Wednesday, September 26, 2007

This here language thang...

From my friend Emily's blog...

Your Linguistic Profile:

55% General American English

25% Dixie

5% Midwestern

5% Upper Midwestern

5% Yankee

Monday, September 24, 2007

We did it!

Ok, we made an offer. Now it's just a game of wait and see!

If all goes well I'll be signing everyone up for a day of paiting or moving. Maybe Karen can point? or fluff the curtains! =)

9.25.07 - Addendum - We did not get the house. They said no, and took someone else's offer instead. =(

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

To bid, or not to bid...

So we have found one house that we really think has promise. The only thing is that it is not cheap.

It is a 3br/2bth house in Grapevine with great potential. The kitchen at this present time is not very large, however, I think there are few improvements Joe and I could do if we could get in there. I think what we are struggling with is finding something we will enjoy, that is a good value and we won't be wasting our savings away -- but countering that with what we would like to have. Maybe a better title for this post would be: Balancing your wants vs. your needs: Your Forever Home vs. your Starter Home. I think we are going to make an offer...significantly less than what they are wanting and see where it takes us. Joe and I have our magic number where it wouldn't be reasonable for anything above that. So at least we have that in our mind. Any ways...we'll keep you posted.

Monday, September 10, 2007

The Great House Hunt

It's official. We are looking for a house! So Joe and I have been searching and driving by houses for the past month or two. But yesterday, we actually went out with a realtor, spoke to several lenders and went inside a couple for our first few showings.

I am so excited about having a house. I get to paint what I want. I get to put things on the wall, number of holes be damned! I get to plant stuff. And most importantly Rufus (my awesome little black civic) can go inside a real garage!!!! (He is totally stoked by the way!)

I must admit I am also scared to death. Houses are expensive. Interest is rediculous. And nevermind the fact you think everyone is going to take you for all your worth (because in some small way, they really are...). But we're runs out in January. Now wouldn't that make a fine birthday gift?

So we're looking around Grapevine/North Richland Hills at the moment. So get your search engines going and let us know what you see! I mean the faster you find us our dream home, the sooner the "Happy New House" party will be! =)

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Aaahhh, the beautiful beach

Well, we had a blast. Feeling a little silly for leaving at 6:45 in the morning on Saturday, while everyone else on the trip was leaving later and supposedly getting there just an hour or two after us, I was redeemed!! We got to the beautiful, white sandy beach hours before everyone else got there. Joe and I snagged the room with a view, went for a swim, scoped out the shell scene and were relaxed for hours before our fellow vacationers joined us.

The weekend consisted of lots of food and drink (LOTS...a whole pick-up bed FULL of Wal-Mart bags). Fun swims in the ocean -- it was so calm and clear and you could walk about 50 yards before it got really deep. We saw wild dolphins put on a Sea World caliber show!!! We went crabbing with a sand castle bucket. We went on baby sea turtle watch. We stalked deer. We went sailing. And I only got stung by jelly fish five times! And best of all...I didn't get a sun burn!!! SPF 50 ROCKS!!

So if you are ever looking for a fun, remote beach spot I totally recommend Cape San Blas and the fun coastal town of Apolachicola a few miles down the road!