2.29.2008

Updates galore

I haven't posted in a while and just thought I'd share a few random bits of info this morning! It's Friday so that automatically means it's gotta be at least a good day for that very reason.

1. House selling: Our townhouse will have been on the market 2 weeks on Sunday. We had an open house last Sunday and our agent reported that 6 prospective sets of buyers came through. No offers yet, but hopefully we're on their list and they're still hunting. We don't have an open house this weekend, but we've got a scheduled showing Saturday morning at 9:30. We tend to think better of the scheduled showings than the open house visitors b/c it sound like they are more interested, but who knows.

2. House hunting: We've put major breaks on our house hunt because we got burned pretty bad last weekend. I got my heart broken over a house and I think we've both been scared away from really hunting until our house sells or at least gets an offer. At this point, there's not much point in looking because we really can't do anything until our house is at least under contract (but preferably, SOLD). We still continue to search for homes in Raleigh but are mostly looking at new construction neighborhoods in Clayton.

3. Paralegal program: I had my 3rd test of the semester last night and I feel pretty confident I did well. We have all of next week off from classes b/c Meredith is on Spring Break! It's such a treat to actually get holidays off b/c last semester all the holidays were on Mondays and then Fall Break was Th/F which didn't effect us since classes were MTW. My Monday teacher had us in class on Labor Day and Veterans Day >:-| NOT FUN. So it's a treat to have an entire week off. However, I DO have a class tomorrow (Saturday) from 9am-3pm which I voluntarily signed up for. It's a Notary Public class which they've recommended we become notaries if we're going to do paralegal work with real estate. I guess I can suffer through a one day class, but I wish it wasn't Saturday!

4. March: Tomorrow is the first day of March which means we'll be in my birthday month. This year is a big one for me since I'll be turning the big 3-0. Hard to believe. My birthday is on Easter Sunday this year which I have mixed feelings about. However, I have the previous Friday off from work for Good Friday and the day following my birthday we have no class so I have a nice padded weekend for my bday.

5. So glad today is Friday!

2.14.2008

Happy Hearts Day

I know some people aren't big fans of Valentine's Day, and I can't say that I was when I didn't have a significant other to share it with. However, I quite enjoy it and while I love my hubby each day of the year, it's fun to take one day and make something more special out of it. Seth and I have never been ones to make a HUGE deal out of Valentine's Day, but we try to at least have a nice dinner somewhere or just spend some time doing something we don't normally do.

Just now, I got back from lunch to find a box flowers on my desk. Unfortunately, the pretty pink pottery vase it came in was smashed to pieces, but we have spare vases here so I've made it pretty again! He sent me beautiful pink tulips and they've not opened yet so I hope to be able to enjoy them for several days!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

2.13.2008

House Hunters

Somehow, Seth and I are in the middle of our first real house hunt together. This is just like when we got engaged. For so many years I pretended to plan my wedding and was gathering ideas and then when it was really happening it was strange. I constantly had to remind myself this was real and not the dress rehearsal anymore.

In any case, last weekend we really got serious about it and have been making plans to get the ball rolling. We've got a real estate agent, we're about to put our townhouse on the market, and we've been searching for homes in the Clayton area since that seems to be where we can get the most house for the money. Ultimately, it all depends on how quickly our townhouse sells. We can't buy anything until we've sold first! Still, it's fun to look and we're keeping our fingers crossed that our townhouse will sell before any of the others in our area that are for sale. We've researched that too, and feel that our house has better upgrades and features than some of the other ones that are available so I feel very hopeful.



I want to make sure we do this right so I can't look back on it with any regrets. We're looking to by a home we can be in for a good while and that means plenty of space. Right now, we've found some good contenders, but it's hard to look and not get attached knowing we've got to sell before we can buy. I'm sure it'll all work out in good time...but I'd love to be in a new house before summer!

Anyone looking for a lovely townhouse in Apex, 1400 sf., hardwoods downstairs with 9' ceilings???? :)