Tuesday, September 4

and the winner is...

i am back and i have to tell you that i have experienced a miracle. (or i am living the life of a soap character) but i am going with the former...after living for several days in the deepest corner of my 'pit of despair' ( thanking you kindly for all your support) i have been thrown a life line, along with it a large band-aid to patch up my broken heart.
someone or something (i like to think my guardian angel had a small part to play) made the seller of the empty sad yellow house see the light and realize that it is my destiny to live in it. yes dear readers, you are learning just like me that miracles can happen. the seller came back to us, on our terms and it is full steam ahead...i feel like i am living on a roller coaster of emotions these days, and quite frankly i am looking forward to getting off soon, and i am sure you are too!

the next loop on the ride is "the inspection" which will be carried out in a day or two, (shall aim to get some pics for you) and then if we don't fall off it is on to the "putting my house on the market" slow climb beginning of next week and if that all goes according to plan and we get to the top of the hill it is just one long whizz to the finish, where we can all get off, feeling sick but smugly pleased with ourselves for making it through...

in celebration of getting back on track i unearthed my knitting books and flicked through to find something suitable to make for the yellow house (once again counting my chickens before they hatch)...i found this page in my Sarah Dallas Book,


the whole room is just perfect for the yellow house, i showed it to our #3 who quietly marvelled at it and continued playing the game console (wise child), i then showed it to my man who's comment was "those chairs with the cushions look really uncomfortable" (foolish man)...i will not allow his words to cast a shadow on my new found happiness...and so i shall proceed to knit some cushions to occupy my thoughts and calm my nerves over the coming weeks..


in the meantime, i am way way over due on some seriously important "thank yous" and i plan to get through them a bit at a time, but i must announce the winner of the 'cushion give away'...this was so tricky and i wish i had said i would pick it out of a hat. everyone had a tale to tell that i think we could all relate to...but i ended up going with Lily because she made me spill my cup of tea i was laughing so much (obviously before my heart cracked). not so much the nightmare of moving but 'life after the move' ...drop me a line at my email Lily and this cushion will be winging it's way to you promptly!

trying to remember exactly where her knitting needles have been packed away and looking forward to a trip to the yarn shop, leaving you with Lily's 'moving' story ~ Tif

here's my story...
1. 5 years ago, we happily bought our first home. it was owned by an old lady with lots of cats.
2. we discovered cats under our house.
3. after about 6 months the orange one came back and died on our driveway, very sad..
4. whenever we have the lights on in the front living room her black cat comes back and sprays on our front door. this happens even if the lights are only on for 5 mins. the cat must be watching our home.
5. five years later this still happens. we had to move our living room into the dining room (which we only use for large gatherings) and not use the front room.last year thanksgiving dinner with family in dining room (front room). i was thinking, no the cat is not coming tonight...i was wrong, i was horrified when i smelled the combination of fish guts and urine in the dining room and everyone was saying "what's that smellll?
6. yes, five years later, i'm still a prisoner in my own home cuz of that black cat.
7. i've grown to like the cats now, cuz my little boy likes to put on his frog boots to go chase them in the yard and then he'll say "oh they'll be back".Lily

20 comments:

Di said...

Glad that the plans are moving slowly forwards! Real estate seems to be a roller coaster - one that I have yet to get on - I don't like roller coasters! But hey I did buy a sofa and a rocking chair last weekend!! First step....

The Rose Room said...

Please, please post more regularly, I need you because you make me feel like my me and my life is normal!
Very happy you have the yellow house back in your sites. Its your destiny and nothing like counting your chickens before they hatch!
Loved Lily's story and if ever a girl deserved a cushion its her!
Take Care - Rachael oxo

lucy said...

Yay! That is very nearly exactly what happened with us and our little yellow house! I know exactly how you felt and must now be feeling.

I love that room in the Sarah Dallas book. When it comes to decorating our house it's the same process everytime I take on another room. I explain what I want to do to my husband, he doesn't agree, thinks it won't look good, or just looks at me like I'm crazy. I go ahead with my plans and he loves the finished results. When will he learn, silly boy?

Best of luck getting your house sold.

dottie angel said...

thank you Rachael, i will try to pull myself together and post more regularly..the kids are back at school and i can finally find a few minutes to think again...i have missed posting on my little blog and i promise to try better...and Lucy you are spot on with the 'man' thing, i am sure we are not alone :)

Junkyard Jennifer said...

Congratulations to Lily on the cushion!

And good luck to you with the yellow house. {I usually count my chickens before they hatch, so I understand the disappointment and *now* the excitement}. ;) Good luck to you on the yellow house. (My favorite house color). My husband wouldn't agree on pale yellow. So we're going with a pale blue-green. Sorta retro. That is, when we get the siding up...(hopefully in a few months).

Violette Crumble said...

I'm hoping that the reason the previous buyers pulled out was not due to the inspection. I'm psyched that you have the ball in your court, but be weary until you get back that inspection. I'll keep my fingers crossed!

So sad about the cat. It reminds of that song they taught us in grade school, "The Cat Came Back" about this guy who kept trying to ditch his cat, but guess what happened...

Monica said...

So good to hear the yellow house is there for you. I guess your broken heart is healing fast now!
Hope everything goes smoothly with inspection and all the real estate processing.

dottie angel said...

violette crumble, there were no other buyers, the place has been on the market for months, just a case of not agreeing on a reasonable price...we know it is going to take a lot of time and money to fix up and the seller was not prepared to budge...until now :):) that is!

Rubyred said...

So pleased for you, fingers crossed for you and yours and your little yellow house!

Francesca said...

NO...WAY! that's great tif. blimey you're really taking us with you on this rollercoaster of yours aren't you? i don't think i can take much more!

Suzie Sews said...

Oh is so exciting when things start to happen. Hope it all moves forward for you.
Suzie Sews

the flour loft said...

Weird.. i had a feeling that we hadn't seen the end of the 'yellow house'.... It seems that maybe it is your destiny to breathe new life into .. Crossing everything for you
ginny
x

VictoriaE said...

That is wonderful news, I'm so pleased for you. And Lily's story was perfect. Absoluetly perfect.

laundryetc said...

Is this what Noel Edmonds calls divine ordering? Fingers crossed for you that all goes without a hitch. I was so sad for you when I read that the deal had fallen through. How quickly things can change and all in the garden in lovely, including the black cat.

debra said...

YAY!
Firmly crossing everything possible (it's really quite a sight...) that you and your yellow-house-love will be together in the end. Sending loads of good energy, and positive thoughts your way that each step in the process is a step forward toward your goal, and leads you finally to stand firmly within the embrace of her sunny yellow walls.
Debra

madrekarin said...

Yay, for whatever pushed the old Yellow House owners over the edge towards reason! It's onward and upward now!
Wow, poor Lily! She totally deserves that cushion. Perhaps you could knit her a Cat Catcher to go along with it!! Gee whiz! (oops-pardon the pun.) :)

Just Kidd'n Playwear for Kids! said...

Doing a happy dance for you Tif! Can't wait to hear more of your plans for it!

Jane said...

Fingers crossed
J
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Tif,

I'm happy i put a smile on your face with my "moving story", your last Gabrielle post was so sad. Congrats on your sweet yellow house! i'll send you an email soon, i'm supposed to be working now... : )
Thanks so much, you made my day!

Also all the sweet comments from your readers too.

Lily

Christine said...

Hooray for the yellow house! - we are with you all the way Tif x