Inspection addendum to offer


Waited 3 days to finally get a 35 page inspection report. No real surprises. Buyers are requesting a roof specialist to determine the real condition of our 10 yr old shingles. Apparently some premature wearing. They also want specialist to inspected living room windows as they may have gas leaks from seals. So we have a few days to get these reports and decide if repairs are indicated. We have delayed the well and septic inspection should the buyers not accept whatever we decide. We have come down a great deal in price and are not willing to go lower to cover the cost of a re-shingling the roof. So we still are in limbo. Should know more by end of week.

We had a fairly successful moving sale. Several large pieces have been sold. So house is getting a little more sparce. Basement pretty much packed up except for a bit of quilting. Girls things out or packed. Garage stuff getting cleared out. So we will wait a bit before continued box packing.

My father is having carotid surgery this Wednesday so I will be headed up to be with my parents and be the driver. He is in good health so this should be a quick and easy surgery. We will of course say some prayers. Will be nice to spend some time with them. He decided to move up the surgery. 

Worked on a little hand quilting on my scrappy runner. 

Happy quilting.


Summer Solstice- half square blocks

These instructions have been up for a bit, but busy with other things. Finally got to them today. I am doing two quilts. Only will be only one block and the other will be four blocks. Did not want to bite off more than I could accomplish. I am so glad I decided on this size. Quite frankly I am tired of these blocks. Cannot imagine doing more for a larger quilt. 

I do have an inspector that comes by time to time. Mostly he is looking for my water glass for a drink and to knock it over. Whiskers is about 13 yrs old. 

Inspection of the house took place yesterday and awaiting the results. We are fearful that the buyers will have a long list of things they want done, despite that it is a 10yr old home and will not be perfect. We have kept it in great shape. This is our dream home we built so it has many personal touches. So we wait…. I did get a movie, dinner ( German sauerbraten potato dumpling , red cabbage and an old fashion drink) out of the deal. We even did some clothes shopping and then to church. Anything and everything to keep this out of our mind for the day. Our plan is not to spend a lot of money fixing the laundry list, only the most serious issues if any. So we may or may not be moving soon. Being patient as our sermon theme was last evening.

Today has been successful trying to sell items. We are moving right along in our downsizing plan. Items going to people who will put them to good use. That makes me happy.

Happy Quilting!

Hannah officially installed as 4 yr old Pre-K and Kindergarten teacher

Early morning for us to wake up for 2hr. drive to Morrison Zion Ev. Lutheran church/school. What a warm and inviting congregation they are, making us so welcome. It was a warm day but a very important day for Hannah and us. As a family we were present and her cousin and god parents were also present. The congregation served a wonderful lunch and we got to speak with many members. We saw Hannh’s classroom which she already has spent over 11 hours per day just figuring out what she had. The previous teacher had been there 20 yrs.  She still has a long way to go and also needs to plan out her school year. Apparently open house is in two weeks. A lot of purging of materials and things need to be done. Little room for storage. We were told that her classroom was the original room for the one room school years ago. Two of the window now present were the enterances for the students. Boys thru one door and girls thru the other. Luckily her room has air conditioning as does most of the school. She has tried to sort items but has so much to do. I hope that this does not overwhelm her. I guess plenty have offered help and told her to use their assistance. While she may have an idea of what she wants, she may need to settle on the important things and adjust throughout the school year. I am sure she was trained very well and will know what to do. It is those beginning steps that are often the hardest. I met several of her peer teachers and they are wonderful and so happy she was called to this school. I am sure they will be very supportive of her needs. 

Clockwise…Hannah, myself, Uncle Kevin,Aunt Patti, Dan (dad), Abigail (sister), Cherith (sister) and Seth (cousin)

Hannah will be very well loved here, so happy for her and I am sure she will be awesome at teaching God’s Word to his little lambs.

Accepted offer on Marquette Condo
The counter offers flying back and forth have now stopped as of yesterday. So we have a place to move to after accepting an offer on our home. Inspection of our home is mid week next week. Our condo is within walking distance to Lake Puckaway in Marquette, WI. It has a Wisconsin “up north” feel. We do have an ocean two person kayak and so who knows we might take up fishing. I used to do a lot of that years ago. Is apparently a good fishing lake. Anticipating this acceptance I spent the past two days going thru,sorting and packing up my quilting things. I have rediscovered some of my UFO’s. I really need to finish them :). I am keeping a machine quilting project and fabric for my 365 challenge quilt. I do need to pin my daughter’s Allietare quilt prior to moving so it is ready to hand quilt. I have about 1/4 left to pack. I have a small dresser packed with my fabric. This has worked well for me. 

Wisconsin has been very hot and humid! Heat indexes over 100. Thursday evening we had a good storm blow thru and along with it very high winds. One of our big lot line trees fell. So husband spent the day cutting and removing the tree as it fell on our front yard. Had to take breaks every 15-30 minutes due to heat and drinking lots of water.

Today working on the third side border of the 365 quilt and a bit more packing. Would like to get to Summer solstice project. I am doing two but on a small scale. 

Tomorrow off to see Hannah being installed in Morrison(Greenleaf) WI as the 4/5 Kindergarten teacher. This is her first class in her teaching career.

Happy Quilting 🙂

Accepted offer has arrived!

With offers flying and counter offers today was certainly interesting. This morning began with condo offer counter offers one remaining with seller this evening. This afternoon we got the acceptance of an offer to purchase our home. Inspection set up for next Wednesday. So things beginning to move a bit. Today was spent listing a few items for sale and going thru Christmas things. I have it narrowed down to about 3 boxes. The rest for yard sale or to our local high school resale shop. One of the boxes has my girls art work from kindergarten to 4 the grade. Since they were year after year they had many of the same projects. I took pictures and gave Hannah her’s as she might use them in some of her school projects. We will miss the views and quiet, but really is for the best if the condo works out. One day at a time. Tomorrows project will be the storage area in basement that includes my quilting stuff. Also putting some things aside for our home in AZ.

Tonight work on other border. And yes found the missing block!!!

Happy quilting!

365 Challenge Quilt grows to the left


Well as promised I spent last evening sewing the light blocks together and adding them to the center quilt. This is going to be an awesome quilt all hand sewn. This is laid out downstairs so I need to work on this daily so I don’t loose any blocks. Have not found the missing block, so may need to draft one.


We signed the counter offer and are awaiting buyers signatures due today by midnight. Should be no reason it does not go thru, but one never knows. We will know about our condo sometime tomorrow. This has gotten us going again looking at all our stuff. If this all goes thru we will be moving prior to end of August. Waiting a bit to pack up quilting stuff. I have what I want and it is sort of sorted. Today I think I will go thru the “Christmas stuff”. Ornaments will be difficult as we will not have the large Christmas tree. However want to keep a few semential items. Might need to hide those pretty good from spouse. While my daughters are not ready to get some of this stuff now there is the future. I do have one large box of their baby stuff/toys I have selected to give them in future.

Daughters will be home next 2 weekends due to Hannah’s installation into teaching and following weekend a family wedding. Then my mom turns 80 so birthday celebration that weekend. That does not leave too many weekends until potential move. But have to go step by step and not get ahead of ourselves. 

So happy quilting…for me continued downsizing possessions. 🙂

Home to home

Off the Marquette,WI to see a condo that we liked very much. Built 2 yrs ago, but housing issue let to it not being bought. So basically all new, never lived in. We are attracted to the condone to wood ceiling, granite countertops, new appliances, first floor, 2 car garage and the price. It is in a quiet area with a lake within walking distance. We again looked to assure are downsized belongings would fit. We decided to place an offer. Formally to be presented today to owners. We also reached out to our realtor to determine if previous individuals might still be interested in our present home at the most recent offer they presented to us. It is possible that they have another home and once again our timing may be off. I guess time will tell.


Finally laid out blocks for the 365 block challenge quilt. Will spend a little time slowly sewing these blocks together. I did notice I am one block short, so not sure we’re that block went and may have to make another block.

Pinned half of the charity quilt. Should be ready to machine quilt when the tread arrives.

Happy quilting!