Saturday, June 27, 2009

Long couple of days

So the application is still being processed. We should know how much our deposits are going to be on Monday. I'm so excited. The house is definitely being held for us, it's just a matter of finding out the deposits. Hubby called the movers yesterday morning, and that just brightened our day. Our stuff is in Macon, which is nice; no problem having it delivered once we sign the lease on Thursday. The problem is that the military end of things is claiming that we never applied for our extension back in February. (For those of you who don't know, the military pays to have your stuff held for up to 180 days when you move - plenty of time for someone that's transferring from one base to another to find a place to live. Beyond that, you have to apply for extensions, which we've been doing since it's taken so long for us to get our own place.) So we were told that it would be $5 per pound (we had 5700 pounds) per month I believe it was. Fortunately for us, we had the sent email that we sent back to them in February applying for the extension, the one they claim to have never received. So we sent that along with an explanation of everything that's going on to the chief and we're waiting to hear if they'll overturn the charge. 
I told hubby that we'd move into that house on Thursday with nothing but an air mattress and some paper plates if we had to. So we'll see what happens there.
Earlier this week, I had to take my poor puppy to the vet. He has a really bad ear infection. The medicine seems to be helping quite a bit, but I have to take him back in two weeks just to be sure. Poor thing was just miserable. And the inside of his ear was so swollen from him scratching it, that the vet could hardly get the drops in there. But he does seem to be getting quite a bit better. 
We're hoping to look into getting the new furniture we want this week. We'll see though. We're still tossing around money figures deciding what we want to do on that point. 
I can't wait to get into that little house and start setting it up. It's a rental house in a gated community here. It's sort of like off base military housing. They cater to active duty, retired, DoD contractors, GS, so on. We'll have to have a key card to get into the area (which I love), plus they'll be doing part of the yard work for us (we just have to keep the grass cut inside our fence, they'll handle the rest). It's got the bedrooms, and it claims to have 2 baths, but that makes me laugh. It has a full, standard bathroom of the hallway (the 2nd) bathroom, and the one in the master is nothing but a sink, toilet, and stand alone shower. Which is fine, it's just the way that it's all smushed together. There's the minimum amount of square feet to fit all that in there. But it's okay. It's only for a year, and hopefully we'll be ready to buy around the time the lease is up. That's the plan at least, but we all know what happens when we make plans. But I'm still VERY excited. 
I've started work on my new bedspread. I'll be posting some "preview" pictures about that in the next day or so. I'm planning on alternating between working on it and working on stock items. I'm thinking even days on personal odd days on business. We'll give it a try for a few days and see how it works out. 

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