Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Boy, Has Life Changed

It is a struggle to find time to blog.  And really the only reason I'm writing now is because I should be writing a paper for class.  This paper has been a bear for sure.  I keep rereading the guidelines for this midterm paper and somehow, researching the french coffee press I am going to buy seems way more important as well as stripping the sheets from the bed and washing them, hand-washing all the dishes, updating Everett's Baby's First Year Journal, making coffee from our old crappy drip coffee machine, returning any texts I haven't got to in a while...you catch my drift.  Not feeling this paper.  I told myself that we couldn't leave the house today until I had at least started the paper.  Torture.  Everett & I usually leave the house at least once a day for some reason or another.

Little Everett

Four months ago I was working full-time, baby in belly, blogging daily.  Now I'm caring for a four-month-old, taking three graduate courses, trying to find time to workout, which mostly consists of walks pushing a stroller, and searching for houses to buy in Orlando.  So to say my life has changed, turned upside down (to quote The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) is an understatement.  I'm thankful that I don't have to return to my cubicle to process quotes for small group health insurance and drop our baby off at a childcare center.  I love getting to spend all day playing, reading, feeding and just being with the little tyke.  And generally I don't mind this school work.  But this damn paper is making me think 'Is this really what I want to do??'  Moment of weakness.  More on school later.

The house buying process has been, well, a process.  We've put in three offers, one of which was accepted, but we walked away after meeting with the inspector and contractor.  I would love to find an old house (we're talking 1930 and older) and make some updated changes to the place as in kitchen, backyard patio, etc.  What the house needed that we walked away from was a new roof, air conditioning unit, insulation, and garage.  Ummm, no thanks.  We really don't want to drop $30k on things we don't even get to enjoy.  So we are still looking which I am fine with.  I don't want to buy a house just to be a homeowner.  I want to walk through the front doors and feel like 'This is home.  This is where I want to raise kids.'  I definitely felt that way with the first house we tried to put an offer in on, but an investor came in the day before us and paid all cash for the place.  Those damn investors take all the fun away from the 20- and 30-year-olds wanting to buy homes in non-suburnban areas.  We have some other friends going through the same rig-a-ma-roll.  

Here's the house I wanted so badly.  I keep checking to see if it's back on the market, but unfortunately not.
Okay, I'm going to do some work and give updates as the house searching progresses.

Images: 1-me!, 2-MLS listing

1 comment:

natasha {schue love} said...

I totally hear you!! It's been so hard to keep up! But of course you have the most perfect reason! Everett is beyond adorable! Congrats! :)