Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A Search Engine that Plants Trees - Ecocho! & the Purgatory of House Selling

I use Ecocho...a search engine for change!

"Ecocho is a new search engine trying to make a difference for climate change. For every 1000 searches users make on Ecocho we'll counter balance or "offset" a ton of greenhouse gases. We do this by sponsoring two trees via advertising on the site."

I found Ecocho on Eco Mama...a great blog about what else but greenin' up? I hope you will check her out.


Is there anything more stressful than selling a house and moving? Holy cats this is agonizing!

House update: the buyer's divorce is official so that part of the drama is taken care of thank goodness. She had the house inspected yesterday and unfortunately there is some dry rot on a few windows and a door jam. SHIT. So today she is coming back to have the inspection interpreted and she can see for herself what they are talking about. After that we will have a better idea of what is needed for the next step (loan appraisal) to happen. A buyer can get out of the contract based on what the inspection that's nerve racking. Hopefully she will see that it is pretty minor...
or worst case scenario she requires that it be fixed (at our expense ouch). The good news is that all the major house components were flawless and awesome YAE.

So for now we sit and wait and try to plan for the move but the dust has not settled as of I wait to put in my resignation...even though as the hours pass it becomes more difficult to give a months notice as my boss has requested. I have it written up and I must admit it was hard to write. It is going to be very emotional leaving these people, this job, my home. However...a new phase of life awaits and it promises to be a lovely change. You have to give to get. I cant believe my dream of being a stay at home mom is about to become a reality! How frightening hehehe. Grant is such a high spirited child...yikes! Of course I will still need to bring in some income...but it will be V part time like piano lessons, a few hours at the deli and I want to ask the Montessori school if they want to hire me as the recess lady. That way Grant can socialize, I can make a few dollars and get to know the school better. Fingers crossed on that one!

Happy Hump Day People!


Alison said...

Sounds very exciting!
I'm hopeless at waiting, I want everything to happen yesterday! I hope things keep moving forward for you.
Looking forward to hearing about the changes too - Especially doing the SAHM thing... Awesome!

Eco Mama said...

Thanks so much for the credit! Echocho is fantastic isn't it? thanks again. And do you know I actually use olive oil on my hair and skin, works like a charm?".l;