4.21.2010

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It is mid April and the house isn't sold. Nobody wants our house! How did this happen?

The sun doesn't know the answers, but at least he is warm and I think that counts for something.

There are no jobs. I am sorry to tell you this. It is mid April and nobody has jobs. Brandon is looking into back up back up plans. That is fine, except now somebody has to decide which back up plan is best. Where is my sense of adventure these days? Will you check your pockets?

Not to mention I left my Casio nerd watch in Utah and I have felt all sorts of disabled since then.

That is the update from the Holbrooks. Over and out.

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  1. I would suggest moving home, but two and a half people in a cupboard up above the stairs seems unlikely.

    Dear Little House:

    Please charm someone.

    Thank You.

    PJ

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  2. All I can recommend to you is, while you're laying out in the sun, grab your Bible and ponder Matthew 6:28-34.

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  3. I might venture outside just to ask the sun for you too. I'm super nice like that.

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  4. Yes, alligators can really eat dogs. They are like chocolate chip cookies to alligators. Chocolate chip cookies that just keep getting closer, and closer, and closer (yap, yap, yap, yap, SNAP!) True story. I used to live in FL. Where did you leave your watch?

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  5. Give it time. The sun fixes everything. :) And a grape slush... sometimes that helps too.

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  6. Man oh man. It's cloudy today, at least up in these parts. Things will work out.

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  7. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

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  8. I am sending Santa Pan positive thoughts about jobs and houses for you :)

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  9. Sending house-selling vibes your way! We buried St. Joe - sold the next week. Think about it...

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  10. it's normalish to feel like you do. those pregnant hormones might make you crazy at times. seems like you are taking like a woman!

    i always thought the sun was a woman. no?

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  11. I find the sun is an extremely good confidant! Such a patient listener, and sends out such positive rays of light! One can only feel hopeful and happy when hanging out in the sun's presence. Worries shrivel up and blow away in the spring breeze.
    I hope your house sells soon and the perfect job presents itself soon.

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  12. It is time for faith not fear. Don't let those pregnancy hormones mess around with you.

    P.S. sitting in the sun can defintely ease stress. I know from experience.

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  13. I need to buy a house in Alabama. I'm sorry we can't fix both our problems. :(

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  14. Someone out there is frustrated, because they are searching for the perfect house to call home. Soon that family, and your house will meet. Until then, cherish your last few days/months in your pretty little D street house. The house that saw you through school, Schweezy, and your quest to become a family of 5 (the dogs are still family!)... it is now sending you to the next amazing phase of your lives, full time work and parenthood!

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  15. I hate to even suggest anything because it's none oft beezwax, but...my hubs went the air force route for med school and we know lots of biz school kids right now who are taking this deal... The air force comes in and pays back your loans for biz school. They then make the holbs a Captain active duty officer and he owed them 3 years of service as a captain. They'll station you at some AF base in the world and he'll do business oriented work for them for around $60k. Also, you get free medical coverage and you could live on base in officer housing for the 3 yrs so you wouldn't have to go through the buy/sell torture. Because of a new law attached to the soldiers and sailors relief act, there is a way that the military will buy the house in Moscow from you at current market value. The big question is would he have to deploy in those 3 years to Afghanistan? The answer is maybe. But if he did it would be 4 months and he would still be at a desk doing business things. I know this is way out there, but it's just a suggestion. It's been good for us and I feel proud that we are serving our country even though it 's not perfect.

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  16. Oh Stink. I'm sorry all of this is happening to you. I'm the MMB (Methodist Mommy Blogger) who just loves reading your blog. I've been meaning to write to you about taking the Holbs' signing bonus and going somewhere really awesome before you give birth. Ya know .. blow caution to the wind and realize you can pay back student loans later. My hubby and I wish we'd done this ourselves before our first baby arrived.

    Then I read today's post.

    Just know there's someone in southern Idaho rooting for you, kid. It's really going to work out.
    Take care!

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  17. Wow, Nat, you sound so much like I did when we had a major life/job/relocation change last year. I rarely link to my own posts in other people's comments because I'm not worried about stealing readers, but I'm going to link to one of my posts this time because I think you might feel better after you read it. I sometimes feel better when I see that someone else has been there, too.

    http://honeybee2won.blogspot.com/2009/06/control-freak.html

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  18. A wise and rogue-ishly good looking man once said, "Just keep dancing... and eventually your song will come up!" (Fine you guessed it! It was me!) You're musings to the flower blooming, despite the brewing conundrum reminded me...
    "I've never seen a wild thing sorry for itself..." You're a wild thing, right??

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  19. You enjoy every moment of growing that baby-- and don't forget what God has done for you. He didn't bring you this far to let you fall! =)

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  20. We are in the same place right now. What is tomorrow? And how do we get there? (And can we make it go any faster?) Today I was reminded that we are blessed to be here now. We are taken care of today. I have no idea what tomorrow even looks like, but at least I can rest tonight knowing today was a good and fulfilling day. I will send you prayers that you find peace before anything changes. :)

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  21. Was that a University of Florida reference??? I am an hour away! Just don't get to close to the gators! Good luck with your pondering!

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  22. PS. I second the Faith not Fear comment above!

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  23. Gators will eat dogs! It's scary living in Florida next to any fresh water sometimes...because the Gators always come. Someone will come and buy your house, eventually. It just takes time, but being not of the patient person persuasion myself I can completely understand feeling anxious.

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  24. Alright. Just saw the housing sales figures jumped in March. So hang on to that. Gator do eat dogs -- but not often. For big scary creatures with lots of sharp teeth, they really don't eat all that often. Lastly, I really, really can identify with your "law school can kiss my butt" statement though it did give me the most wonderful husband. Good luck ~ things will get better. They always do.

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