Monday, April 5, 2010

News

I have been quiet recently...
why...
because there has been an elephant in the room, actually there have been a few lately.


Was it this one?

or this one?





















or....





and now that I can disclose the beast... I'm not quite sure how I want to do it...

should I have a contest?

should I have a scavenger hunt?

should I ask a question? OK a question it is!



Who wants to go to Africa?



ME! ME!!! Me. Would you please call on ME!!! (I excitedly have both arms up and waving hysterically! bouncing off both cheeks in my chair….. ) WOULD you please call on ME!



It hasn't really been a secret, I have disclosed this to a few friends... but, Yep, I am going back to South Africa! But this time it isn’t for vacation. We are moving there. A new adventure is beginning for us. There is much to do here before that becomes a reality.  Anyone want to buy a house? How about a couple of cars? A Motorhome? Lots of decisions and choices to make.

We have been waiting for months to hear the good news. DH got an informal notification, (but you can’t go to the bank on that) so we waited for a more formal notification, which we’ve had for a couple of weeks, and today (this morning) an official notification…. So is the waiting over? Nope, more -lots more, but a different kind now.

I have already started the process to sell the house. We need call the realtor, to paint the outside trim and some new carpet upstairs. I have obtained some estimates…. Now to choose the painter and schedule it. Next the carpet and the yard…. Need to work on curb appeal, not that it isn’t there, (newly painted trim and shutters will do wonders there), but spruce and sparkle it.

Now that all that is said…. I am paralyzed with what and where to begin!!! I have lists. Lots of lists. I started making them in December…. But every time we get more information, I either make a new list or amend a current list…. Can there be too many lists?

So as usual, there will be more….. so much MORE!!!

7 comments:

Melody J said...

Maybe you need a list to prioritize the lists? I'm so excited for you.

sosarahsew said...

Congratulations! I know you hace been wanting to make this a formal thing. Will you be at SUG next week to tell us more? Sarah

Karen S said...

NOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooo -- don't leave meeeeeee!!!!!!

Becky said...

WOW!!! Good luck with all your plans! Pace yourself! And let us know how it goes!!

Exuberant Color said...

Wow, I can't even imagine a move like that. You have been there and explored the territory though so you know it is what you want. Good luck on sprucing up the home. It is something we should all be doing just in case......

Anonymous said...

Wow, Africa sounds like it is going to be a great adventure. How did you get soooo lucky!!

Jean said...

Tell more! What part of Africa? What will you be doing? By the way, love the elephant pics, especially the batik one. I got behind on all things computer and didn't see your post until this morning.