practice session

The deal with the cool little house on 1.88 acres fell through. Amanda and I decided that our offer was all that we wanted to spend on that particular house. So, we continued the search and toured another house we've had our eyes on. This one is much more us and even bigger with a 2 car garage! (or as I look at it, a multiple bike garage and shop)

We made an offer and they countered with a slightly higher price but still willing to pay $1500 of our closing costs and let us keep all the appliances. We're going to take it, I'm just waiting on the money man to call me back. Kinda crazy, we're getting a house!

It was one of those things where you walk in and your mind says, "this is my house", well before we even made an offer. The guy that lives there has some Suzuki sport bike, a ton of crazy horror movie action figure/statue thingies and he's an EMT. Hell, we share a good amount of interests. The house was built in 1930, it's 936 sqft with a 2 car garage. It sits on a flood plain but that's ok, life gets boring without a little risk! (see if I say that again if it floods!) The important thing is that we really like it and it's in our price range. Plus, it's still close to work and friends. There won't be any fun days of shooting guns in the backyard but that's what Sharky's compound is for!

I'll keep you updated....


I got hired on at the Hospital, not as high as I hoped but better than my contract position. Tomorrow I start all the insurance paperwork and have my orientation on Monday. So, now that I have steady employment, RedQueen and I started house hunting. We found a cool little 1950s house that sits on 1.88 acres. It's still a relatively short drive for us but not surrounded by houses and idiots. The asking price is a bit out of our price range but not too bad. We're going to make an offer tonight, start low and work up. Hopefully they'll take it. But I don't think it will fly with the owners.

I hate dealing mortgage lenders, salesmen and bank crap. It seems like no matter what you do, it's gonna screw you one way or another. I know part of my negative attitude towards it is due to my lack of knowledge in the area. I just don't want to end up spending too much a month and we don't have any money left over after buying food and gas. Sure, we have a cool house but no money to improve it our enjoy our hobbies. That would be worse than renting. But renting just throws money away. And I sure as hell want out of the area where we're living.

This house is quiet and peaceful. You can look out back at the 50+ acres of protected woods and know that you'll never have some vinyl village back there. We've seen tons of wild birds and even deer. The house is small but bigger than our apartment and has tons of potential. I'd even have a nice garage for the bikes and tools. The roads are nice and curvy and have tons of tree cover. It's just a great area. But I'm worried about money and what will be left over after the bills are paid.