09/12/11 9:45PM

Anybody want to buy a house?
  • nickkrumrei
    You are funny. Oh but while we are on the subject do not forget the Dave Ramsey advice and I am pretty sure I told you, it REALLY really works to sell a house quickly. Do NOT drop the price of your house, pick a competitive, good price, maybe a little on the high side. Then tell your realtor that you want to increase the commission offered to the realtors. Standard is 7% do the math, but go to 9 or 10% you would be surprised this really does not decrease the amount of money you actually receive. Even add a closing bonus, "If the home closes by Oct 15th an additional 1000 dollar bonus"
    The buyers do not see all of the above, it is in a special box only Realtors see, and they will buzz like flies around YOUR home till it sells. I promise your home will move FAST!!!
    by nickkrumrei at 09/13/11 6:34AM
  • quincysmom
    I hear that people are buying more foreclosures because you can get a nicer house cheaper. Good luck! I was also told that the realtor makes all the difference. If they are not keeping close contact with you on a constant basis then you need to change realtors .
    by quincysmom at 09/13/11 9:11AM

07/01/11 8:16AM

Our Vacation Bible School has been this week. Today is the last day. Bill Hall started out the week teaching the adult class. Unfortunately, on Wednesday, he and his lovely bride, Charlotte, had a wreck driving out to New Georgia (that's the name of the community where we meet). He got pretty banged up and has not been able to continue. Since Steve wrote all the material anyway, he just moved his teenage class out into the adult class and he's been teaching out there.

It's been on Nehemiah. We really ought to study Nehemiah more. This has been a great series for us and the children! Steve wrote a song at about 6:00am Tuesday morning I'll share with you. Sing it to the tune of "Are you sleeping".

Nehemiah, Nehemiah, built a wall, built it tall.
The people worked like crazy.
None of them were lazy.
They built a wall.
One and all.

We finally moved the "For Sale" sign from the inside of the house to the front yard. Maybe we'll get more results this way. We weren't having much luck before.

Anyone have a headache? We have 15,000 ibuprofen in a box in our livingroom. And, amazingly, it's not that big a box. Steve is living for Zimbabwe in 2 weeks. Paddy Kendall-Ball, one of the preachers there, had requested Ibuprofen. So, for less than $200, we got 15,000.

Time to get ready for our last VBS day. Nehemiah worked so God would remember him!
  • ruthkrumrei
    Like the song!!
    by ruthkrumrei at 07/01/11 10:42AM
  • nickkrumrei
    Nice post. I miss you two so much. Would you get in trouble if you only sent 14,998 Ibuprofen? How big is the cotton wad in the top of that bottle? So riddle me this: when you put the forsale sign outside. Did you actually pound it into the ground, perpendicular to the street, (Log Cabin Rd that is, not the little drive up the side) or is it leaned against the back wall of the garage? You must admit this is a valid question. That is horrible about Bill and Charlotte. Working to be memorable to God. Praying for Steve's safe trip, maybe you should pull the sign until he gets back. ;~)
    by nickkrumrei at 07/02/11 5:43AM
  • nickkrumrei
    snorting with laughter.... you are one funny girl Sandi Mae. I am not laughing AT you. Well maybe a little. Do you know if there will be some kind of blog or reporting of the Zimbabwe trip? I would really like to hear. I think others would too.
    by nickkrumrei at 07/03/11 4:52AM
  • laurar209
    Yes, I did! I opened them briefly on Saturday to make sure the attachments worked but haven't had a chance to really read them. But our weekend company left , the day-trips are over, and and once I get the laundry going this afternoon, I can settle in and actually concentrate on them. Thank you!
    by laurar209 at 07/05/11 8:42AM
  • ruthkrumrei
    Hey, would you e-mail me the VBS material, too? Thanks
    by ruthkrumrei at 07/27/11 7:36AM

Pageants and such

Either the Miss USA or the Miss America pageant was on last night. We were flipping channels just as it started. I always like to watch the first 2 minutes so I can see who Miss Alabama is when they introduce themselves. That's all I watched---didn't even make it to Miss Georgia. But this morning, I checked to see if my theory about pageants held true. And, sure enoulgh it did. The top 4 came from----California, Alabama, Tennessee and Texas.

Have you ever noticed how many of the top 10 or top 5 of all these pageants are from the south???? ALWAYS There is a greater proportion from the south than any other section of the country.

Another interesting fact about this particular pageant last night. The winner, Miss California, is a natural blonde, that dyed her hair to become a brunette several years ago.

Hmmmmm. Is that what we call artificial intelligence?
  • ruthkrumrei
    I've noticed the same things about contestants from TX and AL :) I've wondered about the artificial intelligence when I read about the answers these girls have to the judges questions. BTW, Do they still have the question/answer part of the Pageants? . . . How's the knee?
    by ruthkrumrei at 06/25/11 3:31PM
  • nickkrumrei
    Just realizing we should have taken a picture with you and Rufus in the Vette for your avatar. Oh and someone asked if you are going where Buckwheat was. I could not recall.
    by nickkrumrei at 06/27/11 6:31AM
  • the_mom
    The knee is doing good. Just still in the healing process. The doctor said I'm doing great and I'm sure he wouldnt' lie about it. And no, Nick, this is not where Buck was. Bob Waldron was at Eastside till about 3 years ago. The latest preacher there is a real good man named Jeff Smith.
    by the_mom at 07/01/11 8:02AM

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaaack (Don't tell me you didn't notice I was gone)

Would you believe my memory got so bad I forgot about pleonast? Seriously, that kinda happened. At least, for a few weeks. And then, I was so busy with taxes that when I had time for computer stuff I was on FB because I just had time for little things anyway.

But I missed being able to write stories without having to go back and edit out all the adjectives because they were too long. Definitely a disadvantage with FB.

Probably most of you that read this that know me will know about the major change our family is facing (the family that is left living in our house). After 10 years of working/worshipping with the New Georgia church of Christ, we will be leaving before long. Steve is going to begin preaching for the Eastside church of Christ in Athens the end of August.

We have mixed emotions. Our New Georgia family is FAMILY. I don't know when I've ever felt more at home with a group of God's people. I love them all dearly and it will be so hard to leave. We've been through a lot together in the last 10 years.

On the other hand, there are a lot of good people at Eastside. Some of them we already know and are excited about working with. We did a lot of praying about this and feel this is what God wants us to do.

We are going to try to sell our house and move in closer to town. (For those that don't know, we're just talking about moving 12-13 miles). We've lived in this house since we moved to Athens 17 1/2 years. Soooooooooooo we're talking a lot of changes. Please pray for our family and both churches involved.

Did I mention Katie is planning to leave and go back to FC this fall for her junior/senior year of college?

Yep. Got some major life changes hitting us here. At least that's what the doctor said. I think that's what she said. I was too busy fighting off the men in the white coats.
  • this_old_man
    Thanks for coming tonight! You and Steve are such a fun couple! Good luck with all the changes coming at you soon.

    by this_old_man at 06/18/11 8:57PM
  • ruthkrumrei
    Hey, glad you are back!! Nick left early yesterday for Northland Camp. Hope your knee is healing. More later...
    by ruthkrumrei at 06/19/11 6:38AM
  • ruthkrumrei
    BTW, I will understand if you change the picture for Pleo. (You may want your picture in your car!)
    by ruthkrumrei at 06/19/11 6:39AM
  • quincysmom
    This morning I put my dress on when getting ready for Bible class. Something just wasn't right then it hit me - my dress was on inside out! I guess we have more in common than I thought. I call this "pulling a Sandi!" See what kind of influence you are?!? lol

    It was great to see you and Steve last night! Glad you made the wise decision to come back to Pleo! I am waiting for you to share "the newest story" on here. :)
    by quincysmom at 06/19/11 8:23AM

01/10/11 9:44PM

Don't you hate it when you make a joke and you practically hear the "swoosh" as it goes over the person's head?

This morning, we woke up completely snowed in. Roads impassable. Whole town is shut down. Actually, whole north half of state pretty much shut down. Our District Manager sent out a mass email telling everyone to stay off the roads and stay home. (As if he had to tell us that)

Anyway, my office manager lives about 3 doors down from me. Her name is Wanda. Steve and I got all bundled up and managed to make it down the road to her house. The road was COVERED in snow. We said hi to her, told her our power was out and asked if we could move in.

But that wasn't what I'm talking about.

I got back home, and decided to "make a funny". So, I sent a text to our District Manager. I told him that I had just walked down to Wanda's house. I told him the roads really weren't THAT bad, and if he really needed her, I thought she could make it to work. Of course, I didn't say that I could make it to work, too.

Anyway, I got a text back from him saying that EVERYONE WAS TO STAY OFF THE ROADS! (sigh) So of course, I had to text him again and explain that I was joking, yada yada yada.

Don't think I'll text him again.
  • this_old_man
    I hate it when my jokes fall flat. Or worse yet a joke I think is clean and harmless, somebody else takes the wrong way and I offend them. Oh well to quote the last words of Edmund Kean,"dying is easy; comedy is hard."
    by this_old_man at 01/11/11 9:01AM
  • ruthkrumrei
    I rarely make a joke, so when I do say something that I think is witty or funny, most folks just look at me funny!
    by ruthkrumrei at 01/11/11 9:45PM
  • nickkrumrei
    One of my clients a Psychiatry Department gave me a lolly pop one holiday, I said, "haha, mine is cracked" They were NOT amused.
    by nickkrumrei at 01/18/11 7:19PM
  • jamiemmoon
    Just read the Christmas tree story to a friend. So many laughs. Once again, you've brought a lot of sunshine into this gray winter!
    by jamiemmoon at 01/18/11 9:30PM
  • nickkrumrei
    Please show this to Steve www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpMOrX1fzGM
    by nickkrumrei at 02/04/11 6:45AM