Saturday, January 24, 2009

Illinois Winter...

Dear Diary:
Aug. 12 - Moved into our new home in Illinois. It is so beautiful here. The hills and river valleys are so picturesque. I have a beautiful old oak tree in my front yard. Can hardly wait to see the change in the seasons. This is truly God's Country.

Oct. 14 - Illinois is such a gorgeous place to live, one of the real special places on Earth. The leaves are turning a multitude of different colors. I love all of the shades of reds, oranges and yellows, they are so bright. I want to walk through all of the beautiful hills and spot some white tail deer. They are so graceful, certainly they must be the most peaceful creatures on Earth. This must be paradise.

Nov. 11 - Deer season opens this week. I can't imagine why anyone would want to shoot these elegant animals. They are the very symbol of peace and tranquility here in Illinois. I hope it snows soon. I love it here!

Dec. 2 - It snowed last night. I woke to the usual wonderful sight: everything covered in a beautiful blanket of white. The oak tree is magnificent. It looks like a postcard. We went out and swept the snow from the steps and driveway. The air is so crisp, clean and refreshing. We had a snowball fight. I won, and the snowplow came down the street. He must have gotten too close to the driveway because we had to go out and shovel the end of the driveway again. What a beautiful place. Nature in harmony. I love it here!

Dec. 12 - More snow last night. I love it! The plow did his cute little trick again. What a rascal. A winter wonderland. I love it here!

Dec. 19 - More snow - couldn't get out of the driveway to get to work in time. I'm exhausted from all of the shoveling. And that snowplow!

Dec. 21 - More of that white shit is coming down. I've got blisters on my hands and a kink in my back. I think that the snowplow driver waits around the corner until I'm done shoveling the driveway. A-hole.

Dec. 25 - White Christmas, More freakin' snow. If I ever get my hands on that (@#*%& who drives that snowplow, I swear I'll castrate him and why don't they use more salt on these roads to melt this crap??

Dec. 28 - It hasn't stopped snowing since Christmas. I have been inside since then, except of course when that SOB "Snowplow Harry" comes by. Can't go anywhere, cars are buried up to the windows. Weather man says to expect another 10 inches. Do you have any idea how many shovelfuls 10 inches is??

Jan. 1 - Happy New Year? The way it's coming down it won't melt until the 4th of July! The snowplow got stuck down the road and the a-hole actually had the nerve to come and ask to borrow a shovel! I told him I'd broken 6 already this season.

Jan. 4 - Finally got out of the house. We went to the store to get some food and a gosh dang deer ran out in front of my car and I hit the bastard. It did $3,000 in damage to the car. Those beasts ought to be killed. The hunters should have a longer season if you ask me.

Jan. 27 - Warmed up a little and rained today. The rain turned the snow into ice and the weight of it broke the main limb of the oak tree in the front yard and it went through the roof. I should have cut that thing into fireplace wood when I had the chance.

May 23 - Took my car to the local garage. Would you believe the whole underside of the car is rusted away from all of that damn salt they dump on the road? Car looks like a bashed up, heap of rusted sh-t.

June 10 - Sold the car, the house, and moved to Chatta-vegas BABY! I can't imagine why anyone in their freakin' mind would ever want to live in the freakin' State of Illinois.

Love, Heather =)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Movin' on UP y'all!

Hello all. Sorry it has been almost 3 weeks since my last post. OMG! Am I slacking? No. I was trying to wait until it was more "official." Well I just can't wait anymore...

We sold the house! After it was on the market for only 4 weeks. Whooo Hooo! (times like a million). We have to wait until February 10th for the close for it to be "official" & there still might be a slight snafu with the buyer's financing. Worst case scenario the close will happen February 26th. Hopefully the later date does NOT happen. Pray for the closing date to be on the 10th, K?

Yeah baby. I am M-O-V-I-N-G! Holy Jeese! I am really moving. Oh man... I am really moving. Crap. After living in Bloom Bloom since I graduated high school, it is gonna be a hard move. Double Crap! I JUST realized I have been out of high school for 16 years! Balls!

Andy and I have made so many great friends and have been really spoiled to have our family so close (only an hour drive for Andy's family and 2 hours for mine). Now we are going to be 9-12 hours away from our family and 8-ish hours from our friends in Bloomington. Well...we knew this day was coming, hence the blog. Hopefully, we will be able to keep in touch through e-mail, phone calls, blogs, facebook, etc. And remember, Chattanooga is a GREAT place for a vaca. ;-)

I am really excited to be living in the SAME house as my husband, no snow, close to OUTdoor rock climbing, and new job possibilities. But a little scared at the same time. I am pretty sure I won't have too many troubles meeting new people and making friends. But there is always that thought of... "Oh man, I am starting over from scratch. New friends, new grocery store, new neighbors, and all that jazz."

I guess I will be ready for my next pair of "big girl pants" in a couple months. I am so looking forward to seeing Andy, the boys, buying a new house, getting new furniture, and starting our life together, finally!

I will post a pic with the "sold" sign on it as soon as I can...gotta borrow a digital camera first. (hint hint) ;-)

Take care everyone, and if you are sad about the Sweets moving to Chatta-vegas just picture us running the hills of TN chuckin' rocks at rabid Cujo TN pooches. =)