Thursday, October 2, 2008


So today my mother called me up. I could tell from the moment she uttered the first syllable that it wasn't good news. You see, we own a home in Arizona. Before we left we tried to sell it. We had it on the market for just over a year. So with time nearing for us to leave, we weren't left with many options and we rented it.

Today she told me that my tenant had called her. He was laid off from his job. And he is moving out by the end of the month. Now I do feel bad for him in his situation, but I also feel bad for what it means to us. If we cannot find another renter in a matter of a few weeks, we will be making our rent payment here in Chile, as well as our mortgage payment on our house. Yeah. That sounds like a bundle of fun. Exactly what I wanted to spend my money on. A vacant house that I am not living in.

So I'm sure you can figure out what this means. All plans to visit the states have been cancelled. At least for now.

So even though I can totally agree with not spending the money, right now, I still very much want to go. *sigh*

On a happier note, my brother is going to go pick up Corona. ((YAY!!)) Doing a little dance right now on my bed, in my jammies, while watching Cable Guy. Yeah. There's nothing on TV over here. A little back story on Corona. I'm so very happy that my brother will be in possession of my darling kitty very soon. My brother is a cat person too. He would have gladly taken my kitty before, but both of our cats did not get along. Sadly, Cindy (after Cindy Crawford) has gone to kitty heaven. And my brother is now free to watch over Corona until I can get back to take care of him myself. So he will be picking him up in a couple of days. I can't wait to see him. I'm going to make him bring my kitty to the web cam so I can see him and talk to him. Crazy?? Yeah, maybe a little bit. But I never realized how much I was going to miss that little huge ball of fur.

Isn't he just sweet??

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Susan said...

Oh Leslie! So sorry to hear about the coming home plans being on hold for now. I hope you can find a renter soon.
But, great news on your brother taking Corona. That should be a nice weight off your shoulders.

Anonymous said...

I think I am going to pack that cat up in that basket and airmail him over to you in Chile.

Dawn said...

I'm sorry that the renter has to move out. I know that has to be stressful, and missing out on your trip is hard, but hopefully, you can reschedule it again soon. But, how awesome to get Corona back from the renter!!

M said...

The challenges that keep coming. Yikes! Your positive attitude is contagious! Thank you for sharing!

littlemansmom said...

Oh NO! A financial burden like that is NEVER very nice :(

What a sweet little kitten! (even though I AM really more of a dog person! LOL) :)

Andrea said...

Just found your blog, love it! Your kids are gorgeous. Hope you are able to make that trip and you find new renters.

Shell said...

Hi Leslie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your brother's cat is so cute. Hope you get a chance to visit New York again soon.

Shannon said...

Sorry to hear your plans for a visit home are on hold. And hope you can get another tenant soon!!

Anonymous said...

We picked up Corona this afternoon and he has been going around the house growling. He thinks he is a dog not a cat. lol.