It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
Also Called: Buying a Home By The Seat of Your Pants
Today was the final day of a process that has taken my Husband and I a full month. It’s going to set into motion years of work, expense, and joy.
We officially own a home!
And we bought it by the seat of our pants. Unlike most people, the entire process for us took a month.
It began when Husband-man acquired a second job to see if he wanted to start working on a construction crew. It turns out he really enjoyed the work, and in accordance we decided that it would have to be a move to the home of the company he was working for. Which was really a win, as the city has some serious amenities that are much nicer than our current City.
My cousin was instrumental in the next bit of the story. I was dragging my feet about getting into the (overwhelming) process of looking. He found a link, and sent it to me. It was a cute little blue house that was foreclosed on a few months ago. The price was right, I agreed with him that it was worth a look.
And so I called a realtor, set up the appointment, and then called Paul at work to let me know what was going to happen before we went to the baseball game with his construction crew. The conversation from my end when something like this. “Hi hun. What do you think of looking at a house before the game today? . . . Good. I already made the appointment and we’re seeing it at 5.”
Looking at the house is another point in which we had help from Family and Friends. My Uncle and another of the guys from the Construction crew Paul works on took a look and gave opinions on the property. They approved and it was deemed a suitable replacement to the trailer home we’re currently living in.
Then came the trickier parts: I arranged the financing through the help of my father, and quickly put in a bid. It was a good thing we had hurried, as other bids had come in.
And we waited some.
And then we got the happy news. We got the house!
From there it was more waiting. We’d set the closing date for today, and the bank who owned the house (Fanny Mae) really came through. They turned it around, got the title taken care of and had the house to us in no time flat.
Today we signed our names a million times and were handed a beautiful set of keys. Sure, there is a lot of work to be done (and that’s part of my 3 Projects 6 Months train of thought, since organization is really key to this whole affair. Over the next months you’ll see a lot of this little blue house, as it’s going to stand at the center of most of the projects I take on and dominate a lot of my thoughts. This blog is probobly going to dip into renovation and redecorating pretty heavily…
I’m one of the 65% of people who happens to be lactose intolerant, and found this video interesting.
Aside from that…
Today I had a pretty crazy day. The dog’s had the poos for a few days now, and Late last night he ended up vomitting. Long story short, after a lot of cleaning up, some scary blood, and a trip to the vet I’ve discovered that he’s got Colitis (and a bit of an ear infection, actually…). So we’re doing the special diet and serving him up some serious antibiotics. Teddy should be better soon. I’ll keep updating.
Really, I am… I’m going to try and improve. Again. Really, I’ll try. Something every day, even if it’s something silly.
For today: Meet Billie Belle! My girly dog.
I have been learning to make yarn tails and have hit a point in which I can begin to sell them. To get things moving, the tails I’ve made in practice are now available for the prices listed below, + 5$ shipping (double shipping outside of the USA).
These tails are all made of acrylic yarn and have a loop large enough to go around a belt.
If you’re interested in a custom tail, contact me and we’ll discuss both what’s possible and prices.
First off, I apologize for the distinct lack of me in the last two weeks. Between everything that’s been happening I’ve just been really, really busy. I will catch up soon on the D&D storyline, I SWEAR.
In the meantime, enjoy the following Silly ConversationTM between myself and Mel.
KEL: But then 😉 when it comes to my job you prettymuch know “Builds the internet”. I tend to not mention specificly where very oftend.
MEL: This is true. How does one build the internet?
KEL: Carefully, and with lots of caffine.
I decided that it was time for a brand new day here at Kitsufox.com . I’ve lost interest in the LOL-posting and just… haven’t been able to make myself do it. So I think I’m doing to start making myself sit down and… You know… write real stuff for blog entries every day.
I don’t know what the topics will be, but I’ll be shooting for an entry a day. It might be works I like on dA, it might be a book review… It might be anything that takes my mind, even rehashing news stories. I might even do the occasional LOL post, though for the sake of everyone who wants to skip those, I’ll start buying them under cuts.
Thus, see y’all tomorrow, with the first of these new fangled posts.
Because we’re going to Wausau for a day out tomorrow Paul gave me my birthday presents today. He went all out and got me the things I’ve been saying “Well, we don’t really need that” about. It included the Blueray version of Fox and the Hound (which disney released from the vault just a few weeks ago, and gives me all sorts of great warm-fuzzy feelings and reminds me of my Paternal Grandparents), the newly price-lowered Super Mario Galaxy (which I’ve been waiting for the price-drop since SMG2 came out) and finally, a shiny new copy of the Sims Medieval’s new expansion, Nobles and Pirates. In accordance, I bring you the following image: