Archive for October, 2007

Ugh, I need to keep my mouth shut at work.

Posted 18 Oct 2007 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category house stuffs

SO, I know they’re just being “interested” and are “supporting” me with this house process, but I’ve got about 5 people asking me “any word?” “hear anything?” and I clearly haven’t heard or I would have said something!

Then, a dude just said (and he prefaced it with a “I know it’s none of my business, but…”) “You do know your utilities are going to go up, along with water bills and whatnot, right?”

Thanks, Dad.

I mean, seriously. We’ve been house hunting since last July, I think I’ve gone over the numbers a couple times. We’re gonna be broke. I know. Maybe someday I’ll get a promotion or a raise or something. But in the meantime, the hubs and I will be more than happy spending all of our time in our new home, wherever that may be. There’s a reason we pre-ordered Guitar Hero III for our Wii. We will be surrounding ourselves with the internet and video games, like all perfect newlyweds do.


I mean, we’ll spend our time in our new home staring lovingly in each other’s eyes, dreaming of babies and kittens and love. (I can’t even TYPE that without laughing!)

Someone stop me.

Posted 18 Oct 2007 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category house stuffs, retail therapy

Still no word.

And I just bought this for a house I don’t even know is mine yet.

My good friends Rachael and Janna bought me a smaller version which I LOVE. But the prospect of having a home to put a full size one in was too much, and ebay got me.

The phone needs to ring soon…or I might go mad and start buying furniture.


Posted 18 Oct 2007 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category house stuffs

Still no word.

This is driving me CRAZY.

Morning Update

Posted 18 Oct 2007 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category house stuffs

Our Realtor delivered our counter-counter offer yesterday evening, and then called the seller to be sure he had received it. He had, and she said he sounded very positive about it. He also said his wife wasn’t home from work until later in the evening so he would either get back to us that night or this morning. I guess it’ll be this morning!

He had also said another couple was interested in doing another walk through of the house, and he let them know they were entertaining an offer, but were more than welcome to look at it again. Then, after he let our Realtor know about that, apparently the other couple decided not to look at it again since they wouldn’t be able to put in an offer fast enough to compete with ours (THANK GOD). So he actually called our Realtor back to let her know it’s just us up to bat! He wasn’t even going to try to use that against us.

(My phone rang while I was typing this and I FREAKED OUT thinking it was our Realtor, but it was our insurance dude. Oh well. It was nice talking to him anyway – our auto policy decreased in price! That’s good news.)

So…yeah. We wait some more. I took the liberty of buying a Powerball ticket this morning, cause I figured if we do manage to have an accepted offer on this house, hell will have indeed frozen over and winning the lotto won’t seem so impossible. :)

And for another tease – this is the finished basement in the house. Note the room in the back with the glass door, perfect for the hubs’ drum plans.

Mid-day update

Posted 17 Oct 2007 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category house stuffs

It is currently 3:15pm.

We received our first counter offer (yay! furthest we’ve gotten in the house buying process!) around 11am. The hubs and I sent off our counteroffer to our Realtor around 1:30pm, and she’ll be faxing it and calling the sellers around 5pm.


And as a teaser…this is a picture of the living room.