Thursday, July 8, 2010

Update on The Oklahoma AND Michigan Kings!

What a crazy life we lead....

Michigan King Update:

Kody is now in the full swing of his intern year. His first month is general surgery and he is on orthopedics next month. He has a really great schedule, at least I think so. Maybe that is because he is on general surgery while I'm not there so if he is busy it doesn't really matter! He is making friends. Thank goodness! He is already spreading his love of the Rubix Cube. Kim, I'm sorry. He has met a third year general surgery resident who is also a Florida alum. Yes, we have befriended Gator fans in Michigan! If only you could see my radiant smile as I say that. I can't wait to wear my Florida gear around Big 10 country. Kody is happy and working hard, like he always does. I think he is adjusting to life very well. Other than getting used to doing his own laundry, I would say life is good up north.

Oklahoma King Update:

The house has still not sold. I'm getting a bit frustrated at this point. We dropped the price and that has increased traffic a lot. Unfortunately, our neighbors seem to be hindering the sale of our home. The four couples who have really liked that house said their only concern was our neighbors. They don't mow their yard very often and the siding is in serious need of a paint job. It just looks unkempt. I get it. If I was buying a home I would want to know the surrounding homes were going to be kept up well. I'm not sure what to do. We have mowed their yard before, but how do you have that conversation with someone you don't know well? Prayers on the situation are very appreciated. We need to sell. It has been two months now.

My mom is coming up on Saturday to help me pack up more stuff. I'm looking forward to spending time with her and getting a lot accomplished. She is a great helper. I'm very lucky to have her! I was also able to spend the last two weekend with my family and Robin! I haven't spent that much time with my sister in ages. We had a great time. We saw Eclipse, spent time with friends, worked out together, ran with Midori, watched a lot of TV.

Speaking of my sister, Kody and I are buying her car. We need an all wheel drive vehicle for the wonderful Michigan winters. My Acura, yes the one I have had since I was 16, isn't really a winter weather kind of car. It still runs great, but we just need something that will get Kody to the hospital no matter what the weather is like. Robin is leaving for her deployment in a week. She was planning to store her car and buying something new when she returned in February. When she realized we were going to buy something she offered to let us use her car during her deployment and then buy it. We don't have a lot of extra funds right now and we aren't going to take out a loan for a car. We are giving her the proceeds from the Acura as a down payment and then paying her over the course of her deployment in no interest payments. She is so incredibly generous. Her car would trade in for $13,000 and she is selling it for less than 50% of that! It is a 2005 Audi A4. Beautiful. I absolutely love her car. Kody and I are thrilled. The best part is she is driving from Tucson to Tulsa to drop it off. I get to take her to the airport because she is now leaving from Tulsa for her deployment. I think it will be special that I get to be the one to send her off. My parents will be cruising the Alaskan sea with my aunt and uncle at that time. We weren't invited. Whatever.

I haven't been much in the blogging mood lately. It is pretty hit or miss at this point. My updates may be infrequent until we get settled in Michigan. I promise to update as soon as something incredibly exciting our house sells!


Crislyn said...

Ginny, I'm so sorry your house hasn't sold yet. :( I'll be praying for you guys about that!! We missed you at the 4th of July party on Sunday--I hope I get to see you again before you leave for Michigan!!

Kim said...

Ginny, our best wishes on the house. It will all work out soon. I'm sure it's stressful just waiting though. BTW the laundry comment made me laugh. Good thing for Kody they get to wear scrubs that he can just take back to the hospital to wash.

Michelle said...

I will be praying for your house to sell, I know what a pain that can be. It's no fun. Some how or another God always seems to work it out in perfect timing, go figure.

Michelle said...

I will be praying for your house to sell, I know what a pain that can be. It's no fun. Some how or another God always seems to work it out in perfect timing, go figure.

Desiree said...

Glad to hear updates! I've been thinking about you. I, too, remember the "house that took forever to sell". It WILL sell. Lowering the price helps, weekly open houses, who knows. Let buyers know you'll consider "any reasonable offer" (doesn't mean you can't counter, but the longer you wait, the more you'll probably consider it!) Can you call the city or the HOA about the neighbors? Maybe they can do something. Most HOAs are pretty strict. If it's affecting your home value, that's something they should deal with directly. I've seen it done. LOVE the car deal! Yay for your sister! Will be praying for her during deployment. And about the Alaskan cruise? Totally been there! LOL... I wasn't invited either. Ha!