Friday, March 23, 2012

It's a boy!

So the time is finally here, the big day! I meet the home inspector today at 8:45am. I suppose most people would be nervous however I find my nerves at ease. With the other two houses we put offers on, I could see my nerves easily being in a tangled mess but not this house. I already know that some flaws will be brought to my attention however I'm not so sure that they will be finding something that completely breaks the deal. I hoping I am one step closer to being a homeowner.

Also in three weeks, possibly 4 or 5 Honey and I will be adding an addition to our household. Meet Cooper.

I don't know which one is ours yet. I just know its going to be a little boy Bichpoo named Cooper. Honey and I have recently become addicted to The Big Bang Theory. We thought about Sheldon and it just didn't seem to fit nor did Leonard, Howard, or Rajesh. Sheldon Cooper on the other hand? Yes! I can't wait to meet my little baby boy, I'm beyond excited. Maybe today I will hit up the pet store and find him a cute little collar and other accessories. I'm so in love with a little four legged fuzz ball that I've never even met. I'll post pictures of course when I have him :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Expensive trees

Who would've thought that a tree is so expensive?

I've recently been perusing furniture, and still continue to even though it makes me want to cry, and I never realized how expensive furniture actually is. It's wood, from a tree, shaped into something much more magnificent but stillllll! I find paying $100+ bucks just for a storage ottoman to be pretty outrageous. I'm going straight to plan B...and C for that matter. Goodwill/thrift stores and yard sales. I need to go ahead and put my bargain scavenger hunt boots on because IT'S ON!!

This week I plan on packing some of mine and Honey's things up eventually dwindling down to bare essentials. We really need to get rid of some things however I have a feeling that trying to get Honey to let go of some things is going to be more than a tough challenge.

In the weeks to come I need to:
Get some things for the house
Meet with the home inspector
Schedule an appraisal
Pack stuff from my parents house
Go through two storage buildings
Put stuff on Craigslist or host a yard sale
Paint the kitchen
Schedule pest control
And SO much more!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Change of pace

Fact: I suck at blogging.
I've said it time after time that I wish I had more time to dedicate to blogging. I've said my sorry for disappearing time and time again. I've recently even gone as far as the thought to delete my blog. However I can't bring myself to do it. I've invested a lot of myself into this blog. I've tried my had at giveaways, memes, bandwagons, writing prompts, I've tried it all. However I find myself not having the time to commit. I'm going to try something different. A document. I'm going to keep my blog as a documentation of my life and all the things in between.

The giveaway? Total bust. I had three entries in which I find grounds to terminate. Sorry for the wasted time. I wanted to go through with it but honestly I see no point.

The house in the last post? Total bust (thank God). We ended up going through a huge turn of events and we are now actually under contract on a different house. A home inspection is scheduled for this Friday then the appraisal and then we will be on our way to closing and becoming home owners. I'm beyond excited this really is the house for us. Perfect location, layout, and as minor of repairs as can be. There wouldn't be any changes to make if I wasn't picky but I am so I will be painting the kitchen, installing a fan in master bedroom, reaching a washer and dryer, replacing the hardware on the kitchen cabinets, and a few other minor details.

It's been a rough ride getting to this point but it has been more than worth it. I can't wait to have a home with Honey and do all the domestic goodness that comes with it. Yes I'm even looking forward to cleaning lol.

Maybe after Friday I will update, no promises.

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sunday update

With house hunting and limited time I have not been able to get to the winner of my $25 gift card to Hopefully I will be able to generate the winner this week and announce.

I decided to do a little update as far as the house hunting is going. My nerves have been in a total wreck the past several days. We found a house Honey and I both loved however it wasn't meant to be. We were in competition with another buyer and the seller went with the better offer. We could've offered more but equally decides that we would follow our hearts and if it was meant to be it would happen. The circumstances were a little different. The seller and their realtor are related, the house had been on the market for close to 60 days with no offers on the table and then all of a sudden when the realtor knew we were interested she informed my realtor that there was now a mysterious offer on the table as well. Not only did she disclose the information about the offer be existant she also went against the rules and told us, not an exact number, but that the offer was above asking price. Now if you look at the details it seemed to us as if she was trying to call our bluff and get us to ask more. Naturally that's how we came to our decision, we would offer only 900$ less than the asking price- which is very far and between in the housing world normally offers are a couple grand less. So obviously it wasn't for us.

Yesterday afternoon we viewed several more properties. One had just been listed at 5 o'clock the previous evening. Turns out we like it more than the one we offered on. We will be reviewing some comps on the local area and then we will place our offer base upon it. Getting rejected the first time wasn't completely gut wrenching but I don't know how well I will react to losing another.

Wish me luck!

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