Monday, February 25, 2008


I CAN NOT WAIT until we have a HOUSE!!!!!
With the brutal (but not as torrential as the weather dudes predicted) rainpour this last week, I've been completely unable to do laundry.
Our laundry area is OUTSIDE.
Have I mentioned how much this sucks?

Through the back door, on the side of the house/porch, is a pair of doors that open onto a closet-like area that is just deep enough for our washer and dryer. Nothing else. 
Not even a basket of laundry can sit in front of the washer and still have the doors close, so we've added a bungee cord to the doors so they can be kept closed most of the way when I have laundry out there. There's only about 4 inches of roof overhand, so I can't do laundry if it's even drizzling, since everything (including me) will get wet.
It's really evil to get a whole bunch of laundry done, have it hanging on the door all fresh and clean, and FORGET to close up the laundry area and have it get rained on.

When we take possession (knock wood that all the inspection reports are positive) the first thing I am doing is buying a fab-ola washer and dryer (front loading!) and having it shipped, and installed. No more doing laundry in the rain and cold and having the summer sun bleach my clothes if I leave the doors open!
This HAS to happen.
Waiting is the hardest part.


Friday, February 22, 2008

Um, so..

we just we bought a house.

I suppose once the shock has worn off, I'll be really ecstatic, but right now I feel really strangely unemotional.
Kind of a solid feeling, really.
I'm not freaking, or assailed by doubts, but I'm also not overexcited and bouncing.

We just signed the papers yesterday, submitted our bid, and the seller accepted it this morning.


Okay, saying that makes it feel more real, since we have 30-45 days to close of escrow.
We're really in this!

Okay, moment over--I prefer the calm.


Now, if ttk doesn't lose his job before the loan papers are signed, and if all the inspections go well, and if I don't get sick again, and and and and...
We'll be in our new house in about 4 months.
Just in time for our tenth wedding anniversary, and our renewal of vows we're hoping to do!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

We're back, really

Yes, we came back months ago, but I got sick on the plane ride home and was sick for 2 weeks, and then I just never quite got back into the habit of posting again. New year and all that.
really, I still exist. I just tend to brumate in Jan-Feb-March...