Sandie Simply Says

April 21, 2009

RTT: Craigslist, The South, and four day weeks

Filed under: General — by Sandie @ 5:15 am


I think I’m in love with Craigslist. I’ve found it’s a great way to get rid of stuff. OK, so I’ve only listed two things for sale, but both things have gone within a day of me posting the ad. Late Saturday night, I posted our treadmill. By 3 pm on Sunday it was gone and we were $280 richer.

One thing I’m going to miss about The South is how open people are with their faith. It’s unlike anything I’ve seen anywhere else I’ve lived. On Saturday morning, we had a guy come in and clean our tile floors (took him 30 minutes and would have taken HOURS for me…well worth the $90!). After he was done he told us that he uses his business as a ministry as well. I kept waiting for him to invite us to a church or get all preachy with us, but he didn’t. Instead, he asked us how he could pray for us. And then we stood there, in the back yard, holding hands, while he prayed. I’ve lived here 8 years and things like that still catch me off guard. I was very touched that this man, who didn’t know us from Adam, was willing to pray for us.

I just realized that I capitalized “south” in my last paragraph without even thinking about it. I think that means I’m officially a “naturalized” Southerner. It also reminds me of the “schooling” I got from an ex-boyfriend about The South. He was a born and bred Georgian and one of the most important things he taught me was that Texas and Florida are not in The South. Well, according to him that was the most important thing he taught me.

Angelina is learning the days of the week at daycare. The other day at dinner, she decided to sing the days of the week song to us. It went something like this: “First you have Sunday and then Monday and then Friday and then Saturday.” Hmmm…I really like her week! Well, except for that Monday thing. Maybe we can work on that.

A house in my neighborhood that has been on the market since August went under contract this weekend. Tony and I drove around the neighborhood last night and only two of the seven houses in my neighborhood are not under contract. I’m hoping this trend continues. Although I find myself hoping my house doesn’t sell too quickly! We have realtors coming to look at the house later today and hopefully will have it on the market within the next couple weeks!

I think I have the best husband in the world. Why you may ask? Well, for starters, everything I listed here. And the icing on the cake: he does floors. Sunday he scrubbed our entire living room and hallway. Last night, he scrubbed the kitchen floor. I’m talking hands and knees, crawling on the floor scrubbing. If that doesn’t qualify for husband of the year, I don’t know what does!

Want to join in the fun? Or just want to read some more random fun? Visit Keely over at The Unmom now. Go ahead. Go! What are you still doing here??



  1. Congrats on the Craigslist sale, that’s a nice chunk of change for an used treadmill.

    I love your daughter’s week, two days on, two days off is not a bad gig.

    Happy Random Tuesday.

    Comment by mrsbear0309 — April 21, 2009 @ 1:55 pm |Reply

  2. That’s a great deal on Craigslist. I have a dusty old treadmill sitting here and you may have just inspired me! Did you hear about the Craigslist murder last week? That part is scary.

    I’m so glad the houses in your neighborhood are moving. Yours is next to go!

    Comment by Casey — April 21, 2009 @ 8:19 pm |Reply

  3. interesting story about the non-preachy dude. I hate being preachy, because it obviously turns people off. I’m glad that he was able to avoid that. I guess that I will preach a little though. I know your history a bit from reading your facebook stuff, so I don’t want to offend you. But there is a heaven and there is a hell and it behooves (like that word?) you to know where you’re going when you die. I’ll give you a hint… being good doesn’t get you there.

    ok, I’ll stop preaching now 🙂

    Comment by gcballard — April 25, 2009 @ 4:41 pm |Reply

    • I don’t find you preachy. Of course, that could be because I agree with you. :-) I wouldn’t have minded if he’d invited us to church, but unfortunately “we have a church home” isn’t good enough for some people down here because we belong to the “wrong” church (BTW, wrong = not Baptist).*SIGH*

      — On Sat, 4/25/09, wrote:

      Comment by Sandie — April 25, 2009 @ 6:16 pm |Reply

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