Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

So I spent ALL day yesterday and most of this morning cooking and preparing for our Thanksgiving feast. I think it took us 15 minutes to eat. Luckily we had plenty of leftovers for tonight. Sometimes it seems like such a waste to do all that cooking for such a short time of eating. I have to say that everything turned out very yummy. Even my turkey was very moist.

After cleaning up, we went for a stroll around the apartment complex. It was such a beautiful day. I watched the weather today and saw that Madison County, NC is under a Winter Weather Advisory. They could get up to 2 inches of snow tonight. That is where our house is in NC. We are heading up there tomorrow. Hopefully we can get up the driveway. I would hate to have to carry all the dirty clothes I have to wash up the driveway.

We are meeting the house inspector tomorrow at the Little FSBO House. Myron will get to see what is or isn't wrong with the house. Hopefully we will hear about the appraisal also tomorrow morning. We are very anxious to know how that went on Tuesday. The pest inspection was done on Wednesday and everything was clear. A little good news in all this mess.

Today is a day to remind ourselves of all the wonderful people and things in our lives. I would like to list a few of them out for you:
1. God. I am so grateful that He sent His only Son to die for me. He is with me through all the good and bad times.
2. Myron. What a wonderful, supportive husband I have. I am very grateful for him.
3. Bethany and Sarah. Although I complain about them, I truly love them with all my heart.
4. Pop and Nana. I love my parents very much and am grateful to still have them in my life.
5. Family. I can't name everyone. I have a wonderful extended family.
6. Friends. I have some great friends who have been with me for a long time and some a short time. I could not survive without my friends.
7. Roof and food. I am very thankful to have a roof over my head and food on the table.

Okay, I could go on but seven is my favorite number so I will leave it there.

I hope and pray everyone has had a thankful and wonderful Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Another House Update

My goodness... I didn't realize I haven't updated since we walked from the other house. Here it goes:
We put an offer on the For Sale by Owner that Myron felt all warm and fuzzy about. The very one I didn't get the warm and fuzzy feelings about. But you know what .... I am tired of looking. Every house I find that I like and feel I can live in, Myron finds something wrong with it and vice versa. I am NOT at fault in that area. I found lots of faults with FSBO.

Here is the description:
It is a 50 year old, 1250 sq ft house with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with a fenced in backyard. It sits on two lots which totals about 1/2 an acre. There are pecan trees and a walnut tree. There is also a two story detached building that is a one car garage, workshop and storage area. It is probably bigger than the house. We do know there are hardwood floors under the carpet. Here is the drawback and they are drawbacks for me NOT Myron ... 1. there is NO dishwasher (well, except Myron) 2. there is a place for a dishwasher but the clothes dryer currently occupies that space 3. there is a place for the clothes washer ... want to guess where it is? NOT beside the dryer like you would think ... that would be the back door on one side and the kitchen sink on the other. The washer is (drum roll please) .......... down the hall, around the corner, through the Master bedroom into the master bathroom behind the door. Did you get that? That is right Folks the washer is in the Master bathroom and the dryer is in the kitchen. LMBO!!!! Myron just keeps telling me that we will laugh so hard about this one day. I just look at him and say "Honey, I am laughing NOW!"

I am being all down about this house. But really I am not. I will just be so excited to get out of this apartment. I am starting to feel some love for this little house and it's location. It is on the same street as the girls' school. It is still about a 10 minutes drive which works for me. And Myron is a little closer to I-85 so his travel time should come down a little.

The people who currently own the house is an older couple. They are trying to move to Oklahoma to be closer to their family.

Scheduling the inspections and appraisal has been a struggle here lately. Myron wants the appraisal done before any inspections. He would rather walk if it doesn't appraise than to be out the appraisal and the inspection. Of course, if something comes up on the inspection we don't like then we still have the option to walk and will still be out both. I guess he is just afraid it will not appraise at the selling price. I don't think we will have that problem. I am more worried about the inspection showing something we will NOT want to fix. And the couple want us to get the inspection done before Thanksgiving because they have a trip planned to OK to find a house. If the house doesn't pass inspection, then they have no need to go to OK since we walk away from the deal. CRAZY CRAZY ... I tell ya! I am just about done.

Plus, on top of all that chaos, I am trying to get my Christmas shopping done. Which brings me to a whole other topic of which I do not feel like going into right now.

I will try to post pictures once the sale has been finalized which will be on December 18th.

I hope everyone is having thankful thoughts as we approach Thanksgiving next week. I'm still trying to find some. If you could share some of yours, I would most appreciate it. ;)

Friday, November 6, 2009

House Update

We got the counter offer yesterday from the Seller's. They upped the price to accomodate for the closing costs we had asked for. This puts us over what we feel comfortable paying at closing and on a monthly basis. So we are walking away from this deal. We found three more houses last night to look at. Hopefully, we can see those this weekend.

The joys of house buying.....

Thursday, November 5, 2009

My Thursday Thoughts

So, I got up this morning thinking ... "I don't think I will go to the fitness center this morning. I have already missed three days being home with Bethany. I am not going to be able to go on Friday because I have to be at the school most of the day. So, why go?" Then I put my newly washed jeans on and realize why I need to go to the fitness center. Granted, my jeans are NOT going to fit any different today because I went to the fitness center, but my attitude will be different. I will feel better for having gone. And I DID burn some calories.

Now, I am off to baking a pecan pie, from scratch, and pumpkin muffins, from scratch. I also have to make labels listing the ingredients for them and package them for the School's bake sale on Saturday.

There are more house updates but I am not in the mood to go into all those. I will say we put an offer on The Little House on Tuesday. They countered on Wednesday. We countered on Thursday. I have yet to hear the results. **Prayers to God and fingers crossed**.