Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I’m Lucky To Be Alive – No, Seriously!

Hello All!

I can’t believe it is the middle of June already!!!

I swear the days are flying by.

If this post comes off a little loopy let me apologize in advance.

To be honest, I have felt more than a little NuTs lately.

I guess it is understandable considering everything going on but I’m just ready to feel like me again.

As I have been reading some of my favorite blogs, I've noticed a lot of people feeling the same way.

As in, not a lot of free time for blogging and just having a ton of things going on at once.

I thought Summer was for relaxing??

Isn't that what we tell ourselves all winter long??

Well, so far mine has been anything but!

I want to send out a Huge Thank You to everyone for their prayers and comments concerning Kelsey and Mitch.

I am happy to say they both are home Safe and Sound.

~ Praise God! ~

Here are a couple of photos they sent through their phones the day before the Long journey began.


Oh, and guess what happened to me yesterday!

I almost died!!

No seriously.

I was heading home from a run and this happened….



(Please forgive the horrible sketch, I used it to try to explain to Brett what happened.)

Me in my tiny little Yaris and trapped between 3 semi’s, none of which would Slow Down.

I was entering a construction area, so I slow down 55 as stated.  I could see the 2 semi’s in my rear view mirror but they were quite a ways back.  As I was coming up to an on ramp, I noticed another semi coming (full force!).

So, I glance back again and those 2 trucks behind me were all the sudden, Right on top of me.

I swear they had to be going 75-80!

I slow down not wanting to get crushed by the one entering and wanting to switch lanes but just as the thought entered my head, there was one of the semi’s right on my side.

I didn't have time to gun it and get in front of the one entering, I would've been crushed for sure.

I kept trying to slow down without actually slamming on my brakes, which would've been impossible anyway because semi # 3 was nearly in my back seat as it was.

I was hugging the center line, hoping #2 would hurry up and get by so I could switch lanes and just as soon as I thought I could and started, semi #3 behind me swung into it!!

So, I quickly swung back into my lane and at the same exact time so did he, all the while traveling at 55 to 60 MPH, and now Semi #1 was right in front of me coming from the on ramp.

As I try to explain all of this, it sounds like a huge amount of time passed, and it did feel like it was all going in slow motion, but the truth of it is, it all happened within seconds.

I honestly have no memory of how I survived and how I didn't get crushed.

It was like all of this was going on, then poof, I was driving on and all was passed and I have no idea how.

Believe me, I know how crazy that sounds, but its the truth!  All I know for certain is, God was with me in that car and that is the ONLY reason why I am still alive!

What’s new with the moving situation??

Well, the one buyers are still interested.

They haven't sold their home yet and the last time Brett spoke to them, they hadn't listed it yet.

So, we are still moving forward with listing it on For Sale By Owner.

We are finishing up a few repairs and hope to have it on the site within a week.

We have found a house we are interested in and are considering placing an offer contingent on ours selling.

Here’s something funny though….

Remember my previous posts, when I talked about all the things I wanted in my new home.

One of which it being an old home!

Well, this one has none of the things I thought I wanted.

As in…

It’s new, well, newer.

So, of course, it has none of the wonderful old details and wood work.

It doesn't have a basement, which is another thing I wanted.

It isn't in the country, it is in a subdivision.  (That will be a first.)

It doesn’t have a dining room, it actually has an open floor plan.  Something I have never had before!

Even though this house has none of the things I said and thought I wanted, when I walked in, it felt like home.

Or at least, felt like it could be home.

It is part of an estate and it has sat empty for over a year.

And you all know what happens when a home isn't lived in for awhile…

It starts to fall apart.

I have always wondered why that happens?? But it does.  It is like, it needs a family in order to stay alive.

Any way, needless to say, this little house needs a lot of work.  Luckily, it all seems to be cosmetic and we nesters don't mind that kind of stuff…. Do we??

Even if everything was perfect, I know me, I would start in fixing and changing any way. :)

I don’t know if we will end up with the house or not.

And this time around, I’m not praying for God to give it to me, all I keep praying is…

“His will be done.”

If I am meant to have the house, it will happen.

If I don't get it, it is because he has other plans, and that is okay too.

I’m a follower these days, Not a leader!

So, I guess we will see what happens.

I didn't take any photos of the actual house.

To be honest, if you saw it you would probably think…

“Seriously, you want that one???”


I will promise you this though, IF we end up and getting it, I will be sure to share before and afters once I get in and turn it into the home I know it can be.

One thing I will share though, is the view from Google Earth.

This way you can see, my favorite part of the house….


The HUGE pool!!!

I also love that is on a dead end street on a shaded lot.

Above view is the side of the house.  You can’t see the front of the property because of the trees.

And below is the back…

I’ll let you know how it goes.  We hope to put in the offer sometime within a week.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit with me!

I’m heading off to go rest and relax with hubby.

He took the night off from work!

Take Care and Talk Soon,



Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Wow Tam - I am so thankful to God for guiding your little car in your time of need. Those darn semis seems they don't slow down for ANYTHING. We've had our own close calls and it isn't fun. I'm just glad you are ok!

I know what you mean about not having time....we've gone from living in a place of 20 years and having things pretty much the way we liked, to having to do so much to our new place...just having a garden this year is a major undertaking. I'm so tired, and I feel like I have neglected my blog too. I do manage a post about once a week, but that's it.
Good luck with the house situation.
Wishing you blessings on your day. Hugs

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Hope it all works out!! So glad Jesus took the wheel and took you through safely!!

Cindi said...

What a scary experience, your guardian angel was certainly working overtime for you, thank God!
Being a follower instead of a leader is a good choice, His will be done, praying that for you also.
Be blessed!

cynthia lee designs said...

So glad you are okay and was not in an accident. Semi drivers scare me!!
Hope things work out well for you with selling your home and finding your new home.

alltheseboys said... glad you are ok! That God...he's always there when we need him!!! I love your attitude regarding the new house. Why is it that it's so hard to be a "follower". As if we can change God's plan for us anyway, lol! Katie

Trace4J said...

Thanking God for your protection.
And praying His will be done for you and your family too.

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Tammy, oh thank God your angel was with you, how scary that must have been. Hopefully all will work out and you can start to relax a little, nice estate, good luck. Blessings Francine.

Simple Pleasures said...

Jeepers Tammy, I am so glad you are ok! Scary... those semi drivers are crazy. Good luck with the house thing. It will all work out one way or another. It will be nice to not have to worry about a big mortgage payment. finances are so unpredictable now a days.

bettyj said...

God is Good Tam, all the time. I had chills as I read your post. Trucks are (not all) but a lot are a danger to cars and I am sure the other way around sometimes, but I could feel your fear. If this is the house, meant for you, it will be yours. I, too am in limbo,the one serious bite has never gotten back. A house is available, going to be, where I want. I am praying if it is meant to be it will work out. Good luck to you.

Carmen and the Primcats said...

I'm glad you lived! Geesh! Scary!

The house looks nice! Love that pool!

Carmen and the Primcats

BumbleBeeLane said...

Oh my goodness girl! So glad you are ok.Keeping you in prayer over the house situation.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Unknown said...

Wow those semi's can be scary on the roads, glad you're ok. Good luck on selling your house and with the bid on the possible new one!

Felicia said...

Wow, pretty scary with the trucks. So happy God protected you. Good luck with your house situation. It will all work out, it always does.


Kathy Schwanke said...

Awesome testimony to God's protection. don't you love when He gives stories like that to build our faith. They build faith in others too!

One word of caution on buying a home that has been sitting a while vacant (and I too have noticed it needs a family to keep it!! Even the banks are noticing that I think!)
Snakes can move in to the foundation. The fight to rid a house of them can be grueling. I am not sure if either of the two have actually gotten rid of them. Creepy hearing they have snakes in their living room...all around their foundation moving under leaves, rocks, etc. See if you can check that out before offering.
Blessings on your transition!

prims by olde lady morgan said...

OMG! TAM!!!! You definitely had a angel in the car with you! Oh Semi's...hate them... need them... when I was younger one had their brakes fail and drove right over my dad's car, nearly killed him....
Thinking of you! OLM

Prims By The Water said...

OMG so glad your guardian angel was watching over you. A semi actually hit us when my dad was driving on our family vacation...somewhat similar to your drawing. I believe it was dads 98 Oldsmobile that saved us. Good luck with the house. Take care, Janice

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

OMG ~ So glad you're O.k. and you didn't get hurt ~ such a scary experience.
Good Luck with selling and buying your house!
Prim Blessings

TheCrankyCrow said...

Wow - what a scare! So glad there wasn't an accident. My mother keeps lamenting that she can't drive any more (for good reason) - but I keep telling her she's lucky...It's crazy out there! That house looks amazing! And huge! But, you're right - "His will be done...." That little phrase is one of the few things that helps me keep my sanity of late....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin So glad the kiddos made it home without incident!!

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Tammy~ so glad you are safe~ scary ~
Wishing you the best to find your perfect home~