24 March 2011
23 March 2011
Something you normally think about for a long time before deciding to take that step.
We got a 4th dog and decided to try and stay in FL for a few more years than we planned originally!
So the house search started about three weeks ago and we've looked at what seems like hundreds of houses.
Ok, it's only been about 20. Max.
But we found one. It's a place that you walk in and at first you think..."interesting" but then you see past the cosmetic stuff (like the mismatched and poorly laid tile floors throughout) and you start to see it as your home. The place that you can do with as you please (well...as long as you can still sell it at a later date haha) the home that you want to come to after a long days work, where your puppies can play in the backyard that's at least three times the size of the one you're in now, where we can grill out by the pool. Yeah, I said pool. A home that has enough room for our roommate AND a guest bedroom AND a place to put an office/studio space.
So tomorrow we're going to meet with our realtor and *hopefully* write up an offer for said house. The house that has an offer already on it. But we're hoping to up the offer and see how that works out. I've watched enough House Hunters on HGTV to know that it is iffy and I can't get my hopes up. But this house has everything we need. Everything we need.
So fingers crossed.
While buying a house is exciting, it's terrifying. What happens if we can't rent it out or sell it when we inevitably PCS?? We can't stay in FL forever, nor do we really want to. But the market is too good to pass up. So tomorrow we'll be meeting with the realtor not just filled with excitement but with a good dose of anxiety and fear of being homeowners!
21 March 2011
My baby bucket list--in pictures:
05 March 2011
28 February 2011
I'm just putting feelers out to see if you'd be willing to participate!
27 February 2011
22 February 2011
So I was never able to link my last blog with the I <3 faces website so I guess it was pointless but a good pic nonetheless.
Today my husband, who is out to sea, emailed a very important topic of discussion. One I hadn't even thought about being a possibility, not sure why I didn't, anything is possible with the Navy! Expect the unexpected, right? It is something that I have only mentioned to a few close Navy friends and will continue to hold off officially posting anywhere else. As it is we Are in the beginning stages, very early but things have the potential to move very fast. We have no definite or even time frame for when a decision might be reached. At least I don't hubby may and just not had the chance to inform me. But when the solids are as solid as they are going to get with the military I will fill you all in.
Keep us in your thoughts and prayers
Thanks, Mrs. ET