Friday, May 30, 2008

Week in Reveiw

What a craptastic week! That's what I get for extending the NC vacay by a day. Work's been house is a mess...and we have NO HOT WATER!!!! Wednesday morning I took a lukewarm shower and by Wednesday evening the hot water was all gone. Now it'll take the fat bastard that is our property manager at least the next three days to get a plumber out, I'm speaking from experience. And he'll expect one of us to take the day off to meet whatever bozo he sends out. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! I want my own place. If this was our house we could've had the damn cheap, tiny water heater replaced yesterday.

Speaking of houses. We're going back out on Sunday to search some more. I did find this:
I think it's cute and may make us both happy and the price doesn't hurt either. It does have to Master Bedrooms which is a little weird but I'm sure we'd beabel to work it out. We might even beable to turn it into two bedrooms with a joint bathroom. We'll see. I just want a house. I'm so done with the craphole money pit!

In even happier news by best friend has returned safely from another trip to the sandbox. Now I have one less thing to worry about. We haven't talked yet, we keep missing each other, but just knowing he's back safe and home with his wife and dog is reassuring enough for me.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


The other house we put in a contract appears to now be off the market, so I'm guessing we didn't get that one. So it's more house shopping for us. Hopefully third times a charm.


So we didn't get the house in Dumfries. Oh well..moving in on. We're still waiting to here about the second house we put a contract in on and we've put a contract in on another house it the same neighborhood as the second house. Hubz is holding out hope for the backyard house: check out both pages. It's an okay house but older than I'd like put it has everything we want except a two car garage.

In other news. We spent that past three days at the beach in NC. It was great and well needed. Now the next month will be super busy. The step-son has a cub scout camp out this weekend. I'll be splitting my time between that and a belated birthday celebration for my favorite sister-in-law. Next weekend is my big 5k, then it's off to Tampa for the wedding of one of my favorite ladies to a great guy. I can't wait. When we get back it full steam ahead with the preparing the step-son for his first overnite camp. He's going away for a whole week before we pack him up and send him to his mom's for the summer. I can't wait for July just so I can hopefully relaxed. Unless of course we're in a new house by then...oh wait there's those GREs I still need to take.

More to come....

Thursday, May 22, 2008


Hubz just called to tell me that the Realtor thought if we raised our offer on the first house by $4000 (equal to about a $20 difference in payments) we'd probably get the house. WHAT!? Okay so I thought this was suppose to take a little longer. I'm still set on not getting it, but OMG...I may have a house by the end of the week after only looking for a week.


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Hurry Up!!!

So today we should hear about one of the houses we put in a contract on. It's the foreclosure and the one we like the most, but I'm not really expecting the outcome to be positive. Regardless I wish they would just hurry up and tell us one way or the other. I've checked my email at least tweleve times today. I tell you what all the waiting that's necessary for purchasing a house is for the birds. I HATE waiting. Just tell me one way or the other so if we need to keep looking we can. We're suppose to go out on Friday to look at more houses but Curtis may be working a side job and since we need the money I can't really complain. It sucks though because we were both going to off on Friday, which is rare, and I was looking forward to spending the day together. Eh..oh well it'll all be worth it once we have a house. Especially if it's the foreclosure.

Monday, May 19, 2008

House Hunting...take two

So after 6.5 hours of looking at houses yesterday we found two that we liked..ALOT. So we're putting in a contract on both. One's a little higher than we wanted to go in price, but totally worth it and the other's right at the top of what we wanted to spend and again totally worth it.

Check em out...what do you think?

First choice:

Second choice:

Friday, May 16, 2008

House Hunting

So tonite we officially start house hunting...AHHHHHHHHHHH!!! I tell you what I'm crazy overwhelmed and we haven't even started. I was trying to grow my nails, yeah they're gone I bit them all off. I know it's smart to be doing this now rather then sink more money it to someone elses house, but I think I maybe an alcoholic before this process even begins. Of course I will have Curtis, Stephane (our Realtor) and Melissa (the sister-in-law and whose company will be doing our closing) along for the ride it's still nerve racking. eyes are on the prize. MY VERY OWN HOUSE!!!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Sean Taylor

I'm an avid Redskins fan. So it gives me great satisfaction that today one of the five suspects responsible for his murder pleaded guilty and will be sentenced to 29 years in jail.;_ylt=AmHeRAMvRxncZT7tVhm11Kib2bYF?slug=ap-redskins-taylorslain&prov=ap&type=lgns

One down, four to go.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

First Blog

So I figured since I don't keep up with MySpace or Face Book all that well I'd try my hand out at a Blog. I loved my blog on MySpace during my wedding so why not?....

Mother's Day

I celebrated my first Mother's Day as a step-mom. My mom and sisters all came over and I cooked dinner, since I don't consider myself a real mom, for them. It was a good time had by all, until we realized that our unfinished room in our basement was flooding along with the bathroom and the corner where my very expensive, handmade curio cabinet was sitting. NOT HAPPY! When hubz called the management guy he politely responded with...What do you want me to do? And so starts the house hunting.

That one little comment was enough to push hubz over the edge and so no we're moving up the house buying to this summer. We've been pre-approved and we're going on our first house hunting excursion this Friday! AHHHHHHHHHH!!!! I'm excited, anxious, overwhelmed and about a million other emotions. But in the end we'll be homeowners and then it's on to babies and grad school (which by the way is going to kick my butt since I can't even figure out the GRE!).