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Thursday, February 17, 2011


That's all I can say right now.  Wow.  The last week has been one stress on top of another around here.  A process server came to the door on Thursday looking for my husband.  On Friday, he lost his job (not related to Thursday's visitor in any way).  The boss' kid who has been wreaking havoc around the jobsite is now doing his job.  We're in the middle of a real estate sale, and on Monday we found out we had some major repair issues after the inspection.  On Tuesday, I e-filed our taxes with the anticipation of a nice sized refund being deposited directly into our bank account in 7 - 14 business days.  On Tuesday, it was rejected.  Turned out our son had claimed himself on his return that he had just filed a couple of days ago, even though we are eligible to claim him.  Now, we have to wait for his refund to come, then have him file an amended return, which can take up to 3 months to process, before they'll process ours.  That only took 4 hours and multiple phone calls to the IRS to figure out.  Now we are waiting on our buyers to see how the sale is going to turn out.  It may fall through completely.  Time will tell.

In other news, the Urban-type homestead-like movement is up in arms over the Dervaes family's of Pasadena, CA attempt to copyright the terms "urban homestead", "urban homesteading", and almost a dozen other, similar phrases.  In only a few hours, the Dervaes Family facebook page lost over 2,000 fans, and instead of responding they took down their page.  They went on to delete major portions of their website.  I have been following the situation with much of the blogs that many people are linking to is Crunchy Chicken, and I really liked NW Edible Life's post.  If only I could write as well!  This facebook page has also been set up in protest.  It has gained over 1300 fans overnight.  Wow, if only this could happen with Monsanto!  :)

My new facebook picture.


Paula said...

what a great blog! I`m so happy I found it! Here is so many inspirations and I love it! <3

Have a nice time,

jen said...

Thank you, Paula! Glad to have you here!