Gotta keep movin’…

It’s official – the house is listed and I have a place to live in Huntsville. I had a little episode yesterday after Karen (my realtor) put the sign in the yard and got all the information and pictures necessary to list the house. I bought this house 5 years ago and the thought that I may never live here again kinda freaked me out a bit. I know I’ve only put the house up for lease but with the nature of the degrees I’m looking to get and the possible jobs that might be available when I’m all done with my post-bacheloriate work, I really may not be back to live in Austin. Kinda scary – I’ve lived in the Austin area since 1983 so I’m kind of attached to the area. I can’t focus on all that, though. I have to keep the end goal in mind and know that the things that are meant to happen will become available to me in due time.

So the official listing of the house can be found here. Because it’s officially listed in the MLS, I need to ask that you contact Karen Halsema if you’d are interested in the house. You may use your own realtor if you have one, of course.

I’ll have another garage sale on Saturday, July 2 and I have quite a few things for sale online and some others coming. I think I’ll end up trying to sell all the stuff I have online at the garage sale. For the most part, only people not serious about buying have contacted me.

Alright, more packing must be done. Does anyone have any boxes?
Love you, mean it!
~C

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It’s a SALE!!

Okay, here are the links of the things I’ve posted for sale so far:
* Printers & other tech gear: http://austin.craigslist.org/sys/2449974611.html
* Area rug: http://austin.craigslist.org/hsh/2455652730.html
* Scrubs: http://austin.craigslist.org/clo/2454497558.html
* LOST Season 1-3: http://shop.ebay.com/big-benford/m.html?_nkw&_armrs=1&_from&_ipg=25

I’ll add more links as I post more items. I know for sure there’s a short dresser and a garage fridge coming soon. 🙂 Thanks everyone!

Love you, mean it!
~C

A Today Show deal, huh?

This letter was submitted this morning via the Today Show email app on their website:

Dear Today Show:

On June 14, your show featured Yogen Chargers For Life with a special Today Show deal price. I ordered 2 of them (almost ordered many more at that price) but other than a receipt from a 3rd party shopping cart company, I haven’t heard anything about my purchase. Yesterday, I went to the Yogen Chargers For Life website (Yogenstore.com) to find it down and it is still down now. The company’s blog hasn’t been updated since January, 2010. Has a company your show recommended taken our money and run? Have you heard anything about what’s happening or have a way to contact Yogen Chargers For Life? Please advise. Thank you in advance for your prompt attention to this matter.

Cathy Benford
cathy@bigbenford.co.uk

Let’s see what I get back.

To the Tiger Band Class of 2011 –

There are so many wonderful things you’ve been a part of, I congratulate you on a successful past 4 years. I hope you continue working hard to achieve great things. Never be okay with “good enough” because that can lead to a lifetime of “Senioritis”. No one needs or wants that nonsense. Always remember the fun you had in public schools but remember that that was then and there’s no use trying to recreate it. Accept it for what it was and always look for the path of what’s best for your well being. Your well being includes educational, emotional, spiritual, financial…anything that involves YOU. If you can’t take care of yourself, nothing and no one can expect you to take care of them. Don’t be selfish about things, just make sure you don’t leave yourself out of the equation when thinking about others. I will miss all of you very much. Please keep in touch.

Love you, mean it
~Benford

New camera – whadda ya think?

Here are some pics I’ve taken with the new camera. I haven’t done any reading yet, just played around with some of the settings.
Clipford

Action shop

Near focus

Far focus

Single flower

Whadda ya think?

About last year.

You know, I was going to blog about last year and after some pondering and hashing through sad memories, I’m glad that we are closing out 2010! Good riddance!

Hopefully, 2011 will bring about happier things to blog about. If anything, I’ll continue to cook and blog about it. Stay tuned because I’m going to make 2011 an amazing year – even if it turns my hair grey. 😉 Happy New Year everyone!

New URL

I have a new URL as my bigbenford.com is no longer mine thanks to the idocracy they call “customer service” at Go Daddy. If you do any business with a company for webspace, DON’T use Go Daddy dot com! Eventually, they’ll screw you, too.

Anyways, my new URL is http://www.bigbenford.co.uk. That’s right folks, I’m celebrating my British Heritage and Citizenship. I haven’t quite gotten it totally synced to this blog yet but it is working as a redirect for now. Thanks to the good folks at iPower for their help in securing it.

Maybe one day, I’ll get my bigbenford.com back.

G’day maties!
~C