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Showing posts from September, 2011

Home Sweet Home

So it's been a VERY busy couple of weeks, and I haven't been able to update everyone.  But - as of last weekend, I am now a homeowner, and am all moved in to my new abode.  I ended up having plenty of help from co-workers, friends, and ward members, and despite a few minor inconveniences, was able to get in and start getting situated. I've spent a lot of time unpacking, purchasing, building out, and arranging things this week, and I'm pretty pooped.  But it's been fun, and so far I'm loving it.  Not finished quite yet, but am getting there.  The only picture I have to show is one with the new appliances in the kitchen.  But I'll share more as soon as I'm a little more put together.

Home Appraisal

Received the Appraisal Report this morning.  Happily, it is worth a little more than I am paying, so no need to renegotiate.  Now if the rest of the planets will please align, I will have a close date.   I confess that I am having difficulty being patient with this whole process, which is silly, considering that it's only been a couple of weeks since I first saw the place, and even less since the offer went in.   I'm just so excited to get in there! In the meantime, I thought you'd enjoy at least a picture of the outside of the place. 

Home Inspection

Went for my home inspection yesterday.  I confess, I was half-way hoping there would be issues, so that I could sound the alarm and my hero Mike Holmes would come to save the day and "Make It Right". Cooler heads prevailed however, and other half of me is thankful to report that there are no major issues with the house that Inspector Barry could see.  So, we are one step closer to completing the sale.  Later this week, the appraisal. Of the issues found, the existing dishwasher didn't work, the over-range microwave had a crack in the door, and the other kitchen appliances were just plain ugly.  So I went to RC Willey yesterday and had a terrific time purchasing all new ones.  I'm heading back there in the morning to see about purchasing a gas dryer, and see if I can turn in the electric one I bought last year, as the current set-up in the laundry room won't work with it.  But I hear a gas dryer is more efficient anyway.  Thank goodness for my savings!

Momentous News

I have momentous news that I finally feel able to share with everyone.  This week, after an insanely short amount of time actually looking for one, I am purchasing a town home.  This decision wasn't even a gleam in my eye until a couple of weeks ago.  But now, here I am, about to sign my life away. I'm sure you all remember my move about 18 months ago.  And I wasn't thinking of moving again any time soon.  My apartment has been fine for the most part, and a pleasant upgrade from my old place.  However, some things were getting on my nerves - such as a landlord who won't take care of the landscaping, or even really keep the place up.  Another thing has been the freeway noise that I can hear through the vents at night, as well as the terribly thin walls between my and my neighbor's bedroom.  Really, I don't care what he does in his bedroom, I just don't want to hear it. So a couple of weeks ago while I was pondering my dilemma, it hit on me that this might b

Old Pewtah

So you all know about my new pewtah.  Well, even though I have the new one, there was still a question of what to do with the old one.  I mean, they're generally not something you just throw out, and they probably shouldn't be taken to the DI.  But this evening I'd like to report that the old pewtah has finally left the building. One of the main issues was that I didn't have a clue how to "wipe" it clean and erase all my files and programs.  Thankfully, I work in the Tech world, and have smart computer guys available to me.  One of the guys told me how to download a program that would solve that problem.  So this afternoon, over the course of a couple of hours, the machine was wiped clean.   Hooray! Once the machine was wiped, there was still the issue of what to do with it.  I went online and did a little searching, and come to find out, Staples will take your old Dell electronics and recycle it - for FREE.  So, I hauled everything out to the car, and then