WHO Wants to Help Us MOVE? #BeWoW

We had an exciting day on Monday. First I had to go to one of my favorite places… the dentist! NOT! I survived my teeth cleaning and came home to find a message on our phone.

A couple was coming by at 4:30 P.M. to view our house – on a Monday afternoon! I kicked in the afterburners and ran around in a frenzy cleaning floors, dusting, and making everything spic and span. Ron manned the vacuum and took care of that issue for me. Meanwhile, Sugar and Spice slept on the couch!

Our real estate agent thought he would be there for the appointment to see if he could get a read on their intentions. At the exact time, we had agreed to let them view the house, Ron and I, including Sugar and Spice, jumped in the car and drove around for about a half hour.

After the couple left, we returned home and talked with our agent. He said this couple sure asked more questions than the other folks did that viewed the house recently! He said you just never know in these instances. The couple had not made a bid. L We were sad to say the least.

At 6:30 P.M. Monday evening, our agent called and said the couple’s real estate agent had texted him saying they were writing up a contract!! By 8:30 P.M. they had made a verbal offer and we accepted it. We now have a written contract to sell our house! WOO HOO!!

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I kept telling Ron that we had to make it through both of those September eclipses before our luck would change! It was interesting because last week we ran around getting all the things done that we needed to do before we moved, even though we had no idea when it would happen. Doctor appointments, vet appointments (for Sugar & Spice) and the dreaded dentist appointments were all completed and out-of-the-way for our cosmic energy to flow.

Many, many thanks to all of you who supported me through this crazy time. You guys kept me going when I felt the stress build up. I cannot thank you all enough. You know who all of you are, too! ❤

By next Tuesday, October 6th, we will be on the road Colorado-bound to do some house hunting. I am not sure just what the date will be for the house closing, but it tentatively  is set for October 29th!

This will impact my blog and some of my regular posts (Writer’s Quote Wednesday, Mindful Monday, etc.) so please bear with me. Book reviews will also slip in the schedule. Rest assured, I will review your book in due time.

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Just think of all the pictures of our trip I will be able to share!

Thanks again for letting me share my exciting news! Many thanks to Cherokee Billie for her accurate prediction of exciting changes that would happen after the Mega Moon Eclipse.

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Stay tuned for more exciting developments!

Hurry Up and WAIT… and Other Miscellaneous Bits

Come on in and have a seat. That’s right. There you go. I have bottled water, coffee, tea… your choice.

I thought it would be fun to just chat for a change. I figured it was time to explain all the crazy blog themes I have been experimenting with and to bring you up to date on my life.

First, the themes. My friend, Ron from Ronovan Writes wrote a great post about our blogs and widgets and all the things we think makes life easier for our readers on our blogs. Make sure to check out this post because it has some valid points worth considering when you are setting up your blog.

Silver is a little crazy!

I know many of you thought I was mad as a hatter for all the theme changes the last few weeks. Well, I am and that has not changed! Actually, I was playing with images and load times for the images. Many of my blog posts are heavy with images so this was something I had to deal with. I had a couple of people say it took a long time for my post to load so they could read it. I did not want to eliminate all the photos for my Writer’s Quote Wednesdays!

I finally settled on the Penscratch theme. I like the way this one loads my header. When I reduced some of the widgets I had, it started to load faster too. In addition, I like the “featured images” part of this theme. It allows you to feature a photo to attract the attention of your readers which is a nice feature.

I also took Ronovan’s advice and reduced the number of blog posts that load on my blog to only five at a time. I think that has made a difference in the quickness of the theme to load. If any of you see differently, please let me know.

Do not be afraid to experiment.

The other thing I did was to eliminate receiving emails for all of your blog posts. Some days I was dealing with 300 emails a day and that is just too much. My phone receives all my email and it was ready to explode! I do not feel so stressed with all the mail since I decided to make another important change.

I have started using the WordPress reader exclusively. That is not exactly true, I do Google your blogs and find your posts that way if you don’t show up in the reader. This whole blogging adventure is meant to be fun but if all I do is go through emails I do not have time for writing and leaving comments. That was a huge concern for me.

Some of my other blogging friends, Hugh, from Hugh’s Views and News, and Judith, from Barrow Blogs have written some excellent posts about finding a happy medium with your blogging and the number of followers and who you follow back. Please read these posts and see if there is a way that you can reduce your blogging stress. (Just click on the bolded names of their blogs to read the articles).

Blogging is fun. Quit making it so much work!

On another note, we had an open house yesterday for our house sale. Only one couple showed up, although all the comments we received were favorable. Patience is something that I am dealing with along with the realization that this is an excellent house and someone will buy it. So, it is “hurry up and wait time.” I do feel a bit more peaceful about the waiting part. After all, everything in the South is slower and there is nothing you can do about it. Good things come to those who wait! J

Thanks for visiting with me and I hope your week is stupendous! If I have not visited you in a while, stop by and let me know. I want to make the people who visit and comment on my posts a priority. You are all important to me. Thanks for taking this great journey with me.