Holy Cow it’s Cold!!!

The Salt Lake City area is famous for cold weather and crappy air quality in January.  This year is especially bad.  Because we are in a mountain valley the cold air gets trapped by high pressure and our air gets smoggy and gross!  In the past week we have seen temperatures below zero several nights and today will be the first day in a week that our day time temperatures will be over 25.

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We are still stuck in our little basement apartment.   For those of you who don’t know we sold our house in November and we are waiting to get a deal to go through on a home we put an offer on just up the street from our old place.   The home we are buying is a short sale.  Every day our real estate agents tell us we should hear something tomorrow and every day it gets pushed back!!  I will have to write a whole post about our experience in buying a short sale home.  Just a hint, “short” has nothing to do with the process!!  We are now almost 90 days into this and it is looking like we may be another 30 at least.  It’s a good thing we are getting such a good deal on this home or we would bail for sure!!

I never thought I would say this but both Mrs. Stoney and I are getting a little bored.  We are use to having a big home to clean and take care of along with a yard and chickens.  Even in the winter time we are use to many projects to keep us busy.  But here in our little apartment there just isn’t much for us to do.  We have enjoyed having more time to read and more time to spend with the kids but I have to admit we are getting a little restless.  The super cold temperatures haven’t helped as we are stuck inside most days!  Ah well, I guess we should enjoy it because once we move into the new place we will have a lot of remodeling projects to keep us busy!!


  1. Nancy Davis January 17, 2013 2:34 pm Reply

    Sorry that it is so cold and things are moving so slowing. Hopefully they will speed up soon for yous. Nancy


  2. April February 28, 2013 9:46 am Reply

    Our current home was a short sale. It took 6 months, and that was pretty miraculous bc it also had an IRS leon and some mechanical leins on it. But I knew the moment I walked in that it was our house, so we just waited. It was worth it. We were with my in-law while we waited, so it seemed to drag on even more. We basically got 2 days’ notice that we were closing.

    So I was hoping that you were going to have posts about how were starting seedlings and how you use your cold frames in the spring. Last weekend I started my seedlings: broccoli, cauliflower, peas, lettuce, spinach. And I started some tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers to put in Walls o Water. I bought some cold frames last fall on clearance. They are clear plastic, shaped a little differently than your cold frames. Maybe not as long lasting, but they were a great deal, and they’ll do for now. They look like this: http://slickdeals.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1370010&d=1342496564

    Congrats on the new house! It will be worth it once you move in.

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