February 27, 2018

The saga of the house on Greenlawn continues. Oh my goodness, this whole debacle is really something else. The taxes were estimated quite low, and by quite low I mean $2000 lower than what they thought it would be. This translates to me having to come up with nearly $1200 more at closing. To avoid this, I am now considering the conventional loan. It would be a bit more in terms of principal in monthly costs, but insurance would be much smaller meaning an overall lower monthly payment. *shrug* I dunno, maaaan.

Work has been nice this week. The students are off which gives me time to brainstorm what I want to accomplish. Also, the bus thing is nearly over. Thank God.

I went to Aut with Anna and Rob today. I didn’t drink, but it was nice just to hang out. I also took Ellie for a walk at County Farm Park which was pretty nice. 🙂

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February 25, 2018

What has happened since I last wrote? I feel like this year is flying by. We are almost a quarter way done with the year of 2018.

I celebrated Cameron’s birthday yesterday with him. To do so, we just went to his family’s and hung out there all day. We went to brunch with two of his friends today as well. One of them is a bugger, but that’s okay.

I got to show my  mom and dad the house today so that’s exciting. They seemed to like it for the most part. Things to adjust but I’ve already been cognizant of it.

My stomach feels kinda weird.

February 15, 2018

Things happen so quickly! They accepted the offer and I applied for the mortgage. I am trying to set up the earnest money down. I set up the inspection. The appraisal is set up. Things might still fall apart and I’m prepared for that.

Matt keeps telling me to get a security system which is annoying. Like, I understand, but still annoying.

Work hasn’t been awful. I enjoy working with Laura.

 

February 10, 2018

They countered the offer on the house. Sam is taking his sweet time in explaining it and making sure we are good – I think I will be, because Robert said he would loan me money. I could also ask Audra. The offer was 95k with them bringing 3k to closing for costs. I’m excited and nervous, mainly because Sam isn’t getting back to me.

Cameron isn’t coming over this weekend because of the bachelor party, and I’m not going over because I was told I couldn’t really hang out at it.. plus I have Ellie.. plus the roads are TERRIBLE. It has not stopped snowing.

Cam downloaded Guild Wars to play with me. He’s the best.

Ellie has been having some bathroom issues lately, which is a total bummer. Really reinforces the notion that I need wood floors throughout, though. 🙂

February 8, 2018

It is like I knew what was coming last week. I literally wrote that a death would likely happen this year, and a few hours later I received a phone call from my mom that my grandpa had passed away. I was shocked. He was doing okay, I thought. Everyone thought.

I went home on Thursday and spent time with my extended family. My poor grandma. Saturday was the visitation, and Monday was the funeral. I was a pallbearer which was hard, mainly because I was in the front and seeing my grandma so torn apart. I feel for her so much. ❤

The house I was looking at fell through. Unfortunately.

January 31, 2018

I applied for a mortgage and was pre-approved! I’m looking at houses in the 100k range which isn’t GREAT, but it’s a start. I’ll get where I’m meant to 🙂

Doing this with Cameron is interesting. He wants to be super involved, and I understand that. I also want to be independent and do things on my own, but I suppose being patient will allow other options to come into focus. I just don’t like waiting.

Chris was hospitalized today so I had to leave work to go to the emergency room. I think he’s doing okay, though.

My grandpa is back at the doctor, too. Just lots of illness and likely death this year for my family. I’ve anticipated it for some time, though. It will still hurt.