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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Hey All!

Gosh I've missed each and everyone of you!  I wanted to give everyone a quick update as to what is happening.

Right now it is 1:47 AM on Wednesday morning as I write this.  I'm taking a break from loading all my boxed stuff on a rented truck.  My sister took the day off to help me tomorrow, so I wanted to make sure I got a head start.  It is pure adrenalin that is keeping me going right now!  But I'm so worn out that I just had to take a break and write to you all!

Thanks to all of you who remembered me on my birthday!  Wow did I feel majorly special.  I even got the birthday song sang to me on voicemail from my dear, sweet friend Bonnie in Canada.  Others sent cards and emails and I can't tell you how much it meant.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart. . .

We successfully closed on both houses Tuesday.  It was touch and go on our new house for the last 3 days, and we didn't think we were going to be able to close on time.  But a guardian angel named Russ, posing as a loan officer, worked some miracles and saved the day.  I don't know what we would have done with out him and all the work he did to make this happen.

Tomorrow my sister and I will move the small furniture and boxes.  Then the "big move" will happen on Thursday.  We will be done as of Thursday night with the moving process, but then comes the unpacking phase!  LOL  But I'm really looking forward to that.  That is when the house really becomes "ours".

OK, I won't bore you any longer with all of this, but I wanted you to know how much I appreciate everyone checking up on me and making sure I'm OK.  More after the move!

Love you all!

Curt

"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."

63 comments:

Jackie said...

It's so good to hear from you and I am sorry I missed your birthday. Happy Belated Birthday! Best of luck with all the work ahead of you, just take it is slowly as you can, especially once you get in the new house. Everything will get done in due time. **hugs**

Beth Norman said...

Hi Curt,

Was thinking of you today so I came over, not wanting to wait for my subscription update. Sounds like things are going your way. Congratulations, and good luck with the move. I brought all of my stamps from the storage unit as I'm back on the Technique Junkie Newsletter DT. I now feel home and back to joining life again. I'm even dating. Best of luck to you. Keep us updated with some pics.

hugs,

Beth

Diane said...

Loads (pun intended) of work, but so fun to move to a new place and make it "your own"!! I can hardly wait to see all the pics when you are done...hint...hint!! Well,I feel like an embarrassed fool to have missed your birthday...so happy (late) birthday to you!! so glad to get an update, and am so glad things all worked out for you, I know it can be stressful, but so worth it in the end....just take it easy though and don't overdue, I know it is super hot here, so it has to be really , really hot in the Indy area!! Take care!!PS:..my Mom (she's 85) asks me all the time "Have you heard from your friend in Carmel lately?...now I can tell her YES!!

tilly said...

Pleased to hear everything was completed in time and I hope the move goes smoothly, what a kind sister to come help you. Take your time with the unpacking, the house is now YOurs!!
Happy belated birthday
Tilly

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you! And good luck with all the rest of the moving adventure!

Christine said...

Great to hear you Curt..so sorry I didnt remember your BD but just you wait n see..lol.. so pleased all went well with the sale/buying part.. the big move will soon be over & you & Jay will be home making..Oh what fun to be able to put your own stamp on a new house..am sure you will soon be able to call it HOME..

best wishes buddy Christine x

Heide said...

Happy Belated Birthday.
I was just thinking about you. Sending warm wishes with the move and all the you have in store. Hope it all goes smoothly. can't wait to see what you do with the new house.
Hugs, Heide

Ted said...

Curt, I'm terribly sorry I missed your birthday! :( And you hardly bore us with these details. I was very happy to see an update on your blog in my Google reader this morning. :) Praying that your move goes smoothly. I can't wait to see before/after pictures. I wish you a very happy belated birthday!

Rita said...

So happy for you both & you will have that new house in tip top shape in no time....I have faith in you! Good luck & get some rest!
Can't wait to see pics of your new home when your all settled in. Hugs Rita

Becky said...

I was just thinking about you last night, so glad everything worked out well for you.
Happy Birthday to you :)
hugs

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Happy Belated birthday sweetie, I think of you often and am so glad to see you update us all.
I am so excited for you and Jay and know you will be thrilled in your new home...take care of yourself during all this craziness.
Hugs

Sue said...

Whew, sounds like everything is sorted and you are on your way. Alot of changes for you recently, so I'm glad all your hard work is coming to an end. Sorry I missed your birthday, Happy Belated Birthday. Have fun putting your new digs in order and getting settled. Miss your posts, but understand that first things first!
We are traveling to PA on Frida to finally pick out our new puppy. They are so so cute, will post pictures when we get it in two weeks. We could not be more excited!!

Hugs
Sue Drees

Leigh said...

Curt, I bet you are exhausted. I'm so sorry I missed your birthday. Happy belated birthday wishes. Please take care.

Sue Ann said...

YAY all is okay ....... I am so happy that the closings went okay and you are now transitioning to your new digs. Happy Belated Birthday, Curt!! I hope you had a moment to have a cocktail or 2 :) xoxox

Jean McKenzie said...

Curt, I am so sorry I missed your birthday - I hope you had a lovely relaxed day in between all that is associated with shifting house! So glad all is sorted now, the new home is yours - BTW, it is beautiful, and now the fun of unpacking and placing everything where you want it at your leisure!

Lots of hugs - hope the boys are good!

Linda said...

Oh so happy for you and your new home. Now don't over do it. Moving is sooooo much work. Take lots of before and after pictures. Take time to enjoy all the new energy all around you.
Hugs,
Linda
Sorry I missed your birthday. Happy Birthday.
What is your new address?

Alli said...

So good to hear from you Curt!
Hope everything goes smoothly!
Hang in there!
Enjoy the unpacking!!!
That's my favourite part!!!
Finding new places for everything!
:o)

Soni B said...

Oh how exciting... So happy for you... belated Happy Birthday, gee I guess I need to find out when that is... : )

Also please get me your new address, so I can try to send you some thing...

My prayers are sent and just know I am waiting to hear all about the move, the un packing and how the boys settle in their new home Waiting to see more pictures and just simply hear from you ...You deserve a break but I miss all of your awesome creations...
hugs,
Sonja

Gina Wrona said...

Good to hear from you my friend, glad everything is going in the right direction for you and Jay. Good Luck with moving and unpacking, take your time and don't feel presured to get it all done in one day. Enjoy your new adventure in your new home! If we lived closer together, I would be there right along helping as much as I could, lol.

Gina Wrona said...

Good to hear from you my friend, glad everything is going in the right direction for you and Jay. Good Luck with moving and unpacking, take your time and don't feel presured to get it all done in one day. Enjoy your new adventure in your new home! If we lived closer together, I would be there right along helping as much as I could, lol.

Myrna said...

Curt
I just knew you would be here today and guess what? when I went to the computer there you were!!!!!
Lovely to hear things are moving along.
Myrna

Mary said...

Glad to hear all is going well and happy birthday too! Make sure to give yourself some down time this coming weekend.

Gina Wrona said...

Good luck moving/packing/unpacking, if I lived near you, I would certainly lend a hand and help out. Enjoy your new beautiful home!

Hugs,
Gina

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Hi Curt! So very glad to hear from you - although I knew you were crazy-busy! Have fun getting settled into your new nest and belated happy birthday!!!

Hugs!

lisa808 said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!

Best wishes on the move, unpacking, and settling in to your new home.

Jean ~ said...

Great to hear from you! Been thinking about you and wondering when the closings were going to be. Well you have just answered all the questions. I'm so excited for you! Happy belated BDay :)
Jean ~

Sue said...

Hi Curt
lovely to read your update, so pleased all worked out for you both, im sure you will soon have your house as you both want it, hope you had a fabulous birthday, all the best to you, sue,xxx

Anonymous said...

Aloha and how good to hear that all went well in the end. Sorry I too missed your b-day, hope it was a good one!!
Take the unpacking slowly, 15 minutes at a time. . . unpack 15 min. rest 15 minutes (don't forget to drink your water), enjoy your new pool, unpack 15 min. rinse and repeat!! ;0) Enjoy the new home, all four of you. Mahalo for keeping in touch too. . .
Goodly Creations

mark said...

Lift with your legs, not your back!

mochamama said...

I am so sorry I missed your Birthday tooooooooo!!! Happy belated Birthday!! Please give us your new mailing addie.
lol, here I thought you had already moved and we're still unpacking. Duhhhh
Big hugs my friend

Jan McConnell said...

With all you are going through it is so very thoughtful of you to think of all "your blogging buddies" out here wondering how you are all doing. Thank you so much for updating us! I hope today finds that you are really close to being able to go out and sit and relax in your new home and the great yard. Hugs to you, Jan

Lee said...

Hi Curt,don't know if you got my comment or not so here it is again LOL.

Just to say i have not stopped thinking about you.Hope the doggies n Jay are all ok.You take care of yourself.Good Luck with it all.Belated Birthday Wishes.Huge Hugs xx

Carmen O. said...

Congratulations Curt and Jay! I'm so happy for you!!!! Wishing a very happy belated birthday. Take care and remember to rest once in awhile. Hugs!

Erica said...

Congratulations...it's a lot of work of course, but in the end it's so worth it. I live with my dd and sil and they just bought a new house...their 2nd. Although I'll be getting two lovely rooms w/bathrm., for myself, I'm not looking forward to the getting ready part. I wish I could wave a magic wand and, well, you know the rest. Here's looking forward to the finalizing and enjoying your new space. Hope the pups like it too.

Lori Barnett said...

YAY! So happy it's all coming together with the house stuff! Oh...and I am NOT good remembering birthdays...so here's a belated BD HUG (((((hhhhhhuuuuuuggggggg))))) But YOU missed my big 50 in May...so THERE! LMBO!!!! ;) Miss ya dude!

Macpurp said...

I hope that you Jay and the boys are starting to get settled into your new home, and I wish you all many happy years there.

love n hugs
Teen & co xx

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, my sweet Curt!!! It's been a while since I've been around myself -- have been ill, but feeling much better.

So nice to see you've left an update because I've kept you in my thoughts and prayers!

So glad to hear the house sold and that things seem to be going well. Also, don't want to forget -- a very happy though belated happy birthday.

Hugs to you! Take good care!

Rita said...

Wishing you & Jay a Happy Fourth of July! Hugs Rita

Bonnie Weiss said...

Hope you didn't have any nightmares from my song...although my voice is part of my charm!!!!

Can't wait to see some photos of your new digs. And I don't mean photos of you lazing around the pool, either!

Wishing you many, many happy memories in your new home. Hugs, ~B~

nise said...

YEAH! to it all coming together with 1 closing day. Sure hope you're taking a break now and then and enjoying that new pool in this heat. Thanks for taking a few moments to update us on your progress. Happy Belated Birthday!

ursula Uphof said...

Sorry I missed your birthday..hope you had a good day. Great that it all went well in the end. By now your move is over and I am sure it is beginning to feel like home. Take care and have some relaxing...not just unpacking.

Anonymous said...

Happy House; Happy B-day month...what a celebration....boxing day Canadian style! Ha! Pups getting into all the smells to call the new digs home? Curious over each emptied box! Lots of balloon smiles all over the house and yard are just for you. Blessings. Keep Looking Up!

Anonymous said...

Okay, best placed plans went aray beaming in another direction...my birthday is earlier in June than yours. My memory marker moved to a rush of emotion not yet completed as nursing home threats for my dad because his present wife's three daughters want their mom in a nursing home since she is falling so frequently. Well, I did let your date float on by. so, in the days when you rest for fifteen minutes, wing an email to me with your date...after 06-06....and in the recent past! Two days ago, an area friend took me to the Athenian Greek Cafe for sponikopita and gyros...a wee baklava..totally misspelled yet the best I have sampled in all of Montana. A month to the day belated with all the fire, her family purchasing a ranch parcel needing painting and finishing in a home, garage, shop, work in progress, plus her MIL passed from this earth at a time only three of the seven of their Montana family able to fly to the East Coast for fam time there and ceremonies. Well, the wait was good. The visit was grand. The food was so tasty. Air conditioning was working. I found a Mike's quill page I had purchased earlier in spring and now needed for an ATC swap but mislaid when a speedy trip to Bozeman was in the wind and rush of transitioning. So thrilled to be able to get at that project to frame a quote (famous, of course)this evening after a USPS box to DH's ninety-three year spry aunt is sealed. Now, you may drop/ delete this email visit after you send a reminder to me of your birthdate. Close doesn't win the prize in friend to friend card of celebration timeliness. Well, how about a new to you home and birthday celebration all at once??!! Fires here are nearly all contained. Seventy-three homes and a hundred fifty some outbuildings plus numerous sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, turkeys-domestic and wild, dogs, cats, weasel, cattle, donkey, mules, horses, and birds of varying types were lost. Thankfully in total miracle strength, not one human life was lost amid flash fast moving fire rages. Some people backed up to farm/ ranch barbed wire fences, clipped the wires, loaded crowding animals into horsetrailers and drove north fifty miles to a ranch giving use of pasture land to fire ravaged animal owners. Our local law enforcement is trying to match animal owners with animals and a safe place to house critters until families locate housing and material life after finding cinders and ash all that remained of their country home/ s. Hey this addy showed up on 60 Minutes to check on a virus on computers hidden to use 'yur' computer to call and click on sites not desired but giving an Estonian set of six guys money for each site click. dcwg.org share this seach and diagnose site to get the virus out of existance. Keep Looking UP! mt23stamperatyahoodotcom

Anonymous said...

Curt, inside out of the sun for a few. Stopping by to say a big toasty hello your way. Lots of liquids and all those vitamins from juice to give your skin a boost. . . your mom ever give you that one?! Well, it works for my dad today. His ALZ is working overtime so a skin surgery was turned into a grand occasion for more juice to hydrate: not end up in ER again for the seventh month = thankful fam. Here's to another boxing day Canadian style, er.... unboxing day with some dismantled boxes to the recycle bin! One day we'll hear all about the trips to unload and sort to fresh locations before pics and doggie orientation are totally in place.
Keep Looking UP!

Lorraine A said...

sorry I missed your birthday ,,,, very belated greetings and hope you had a lovely day :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Dee in N.H. said...

Hi Curt,
Just stopping by to let you know that I was thinking of you and Jay and the boys today. I hope everything is going OK for you and that Jay is doing alright with all the moving. Anyhow.....just thinking of you and wanted to stop by and say "hi".

Anonymous said...

Aloha, have "stopped in" several times over the past month. . . thought I'd better "sign in". . . hope the move went well and all are beginning to settle in to your new home, routines are coming back, your boys are snuggling in, and Jay has done well with the move also. . . Looking forward to some of you lovely creations when time permits. So sorry to have missed your b-day! Hope it was a great one and many more are to follow! Take care,
Goodly Creations

Anonymous said...

Here it is almost a month later totally surrounded by Olympic fanfare via tv viewing. Great time of education during this majorily heated season of intensity while out of direct sun boosts the value of tv. No UV rays and lots of liquid intake augment good reason to view and cheer. Montanan student doing very well! Exciting!
Settling in blessings coming your way, crafter and decorator.
Keep Looking Up!

Audrey Frelx said...

Hope things are going well, my friend!!!

Thinking of you and sending prayers your way always!

Brenda & Ian said...

Looking forward to a brief messsage on your Blog to let us know you two are still breathing. One sentence will do, so we can stop holding our collective breaths.

Jan McC said...

Yes, I think we are all a little concerned about you and your family.

Jan McC said...

Yes, I think we are all a little concerned about you and your family.

Becky said...

Hi Curt. Just checking in to see if all is well, miss you :)

Audrey Frelx said...

I'm missing you loads too, Curt! Hope all's going well and that we'll hear something from you soon! Can't help but be concerned!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Curt! Haul out more line of hose! Fire is word one here. New fire today started with a house fire. Two fires makes three total to put the county on the 'map'! Thankful no lives are taken.
Anticipating hearing you are moved in, well and happy as a totally sore and muscleworn dude can become in one move. Thinking of you. mt23stamper
Keep Looking UP!

mochamama said...

hhhmmm, Google lost my comment, never had that happen before. Well, I'll leave it again, if you get both then ignore this one.
I SAID,,,I sure do miss you my friend. Don't make me come there and get you, cause I don't know where "there" is! HUGS

Jean M. said...

Sept.8th and still no post?? I hope all is well and that you are just so busy stamping you have no time for us:) We miss!!

Jane Stirling said...

Hey Curt - hope all is well with you two. Quick blog post to settle our minds. Thinking of you my friend... Hugs Jane x

Susan said...

You are constantly in my thoughts and prayers, my friend. I check your blog frequently, hoping for a word. Big hugs to you and Jay. Hope that you are settled and happy in your new home. Take care, and know that you are loved and missed by many.
Sue from KS

Sande said...

Suddenly realized today that I haven't received any updates from you in quite awhile. Life get's busy so it's not unusual.

Hope all is well with you and Jay and that is not what is keeping you from posting.

Will continue to keep you in my thoughts, and I miss your wonderful posts.

ursula Uphof said...

Just popped in to say I hope all is well with you and you are just enjoying your new home and the changes it has brought. Take care hope to have newsfrom you soon.

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Hey Curt, just stopped by to say "Hi" as haven't heard from you in ages. Hope everything is going OK with you and Jay and that Shotsy and Gunther have adjusted to their new home. Hope you will be making some of your FAB Halloween cards SOON. Sending lots of {{{hugs}}} from Australia -
Jocelyn - Instead of Ironing Blogspot

Audrey Frelx said...

Just sending a big hug and some love your way, my friend!

Hope to see you soon!