Saturday, February 27, 2010


We went today to look at a house that was at the top of Aaron's "look at" list. It was AMAZING!!! It was absolutely perfect and I really, really want to put a bid in on this house.

The problem: someone has a contract in on it that expires on 3/8/10, but they are trying to get financed.

We are hoping to use this to our favor though because we are pre-approved for a loan all ready so our financing is set. We just need to wait now until we can see what is going to happen with this house. We are looking at 8 houses next weekend, so we will just have to see what happens.

It's hard though because we have been looking through houses for such a long time now. Yet, people seem to think that we are letting ourselves get too excited too's irritating. We have done hours of work before really looking at houses to get ourselves ready for the house searching process. We started with a list of 30+ houses and narrowed it down, then narrowed it down again, we then looked at those houses and narrowed it down to the top 10 houses to go to see in person.

We are very excited about this and want to be happy with even starting the process and really want other people to get behind us instead of having all kinds of questions that makes us second guess ourselves.

This is so frustrating...I just want to be in our home.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The work week that will not die!!

This week has been insanely long...I haven't had so much do to (which is surprising) but it has just been dragging its feet to get done with and I am 100% over it. I got caught up on all my grading and updated the online grades for the kids, and made lesson plans through the end of this week. That's enough for now.

We have an appointment on Saturday to look at the house Aaron loves, we are going to an open house on Sunday for a house we were interested in, and an appointment to see 3 houses next weekend. The process has become more real now than it has been before!! I am so excited to get it moving along and be in our home. I feel like it has been such a long time in the making and I don't think I will not feel comfortable with the process until we have actually closed on a house and have the keys!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Master List of "To See" Houses

Aaron and I sat down tonight and made up a list from the general list that I came up with for houses. We looked at each house online and wrote down the positives and negatives, then made up a list of the ones we wanted to look at in more detail.

Now we have them grouped by city so we can set up showings by city. Starting the process this weekend with the shortest list and we will see how it goes. Unfortunately, one of the houses we are planning to see is one we really have lots of interest in but it's listed as under contract waiting for financing until 2 weeks from now. Aaron REALLY has his heart set on this one and I am hoping that the other contract falls through.

3 hours of homework on houses tonight and my head is officially exhausted now. Heading to bed!

Headache and Work Load

I am having a terrible headache kind of day. I woke up feeling as though there was a house sitting on my forehead...took some migraine meds and tried to move on with the day. Unfortunately, that is easier said than done.

Of course this is my busy day and I feel like this...great. Come on 4 pm (post-tutoring) so I can head home.

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EDIT: at 12:20 pm

The medicine wore off too quickly and all I want to do is crawl in a hole where it is dark to let my head rest. GRRR!! Stupid flourescent lights in the school buildings that makes it so much worse.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Open house and the overwhelming anxiety has officially kicked in

Aaron and I went to look at a house today that I had found months ago on the internet. I LOVED it! It's way more of a house than we should be able to afford in our budget, it's not perfect by any means.

Aaron on the other hand has some reservations...not deal-breaker reservations, just enough to want to look at more houses. I agree with that, we are just starting our search for our new home so getting settled on one place is setting ourselves up for frustration. I am going to make some appointments for next weekend to see some more houses, I just hope it doesn't take us too long to find what we want.

After we got home, the overwhelming responsibility hit me like the Wicked Witch got a house dropped on her. I know that I am one of those people who always jumps to the worst-case scenario to deal with things before I can think more rationally. I am aware of this and know that I do this, but it is tough for Aaron to watch me be upset. He does not like to see me feel like that, but he has learned that it's part of my process to get to a good spot with whatever it is.

I just want to know that we can do this, I have fear happening which is not normally an emotion for me. Aaron said he felt the same way before they bought this house, but it worked out just fine. He kept telling me that everything would be great and get done, we just have to be patient with the unknown variables that we have in the situation. Hopefully things get some sort of momentum here in the not terribly distant future, I am so bad at the waiting game!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Now temping/Charting

I talked to my doctor's office yesterday (on my lunch break from jury duty..ick) about setting up my yearly exam. I told them about how we are TTC but are uncertain about the timing of everything due to the funky cycles I had before the IUD. They told me that I need to start temping/charting until my appointment in March so we have some data to look at to figure it out if it hasn't happened by that point.

Ick....this was what we didn't want to do, get all stressed and regimental about it. I know that it works for many people but I was hoping not to have to do it. Unfortunately, she is right and it will help us figure it out.

I really hope this month goes better than last month although we are aware that it may take multiple cycles for us to get pregnant. One can hope though!