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Monday, January 28, 2013

I Have a Window!!!

After a much long awaited delay {2-3 yeah right}, the living room window has been fixed. The guy finally showed up at 5 Friday afternoon!

So Pretty!!

I'm going to let that go because the window was the last thing we needed to do before the FHA appraiser guy could come back out to the house. So now we just have to wait for the water to be turned back on {it was shut off again before he went out the first time} and for the appraiser to give our financing company the green light. Maybe by the end of the week, the Hubby and I could be homeowners!!! Being a homeowner is still a little scary to us, because it makes us seem even more like grown-ups. Lol. I think this is going to be an even better start of our new lives together.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

In the HOME Stretch!?!

Ok y'all! We are soooo close to finishing everything we needed to do for the FHA guy to approve the house. We painted over the water spot on the ceiling. I got Lowe's to deliver our my stove on Martin Luther King Day, because I had the day off from work. Woohoo I love paid days off of work!!! And now I'm just not so patiently waiting for a phone call saying the window is in. I had hoped it would of been in in time for them to install it on MLK Day too, but no such luck.

If {and I mean a big IF} everything goes as I have planned it, then we could possibly close the middle of next week. Eeek! I have my fingers crossed that I'll be getting a phone call soon from the window people or I might just call them myself after lunch to see if the window is indeed on their truck. It would just make my weekend if I could have the window installed tomorrow. I already have so many plans/ideas for the house, thanks in large part to my unhealthy habit of being on Pinterest a lot. Plus the fact that we have already grown out of our small apartment. Oh I can't wait for this house buying process to be over!!!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

2013 + House Update

We've made it to 2013!! In true New Year's Resolution style, the Hubby and I have decided to get healthier. We already don't buy soft drinks for the house, which seems to be going pretty well. We only drinks soft drinks whenever we go places and sometimes on the weekend. Now we have added to cutout fast food. No more just picking something up on the way home for dinner, we actually have to cook something or get something from a healthier place to eat, like Subway. Since we are both completely on-board for this, it should work in helping us get healthier {and maybe a little skinnier too}.

Now onto the House!

We had our inspection done and there are no major issues that we didn't already know were there. The water spot on the living room ceiling is just from when the A/C unit pan overflowed, probably happened after they foreclosed on the house. We have to replace the broken window in the living room as well. We also need/want to replace the stained carpets with some wood-like flooring.

I say wood-like because we will eventually be getting a lab puppy and I see no point in spending a lot more money on real wood floors just to have the dog scratch them all up. Plus now they make the wood-like flooring that looks just like the real thing! {that's my practical side coming out}

Our bank sent out their appraiser New Year's Eve morning, and we got the report later that day. So now we have a few things to get done to be up to FHA's requirements. 1.) We needed to prove the spot was just from a leak and nothing serious. DONE. 2.) We have to put a stove in the house. I bought one the other day, and am just waiting to know what day to have them deliver it. HALFWAY DONE 3.) We have to fix the broken window. WORKING ON IT

Did I forget to mention that the previous people broke in {by breaking the window} to reclaim their appliances?? Yes all the appliances are gone, which in a way allows us to get whatever appliances we want.

Then once the house is ours, I can start to decorate/repaint it!!! I have complete control of decorating. The Hubby said I could do whatever as "long as it looked good," like I would want my house to look bad or something? lol