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Archive: December 26th, 2007

December 26, 2007: Hurry up and wait…Surreal – Day 2

  The day started early – 6 a.m.  I couldn’t sleep of course!  At 8 a.m. Tony came by the apartment and picked me up.  I was excited…bouncing off the walls.  Tony and Joey were trying to keep me calm.  I knew we had a lot of phone calls ahead – I didn’t know how many though!  By 10:30 a.m. we had made about as many phone calls as we could possibly make.  We are now waiting for a return call.  It sounds to me like we are just steps away from figuring some of this out.

  If that good?  Is that bad?  We just don’t know.   This is all very surreal.  The word of the day – surreal!!!!

  We went up to the farm this afternoon and took some pictures and had the "what if" conversation.  Talked about where we would build and what we would build.  Lot of dreaming going on!!!!  Hard not to.  I am so excited.  This will certainly be a let-down if it doesn’t work out.  I know if it is meant to be then it is meant to be.  Just have to wait.

  I did find out that the people who moved out of the house didn’t want to be there anymore.  They had a lot of issues with the house on the property.  So that is sort of good because at least nobody was forced out in a bad way.

  I took these photos below.  THIS IS THE VIEW OF MY LIFETIME!  GROWING UP ON THIS HILL – THIS IS WHAT HELPED ME FALL IN LOVE WITH WEATHER!  I think my excitement is building to a point where I might just explode into a million little pieces!!!!  Walking around the property today just reminded me of being a boy on the farm.  Walking the fields and looking for arrowheads.  It is so peaceful out there.  We could hear geese flying over.  This is a dream…someone wake me up!!!!

  As Brett Bloomston used to say "Patient young Jedi – patience" 

Heading for the office this morning…Tony leads the way

Tony doing his magic…lots of phone calls

Tony driving to the farm this afternoon…

Entering the New Columbia area…this is where the F4 tornado hit

View to the WEST

View to the NORTH

View to the west – the BIG Oak tree.  One of the few trees on the main land.

View to the NORTHWEST

View to the NORTHEAST



View to the SOUTHWEST

Oddly enough I found my cell phone that I lost a year or two ago while
photographing storm damage to a corn field on our old farm! 

View to the EAST

Me on the farm!!!!

View to the NORTH

View of the farm and the hill on it!!!!

  I am 100% freaked out by all of this!  I am anxious anxious anxious.  Trying to just pass the time away and keep my mind on other things.  Almost impossible at this point.




December 26, 2007: Christmas photos…

  We had Christmas at Deena and Tony’s House yesterday.  Had a blast.  We played "Are you smarter than a fifth grader."  The boys won…of course.  🙂

Mariah and Mother

Tommy and Ashton



Ashton, Dione, and Mariah

The Kids

Me with the kids…


Joey and Tyler.  Joey gave Tyler a bunch of money from overseas.  Maybe
Tyler will catch the collecting bug.  🙂


December 26, 2007: Day 2 :) 6:00 a.m.

I don’t think I have been this excited since I was freed in Birmingham.  I was beside myself all day yesterday.  Freaking out would be more like it.  lol  Tony and Joey were trying to help me contain all of the emotions, thoughts, energy.  Deena and Dione found out yesterday evening.  We are not telling mother.  Mainly for two reasons.  One is the fear that this doesn’t work out.  We don’t have all of the information yet.  Secondaly, we want to surprise her.

Right now we are waiting for the sun to come up.  Tony and I are going to meet this morning at 8 a.m.  He is picking Joey and I up.  We will then begin a series of phone calls.  We will attempt to find out who the attorneys are, what bank is involved, how far the foreclosure procedures have gotten, and call the court house/sheriffs department.  We will then have to figure out what to do next.

If the bank has foreclosed then that means the sheriffs department has taken over the property and we will have to wait until the auction to buy the land back.  This could be soon.  Tony believes they have 30 days or less to sell it.  This would mean the auction could be in January.  Again, we just don’t have enough information right now.

Counting the hours (minutes now) down until we do.  🙂

To say that I am excited would be the biggest understatement of the year.  Deena gave me a sleeping pill last night to try and calm me down.  Wired would be a good word for it.  I did get some sleep…so that is good.

\Will post more information later this morning.  I am hoping we find out everything today.


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