House Buying Adventures

Holy crud the last month flew by and drug on forever all at the same time! When that happens I’m always surprised when the month ends and I don’t feel like I’ve accomplished very much. We’ve done a lot but at the same time we’ve been in limbo. Typical with any kind of move I suppose but it’s been seven and a half years since we moved here and I forgot what it was like.

This is the first move since we’ve been married that I haven’t had a newborn or been 9 months pregnant so in some ways it feels easier. The last time we moved Colby hadn’t had a stroke so we didn’t have medical equipment and an entire cupboard full of medication. We sign the papers on the house tomorrow but the moving company hasn’t even done their walk through yet. That will come tomorrow evening. We had originally planned for them to come next week to pack us up and move us but maybe we’ll see if they can come sooner.

The big issue is once Colby’s equipment and medicine go, he and I have to sleep at the new house. I can’t have the movers pack up his stuff because he needs oxygen, his feeding pump, his food, his oxygen sensors to monitor his oxygen and heart rate. Tomorrow we figure out the best way to do all that and go from there.

The next few weeks will be a little crazy. I honestly think short moves are much more difficult than moving several states or even hundreds of miles. This is the second time I’ve moved a mile or less away and it’s always a challenge to figure out the best way to do things. I’m hoping that everything will go smoothly and that we’ll have started getting stuff moved over by my birthday this weekend. Did I forget to mention that I’m totally considering this the best birthday present ever? Well last years present of taking John home from his second brain tumor resection was a pretty fantastic day too but I knew that chemo and radiation would soon take over and I wasn’t really looking forward to that. John has finished his chemo and hopefully this next year and many more will be cancer free. So that means I’m hoping we get to move in, get settled and enjoy some good health for awhile.

In honor of all that is going on I joined a big giveaway that will open on the 3rd. I don’t get to enter but I hope one of you will win the big prize and have fun spending what I can’t. That’s all I’ve got to say about it. To find out what the big prize is head back on over tomorrow morning and get entered! Good luck!

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Homeschool Sale

Today is the day. The Build Your Bundle Sale goes live today! Huge, huge discounts are available. If you are like me and starting to think about the coming school year, you are not going to want to miss taking a look at this. There are several options available. Pre-built bundles like the products in the 4th through 6th grade bundle.

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale - Up to 92% Off!

Or if you’d rather go the build your own bundle route then here’s what you need to know.

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale - Up to 92% Off!

Remember this isn’t just for homeschoolers. There are products available for mom’s, for preschool, for all different ages. Some of religious others are not so there really is something for everyone. This next week I’ll be reviewing a few of the products for you because they are amazing!

 

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House Building Progress

We have progress on our house! Yippee for walls, stairs and trusses! I guess we’re still about 6 or 7 days behind schedule but all the major decisions have been made and the county inspector came out on Friday but there are only some minor things that need to be fixed which is a bonus.

Here are some updated pictures.

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We happened to go out to the house the day they were pouring the mud for the front porch and are we ever lucky that we did! The crew out there was amazing! It was the same crew who did the ramp in the garage for us. Turns out they had no idea what they were doing because they’d never been asked to pour a ramp in a garage before. They just free formed it and I love it! There are no edges to run off of.

They were just finishing up the slab and had a pile of mud left over when we started talking with them. Colby and his wheelchair came up and we were talking about how excited we were that we’d only have one step into the front of the house and how perfect the ramp in the garage was. The guy asked us if we’d like him to use the leftover mud to do the same thing on the front door and on the walkway out of the garage. Now the only steps we will have are off the back porch and it’s only one step instead of the three we originally thought there was going to be. How perfect is that?

I’m excited that in the another week we’re moving on to the next phase. Dry wall will go up. Cabinets and flooring will be installed. We’ll finally be able to see all our decisions start coming together.

Do you Homeschool?

I am so excited to tell you about the new Build your Bundle sale that’s starting on July 21st 2014. The only thing is there’s so much I can’t tell you about yet! I have several products from different bundles that I’ll be sharing with you and a maybe even a giveaway or two. I remember starting out with Jahnna and what a leap of faith it was. I’d been a teacher but I was still a little overwhelmed when it came to my own child. Weird, right? I was so thankful for the knowledge of others and what they shared with me during those first few transition months. There is plenty of good stuff in these bundles.

If you don’t homeschool is there still going to be something for you? Absolutely! Like I said this is a great event and I hope by the 21st you’ll be as excited about it as I am. I’ve already planned what I’m going to get. In the meantime be sure and head over to the giveaway page and enter to win money towards your purchase. Here’s more of the details for you.

The first ever “Build Your Bundle”
- Homeschool Edition
sale is almost here!

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!
You can enter to win $100 towards your purchase
to use when the sale goes live on 7-21-14! Enter now through 11:59PM EST
on 7-20-14. The winner will be announced the day the sale starts!

Be sure to look for the special coupon code you will get when you pin
the giveaway on Pinterest!

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks! Enter to win $100 towards your purchase!
For one week only (July 21-28) save up to 92% on bestselling
homeschooling products, including MANY on Cathy Duffy’s Top 100 list!

Not interested in entering the giveaway, but you want to be reminded
when the sale goes live?
They will send you a reminder email! Click
here and enter your email address and click “Remind Me!”
 

Take a Sneek Peek at Our Bundles:

 

 

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!
Tots & Preschoolers Bundle

This Bundle includes products for little ones:

  • Character Training Resources
  • Handwriting Curriculum
  • Preschool & Toddler Activities
  • Bible Curriculum
  • Full Preschool Curriculum
  • & More!

Kindergarten – 3rd Grade Bundle

The K-3 Bundle includes products in the following subjects:

  • Reading
  • Math
  • Science
  • History
  • Handwriting
  • Character Training
  • Bible Resources
  • Full Kindergarten Curriculum
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Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!
Elementary: 4th-6th Bundle

The 4th-6th Bundle includes products in the following subjects:

  • History
  • Language Arts
  • Geography
  • Art
  • Math
  • Bible
  • Keyboarding
  • Writing Guides
  • Handwriting andCopywork Resources
  • Timeline Cards & Notebooking Pages
  • Customizable Homeschool Planner

Middle School Bundle

This bundle features a full language arts curriculum from Cathy Duffy’s
Top 100 picks
and two science curricula, one of which is also from Cathy
Duffy’s Top 100 picks
, as well as:

  • A Complete Geography and History Curriculum
  • History Timeline/Book of Centuries
  • Renaissance and Reformation Notebooking Pages
  • Classical Music Curriculum
  • Creative Writing Course
  • Math Materials
  • Keyboarding Course
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Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!
Bundle for High Schoolers

This bundle features:

  • New Testament Bible Curriculum
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • A full year of math curriculum
  • Resources for World History and Geography
  • Philosophy
  • Home Economics
  • College Prep Tools
  • Grammar
  • Creative Writing Course
  • Anatomy Science Unit study from Cathy Duffy’s Top 100 picks,
    and more!

You will receive enough materials for a full year of
high school!


Charlotte Mason Bundle

This bundle features a complete curriculum using the Charlotte Mason
Methods for:

  • Language Arts
  • Handwriting, and Reading
  • Geography
  • Nature Study
  • Artists Study
  • Poetry
  • And a variety of “extras” just for mom!Learn all about Charlotte Mason and enjoy a special bonus (a $90
    value all by itself) of great, classic audio books!
Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!
Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!
Bundle Just for Moms!

Save money, strengthen your marriage, and streamline your schedule using
our Mom Bundle. Find the encouragement you need and the insight to speak
to your child’s heart (even that difficult child!). Whip your home into
shape and train your children to do their chores effectively using a popular
book “chores program”.

This bundle brims with useful tools to help you bring
calm to the chaos. Get them all for just $10!


“Build Your Own” Bundles

Our “Build Your Own” bundles offer you the opportunity to select a certain number of products with a retail price of $19.99 or less for up to 80% off! We have MANY items to choose from, including Cathy Duffy Top 100 Picks!

When you purchase a combination of any 2 “Build Your Own” bundles, you will get the 3rd one at 50% off!

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!

 

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Chemo round #4

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The good news is we’re on round 4 of 6. The somewhat bad news is they took John off of one of the three chemo drugs he’s been taking. Funny how they don’t like it when you go into an anaphylactic  to a medication. John briefly tried to plead for an epi pen and the doctor shut him down on that one fast with a very firm “No!” The doctor said he doesn’t feel bad about him not completing more rounds of the Procarbazine because of the three drugs that one is the least effective. The one that is the most effective is the CCNU which he is also allergic to but with preventative steroids and antihistamines he thinks we can manage his reaction to that drug. Blood work was good from yesterday so tomorrow he starts the preventative meds and Thursday he takes his dose of CCNU for this round. Here’s hoping there is no facial swelling and hives this weekend because my entire family will be in town and my mom wants a huge family picture.

Yesterday Colby had his Botox and Phenol shots. He was in such a good mood until the doctor came in. He was laying on the  bed and I was laying next to him because the dumb hospital bed remote control is super short. He didn’t want any of the cartoons that were playing on the t.v. and he started getting mad until I started telling each channel to shoo or to go away. He was laughing so hard he was crying! This video is about three minutes into it. Sorry for the super close up of his face but I couldn’t get it any farther away and keep changing the channel.

After I finished uploading the video I played it for him and he’s laughing even harder at himself laughing. He keeps trying to say Shoo. I could listen to that laugh all day long and never get tired of it!

 

In other news we have foundation walls on our house! Yippee! Hopefully they will start framing this week.

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I think that’s it for this last week. Schools out now and that always makes life a little difficult because Colby is home all day. Let’s just say I don’t get much accomplished but it’s still good to have everyone home.