Slowly crawling away from death’s door…

Posted 08 Oct 2007 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category house stuffs, The Hubs

So, here I am at work, sort-of back in the land of the living, after a long weekend of sleeping and being sick. I left work on Thursday around noon, and didn’t come back until today. Some sort of bronchial issue, I assume. I had a meeting with my boss’ boss today, and he made me sit as far away from him in his office as possible, while I sucked on a cough drop and breathed into a Kleenex. And now, at 2pm…I’m having a Power-C Vitamin Water, with a Smart Water back.

Aside from thinking I was going to die this weekend, it was a weird one, at best. Friday night the hubs and I went to First Ave to see Girl Talk, Dan Deacon, The Show is the Rainbow, and Tay Zonday. Have any idea who any of those people/artists/DJs are? Maybe the last guy. He got pretty famous from his little You Tube stint. (If you still don’t know – view it here.) In any case, the rest was just insane – like a house party full of wasted 18 year olds ready to dance to the most bizarre shit I’ve ever seen. The whole debacle didn’t start until 11pm, and we stayed until just after 2am. (Which more than likely assisted me in feeling like ass.) Here’s a good idea of what the night was like –

Girl Talk is just a dude with a Mac that does really good mash-ups of songs. Such a weird night.

Saturday we had another day of house hunting. It’s getting hard, I’m still holding out for “the feeling” when we see a house, and I haven’t gotten one since the house we put an offer on a couple weeks ago. I’m not willing to just take any house, because I want what’s best for the hubs and I, and whatever offspring that may occur in the next 5-10 years. The hubs on the other hand, wants a house so bad, that his expectations are nearly on the opposite end of the spectrum as me. He’s getting frustrated with me and I feel bad because I want a house just as bad as he does…but I’m just not willing to settle. *sigh* Everyone PLEASE – say a little prayer or cast a spell or something that we come across the house of our dreams soon. :)

Huhhh. Mondays.

Posted 01 Oct 2007 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category the cats, The Hubs

Well, after probably the busiest weekend in Minneapolis since the wedding, I am back at work, and exhausted. Things accomplished this weekend:

  • Looked at 9 more houses, liked one – then determined it to be too far away to ever have people visit or be able to go out for a night on the town. Back to the drawing board.
  • Kind of cleaned the apartment
  • Got most of the laundry done at the hubs parents
  • Got wasted and had a good time at birthday festivities, thus creating hangover type situation Sunday morning
  • Told landlord off about lease situation (well, the hubs did) and landlord backed off. Funny how mention of lawyers will make people eat their words

Things I didn’t get done this weekend:

  • Work on work (since I have 2 more weeks of work to get done before Friday)
  • Write effing thank you notes for the wedding. I want this done. In fact, this has do be done before Erin’s wedding in 2 weeks. And that’s that.

The hubs and I also have a date at the Hennepin County Government Center on Thursday to apply for our passports. This trip we can’t afford to Costa Rica is going to require them and we have most definitely waited too long already.

Also, please enjoy this photo of Boo-boo the cat hating his life, while the hubs and I laugh hysterically at him.

Things are looking up…slightly.

Posted 28 Sep 2007 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category uncategorized

Well, after receiving a copy of my lease from our landlord, examining it and then having my fabulous Uncle Greg (fancy lawyer in San Fran) take a look at it, it seems we may move out whenever we want to (with 60 days notice) but if it’s during the winter we’ll forfeit our deposit. W. As long as we can get out of there when we find a house, I could give a shite.

So, the hunt continues.

Had a fun night last night, went out for happy hour beverages with some coworkers and then came home to watch the hour premiere of the Office. Thank GOD it’s the new fall season of all my favorite shows.

Tomorrow we’ll be house hunting, and then going to the hubs’ grandpa’s house to show him our wedding album. Then, a little birthday soirĂ©e for the hubs and I at Herkimer, VFW, and maybe The Front. Can’t get too drunk, we have early dinner plans with the hubs’ folks, and his sister and brother-in-law for the hubs & his Dad’s birthday. (Happy birthday Mike!)

And, at some point this weekend, we need to clean our apartment, do dishes, and laundry. AND write thank you notes for the wedding. Christ. Not to mention I’m working nonstop on a project for work (well, aside from right now). I need two more of me.

Does shit hit the fan in threes?!

Posted 26 Sep 2007 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category other people are morons

So, the house that we loved and put an offer on, well…we didn’t get it. The older couple living there decided that they in fact do not want to move. *sigh* This is our 3rd attempt in a year to buy a house.

AND to make our day yesterday the worst possible, we ran into our landlord and let him know we were house hunting and his response was “I hope you’re planning on buying in the spring cause you’re not moving until then.” Apparently there’s a clause in the lease binding us not to move during November through the end of February. Five more months in our tiny apartment?! I don’t know if I can take much more. Calgon take me away!!!

I hate home buying.

Posted 25 Sep 2007 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category other people are morons

So, I haven’t posted in a few days, so I’ll stop by here long enough to post this:

We found a house on Saturday that we LOVE. Two houses down from my dear friend Leslie and in NE Minneapolis, a very up and coming neighborhood. So…after careful consideration, we put an offer on said house on Sunday. We’re stoked. We’ve only gotten this far once before, and that was a very low offer on a very expensive house about a year ago. (We didn’t stand a chance, and we knew it.) This was our first offer where we actually felt comfortable with the terms and mortgage payment, and felt we had a good chance – this was their first offer on the house, and it had been on the market for 2 months.

Well, as of right now, we’re more than likely NOT getting the house because the old people that live there seem to have decided that now, since they got their first and ONLY offer, that maybe they don’t want to move anymore. WHAT? I mean, I just don’t get it. I cried like, 3 times yesterday; as much as I tried not to get attached to the house or start making my mental plans for the place, I did. And so I got really upset.

The worst part is, it’s not quite over yet. This is a band aid being pulled off at a snail’s pace. Their Realtor is going to talk to them some more today to try to convince them to sell, or at least counter our offer or something. I mean, their response to our offer was, “Oh that’s nice, but we don’t really want to deal with this now.”

In any case, we should know the final word today. I’m so irritated and crabby and sad.