Thursday, October 19, 2006

WOW, it's been a while. But, a lot has been going on. Last weekend we had our last dog show in the south. It was at the Agricenter here in Memphis. Tay and Chase both did really well. Tay got a 4th place and a Q however Chase didn't get anything. She did, however have some very nice runs. I'm so proud of her and how she's coming along. Jay and I have decided to take some time off from dog shows since we'll be moving. Chase needs to work on her contacts and Taylor needs to work on her confidence. People really frighten her at shows. Especially children.

Well we have sold our house. It sold last weekend while we were at the show. We have to be out on the 10th. We're heading to PA next weekend on our house hunting trip. I am getting so excited. Jason and I are really working toward being debt free. So, our goal is to find a very inexpensive house to purchase that doesn't need a lot of work. Yes, it can be very difficult to find but I know God will open doors for us so I'm not that worried.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

And now on the radio......

So a guy comes into work today asking to talk to the sales manager. When he starts to leave Archie, one of the guys I work with, tells him about my trip to Indonesia. So I uploaded my photos from yahoo and started talking to this guy about my trip. Next comes the big question, Can I interview you for my radio show? People who know me know I HATE talking in front of people. Yes, being on the radio is not in front of anyone but it kind of is. He has a radio talk show on between 12:00 - 1:00pm Monday through Thursday on 1240am. It's Christian talk radio. He asked to pre-record the show this weekend but of course I have dog show. He took my number here at work and is going to contact me for the show.

Tomorrow I'm off work for the dog show. I'm so excited. Chase only needs one more qualification to complete her NA title and then 2 more qualifications to complete her OAJ title. We've been working on our NA title for the past 3 shows. She seems to think the table is for spinning and jumping off. We're working on that though. Taylor can qualify this weekend also so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Today for lunch we met Trish, Carie and Chris at Taco Bell for lunch. I hadn't seen Trish in a long time and it was nice to see her again. We had a lot of fun talking about dogs, fainting goats and bodily functions. Ahh, my friends are great!

Monday, October 09, 2006

House Up For Sale

In case anyone is interested. Here's the link to our listing.

In the Search field type in 240046. Their is also a virtual tour.

Now I know I've asked several of you before this question but our realtor is suggesting we paint our living room and foyer the cream color we have throughout our house. He says it will help with the sale. After looking at the photos would you guys go through the trouble?

What a fun and exciting weekend. On Friday night we had the first people come and look at our house. While they were walking through we loaded up the dogs and went and had dinner at Fire N Stone Pizza. Man, I love that place. I think it's beating out Brick Oven if that's possible. Then we headed to Sams for gas and went home. Saturday morning Jay and I were bored. We took photos of our furkids for the first part of the morning. It was so beautiful out we decided to call Chris and Carie and see if they wanted to hang out. We ended up going to their house. We had lunch at Costa Vida, which is really good and then headed out to Covington Pike to go offroading. We had so much fun. Even Tilly and Kenzie. Don't they look hilarious? While Chris mastered the drainage ditch in his Jeep, I had to sit and watch since my poor Jeep is so LITTLE! Don't worry though. She'll be getting a lift soon :-)

Friday, October 06, 2006

Happy Friday to everyone! I'm in a good mood today, which is really good. I woke up late because I was so tired. We're having to keep the house spotless since it's for sale. I woke up at 7:15 knowing I had to leave 5 minutes later. Luckily I had cleaned the house the night before. I also called the realtor today because our house still was not showing up on the MLS. He said they had computer problems but that it should be up by the end of the day, which is exciting. I'll post the link later this afternoon.

Lawn mower.....
I have the worst luck with our lawn mower. Mainly because I don't think it likes me.... Seriously. So, last night I pulled the mower out and started to mow the back yard. The tire fell off. Don't ask me how but it did. If you could imagine the look on my face, and my face now as I type this. It was so funny. So, I did something most men will cringe at, I rode that little mower up to the front of the yard with no tire. What else what I to do? So Jason looks at me and says "Now how did you do that?" Stupid question baby, how would I know :-) So, we do not have an air compressor we only have a foot pump. Imagine us trying to pump up the tire with a foot pump. Ahh, hilarious. Anyone laughing yet? Well it wasn't working so we went next door and asked our neighbor if he had an air compressor. Stan, our neighbor, is wonderful. Always drunk but wonderful. So after we pump up the tire I start to mow. I got about 2 laps around the 1/2 acre in the rear yard and the mower just shuts off. I try to start it up with no luck. So, I run over and get Jason. I'm sure he's thinking by now, Oh what did she do now! So I tell him....The mower just shut off. He asks me, Does it have gas? Of course that's the obvious question one would ask but since I just filled it the day before of course it had gas. So he's like, it just shut off. I'm like yeah, it isn't running. It just turned off. So he walks around and low and behold, it starts right back up. He walks over with a smile on his face and says, it's working now.... Ahh, why doesn't this mower like me? Is it because I always hit stuff while I'm mowing? Is it because sometimes I do forget to put gas in it and it runs out? Is it because the front hood is all mashed up and we haven't fixed it yet? Maybe it's because its so old and we bought it for 300.00 before we moved here. he he he.

Anyway, this weekend we have dog class both Sat and Sunday since the show is in Memphis next week. Should be loads of fun.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Prayer Request for a fellow co-worker.

It started out with family and friends unable to get a hold of Sherry Hampton, 45, of Charlotte, that was last weekend.

Wednesday, Hampton is still missing. Now, police said they have a break in the case, but it hasn't helped them find her yet.

Hampton was supposed to show up for work Monday. Her co-workers have put her picture and phone numbers to call on the door.

Hampton is the branch administrator for a distributing company in Steele Creek called Univar.

Hampton was last seen Saturday night at her home in Steele Creek, when a friend came over to help her hang some blinds.

She also talked to her mom that night, but that's the last anyone's heard from her. On Monday when she didn't show up for work co-workers began trying to reach her by cell phone, but there was no answer and she did not return anyone's calls.

Friends & family suspect foul play

Her family called her office looking for her also and that's when Hampton's adult son called police.

Then on Tuesday, police found her car in the 4900 block of South Tryon.

Her coworkers are certain this is the work of foul play and they have a message for anyone involved.

“Tell us where she's at. Tell us if she's ok or not or just tell us where she's at. Help us find her and bring her home to her family,” said Hampton’s coworker Yvette Bashaw.

There's a reward for anyone with information on the whereabouts of Hampton. Anyone with information is asked to call the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Our house is up for sale. I'm both nervous and excited. I've been waiting on it to pop up on the MLS however it hasn't been uploaded into the database yet. I guess this can take several days. Jason was given a start date of December 1st so we have only 2 months to sell and move. I just keep praying that God will work everything out. I know he will! He always does.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

I was in such a hurry yesterday that I failed to wish my good friend Carie Happy Birthday. Carie, I hope you accept my appology since I'm a day late at posting your birthday greeting on my Blog!
So, Happy Birthday Crazy Carie!

Monday, October 02, 2006

I'll keep this entry short and sweet since it's almost time to go home. We had a great time at the show this weekend. Franklin is such a nice place. The arena was awesome. Only problem was the huge section of steps you had to go up and down before each run :-) This was Chase's first time in Open Jumpers. She qualified and rec'd first place on Saturday. I was so worried because the course was kind of tough but she did awesome and watched a listened for each command I gave her. Saturday in Standard however was a different story. I ended up making Chase leave the ring after 4 or 5 obstacles. She has gotten in the habit of bailing off her contacts which is very dangerous for her. After talking to Tammy and Jason I realized that it was my fault. So, I ended up giving her some treats. On Sunday she didn't qualify in Open but had a beautiful run. She knocked a bar so we disqualified. On Sunday in Standard the little brat did the same thing. This time is wasn't my fault. So, while we walked off the course I told her that she needed to stop doing it and that she wasn't getting a treat. He he he, they are just like kids.