Wednesday, August 29, 2012

oh dear....

So, I haven't written a blog in a loooooooooooooooong time.

A really, really, really long time.

It's not like I haven't had time. Because I have. While I've been at work.

I've had stuff to write about. I just haven't done anything about it.

I'm a slacker. That's all there is to that.

Just to catch you up to speed, a little over five months ago, I married my sweet husband Lincoln and I quit my job in Kansas City to move back to Hiawatha where we both grew up.  I started a new job and we moved into the house that he owned in Hiawatha.

We knew that eventually that we'd need a bigger house; it only has one bathroom and two bedrooms.  But for the time being it was just fine for us.  We started looking at houses though in case something lovely caught our eye.

We put an offer in on one and didn't get it because the sellers wouldn't budge on their price. Uh, hello, seller? Your house has been on the market for a year without an offer and you won't negotiate? FINE. Oh, and also your house needs a lot of work.

Then, our realtor called with a house that wasn't listed on the market and asked if we'd want to look at it. I was open to it and when she told me what house it was, I was beyond excited. 

This house has always been my favorite house in town.  I've only just driven by, but just from the outside I knew that I would love it. Lincoln told me that he didn't think he'd like it because it was so old....

We looked at it and we both loved it!  We decided to put an offer in on it and the sellers took our offer.  They didn't think that they'd get an offer so quickly, so they were scrambling trying to figure out where they were going to move to since we'd be moving into their house in a little over a month!

The house is 100 years old and it has soooo much space.  Probably way more space than we will ever need, but I don't think we'll ever run out of room to store things....

We move this weekend! Eeeek! 

Our current house is still on the market. Which stinks. But we're hopeful that someone will fall in love with it and want to make it their own. We've only had it on the market for a couple of weeks, so not much time at all, especially for our small community.

In addition to buying a house and moving, I quit my job and I start a new one on Tuesday. What the hell am I thinking?!

Nothing like owning three homes in a year, moving twice and having two new jobs in a matter of five months...I like to keep things interesting.

The job that I had when I moved just wasn't for me. I was very unhappy when I'd come home from work and decided to do something about it. I was lucky enough to have a new job opportunity fall into my lap.

Hopefully after all of these changes--moving and job switching--we'll have some time to get settled for awhile.  I think Laila is super confused on why we're packing boxes again so soon...hopefully this is our last move for a very long time!

awkward is...

Explaining to your parents friends what a moose knuckle is.