Thursday, July 28, 2011

We Got It!

I got a text message from our real estate agent yesterday that we got the house!  DH and I are extremely excited.  We're waiting on the official approval letter and the final agreement from the current owners' second mortgage company, but that should all come soon and then we'll start escrow.  It looks like we'll get our keys and move in sometime in mid-September.  I can't wait to make it our own. 

Monday, July 25, 2011

A Mini-Trip

On Saturday DH and I got up early and we both had the urge to go somewhere, even if it was just for a day.  So we talked while we got ready and eventually decided to head to the beach.  He wanted to play with his metal-detector and I wanted to read a book on the beach.  It took us forever to get there because there was so much traffic and our GPS took us in the most roundabout way possible, but we made it.  While I read I saw I seal playing in the waves.  If I'd had a camera on me I would have taken a picture because he kept popping up really close to us.  Then, in the parking lot we saw one in a pond where they dock the boats.  He was playing too.  We also saw a tiny bunny.  It was cold and windy, but still so nice to just get away for a day.  Before we left, we stopped at one of our favorite restaurants and got clam chowder bread bowls.  It was a wonderful day. 

I have no house updates though.  We are still waiting and it sucks.  If they'd approved it right away we'd be moving in a couple weeks.  At this point we're looking at mid-September at the earliest.  I suppose the one upside is that it will probably be the first time we've moved when it wasn't 100 degrees out.  I'm just hoping to avoid rain. 

Friday, July 15, 2011

Crafter's Block

Crafter's block can be a thing, right?  I think I have it.  I have the desire to be crafty and make something, but I feel like I'm lacking inspiration.  It probably doesn't help that everything I find that I want to make is either for the home or for a baby.  We still haven't heard about our house (although our real estate agent thinks it will be soon) and I'm not pregnant yet so I feel strange working on projects in either of those categories.  I think I might buy some fabric so I can finally start working on a quilt that was supposed to be for our bed until we upgraded and got a giant bed.  I don't feel confident enough to make a king size quilt at this point.  I also feel like I should probably finish the quilt for DH's new cousin (who got here almost 2 months ago) before I start another project.  I have a recipe to post soon, and hopefully I'll find a fun project to work on soon. 

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Happy Belated 4th

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.  I had to work for the first part of the day, but DH and I had a great afternoon with family and fireworks.  We are still waiting for word on the house we want, but it sounds like it should be coming soon.  I'm really hoping for some good news soon.  Our neighbors have been extra irritating lately so we're really looking forward to moving to a quieter neighborhood.  We also have plans for lots of projects when we move in so I'll be sharing those.  I think tomorrow might finally involve some craft projects that I can share.  I'm looking forward to getting some stuff done soon.