Friday, April 29, 2005


I finally just gave up on getting this particular blog to my website. I've decided to use another one of them. I will keep this one to keep track of those I read. Unless I need to post something in this one, the consolidated blog is here: http://www.Writing.Com/authors/airycat/blog.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Moving the Blog

I have been fighting with the settings and my website file manager all afternoon. UGH! I still don't know if I have it right, but I think not. I'm writing this just to see.

How exciting, huh?

Monday, April 18, 2005

Website connections

I know there's a way to get this blog onto my website. Both Blogger and Crosswinds say so. I've followed the directions accurately, as far as I can tell, but it's still here at Blogger. So I'm just writing this to see where it publishes. I'm hopint that only the old entries are not going to the website..... but we'll see.

Nada! It wouldn't even publish. So I switched everything back to Blogger and it still didn't publish. So I changed my password. Try again...

I had to log out and back in again and it finally published....hmmmm.... maybe if I do that when I change the settings...

Aaarrggh!!! Apparently there is a Blog called Airynothing, which is the same as my website, and trying to connect my blog to my website somehow connects me to her blog and, of course, I can't log in properly. What a pain!

Monday, April 11, 2005

Moving again!!!!

After eight months of painting and trying to get settled in my new house without Iqbal, he arrives and decides he doesn't really like this house. Whatever happened to "I'm not going to move again when we get to Oregon!"? This house feels cramped to him. I could have rented a place and saved myself a lot of hassle.

Oh, well.... So for the past week we have been looking at houses. I vetoed a couple. He vetoed a couple. Some we both knew weren't right. Saturday we put an offer on a house that had a guest house for Mom and an apartment for Alex. It was nice. It had plenty of room and a fireplace and a swimming pool. I felt neutral about the house. That's good, because they turned down our offer and we can't really pay more. Our next choice sold in the meantime.

Today we looked at four or five houses. I liked the first immediately, even though it isn't one I would have thought I would have liked. I loved the second, but it didn't have quite enough room and it was a bit dark. It was also worth every penny they were asking for and that was out of our range. The next one was one I "had a good feeling about." So much for my feelings. It was on a busy street and needed a lot of fixing up. It had six bedrooms, but it also smelled and was a mess. The fourth house was worse. It could have been a wonderful house. Instead it looked like a wild animal's lair and smelled worse. We suspected it was a crash pad for addicts. We merely drove past the fifth house because it was on a very busy street and wasn't the greatest neighborhood.

In the end we went back to the first house and looked at it some more and tried to figure out how our stuff will fit in. This house (the one I'm in) still feels bigger to me, but the numbers say that one is bigger. It has a lot of charm and the neighborhood seems quite nice. I like the feel of it. Since we both liked it, Alex thought it was "okay" (hey! no apartment means he'll be more inclined to get his own place sooner... ie. grow up!) and my sister had very good vibes about it, we decided to put an offer on it. We should know by Wednesday, if we got it. Then it's back to packing and boxes and ....aaaaaahhhhh!!!!!