HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

When we moved across the country to accept a position to be caretakers for a farmhouse on an island, we did not sign up for ghosts! Today’s post at Love in the Time of Foreclosure on ChicagoNow is about the possibility of our house being haunted. Make sure to check it out and share your ghost stories in the comments section!

Day 3 on the island: Is this house haunted? – Love in the Time of Foreclosure

Last year we threw a wonderful Halloween party on a budget by decorating the house with the help of scary movie projections. The house actually blogged about it last year on its blog. Here’s a look back at that:

My Halloween Costume – The House Blog

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Hi LITTOF readers!

I’m just posting quickly to remind readers that all the new Love in the Time of Foreclosure action is happening over at ChicagoNow.

We’re only 4 days away from our move to the island and a lot has been happening. In case you missed some of the action, here are the LITTOF posts from the last week with links to catch you up:


8 things that helped us turn our personal housing crisis into opportunity
– I am a guest blogger today at Magpie Girl.

The island awaits – This Friday we begin our trek to our new home for the next two years on the San Juan Islands.

WBEZ and Love in the Time of Foreclosure – Jeanne Power from Chicago Public Radio wrote a really nice story about us on the WBEZ Blog.

Al Capone in the Time of Foreclosure – The Chicago mobster’s Wisconsin hideaway sold at auction last week.

One way to save money: Commit to a year of no clothes– This post was inspired by blogger Rachelle Mee-Chapman who has made a pledge to spend no money on clothes for an entire year. Could you do it?

Top 5 reasons to leave your home on the market during the holidays – wonderful advice and insight from my mom – The Real Estate Mom

The Insider’s Guide to Bankruptcy: The IRS – What we have learned about our IRS debts in bankruptcy.

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WE knew it was hard. Perhaps the biggest challenge of our lives. The fight to save our home from foreclosure. But… more stressful than actual combat? More stressful than the dodging of actual bullets and bombs? More alone than a dry and dusty desert in the Middle East?

According to a Marine who served his country in Iraq, YES.

Fighting to save his home from foreclosure was more stressful than combat in Iraq.

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