Tuesday, May 20, 2008

House Hunting Rerun

Is it wrong to wish that the realtor would just drive us to a house and say "Here, it meets all your your specifications, fits the price range, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with it."? (and why does spell check want to capitalize realtor anyway?)

We looked at one house today that was really cute. Sure the living room and dining room were in the same space and a bit on the small side, but the rest of the house was good. (Although the dishwasher was super tiny! It wouldn't even hold all of the dishes that the six of us will use just for lunch! Maybe breakfast dishes though...hmm.) Are you waiting for the "but"? Well here it is. One spot in the basement drywall that looked to have water damage. I'm hoping that the realtor will follow through and try to find out what is going on with it, if there are water problems or what exactly caused it. I'm just starting to feel a little despondent because from the time we offer on a house and then close on it we're probably looking at 5 - 7 weeks before being able to move in. That puts us as having to offer on a house by the middle of June in order to be moved in and still have some time to settle in before school starts. Not to mention the fact that I don't want to still be living in our current house when the kids get back from their fathers' house in August. I would hate for them to come back to this house only to have to move out within a week or so. I know, I know. Settle down, there's still a lot of time between now and then. Not to mention that we have at least 3 more houses that we want to go look at. Unfortunately what with the holiday weekend, doctor's appointments, and work schedules we won't be able to go look again until the first week of June.

Spring has decided to stick around here. We've had sun and fairly nice weather for the last several days now. Yeah! That helps so much in improving my mood.

Nothing seems to be opening up as far as education-type jobs go. That's okay. I have 2 1/2 months to find something as I will have a paycheck through the end of August. I'm taking the fact that no doors seem to be opening in this area as a sign that it really is time to move on. I felt that way when I decided to resign in January but then second-guessed myself, thinking that at least it's a stable job with insurance and day hours to see me through school. Maybe it's better to be doing something different as long as I'm not miserable at work and bringing it home with me. Maybe? Hah! Definitely!

Tomorrow it's back to the school to (hopefully) finish paperwork. I will leave packing the office for part of Thursday. Then it's back to the restaurant Thursday night. I'll also be working on my budget this week and plan to put my restaurant tips towards paying down debt.

Have a happy hump today tomorrow ya'll!


Vanessa said...

Happy Hump day and I'm so glad you have some sunshine! It makes everything better! The right house is out there. Somewhere.

Anonymous said...

I hated house hunting, but it turned out to be worth it when i walked into that one place that i just knew i wanted!