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I'm writing a LAP BAND BOOK!!!


Sunday, March 28, 2010

3/28/10 Prepped and Ready to Go

***OH-IO!
I just got back from my very busy weekend with getting the folks house ready for sale. We met with one real estate agent just after I arrived and another one on Saturday...it helped my parents to see how that went and what questions I asked as they've got two more agents coming (moving 8 times, I'm now a moving pro). The agents were helpful on what furniture needed to stay/come out for staging and it helped my parents to get confirmation on our plans for taking down more wallpaper (two more rooms), colors for paint (warm neutrals) and exposing all the hardwood floors (the agents were thrilled with all the changes we are making). I think it will sell fast once we're done with all the work and I was delighted to hear what their house was still worth (their area has only dropped 4% since the real estate peak in 2005...much better than the average).

Since my time there was cut short by the surgery, I focused my time on staging and helping them decide what to keep/toss/garage sale/antique dealer sale. We were able to go through the whole first floor and the place looks totally different now. The garage is now stuffed with boxes for the garage sale and a pile for the antique dealer to appraise/sell (and we sent things to my brother's basement that they want, but that can't stay for staging). We (two of my sister's and my brother were there part of the time as well) were all 'brain dead' by last night deciding on things and moving things into piles...even I was amazed by how much 'stuff' they had (eight boxes of just books and every surface looked like an antique store). It was hard, but we made it through with lots of laughing and a few teary-eyed moments, but no blubbering (I know, unbelievable for us).

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One more thing...THANK YOU FOLLOWERS!!! I see that I'm over 150 now and that just blows me away! I feel like I don't deserve you. Thank you, thank you, thank you...for all your support! I need to plan something special for when 'we' (just in case you didn't know...you're family now, just be ready for all the family drama) reach 200..
...and I think I know just the thing!

26 comments:

Linda said...

Good Luck Tomorrow! I'll be thinking of you!

Miss Vickie "The Queen Bee" said...

Good luck with your surgery. I will be thinking of you!

Gen said...

Good luck BG!!!!! Take it easy and don't be afraid to take those pain meds after surgery! Trust me, you will not miss your gallbladder - and maybe you will even lose a little weight in the process (did not happen for me though...grrrr).

Kristin said...

Good luck tomorrow, dearie. I'll be thinking of you!

Dirttrackdiva said...

good luck to you tomorrow. keep us posted.

Nicole said...

Good luck tomorrow! Will be thinking of you!

LDswims said...

I'll be thinking of you tomorrow! I'm glad you had a great, productive weekend back at home. Sounds like a lot done and some good times, too! And I'm glad the coming out went well, too! That's a shame for your sister who doesn't have the bariatric rider. Sounds like she must have looked into this already?

Lap Band Gal said...

Good luck!

Bonnie said...

You deserve each and every one of your followers. You are such a lapband success story. Good luck tomorrow. I know you'll do well. Take care.

Jacquie said...

Good luck tomorrow....I'll be thinking of you!

workinprogress said...

Good luck for tomorrow!

Drazil said...

Sending you good vibes - and I left you an award too!

Grizzlyrider said...

Good Luck!

THE DASH! said...

Hey there's a reason why 152 people follow you. Your blog rocks.

Will be thinking of you tomorrow. Good luck with it all!

Band-Aid said...

Good luck with your surgery tomorrow. Will be thinking of you and sending you good vibes.

I am glad the weekend with your folks went well. I need to do the same to help my mum declutter her stuff. Not easy physically or emotionally I know.

Anonymous said...

Best wishes and a speedy recovery. Love imaluckydog

Girl Bandit said...

Glad it went well at your parents and best of luck with the surgery. Will be thinking of you!!!

Sandy Lee said...

Hope your surgery goes well today. Looking forward to "hearing your voice" in a post.

jennyr1222 said...

Sending you many good vibes!! xoxo

Carmen said...

good luck, sending good & happy thoughts your way!

barbara said...

152!! Is that your weight or #of peps?? Pretty soon.....
Best of luck to you tomorrow, enjoy the "legal" high, when you wake up there is no stopping you now.
Take care and happy thoughts your way.

Anonymous said...

Hey Girlfriend! I am sorry I have been AWOL but I am here to say that I am praying for you! I pray you have a safe surgery and a speedy recovery :)

Miss talking to you, I will send you a long email this week. In the mean time, I am thinking about you!!!

Deanna

Anonymous said...

BG -I too wish you all the best! I have been following your blog for months but have not got it together to create my own---soon! I too consider you family! I refer to you all the time--Thank You for your endless knowledge.

Darlin1

sdh5463 said...

HEY GF... I hope everything went well and you are home and online shortly! Many many positive thoughts were sent to you!!! I sent you a couple e-mails telling you about my Dr talk today! E-mail me when you feel up to it!

Debi said...

Hey GB, I really hope your Surgery today went smooth as silk! Can't wait to hear from you that all is well. Here's to a safe, fast and speedy recovery!!

PS) You deserve every last one of your Follower's!

Grizzlyrider said...

Yay, glad to hear everything went well. Thanks for having your DH inform us. Rest up and we'll hear from you soon I'm sure!

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