Friday, April 25, 2008

House and Job Hunting

What could be more fun than trying to buy a house, sell a house, and find a job all at the same time? Wahoo!

This is going to be short because I'm exhausted. I looked at houses near mom for four hours today. Took my resume to four schools. Ate French fries for the first time in months. Licked the salt off my fingers and nearly swooned.

We saw some houses that we loved in awesome neighborhoods with huge yards hardwood floors and everything we want but they're too small. Then we looked at big houses on tiny little lots where you can count your neighbor's nose hairs because they're so close to you.

We saw one house that's got great bones but it's currently butt ugly on the inside. It will need tons of cosmetic work, but that's doable. I see a lot of wallpaper stripping, painting, and floor tiling in my future if we get this house. It also needs a fence, BUT it's a big house and has a decent lot in a nice neighborhood. For that, I can do some painting.

Now we have to clean ours up and see about listing it. Oh how I dread the idea of packing...


Pat said...

I bet I am more exhausted! I entertained the boys all day. We saw some of the houses and then went to lunch, picked up older cousin (13), went to the park, went to 13's house to get his stuff, picked up Mickey D's, went to a carshow, back home for video games, & in bed by 10:00. 7 would lay there awhile and then ask me a question, he said it took him a long time to go to sleep. One of the ?'s was "Do you have the Channel CLW58", of course I had no idea what that was and he had to repeat it several times. Which led to more discussion; he finally went to sleep after 10:30. He got up at 6:30 this morning. It is now 7:20 and I am finally hearing movement from the other 2 upstairs. If it stops raining we are all off to the flea market. Have fun cleaning!

Shelly Conn said...

I know that you will find the one that is right for you! Good luck in your searching. :)