Tuesday, August 4, 2015

We are here, but not quite all there....

So we got here and just before the moving van got to our house we found out that the owner would allow us to move our stuff into the house, but we couldn't live there even offering to pay rent! That was July 23 and we are still staying in a motel waiting for the U.S. Bank's underwriter to figure out that we are reliable people. You wouldn't believe the different things that woman is asking for... papers that were in the package of papers we gave the loan officer. I figure the only thing left to ask for is our underwear sizes. LOL

 So here are some pictures taken on our trip from Vancouver Washington (state) to Superior Wisconsin.

 Sunset across the Columbia River seen from the from the Oregon side... looking back at Washington.

It was great weather the whole way... the storms stayed off the road.

 Long vistas in Wyoming (another W state).
Carpet at one of the motels... I don't even remember which one.... Looked like a quilt to me.

Hubby's breakfast.... Pancake maker was nearly empty. LOL

Fab fabric I bought at the quilt store in Wyoming. The only fabric store I went to on our trip... Keama's Quilts in Green River, WY.

Here's some  more of the purchase... The rodeo rider is the image from the Wyoming State License Plate. The local high school printed the fabric especially for her store.
The ladies are very helpful and friendly and they do business online, too. Here is their web address.

She has lots of fabric, books, notions, specialty rulers, etc. I got this book. Shopping was almost the best part of the trip.

I know what you're thinking. What could be better than fabric shopping?  How about being carded?  I got carded at Red Robin Restaurant in Utah.  Not once, but twice for one (1) margarita. Utah cards anyone who orders a drink, not once but twice. That was the best! I'd never been carded before, mostly cause I don't drink that much. I guess I proved that I was over 21. (I'm more than 3 times that.)

I guess getting here safely was the best thing - all my plants made it without incident. I'm glad that's over.
Looking forward to blogging and reading yours. I've been away too long.



  1. I'll be happy when all the paper work is finished and you are not living in a HOTEL. Good Grief. What is wrong with that underwriter?!?!?!

  2. So glad to hear you had safe travels.....and a good quilt shop to visit. But really....a hotel for over 2 weeks. That gets so old. And being carded.....that is too funny. Maybe the underwriter needs a drink to relax and get those papers approved, now!

  3. Good to hear you've arrived safely; hope you can move in soon...hugs, Julierose

  4. Good to see your blog posts again gramma! I've started drawing again and getting ready to post some stuff next week on mine. I'm almost halfway through the pregnancy. AND in just 12 days you will be getting a call from us, telling you if it's a boy or girl!!!! August 18th around 2:30 expect a call :) Corry thinks its a boy but now I'm thinking it's a girl. I can't decide!

  5. I bought wine at the grocery store a while back. No makeup to hide the wrinkles, AND I had my oldest son with me (he was 24). I laughed when they carded me. My son could have bought that wine. Makes you feel good, though. Hope you are in the house soon (give her your undie size, so they will hurry up).

  6. I hope everything has worked out. I've been thinking of you and hoping for the best for you. I was planning to move to Portland this year and had my house on the market for a month but realized the stars were not aligned. Moving is now just thinking of it stresses me out!

  7. Glad you are close to there? My parents had to do all that too just recently - I could NOT believe how hard it was!! Oh and fabric shopping across the way - great idea! I might have picked some of that Wyoming Bronc up too - in Laramie - I coudn't resist!!

  8. Beautiful views from your car as you travelled. I hope you're able to get settled soon. It's hard to have to stay in a hotel. The hotel carpet looks like quilt inspiration to me!

  9. Just discovered your blog from your comment on The Nickel and Dime Ranch blog. Love that rodeo fabric! Lol and congrats on being carded. ;) Good luck with your move.


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