Round One

We got to look inside some houses Saturday. Unfortunately, they all seemed to photograph much better than they looked in person. Hopefully more will come onto the market in the next month or so. We’re expanding the search to a couple other suburbs, too. Still, it was rather disappointing. But we’ll keep looking.

I’m less than enthused to be back at work after the long weekend. But at least it’s a short week.


*tee hee*

He would wipe it up with a bare hand. Ew.

Finally heard from the realtor. Well, it really hadn’t been that long. I just can’t wait to get inside some of the houses we drove past last weekend. Everyone says you won’t believe what crazy decor, etc. you see in other people’s houses. From what I’ve seen in the pictures online, it could be interesting. I am not afraid to paint.

Title? Like, to a house!

Update: Gas is now down to $3.14 here in Neverland. A great example of my geekery is that I immediately thought, “Gas costs pi.” Geek. At least I don’t have it memorized to several decimal points, I guess.

In the arena of slightly less boring, we have been preapproved for a mortgage! Seems to be enough to bump us up from what I thought we could get into the slightly less decrepit range of selections, from what I’ve been obsessing over in the MLS. Not that that means we easily could afford the mortgage payments themselves, but it’s possible we could tough it out for a year or so. It might be worth it. I know better than to get an adjustable rate, that’s for sure. We have less planned this weekend than the past several, so maybe we’ll have time to do some drive-bys. Of houses. Not shootings. Although we are gangsta.

Mike saw this on a T-shirt in Gatlinburg last weekend and thought it was absolutely hilarious. I concur.

Home again

We made it back. It was a great trip. The wedding(s) went off without a hitch, we had great weather, good times. The cabin we stayed in was very nice. The grouping of cabins each had a name, ours was “Paws a While.” I’m just glad it wasn’t the one called “Git R Done.” I didn’t need to hear that all weekend! Gotta love the south. Here’s the happy couple:


It’s my Friday! Finally. We leave tomorrow to head down to Tennessee for a long weekend. A girlfriend of mine, who was one of my bridesmaids, is getting married Friday. It should be a gorgeous event, they’re doing it outside in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. It’s not supposed to rain, it should be warm and sunny, so it’s shaping up to be a great long weekend. I’m so happy for her, and glad she invited us. Another of my friends got married down there almost eight years ago, but they didn’t invite anybody at all, not even their parents. I understood, and I still do, but I’m so glad I get to be present for this one. Plus, we’re long overdue for a getaway. The reception’s not until next weekend, so we should have lots of down time. I’m in need of some rest and relaxation, this should be a great place to get it. Of course, I have yet to pack anything, but it’s not too long of a drive, so we should be able to take our time getting down there tomorrow. It will be so nice to have a change of scenery and forget about work for a few days! I can’t wait to hit the road.

Note to self: Gotta remember to charge the batteries for the camera.