weekend!!
Today I cleaned out the storage building and put up most of Halloween! Now I have out Fall things!!!
I hope everyone has a Healthy Happy Halloween!!!
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LATVIAN_SANDY 11/1/2010 12:33AM

    emoticonYou DID it!

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PHYL220 10/31/2010 9:32PM

    Great pictures. Happy Halloween!

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MOM2ACAT 10/31/2010 7:21PM

    I love your costume, so cute!

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JUDY1676 10/31/2010 6:28PM

    lOOKS AND SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT PARTY!

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DKELLEY35 10/31/2010 5:57PM

    That was a great Blog, your pictures were really cute. That is quite a collection of Goblins you have.

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TYEASLEY 10/31/2010 5:06PM

    emoticon CUTE!!

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CUSTOMERANGEL 10/31/2010 4:43PM

    I love your costume you look so cute! Thanks for dropping by my blog and giving me something more to think about. I will keep you updated on my progress, I did find a fishing net from Oriental Trading CO we are going to put critters in there:)

Blessings my new Sparking friend

Linda

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SDSHIW 10/31/2010 3:51PM

    Cute pictures! Happy Halloween!

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House Cleaning!!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

I am house cleaning! I usually am at the Lake on Saturday and Sunday!! So I clean every other Thursday night! Well I am doing a little bit better cleaning job today!! I had to take a break before vacuuming as my back is hurting! I have a new vacuum cleaner as mine keeps disappearing across the road to the youngest Daughters House! I guess the kid will be here before dark as we are having pizza before Trick or Treat! I am trying to put some pictures of Moxie we took yesterday at work on my page!!!
All You Little Witches, Bat, Vampires and such have a Great Weekend!!!!!
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PHYL220 10/30/2010 6:56PM

    Happy Halloween. Have a great weekend! emoticon emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 10/30/2010 5:50PM

    Don't forget that heavy cleaning counts towards your fitness minutes!
Have a great weekend!

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TYEASLEY 10/30/2010 2:54PM

    emoticon Thanks for my sparkgoodie. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! emoticon You're welcome to come over and do a little cleaning at my house. emoticon

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MSLZZY 10/30/2010 12:53PM

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Trick or Treat!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

I hope everyone get healthy treats!!! I hope no does any tricks!! This is a very fun time of the year! I have my candy all bagged and ready for tomorrow night! I will be dressed as a fairy! My Hubby has the trailer all decorated for the hay ride and trick or treat!! We should have 4 of our 5 Grandchildren Trick or Treating with us tomorrow! The Grandpa and the Dads take the Kids! We live in a very small town and people come from all around to Trick or Treat with us! I have 215 bags of goodies! It is a GREAT TIME!!!
Every Little Spark in SparkVille MAKE this a fabulous weekend!!!!!
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LATVIAN_SANDY 10/30/2010 2:58PM

    How fun! emoticon

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BUTEAFULL 10/29/2010 11:50PM

    as a kid we always had a favorite couple houses that gave the best treats so we hit them up first then went to the other homes
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TYEASLEY 10/29/2010 11:37PM

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BELLALUCIA 10/29/2010 4:33PM

    Enjoy dear!

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MSLZZY 10/29/2010 11:51AM

    The kids do know where to go for fun and treats-YOUR house! Have a great time.
HUGS!

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 10/29/2010 11:31AM

    Awesome! Have a great time with the family!!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/29/2010 11:18AM

    Have fun, stay safe and enjoy a great time!!!
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APRILLSCOTT 10/29/2010 11:16AM

    Sounds like a great time! Enjoy the grankids while they are little! emoticon

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RAINBOWFALLS 10/29/2010 11:15AM

    Sounds like fun! Enjoy emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JUDY1676 10/29/2010 11:14AM

    Have fun and enjoy those grandkids!

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PLAYBLUES22 10/29/2010 9:49AM

    Sweetie, sounds like you are ready to go emoticon

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NANADB 10/29/2010 9:23AM

  have fun

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