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athenasius

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Today I went for a run around Lion's Park. I started a 2nd lap but then after a while decided I'd better get back to my AirBnB and get cleaned up and get breakfast so I don't keep the realtor I'm working with waiting. So, I cut about a third of my run out. Went to Mcdonald's for breakfast and sent a text to the realtor telling him I was ready to start our day whenever it was convenient for him. A little while later we got started and explored some properties. There was one that is in the closing process that I am considering making a contingency bid on. While it's not perfect, it's probably about as close as I'll come. Tomorrow morning I'm going to study the neighborhood covenant and if I can live with the covenant I'll ask the realtor to let me see the house one more time so I can scrutinize it in a detailed fashion before making an offer. The realtor told me that quite a few deals have been falling through before closing lately so it's worth it to make an offer if I want the home. Later I had a burger at a sit down place and then I went to the local Calvary Chapel for a Bible study that covered Deuteronomy Chapters 29 and 30.

It's been lightly snowing here all day. Tomorrow morning I think I'll run in the studded shoes I brought.
Praying that God would lead you to the right place, and it would all work out.

Whoa! I have one eye starting to act "dry" and I've been told to use OTC drops. Why a needle? Get a second opinion!!!!
It's called a Pinguecula which sounds like Dracula's twin sister, but it's a cyst that forms on the surface of the eye near where the nose is. Very annoying. It blew up on my eye about 2 weeks ago, I hoped it would go away. It's painful like you have a constant sharp little thing in your eye and itchy. It didn't disappear so I was very blessed to be able to go to that specialist. I figured out what it was pretty quickly by dr google.

It's Canada. There are no second opinions in real life here. Sometimes you can, but you take what you get and hope that he or she graduated in the top half of the class.

If I hadn't been in his practice to check on some other vision problems every 6 months, I would likely have been on a wait list to see him that would last about 18 months right now.

Because I have a lot of auto immune stuff (if you have one, you are vastly more likely to have a lot) I'm used to having new weird stuff arrive. I don't fuss about it, I can usually self diagnose and treat anyway (terrible thing to admit) but it's Canada, and thankfully I was an RN so I do have some ability to figure out the probabilities, and when it's time to start lining up for emergency care.

I figured I wasn't up to the job for diy eyeball procedures :lol so I let him poke me and it's improving slowly but it's an indicator I need to be more careful to use drops, and reduce screen time to avoid it coming back/getting worse.
 

HisGloryIsPrecious

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On campus today, and there was a lot I had to do that I could not do at home. It is very quiet as far as students are concerned because it is the last day of intercession. I’m finally caught up. We will all be full time next week. This morning they expected an ice storm, but it turned out to be a nothing burger. I also noticed I am here a year already. How did that happen?
 

athenasius

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On campus today, and there was a lot I had to do that I could not do at home. It is very quiet as far as students are concerned because it is the last day of intercession. I’m finally caught up. We will all be full time next week. This morning they expected an ice storm, but it turned out to be a nothing burger. I also noticed I am here a year already. How did that happen?
Kind of works like that. I joined yesterday, I'm sure of it, but if I check it was May 2015. Yesterday, like I said :lol
 

ChildofLight

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I’m eating myself out of house and home.:( This freezing miserable cold makes me want to eat and eat and eat.
My brother is in hospital and headed to a nursing home rehab.
I have Covid symptoms somewhat but haven’t got results back. Feel okay other than drowning in snot and slime balls. Taking pills for cough, antibiotics and prednisone.
 

Tall Timbers

Imperfect but forgiven
Instead of running first thing this morning because my weather app said it was minus 1 deg F I decided to wait until it warmed up. I went to my golden arches office and while eating breakfast I studied the neighborhood Covenant I would be agreeing to if I were to purchase the house I've become interested in. By the time I was done studying it I was pretty much in agreement with the intent of the Covenant so texted the realtor and told him I'd like to see the house one more time. We went out there again and I did some measuring of the garage and outbuilding, two important parts of the package to me. We then stopped for lunch at a Jimmy John's and then we went back to the office where I made an official contigency offer on the house. I may know by tomorrow afternoon if the seller's agent and seller agree to accept the contingency offer as first dibs if the first offer they received falls through for any reason. My realtor seems optimistic while I think it's a long shot. Either way, may the Lord see to it that I end up in a good place that meets our needs. I ran later in the afternoon after it had warmed up, then went by the VA hospital to find out what I need to do to transfer my care to Cheyenne once the time comes (assuming I purchase a house here), and the process is so easy that it almost happened until I told the lady that I wasn't living here yet but was house hunting and it might be a while yet... Anyways, I know what I need to do now when the time comes. I finished with dinner at a Mexican restaurant that I've been to before. It's only 6 p.m. but I really want it to be bed time. I don't think I'm gonna be able to stay awake much longer...
 

RobinB

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We went out there again and I did some measuring of the garage and outbuilding, two important parts of the package to me.

Be sure to go park on a nearby street for a while, as well as your property's street, and just observe. We were ready to put a contract in when we did this in Williamsburg, VA, only to hear the horn and noise of a train going by. Happened every so often, and when we asked the property owners if it goes by at night, he said "yeah 3-4 times every night. You get used to it." :rolleyes:
 

Tall Timbers

Imperfect but forgiven
Be sure to go park on a nearby street for a while, as well as your property's street, and just observe. We were ready to put a contract in when we did this in Williamsburg, VA, only to hear the horn and noise of a train going by. Happened every so often, and when we asked the property owners if it goes by at night, he said "yeah 3-4 times every night. You get used to it." :rolleyes:

This whole neighborhood is very quiet. There's no rail nor airports near it. On the north side the properties turn in to ranchettes (houses on a good bit of property). I'd of preferred a ranchette, but this house is towards the northern end of the subdivision so the location is real good, and I'm on city gas, electric, water, etc., so there's less stuff to break down and need fixing. That is a good idea to check for noise. There's a pretty detailed HOA Covenant that keeps the neighborhood just so. I'd plan on bringing a snow blower south with me and could picture getting a cease and desist (due to noise) notice the first time I used it... but the Covenant doesn't address snow blowers... :)

If the US Economic bubble were to pop around now I guess I'd be paying too much, but the house was way better looking (to me) than others that were priced higher.

There was one house I looked at in Laramie. It was a new build on a sizeable lot. As soon as we pulled up I saw a very busy road in the back of the house about a quarter mile away. Since there was nothing between the house and the road but flat grassland I figured there would be constant noise. After looking around the house I told the realtor that the house would do, but for one thing, and I just pointed at the road and he understood.
 

lightofmylife

Blessed Hope-Prepare To Fly!
This whole neighborhood is very quiet. There's no rail nor airports near it. On the north side the properties turn in to ranchettes (houses on a good bit of property). I'd of preferred a ranchette, but this house is towards the northern end of the subdivision so the location is real good, and I'm on city gas, electric, water, etc., so there's less stuff to break down and need fixing. That is a good idea to check for noise. There's a pretty detailed HOA Covenant that keeps the neighborhood just so. I'd plan on bringing a snow blower south with me and could picture getting a cease and desist (due to noise) notice the first time I used it... but the Covenant doesn't address snow blowers... :)

If the US Economic bubble were to pop around now I guess I'd be paying too much, but the house was way better looking (to me) than others that were priced higher.

There was one house I looked at in Laramie. It was a new build on a sizeable lot. As soon as we pulled up I saw a very busy road in the back of the house about a quarter mile away. Since there was nothing between the house and the road but flat grassland I figured there would be constant noise. After looking around the house I told the realtor that the house would do, but for one thing, and I just pointed at the road and he understood.
TT, are going to try to get this house? We went to Dollar General to pick up some items, and also Save-A-Lot. Also, whites were washed and put away, and placemats.
 

Tall Timbers

Imperfect but forgiven
TT, are going to try to get this house?

Yes, mine is a contingency offer in case the offer that was already accepted fails for any reason. According to the realtor, that has been happening a lot lately. I just now learned that the owners have accepted my contigency offer as first in line for the house if the offer headed towards closing fails.
 

lightofmylife

Blessed Hope-Prepare To Fly!
Yes, mine is a contingency offer in case the offer that was already accepted fails for any reason. According to the realtor, that has been happening a lot lately. I just now learned that the owners have accepted my contigency offer as first in line for the house if the offer headed towards closing fails.
:prayers it works out God's will be done! :bighug
 

lightofmylife

Blessed Hope-Prepare To Fly!
Yes, mine is a contingency offer in case the offer that was already accepted fails for any reason. According to the realtor, that has been happening a lot lately. I just now learned that the owners have accepted my contigency offer as first in line for the house if the offer headed towards closing fails.
Did the realtor tell you how soon they would know about the closing details going through or failing?
 

Tall Timbers

Imperfect but forgiven
Did the realtor tell you how soon they would know about the closing details going through or failing?

The current closing date is towards the end of February, I believe. Guess I should have written it down when I saw it. My realtor, a brother in Christ will keep me apprised. I fished the local realtor out of the Calvary Chapel church in Cheyenne. I emailed the church before I arrived and asked if they had a Believing church member who was a realtor. I found my homebuilders in Alaska 20 years ago in similar fashion... through a church. Should the original offer fail, my own closing date is 25 Feb, so I guess I would be returning next month.
 

lightofmylife

Blessed Hope-Prepare To Fly!
The current closing date is towards the end of February, I believe. Guess I should have written it down when I saw it. My realtor, a brother in Christ will keep me apprised. I fished the local realtor out of the Calvary Chapel church in Cheyenne. I emailed the church before I arrived and asked if they had a Believing church member who was a realtor. I found my homebuilders in Alaska 20 years ago in similar fashion... through a church. Should the original offer fail, my own closing date is 25 Feb, so I guess I would be returning next month.
February is a short month with 28 days. That is great that the realtor is a Christian!
 

Tall Timbers

Imperfect but forgiven
I went for a run first thing this morning then headed to McDonald's for breakfast. I've been getting two sausage McMuffins since I can get 2 for $2 and I tend to get whatever I can get for less. If I got what I actually wanted, it would be two sausage biscuits. Add a diet coke and that's breakfast. I didn't do too much today as for some reason I'm still feeling exhausted. Maybe it's the altitude if not the busy back to back days since I came here. Tomorrow morning I'll probably go for a run before driving south to Colorado Springs to spend one more night at my son's house.
 

Lovin Jesus

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This morning I prepared a few small bags with some snacks, with a bottle of water and two gospel tracts inside them, sealed the zippers and placed them inside the storage space under the seat to my walker. I prayed for the Lord to give me His strength because I still have weakness in my legs, and I would be taking a risk to go out not only because of my physical condition but this area has alot of crime, but I placed all my trust in God to give me His strength and to keep me safe, because my desire to go out and plant seeds with the homeless has been so great that I have prayed over this many times and today it was my determination to do this trusting that God would give me the strength and to shield me in His protection. I even told myself that if I were to encounter danger I'd much rather it happen while I'm sharing Jesus with people. I finished my prayer and headed out the door. I packed extra tracts for anyone who I would come across who are not homeless. The weather seemed nice, sunny, warm and clear. I immediately saw a homeless man in front of me who was on the sidewalk passing my place. I prayed that the Lord would give this opportunity to me to give this man hope and the man slowed down stopped and bent down to pick up something and it gave me a chance to catch up to him. I introduced myself and as I handed him a tract and I presented the gospel message that was in the tract and told him he can find hope in Jesus and he was very receptive. I met up with another homeless man, and then another, and there was a total of seven people that I came across within the block I covered with only one man who wasn't homeless. He was selling flowers on the sidewalk close by but he who took the tract and I pointed that he will find a message of hope in it but I didn't hold him up since he was working. I was blessed with coming in contact with those in my path and being able to give out all of the bags I had of snacks and water bottles that made the homeless men light up when I handed them the bags with tracts inside. I got to talk to them about world conditions and Jesus is the Only One in who we can put our faith for salvation. One of the men responded saying that he is beginning to find out that there's only hope in God and opened the tract to look at its contents. I was able to do this for a little while, about 30 minutes, but strangely in the middle of my witnessing, out of nowhere very strong winds started blasting at me and almost knocked me over. I would have kept going but the winds were real bad. I prayed and headed back home thanking the Lord for the short time that He blessed me with to share the hope Jesus offers to those people I came in contact with. Towards the last couple of people I talked to I was losing my balance quite a bit so I thought it best to call it a day for the time being since it got so windy, but the few I came in contact with made me feel it was all worth it. I pray that God will give me the ability and opportunity to do this again. I really want to be part of the great commission and as the Lord permits and with His strength, under the direction of the Holy Spirit I plan to do this again. To see the expressions on the faces of these homeless men was rewarding in itself, as they appeared grateful for the food and water and they received the message of hope positively. Well that was my day. Blessed.
 

Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20
Be sure to go park on a nearby street for a while, as well as your property's street, and just observe. We were ready to put a contract in when we did this in Williamsburg, VA, only to hear the horn and noise of a train going by. Happened every so often, and when we asked the property owners if it goes by at night, he said "yeah 3-4 times every night. You get used to it." :rolleyes:

I also check out the neighborhood at various times of the day and NIGHT
Some nice/peaceful-looking/sounding places look/sound very different at NIGHT
Especially the last evening/night and first couple evenings/nights of the month. And Fridays and Saturdays.
And minarets make a lot of repetitive, unpleasant, grotesque, blasphemous noise 7 days a week that makes it impossible to sleep during the day :tappingfoot

I also contact local law enforcement, drive around and look for signs of gang/drug/etc. activity, check various websites for meth lab/dump sites, landfill, superfund, etc. locations. Etc., etc., etc.


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Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20
There's a pretty detailed HOA Covenant that keeps the neighborhood just so. I'd plan on bringing a snow blower south with me and could picture getting a cease and desist (due to noise) notice the first time I used it... but the Covenant doesn't address snow blowers... :)

Your snow blower will be one among many :smile

May God bless you with the house and property of your dreams . . . without a bidding war . . .



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