Sunday, July 15, 2007

Busy!

I'm not sure why I want to call this entry "busy" because I haven't been that busy...it just seems that way with all the house business (we're not getting it, but more on that later), trying to prepare for my next grad class, going to a 21st birthday party for I a girl I used to babysit for when she was 3, and reading a million sewing blogs because I'm becoming obsessed with sewing.

Okay, the house. It was perfect. It was in our price range. It had an accessory apartment in the lower level for my parents who want to sell their house and watch my kids if and when I should have some. My mom and I went to see it, then Chris went to see it, then Chris and his mom went to see it. Everyone and their mother loved it...literally, apparently, but Chris convinced us that it wasn't the house for us for a number of reasons including that we would be paying a butt load of taxes on 3 acres of property that had 2 acres of unusable marsh land. Plus the driveway was a steep, downward turn, which could potentially be terrible in the winter. There was an upside to this adventure: It forced us to get our duckies in a row (pre-qualification wise), we all are on the same page about the type of house we want, and it's making me want to purge, sell things on eBay, and just get organized in a general sort of way.

Ah, Lisa finally turns 21...what a party. She had a jumpy castle, beer pong, and tons of food because her father is one of the top caterers in Westchester. Woo-hoo!
That's my baby brother (almost 24) holding the ping pong ball in a round of beer pong....nice.
And just for fun, a picture of Lisa's year old boxer, Boomer!

3 comments:

Living to Feel Good said...

I love the picture of the dog with "dog" on it's head. Hahaha. :D

I love that feeling of wanting to purge everything. I don't get that feeling enough though.

ThickChick said...

House hunting can be so emotionally exhausting (for me anyway!) I used to get attached to homes, picture all of my things arranged inside, and then I'd get out bid, or the inspection wouldn't go well, or, etc. I hope your market is less competitive and you're able to find your dream casa! Congrats on getting those ducks in a row!

totegirl said...

That sucks about the house. 3 acres is an assload of property! Is that what you are looking for? Are you going to get goats? I want goats! Okay, enough about me. That's cool that you got all your pre-quals and stuff out of the way, too.

That picture of your sister is HI-larious! It looks like she's trying to claw her way out of some chain-linked fence area! Funny!

Hey, today is WW day, huh? Hope the weigh treats you right or I'll kick its butt.