Saturday, July 10, 2010

can i get a break?!

Can I just get a fucking break?!  It has been hotter than the hinges of hell here for the past week, dry as a bone, and the day we FINALLY decide to have our yard sale, it rains.

I woke up at 5:30 this morning and decided to cancel the sale.  I thought of putting everything in the garage, but there was no way to work around the equipment and supplies our handyman is using.  You think we're getting some fancy renovation done?  Think again.

We're getting our house presentable enough to put on the market.  This means doing lots of little home repairs that hubby and I don't have the time/energy/expertise/equipment to do ourselves.  

 Things like having baseboard put in in the "bedroom" in the basement - the room that is our guest room, but not officially a bedroom because it doesn't have a window.  He is patching holes in drywall from "accidents" by the boys.  He is fixing the toilet downstairs and replacing missing and/or stained ceiling tiles in the drop ceiling.

 Oh yes, our whole finished basement has those ugly-ass acoustic tiles.  I would of course LOVE to replace them with a "real" ceiling but we can't afford it.....(remember Eddie Murphy's stand up...I think it was a sing-songy skit about ice cream?  Where he would chide the other neighborhood kids; "you can't afford it  --  'cause you're on welfare..)  I digress.

His list of things to do is a mile long and I have other things to write about in this post, so let's get to it.

We are selling the house simply because we can no longer afford the mortgage.  After refinancing the hell out of our house to fund my business, the payment is too high.  It would have all been just fine had my business been able to survive, but alas, it wasn't and so here we are.

To make matters worse, hubby is not working at the moment.  That means everything you think it means.  And I am trying to keep us afloat on an hourly-wage-paying not-quite-full-time job.
Life at Chez Davis is sucking the big one right now. 

The only things that are keeping me from getting in my car and driving down to Mexico, are my children (they're fine by the way and having the summer of their lives!!  thanks to the rich ex and all the grandparents) and the fact that hubby and I have a sense of humor more days than not.

So, heads up creditors -- you're not getting paid this month.  I'm sure my credit score (I used to be so proud of what great credit I had......take a step down, ego) will go to shit, but this is the reality and the truth right now.
One more dose of reality will come when I go to fill my prescription next week and try to pay for it without health insurance.  
Fucking rain......I needed to have this yard sale today.

I'm thinking of taking a break from blogging; probably just for the rest of the summer.
I'm sure I'll still be leaving comments on *your* blogs, though.  I'd miss reading what you all have to say!!

Have a great summer! 

all t-shirts:  cafe press


  1. Wow. So sorry. Pray for, and expect miracles. Many people are in similar spots, but would never admit it.

  2. You are brave and living in reality. These qualities will enable you to get past this stage, regroup and find your way again. As much as we love our "stuff", it is just "stuff" and we DON'T need most of it anyway. You have great taste and style that will ALWAYS shine no matter where or how you guys are living. Things will be less scary and good again- this is just a setback. As you know - we too are struggling with the same issues. Being grateful for the small things - our health, resilience, friends, family, animals and sense of humor is keeping us happy no matter what the hell happens. xoxoxoxoxo

  3. Anita You will get through all of this, you are so special and giving that it will all come back your way!

    I love the Suck it up Princess Tee!

    We have a winner of the Vintage Urzi Ornate pillow and it is Lisa Porter. I will get her info to you as soon as possible.

    Art by Karena

  4. oh girl. i am so sorry. my sis and her family ditched their home because they were so far under water and couldn't sell. they lost their shirts, but they had shitty choices. they now rent a smaller and much cheaper house, and they are ok. not an easy thing to do, but whaddya gonna do.

    i hope things get better for you guys soon. hang in there.

  5. UGH, so sorry to hear about everything you are dealing with right's to sunnier days in your future, figuratively and literally...looking forward to checking back and hearing some good stuff from you, fingers crossed.

  6. aw. rain sucks. So does this. I am SO sorry, I will miss you so much.. I know this is going to turn around for you. xo

  7. I'll never understand why bad things happen to such good people. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I'll miss your blog, but you deserve a break!

  8. thanks for all your kind words, everyone.
    your blogs, emails and general kindness mean so very much to me. big hugs!

  9. You deserve a break! We will miss your posts, but now you can come back refreshed and full of ideas!

    Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. I hope you can find something you like to use your gift certificate on :)

  10. yep. i hear ya.
    and things will work out for all of us riding the slow ebb of shit creek...soon.

  11. Anita: You were one of my first true, real followers and one of the first to put me on your blogroll. And I thank you!

    I look forward to your wonderfully fun and imaginative posts almost every day. I am so sorry you are having such problems. I know this sounds corny, but please let me (and everyone)know if there is EVER something we can do for you, ok?

    We all look forward to hearing from you again!!!!

  12. Hang in there girl! All the usual cliches apply here: "things can only get better", "it's all ok as long as you have your health and your family", blah, blah, blah... That kind of crap can make you want to choke someone when you're in the situation you're in, right? So I'll just say this: Love your blog, so come back when you're ready! XOXO

  13. you guys rock. thank you SO much.
    hi brim!! welcome!! and thanks for the cliches; i'm so glad you love my blog.

  14. Lady, I hate this for you! I truly truly hope that your online business takes off, that you sell your home super stat, and that your next garage sale is held under sunny skies.

    XOXO to the max!

  15. hahaha! I love it, welcome to shit creek. I may need that!!

  16. Tell it the way it is Sista! You go Girl!
    Mexico, tell me when and where to pick your ass up, LETS GO, kisses!

  17. Fuck, I was hoping things were getting better. You need my "I'm sorry" like you need a hole in the head, but I am sorry, so very sorry for this rough ride you are on right now. I pray it is behind you soon. I'm glad you and the Mister are taking things in stride and have one another to lean on.

    Sending love your way-nelya

  18. omigosh---you are FABULOUS! i just stumbled onto your blog today and i so know where you are, i'm there too. and those creditors!(i'm not sure my credit could even get any worse. no, really.)fuckers aren't getting paid by me this month either thanks to the insane car trouble that just came me way. i'm not going to say "at least you have this" or "at least you have that" cuz that's not helping! but, i am going to say that i can tell you're clever, you're smart, and i wish i could talk to you everyday! take care, take your time, and i look forward to you coming back. and then tell me how you survived so maybe i can. xo


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