Monthly Archives: August 2009

All systems down…


We finally have internet again. So here’s an update…

We’re moved in. Hurray. I still have to hang pictures and do paint touch ups and have a few nick-nack things I don’t really know where to put. I would take pictures and show you our new place, but Husband has the camera with him on his business trip (I’m not sure why, his office isn’t picture worthy).

This summer has been rough, and to top it all off (hopefully there isn’t more bad to come) my car died the day before I plan to drive to DC to be with Husband. I tried to start it and it sounded like a gun went off, then the hood seeps smoke. That’s not good. It’s at the repair shop, so we’ll have to wait to see what it was.

Also, some of you asked for the Nauvoo Bread recipe, so here it is:

5 cups hot water
1/2 cup potato flakes
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup powdered milk
1 1/2 T. salt
1/2 cup oil or shortening
2 T. yeast
10-14 cups flour

Combine hot water, shortening, potato flakes, powdered milk, and sugar. Stir to dissolve shortening. when temperature is tepid, add yeast. Mix in 5 cups of whole wheat flour and the salt. Stir to a smooth sponge. Add white flour to make smooth and elastic dough while kneading for 15 minutes. Let rise until double, about 1 hour, punch down and let rise again. Shape into loaves, let rise. Bake in 375 degree oven for about 35 minutes.

Some have also asked, now that we’re moved and Husband is settling into school, what am I (Wife) going to be doing. Well, we don’t know yet. I can do what ever I want, which is nice. I’m looking at a schools to go to, will apply for a job every now and again (with no luck), but really would like to become pregnant and start the family. If you have any ideas for me, let me know. But for now, come visit, I can be your tour guide.

If anyone would like our mailing address please just let us know and we’ll email it to you.



So we’re FINALLY closing one chapter and entering another. We finally closed on our new home. They called us at about 10:30am (Friday) and said, we’re closing at 1:30pm, will that work for you? BIG FAT YES, that will work. Husband is still in town and we’re sitting on our butts awaiting for this thing to happen, YES it will work.

The title company was downtown, so we decided to take the bus. We left at 12:20pm to catch the bus, got to the place just early enough to grab a bite to eat (lunch) and head to closing at 1:30pm as instructed. We got there and they took us back to the “office” (cubicle). It was like we were at a doctors office, you wait in the lobby for a bit, then they call your name. “Benson?” YES, that’s us, we’re ready. Then we wait for our lawyer to show up. About 2:30pm our lawyer decides to arrive and get the process started. It was a big party, we had the seller’s attorney, seller’s realtor (with her son), our realtor, our attorney and the title worker (plus us).

We signed papers for 2 hours (waited a little bit for some of that time) and then they handed us the keys to the home! Granted they gave us a set of 7 keys (all just to get into the house)! We then headed home filled up our car with stuff and was able to take 3 loads to our new place.

We’re HOME OWNERS! Good thing this thing happened today, because now Husband has to go back out of town while I un-pack.

I’m not stressed


Me? Stressed? I don’t think so.

Buying a Condo in the City is stressful enough. Right? Well, 24 business hours before we’re suppose to close we get word that we’re not going to close on the day planned. While Husband was out on business I stayed home to do all the packing. Stress 1; covered and done. We were suppose to close on Monday, and now here we sit at the end of the day on Wednesday and we still haven’t closed. Husband is only in town for a few more days and we have no idea of when we will close! Sitting ducks I tell you, sitting ducks.

And then to add to that, I volunteered to host some girls at our place. Not so bad if we’ve already moved and unpacked. But we’re still living in boxes while trying to host 4 girls for 3 weeks. Stress 2; just started.

Since we had a few days of waiting we decided to take Daisy to the beach. Sounds nice until you get to the beach, Daisy ready to hop and play in the water, the life guard says “no animals allowed on the beach”. We looked for signs telling us so, and didn’t’ see any. Arg. I just want to enjoy a day on the beach with my dog. So we go to another place closer to home, but it’s not really a beach. It’s way rocky and not so relaxing. Daisy had fun, but I didn’t. Stress 3; over and done.

Melodee (Husband’s sister) just had her 4th baby; first boy. Hurray, a good thing right? Well, she had to be hospitalized for an extra day. Good thing Mom and Dad are there to help out with the 3 girls and newborn. Kind of stressful, but we can’t do much anyway. The more stressful part for me is thinking that when she announced she was pregnant, I was pregnant too. I was due one month before her (July). Her having the baby is just a reminder that I miscarried. Stress 4; just get over it.

Just pray that we’ll be able to close on the condo before Husband leaves town so I don’t have to sign my name to all the documents and “Husbands signature by Wife’s signature as attorney in fact”, that’s a lot of signing and I need the support at closing. I’ve closed on a house before without a good support system, and I don’t want to do it again.

Okay, so not a great picture, but I like posting with pictures. I tend to torture the dog sometimes, but it’s so cute, so this is Daisy in my shower cap.