Thursday, July 14, 2011


Well, I finally heard from the realtor today.  The news is that the buyer was told by her bank that she would need to put down a larger amount towards the purchase of my camp.  She said she could not come up with that money.  So, the realtor told her that the property was going back on the market and that when she had the money in hand she could come back and make an offer.  That dingbat buyer has held up this transaction for months.  I had to sign extension after extension while she tried to get financing.  She asked the realtor if I would consider a lease-purchase agreement.  The realtor told her no.
So now I have to go back to the camp and start cleaning the deck, cutting the grass, cleaning the pool, etc.  -  all things I hate to do.  Emotionally, I let go of that property a long time ago.  When I purchased my motorhome I stopped spending any time there and can't stand to go back for any reason.  I'll spend a few days there and then head for the State Park for a while.  That should ease my anxiety about it all.
The only good thing about all this is that we can go back to the original asking price and just might get an offer closer to it than this last buyer offered.  I hope so.  It would have been really hard to take a $30,000 loss on the deal.
What a bummer.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


  (also posted on the Ya Ya blog)
We now have 15 followers - 5 of which are new ones.  Thanks to you all for following along with us.  The pageviews have increased to 790 in just 3 days.  WOW!      YAYA!
Several ladies have reported that they have chosen their Ya Ya names and one has chosen her doll pattern and ordered it.  That's enthusiasm!  I have placed more examples of dolls on the MASCOT page.  Please feel free to submit any that you have found and I will post them.  Your doll doesn't have to be hand made.  It can be any doll that you can decorate to your own likes and will reflect the you that you want to portray or just a caricature of you.
As for the headdresses, you can make one with a bandana and attach various buttons with sayings that reflect your beliefs.  Or you can make one with an old cap and attach ornaments of some kind on it.  Anything that will be a reflection of who you are or who you want to be.  It doesn't have to be flowery or feathery with streamers  - those are the ones I like but it is not for everyone.  Just try and be creative.  We have about 4 months before the first Initiation Ceremony in Texas in November so that leaves plenty of time to do everything we need to do to get ready. 
Norma, Karen, and Di have chosen their Ya Ya names which are posted on the Ya Ya website and also on the "Ya Ya Names Chosen" page.  I'll be happy to generate a name for anyone wanting examples.  You can also choose one for yourself.  At Initiation Ceremony, we will make it all legal.  Until then, we can keep looking for the right one for us. 
In order to keep up with all of this activity, it would be helpful if any information about the Ya Ya Sisterhood would be posted as comments on this Ya Ya website by the interested ladies who are pursuing Ya Ya Sisterhood - as opposed to emails sent.  That will be a good way of keeping track of all activity.  I would appreciate the help.     Thanks.

Monday, July 11, 2011

To help you ease into your week, how about a ridiculous video of a tenacious kitten stalking, commando-style, a duo of innocent, unsuspecting Granny Smith apples. To make this scenario even more dramatic for you, this edge-of-your-seat display of predatory prowess is set to a dramatic score that sounds like it might be from ...the movie Aliens? Anyone?

Does your cat do this? Or does your cat prefer oranges? Plums? Grapefruit? Your cat doesn't like fruit? Ok - either way, enjoy this Monday morning adorable!