Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Moving Monday #3

The house search continues . . . on and on and on . . .

We looked at two houses last week.  The first was a second look at this one:
We wanted to see if there was any way it would work because it ticked off a lot of our boxes.  But after another look, we decided it wasn't an option.  Our main issues with the house were:

Friday, April 15, 2016

The House We Didn't Get!

I mentioned in yesterday's post that we made an offer on a house.  We actually made the offer last week and have been negotiating with the seller since then.  But we couldn't make a deal.

This is the house we wanted:


This house is a repo and is government owned. Our experience with repo's has been that it's difficult to purchase one at best and it can be even more difficult depending on the selling agent and/or the government office you're dealing with.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Moving Monday #2

Yes, I realize today isn't Monday.  It's actually Thursday.  I meant to write this post on Monday but I obviously didn't get it done.  So here it is on Thursday.  But I'm still calling it Moving Monday.

On Saturday we looked at two more houses.  The first house was actually a set of two that were located side by side.  The idea was that we buy both of them and use the first one for our home and the second for a shop.  Between the two they had about 1.5 or 2 acres of property.  However, house #2 was a nightmare.  We went in the house but didn't stay long.  It was scary.  But the real deal breaker was the highway noise.  The highway was just about in the back yard and the noise was deafening.  So we didn't bother going in the other house.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

An Update on Lucy at 7 Months


I know the big question everyone probably has is . . .

Is Lucy getting better?


And the answer is  . . .

No!


You read that right - NO! She is NOT getting better.

Friday, April 1, 2016

House Hunting Trip #3

Our third trip out with our realtor was interesting but didn't result in finding "the one".  Here's a recap: