Friday, December 7, 2012

A Video Tour of Happy Bear Farms (hopefully)

As many of you know, about 2 months ago Jason and I put a bid on a house that we hope to name Happy Bear Farms.  It won't be a REAL farm, more like a small homestead.  It's on 3 acres, has a small barn, and a big space we can make a garden out of.  The house is a short sale, which means that its a big pain in the butt.  Right now our file is on some bureaucrat from Bank of America's desk and they're taking their sweet time to deal with it.  Yet our real estate agent and the listing real estate agent assure us that it will go through.  We wanted to go back to the property, take some measurements, get a better idea on what fixes we will want to do, etc.  We decided to use Jason's iPad to take some video so that our friends and family who live far away can see it.  I have embedded the video below.  We didn't realize that when we change the iPad from horizontal to vertical and vice versa that the viewers would need to look at it with their head tilted to see it. so apologies for that.  But here is the first videos of Happy Bear Farms.

This one is of the drive to the Farm, it was raining/snowing

This one was before the real estate agent got there, so it's of the outside and garage/shop areas

Here is the bottom floor of the house

Here is the top floor (bedrooms)

I hope that you guys like our house!

Getting the Help that I Need

No, it's not THAT kind of help.

After the frustrations vented in the last post, I decided to get some help with my sewing and enrolled in a class at PatternReview.Com on fitting bodices.  This class is online and has video, chats, and a message board.  I have learned a lot so far in this class and by the end I will (hopefully) have a bodice pattern that fits my body perfectly that I can then adapt to make different shirts, tunics, and dresses.  There have been a few our temporary apartment the only mirror that we have is the bathroom medicine cabinet mirror so I can't see my full body for fitting.  After three days I figured out to stand on a milk crate so that I can see most of my bodice.  I also use the timer on my camera to take photos of myself to see the changes that need to be made.  I am not very good at visual/spatial tasks and I think that working my brain in this crazy way is hard, but helpful.  As soon as I have my bodice done, I will post some pictures.

In the meantime I continue to sew pajama pants for X-mas gifts.  Next week I will be starting  a new dress for Leora.  I keep experimenting with new healthy recipes for dinner and we keep hoping to get news on the house. 

Here's to patience and learning!