May 30, 2006

A day in the life of.....

Me. So I've had a bad luck kind of couple of days. Friday I blew up my laptop at work with a cup of coffee. Note: If you think to yourself "this is a bad idea, but i'll be really careful" then you just shouldn't do it. This definitely applies to taking the lid off of your large coffee at your desk. The day continued with a large papercut to the lip and face....bleeding chin for at least 15 minutes. Hazard pay should be offered every time I attempt filing. :) Anyway, the house is totally up in the air, but apparently I have no termites. Go figure that the realtor forgot to tell me that we'd had a termite inspection done. I knew we were supposed to , but not what day, etc. In other news we've got conflicting opinions now. My realtor had a roofer take a look at the roof today,a nd the roofer says that there's nothing wrong with the roof. Now who to go with, a roofer, or the family friend inspector/contractor. The seller is having their own electrician and roofer look at the house this week, so i guess we wait and see, eh? I'm really very tired of it.....the whole process really. I think I went into this hoping that I'd be good at it....can you be "good" at buying a house? I'm hoping not, but either way I suck.

Ok, going to a concert 4 hours away tomorrow night, and then driving back the same night to make work in the morning. Keep your fingers crossed that we survive that!

May 27, 2006

You Belong in Amsterdam

A little old fashioned, a little modern - you're the best of both worlds. And so is Amsterdam.
Whether you want to be a squatter graffiti artist or a great novelist, Amsterdam has all that you want in Europe (in one small city).

Meet Itchy & Scratchy!

Itchy and Scratchy are my left and right eyes! My allergies didn't like the beautiful lilies at the museum today, that's for sure.

As for the house (are ya'll sick of hearing about it yet?) ..... well, no news, and I don't think that's necessarily good news... My realtor hired a roofer to give us a quote on the roof yesterday...they were gonna charge me 50 dollars to look at the roof. Um, charge me? what? I don't get it...... told him no. I mean he did it without calling me,a nd just emailed me after the fact. Whatever, haven't spoken to him since Thursday night an dfeel totally out of the loop which isn't good.

Yesterday I blew up my work laptop with a cup of coffee. I.T. hates me, I can promise you that! Oh, and then I papercut my lip and chin while filing....no, I don't know how that works, it just did.....

Anyway, that's my update......I'm off to finish the latest Netflix deliveries.

Ciao!

May 25, 2006

It's a Bird, It's a plane.....

It's bird flu! (Not!) Ok, bird flu and pandemic discussions today scared the bejeezus out of me! (what is a bejeezus, btw?)

In other news, we've asked seller-boy to get the repairs bid out by licensed contractors and not handy men before we're willing to go further. I say we as if there are more than one of me (my boyfriend might have something to say about my multiple personalities!), but really dad helped me word my request, my realtor may have given it to them if he could get in touch with them, and now I wait. I just want to know what's gonna happen. So not patient, and I want to move on!

Ok, gonna go....Ciao!

May 22, 2006

Inspector Gadget?

Anyway, did the inspection. Needs a new roof, and electrical needs an update. My realtor is annoying me, because he's already sending me listings because he's positive that I'm not gonna get the money I ask for to do the repairs. (water damage likely on roof of porch, hence the total re-roof, can't just pull up part and patch, it has more than one layer already of shingle, and you can only have two total, so would have to start from scratch.) I told him to chill, take my offer to them, and see how they come back. I don't have the energy at this point to multi-task, an am barely functioning at trying to get things done in time for the possible close. *sigh* I will admit to checking listings today just to have an idea in the back of my head if we have to back out of this...... oh well.

May 19, 2006

CX

When I was a flight attendant the code "CX" on your trip sheet or sometimes on the departure/arrival board stood for "Cancelled". That is what happened to my inspection today. My family friend/inspector couldn't get away from work. He wanted to reschedule for tomorrow, but I'll be watching the race (in person, even!) so we've settled for early Sunday morning. Keep your fingers crossed folks!

Have a great weekend, stay safe, and go Mark Martin!

May 18, 2006

Another day, another reason to panic....

So, I've come to the realization that I have an accepted offer but no signed contract, one day before the inspection, and 22 days (did I count that right?) before the closing. I'm trying not to panic. It doesn't seem to worry my realtor who says it isn't uncommon with dealing with a relocation company as the seller. He says that since they asked for my approval letter yesterday that means they are serious. I told him to put the pressure on them tomorrow. I'm trying to chill, but I hate the uncertainty.

Other than that, I had my first "forgot mom was dead" moment in at least a year or so...... was thinking through whether or not i should have grandma meet us at the house at the end of the inspection b/c she won't be in town when i take possession. (Dad is going with me). Anyway, the visual image of mom and grandma meeting us popped into my head. It is soo strange how the brain works, huh? She's been gone for almost 5 years now, and every now and then my head still surprises me.

Anyway, trying to stay sane, one step at a time!

May 17, 2006

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Getting closer.....

I think I have the inspection lined up. Friend of my father's is doing it. It won't be totally official because his inspector's license has lapsed, but my state doesn't require one at all so it'll be ok. Anyway, that's a slight load off my back, it should be done by the end of the week. The termite guy will inspect next week and the radon guy will also do his thing next week. Just keep your fingers crossed. I'm bringing dad along, and i know he wants to hate it, so this could either be good or totally disastrous.

Anyway, gotta go finish laundry, early day tomorrow, i'm trying to build up some extra time so that I don't have to use PTO for my half day on Friday for the inspection.

May 16, 2006

Trials and Tribulations.........

Ok, still no house inspector. I called a bunch, and left tons of messages. Have only heard back from 2 so far, and they are booked out past my date for close. Oy. Insurance guy is a pain in the rear so far too. Totally sucks. Then there's the trying to balance things so as to not hurt peoples feelings too much. Dad is feeling left out and pissed, but the few times i've reached out he hasn't reached back. Oy. I'll be glad (i hope) when this is all said and done!

Too much free time?

Buy a house! Inspections (multiple types), loans, insurance, its all crazy! :) I can't believe how much needs to be done, and it is slightly making me panic. Words of wisdom from current home owners? Booze? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!

May 14, 2006

Let's Make a Deal!

So, I bought a house yesteray on my lunch hour! :) More information in the future, but its done! :) 2 beds, 1 bath, hardwood floors, updated kitchen and bath and a decent back yard. Street parking, and the siding is kind of ugly, but siding can be fixed and I might have an idea for a mini parking pad. Will see. Anyway, fast closing....scheduled right now to close on the 9th. !!!!! Might be a little sparse around here for a while! Anyway, thought I should post an update for you....... Maybe one day i'll post some pics. :)

May 9, 2006

Missing....

I'm missing my boyfriend. He's working a few days in a row this week, so it will probably be until Friday before I see him. I may get to stare at him work while I drink at his bar on Thursday, but that's never very satisfactory, particularly if he's busy. I can't complain, part of this is the punishment for his asking off for sunday so that he could come around to the dinner for work I had......he had to swap days with people and hence the back to back work days. *sigh*. Top that with a mandatory overtime week........ *sigh*. :) I'm a pitiful sort, eh? Anyway, I'm not looking forward to his going back to school in the fall. I know it will be good because maybe in a few years he'll be able to work one decent job instead of two jobs with too many hours. In the meantime I worry about how he'll do it, and when I'll see him!

Ok, other than that, send some lucky vibes to my best friend L. She'll need them for her interview tomorrow! :) Good luck girl!

May 8, 2006

Possibilities and such....

My work related conference/fair type of thing is done. I'm soooo glad Came home, ate leftovers and took a shower. Am truly exhausted. Yesterday I was off at the 2nd job, because of another work event at the "real job". Oy, and the boyfriend took the day off at his jobs and we hung out, and went to open houses.......in the rain. Saw some possibilities. Am thinking I just have to pick one, that I can't really wait for the perfect one. I am blessed/cursed with too much imagination and can imagine all of them!

Anyway, may have been tenatively offered something in the job department....will see how that plays out....they were testing the waters and i'm not sure how i feel about the whole thing. :)

Anwyay, got half a glass of wine to finish and then I think i'm out of commission! Ciao!

May 5, 2006

When I grow up......

When I grow up:

I will to travel to neat places like Belize and China.
I will have a job that I love.
I will have a job that people envy.
I will have a cute little cottage with a magical garden. A secret garden.
I will read very many good books, and maybe even write one.
I will listen to music all the time, and dance.
I will learn to swim like a fish.
I will become brave.
I will give away money to people that need me to help.
I will paint my magical cottage many wonderful colors.
I will teach my future children the wonders of make believe and silliness.
I will be happy.


I am almost 29. Only 47 more days to go.

May 4, 2006

Things that make me go hmmmmm.....

Ok, so I went to see another few places today. We looked at mostly newer construction condos. I really liked one of them, but I don't know. It really has quite a few things that I'm looking for..... 3 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths, an eat-in kitchen and formal dining room that is separated enough from the living room to make it seem like a real dining room. It seems like a nice enough neighborhood, and its a two story town house. The price is decent, and the association fees are decent too.

The only thing I wonder about is whether or not I'm suited to a condo. I've been in condos and apartments for years, but I'm not sure if I would want to be in one for years ahead. I mean, I'd be looking at at least 3-5 years before I'd be ready to move on...... I dream of having a real yard that I could garden in and whatnot,b ut that's one of those things that keeps holding me back too.....I don't know if I have it in me to do the work required of a real yard. This would have virtually nothing in the front. Very small patio and little bit of yard around it in the back.

The other thing is that there is no garage, so there wouldn't be much in the way of extra storage. I think I could make do, but would have to see. Its near some shopping centers and a few restaurants, but its a little ways out........ town seems to be catching up, but its a newer area of town, so it may be a little while.

I'm starting to wonder at myself. I have the ability to fall for just about any house. There have been a few that I just said no about, but not too many at all. I have far too much in the way of imagination I guess. Anyway, I'm afraid of making a decision because its such a big one! Have I mentioned that I may or may not be a bit indecisive? :)

Anyway, just finished the movie Elizabethtown. Sooo cute. Think I may have to buy it. :) Started Ladder 49, but don't think I have it in me to finish tonight. Seems like it'll be good though.......can't go wrong with Joaquin Pheonix! Anyway, getting sleepy, toodles!

May 2, 2006

Haunted?

So my future step-mother believes that a spirit touched her the other night.....she was sleeping in one of our guest rooms because Dad was snoring. Woke becase something ran a finger up her spine rather roughly and then sensed that it was telling her to leave the room now. She got stubborn and freaked and couldn't/wouldn't leave the bed. Anyway, she's now convinced that it was the guy who owned the house before we lived in it. I think he died in the house. Anyway, its a relief to know its a guy and not my mom, although I doubt my mom would waste the time on the haunting thing, besides I do think mom has moved on.

Anyway, on lighter notes....still househunting. No luck so far. I have a knack for finding very cool, interesting houses that aren't appropriate to my needs. (read that as either in a bad neighborhood, needs a lot of work, or just too much yard for me to take care of.....) Anyway, did a phone consult with a mortgage broker. That's such a strange process, in case you didn't know that. I feel like I at least made progress on that front. Anyway, a really busy/crazy week at work so I may not be updating much....just to let ya'll know.

Ciao!

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