Thursday, September 29, 2011


We have officially moved out of our apartment, and into the house.  We have been busy working of things around the house, but I promise to show photos of the house this weekend, once I find where I packed my camera. 
Thursday, September 22, 2011

It's Ours!

It's official, we're homeowners!  With a drained bank account.  Home Depot took part of it.  Bastards!  We're going back to Home Depot again, though.  

Busy weekend.  Pictures to come soon!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011


We are scheduled to close Thursday @ 1pm.  Followed by a long shopping trip to Home Depot.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Color Scheme

Since we are closing soon, I finally get to choose color options for the house.  So here's what I'm planning right now.  It'll probably change at least once before I buy any of these.

This are wall and fabric colors.  All the furniture is dark wood, and fixtures are in silver. 

I'm looking forward to painting, but I know I will hate it about 30 minutes into it.  

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Inspection Complete

Just completed the inspection on the house, with HouseMaster.  Would definitely recommend them if they are available in your area. The men we had were thorough and professional, and answered all of my questions, and made recommendations on improvements, and maintenance.

Anyway, the house looks good.  The structure on the 50+ year old house, looks younger than that and the roof needs to be replaced in a couple years, but has no leaks, or major structural damage.  Minor electrical work needs to be done, but that's extremely minor

In a couple days we should be able to close!  Yippee!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

2nd Appraisal

The second appraisal is in.  It is more complete, and much higher than we think it should be.  The first appraisal seemed low, due to using a short sale, and bank owned home as comps.  Hopefully, by the end of this week, or early next week, we hear back from the broker.  
We're crossing our fingers that can get the inspector in next week. 
Thursday, September 1, 2011

Appraisal Again and Birthday Gift

Well, the first appraisal was low, so the seller is paying to have another appraisal done.  In the mean time, I surprised Nick with an early birthday gift.  He loves his alma mater, University of Arkansas.  While watching an episode of Color Splash on HGTV, we saw some artwork David Bromstad had done for a Michigan fan.  Nick thought it was great.  So I have been secretly holding the idea in for months, and have painting for the past two week at work.  It is 9 layers, 9 days hiding the secret.  He loves it.  Take a look.

Ignore the horrible lighting.  What do you think?