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Декабрь 18, 2008

08:32 am
Sooooo we bought our new house.  I gotta be over there this afternoon 'cause there's a guy coming over to hook up the internet (!!!!!!).  Right now I guess I'm kinda in the process of sloooowly moving our stuff in except for the furniture, which can't go in until I get somebody over to re-stretch the carpet.  Other than that, it's a nice little house and everything.

Except I can't figure out how to load the dishwasher.  It's really old and confusing!  Like there's not enough space to put dinner plates on the bottom rack?  What gives?  And if I put the plates on the top rack, where do I put the cups?  It's mysterious.

Plus there's this whole weird contraption on the bottom rack that I have NO IDEA what I'm supposed to put in it.

So I'm currently online researching.  LOL this is so lame.


AHA!  I should really send some of this info to my husband, because he persists in putting the silverware business-end down.  Which is WRONG!  I've been telling him this forever, but I never knew the reason why until now ;)

Okay I'm starting to get way too into this.  I never expected there to be so many websites explaining how to load a dishwasher!
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Октябрь 27, 2008

03:12 pm
Well it looks like we just got a house.  Whee.  I guess.
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Октябрь 23, 2008

06:00 am - Awake
So I woke up at 5 and couldn't go back to sleep...and Jimmy's gone to work and he won't be back until 9ish tonight, poor guy.  So it's mostly just gonna be me and the baby today.  Maybe I'll go to the store.  Maybe I'll pick up a cheap Little Caesar's pizza for me and Danny for dinner...hm....

So I have a problem.  I'm kinda addicted to Yahoo! Answers.  It's sad but the people on there are so stupid sometimes I just can't help myself....

Anyway we looked at 2 more houses this week.  Blaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh.
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Октябрь 2, 2008

01:35 pm
aaargh this house-hunting thing is so frustrating!  Right now we've found 2 houses that we're interested in enough to actually buy, but they both have sort of...issues.  One is a decent house, for an okay price, except it only has 1 bathroom.  Plus there's the option to buy additional 3 or even 11 acres from the same seller, only they're asking way way more per acre than seems right.  Like Jimmy found appraisal records and in 2007 the house +11 acres appraised for less than $150K total.  Now they're asking like $260K for the same thing.  That seem right to you?

Anyway we're gonna ask our realtor about that.  I don't like this realtor much either :(.  We've talked to 2 other realtors, but now it looks like we gotta stick with this other one since if we use someone from her company, we get a discount on closing costs with our credit union.  But she's kinda...it's hard to put my finger on it.  She seems just a little eager to justify prices that seem overhigh to me.  And she's not really consistent with her estimates.  One day she's like "yeah I sold property for $5000/acre around here last year" then later she's like "well $10000/acre is about right".  And then when we're like "but $43000 for these 3 acres?" she just kinda says...nothing.

So the other house is a bank-owned foreclosure, and I really like the property and the way the house is situated and everything, only there are several (mainly cosmetic) problems with it that we know about, and potentially more that will only be discovered after a professional has been paid to check it out.  And we have a decent amount of cash to pay to get stuff fixed...but only to a point.  It gets a little crazy when you start thinking well...there's something wrong with the septic system that could cost anywhere between $500-20000.  There's a good chance it's on the lower end, but still...eep!  But I really like that house :(.  But not if it's gonna turn into some stinkin money pit!  But still....I could redo it and make it all cute and stuff...and have a stone facade and cedar posts and tile floors and granite countertops and chickens and cows and horses and a happy little tire swing... :P  okay maybe not quite.  /end redneck fantasy

Okay I'm gonna go try to find something to obsess about until Jimmy gets off work and I can ask him if he emailed the realtor about stuff.
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Сентябрь 25, 2008

11:28 am
!!!! Jay's getting a tooth! oh, the cuteness

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Сентябрь 22, 2008

08:38 am
So anyway it's been forever since I've posted anything - oddly enough I check LJ everyday, I just don't bother to write anything!  So just to sum up the last year and a half or so:  Jimmy and I got married, went to China for six months, came back to Leander, had a baby, and now he's teaching 6th grade math at Tippit Middle School in Georgetown, and I'm spending a lot of time online looking for houses in that area.  Um...so yeah.

In other, less important news, we just watched the last season of The Wire (via Netflix) and poor Jimmy is all sad about it being over.  Right now I'm in the middle of The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant.  So far the second book is more interesting than the first.  After this though, I'm out of stuff to read.  I've got a few things in mind to start, but most of them are the first books in series that haven't been finished yet...and I'm in the middle of too many of those already!

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Май 9, 2007

08:39 am
I dreamed about World of Warcraft last night...sigh.

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Апрель 25, 2007

06:19 pm
Yay! We got our visas. I'm going to China! wheeee
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Апрель 5, 2007

11:42 am
So today I made my first visit to the dentist in...a long, long time. Probably more than 5 years but so long I don't even remember my last visit. So I went with dread in my heart. As it turned out, I am in need of 5 fillings/filling replacements, 2 of which are in the same tooth. Which...although not good, is better than I had feared...and cheaper to fix now than it would be to fix a worser problem later on. Also the dentist recommended I get a night guard to treat my emerging TMJ/teeth grinding difficulties. Which...will be a hefty chunk out of my wallet, but I can handle that if it will make my teeth and jaw less sore.

And now I can stop having nightmares of Chinese dentists.
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Март 30, 2007

01:48 pm - So today I discovered...
that shopping for clip-on earrings nowadays leads to a lot of items intended for drag queens. Whee!
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