Sunday, May 28, 2006

Let's look at the bright side... if there is one...

Guess what? Our car was tossed Friday night. For those of you who don't watch cop shows or CSI (great show! :) or anything like that, it means that someone who didn't have any right to be in our car, was in it and went through the stuff in the car. In the process, they found a few things that they decided they should own, like our stereo, my MagLite, Karen's phone charger, and the hands free set for our cell phones. There was little damage to the car (a few scratches to the dashboard) but we feel like a pair of royal idiots since we neglected to lock the car the night before.

On the bright side, we get to pick out a new stereo for the car (nevermind that the old one was only about 10 months old) and there was very little damage otherwise. The other bright side of it was that there was no need for them to break a window or anything.

You live and you learn. They only got away with about $200 worth of stuff and no one was hurt, so it isn't all that bad, other than how we felt when we discovered it.

I'm depressing me now so I'll stop writing. Have a good Memorial Day all!


Wednesday, May 24, 2006

No doubts.

There are no doubts left. It is official that I DO NOT like Fay at all. Maybe it's because I'm bull-headed, but I think she extremely rude and self-centered. She denies nearly everything and WILL NOT take responsibility for her own actions or words. She wants everyone to change to be the way SHE wants them to be (it ain't happenin') and refuses to accept that she has no business commenting about certain parts of my life.

I'm SO READY to be out of here that I can hardly contain myself. Less than 2 weeks until we take possession, of course there's a pile of painting, but that'll be a welcome change.

Time for sleeping, so G'Night!

Friday, May 19, 2006


My wife lost her head today. The evidence is on her blog. I think she has a pretty good point, though and I think there might be some piece of legislation that's on our side out there somewhere, but finding it would constitute a lot of work.

I'm becoming a bit more on edge - more curt, crabby, annoyed. I want to be out of Fay's house so badly I can taste it. I'm realizing more and more that I just don't like her. I'm sure the feeling's mutual, but I don't sweat it. I'm letting what she does and says get to me more than it should. I can't stand her holier-than-thou, controlling attitude. I'm sure she has a similar description of me, but I don't care. I just want to be in my own space where I can be the way I want to be, without someone dropping little comments about this and that and butting into my life in ways that they weren't invited.

I'm going to paint our new house. It looks like I'll be painting the vast majority of it. I know what color I'll be painting the ceiling and trim in the common areas, but the wall color hasn't been picked yet. The girls' rooms will be painted, but once again, it's unknown what the colors will be. Also, will I be painting the ceiling the same color as the walls? Or will I be painting them the same color as the ceiling in the rest of the house? Unfortunately, the color decisions aren't mine to make, they're my wife's decisions. I know you're thinking they should be ours, but the truth is that as long as the colors of the girls' rooms isn't really off the wall, I don't care as long as I think the girls will like it. As for the rest of the house, I'm flexible and there's always The Home Depot nearby so we can get a different color later.

I'll be building a swing set for the girls soon, as well as a sand box, fort and slide combo that I'm sure they'll love. There are a good number of things that I want to do with the new house in order to make it ours, and to improve on it. We'll see how much I get to do.

Tonight's random thoughts were brought to you be the letters R, I and the number 6.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Lack of Stress...

Maybe there's something wrong with me, but I'm exhibiting an absolute lack of stress over the fact that we're about to get a house. My wife, Karen, seems to be flipping out at the thought, or so it seems from where I stand, while I'm just calmly planning to have zero sleep AFTER the book of paper is signed.

Of course, I've always been the type who could shrug off stress whenever I really needed to do so and pretty much not be affected by stressful situations. I figure it doesn't help the situation any to lose one's mind and become a wreck. I also try to help keep Karen's head on straight so she doesn't go postal or anything. I'm sure you're all interested in seeing such a phenomenon, right? :)

Anyway, three weeks 'til the scheduled closing and counting, then the better part of a week painting after work, and after that, moving all our stuff, then finally, unpacking all our stuff. It's not going to be a fun month (I'm assuming it'll take a good month for it all to be unpacked), but after that, It'll be our home.

Wish us luck! Now it's time to change outta my work clothes. It's too hot for long pants.

Friday, May 05, 2006

The offer is in!

We've located a home and we've put in an offer which has been accepted! It's a nice house with a large, fenced yard and a 2 car garage. Go to my wife's blog for a more complete description. I'm just happy to have the whole process coming to a close. It's been really draining.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Time to Search!

Great news! We've been prequalified for a home loan! We're trying right now to see a house this evening that we've had our eyes on for a while. The loan officer said it looks good for the loan amount we want and we're gonna try and see what we can do.

Sounds like our realtor is here. Time to go! Wish us luck!