Thursday, June 11, 2009

I want new furniture

The kids are grown and moving out and I was looking at my furniture today and thinking to myself, "man, I would love to redecorate my home" I found a site that I loved their furniture and would like to do several of my rooms with their furniture, a rustic style. I also love antiques so I would like to have my bedroom done with a antique bed, night stands, wash basin and antiques dressers. I have a quilt that I am almost finished with that I would love to put on the bed. I would love for my main bath and living room area to be the rustic furniture. I want a comfortable setting for friends and guest. In our basement I would like a gaming room with a bar and a fun place to hang out with friends and family. My kitchen I would like a more classic and practical feel.

I suppose many people would like to have one type of look through out the house, I prefer to have different setting through out the house to suit the mood I am in at the time, I can go to a different room. Does that make me fickle?

Real Property Management

I have a friend that lives in an apartment and is having some difficulties with the neighbors. She has talked to management, but that has not improved her situation. She has decided not to renew her lease and to find a new place to live. While searching for apartments I told her she should look at who manages these apartments and if she were to have any problems, who would be taking care of them.

She has found a place to live and found out that a company called Real Property Management manages the property. RPM manages over 20,000 units nationwide and Freddie Mac has Signed an exclusive agreement with Real Property Management to manage the new REO Rental Initiative. If that is not impressive enough, received the "Franchise of the Year Honorable Mention" award and was featured in in the Biz journal of Cincinnati and Columbus. Because RPM Midwest joins the National Association of Residential Property Managers to ensure the highest standards in property management services she decided to move into her new apartment.

I highly recommend before moving into your next apartment, condo or rental home to check to see who is managing the property. RPM does credit and multi state criminal background checks, so their tenants feel comfortable knowing they are living in a safe place. It is worth your peace of mind and your time.

Road trip to Arizona...I wish

I spoke with my mom last night on the phone and she informed me that my sister and her were taking a road trip to visit my brother in Arizona. They wanted to know if my daughter and I wanted to join them. Man, do I need a vacation! My thoughts went to all the responsibilities I have going on here, the garden, the chicks, my son and his new wife are still working on their new home. I had to decline with much sorrow.

She began to tempt me with how nice the weather was there. With all the rain and humidity in the Midwest, I have to admit I was ready to throw all cares to the wind and jump in the car. My brother has tried to get us to move to Arizona for years, he would like nothing more then to have our family together in Arizona. Mind you, it is very tempting when we have ice, snow and freezing temperatures in the middle of winter. Although, I could do with out the scorpions and rattlesnakes. I suppose every paradise has it's downfall. Maybe next year I can road trip it to Arizona. Until then, I'll have to deal with the hot and humid weather of the Midwest.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

How can a large company effect little ole me?

Chevrolet is merging with Fiat, how does this effect me you ask? My son owns a Dodge Ram truck, he bought it 11 months ago from a local dealership. Now we are usually Ford people, which will make since later. Every child has to make his/her mistakes in life and they don't want to just learn by their parents mistakes. So, 11 months ago, my son decided to take out a car loan and bought this Dodge truck. Since the purchase he has regretted it and is still learning life lessons.

From my previous post you know he just got married and as I type this is on his honeymoon. The problem is, he isn't having very much fun. That would be because the night they arrived at their destination, his fuel line going into the injector ruptured. It should have been no big deal, but because it's a DODGE/CHEVROLET it now is a BIG deal. He took it to the dealership to have it repaired, because it was under warranty. They informed him that they may not be able to locate the part and have it repaired by the time he needs to come back home. Due to the difficulties of this merger, things between dealerships are running a little slow. To top things off, they would not give him a rental car. "So sorry for your inconvenience sir", seems to be their motto. Today I finally reached my limit with the dealership and phoned them myself. I found out they would be happy to give my son a rental car, but none are available. Hmm, I wanted to say, my son would be happy to make his car payment, but there seems to be a lack of funds available.

How is it that a large corporation can expect the little guy to make his payments or his car is repossessed, yet they do not have to fix his car so that he is not inconvenienced? It makes no since to me. SO, as the little guys mom, I decided to make a shout out to everyone and tell them DO NOT BUY CHEVROLET! That's right, I can not fight this large corporation one on one, but I can give testimony of how they treat their customers. I know this probably won't hurt them, but it makes me feel better. As I spoke earlier, we are FORD people, we have never had a problem and they treat us good. I can't ask for more then that.

Monday, June 8, 2009

I am officially a mother in law

I have been on a sabbatical from the blog writing this past week, because I was busy preparing for my sons wedding. He was married yesterday in a wonderful and intimate wedding ceremony. As I woke this morning, I spent time reflecting on yesterday and how the day was blessed. Then is hit me......... I AM A MOTHER-IN=LAW!!!

Now for the past 45 years I have been a daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt, friend, wife and mother, but now I can add mother-in-law to my titles. I was so excited, especially because my daughter in law is a sweet and amazing girl. Our family just loves her so much. So, as I end the day reflecting on my new role as mom-in-law, I pray that I can fulfill it with love and joy.