Thursday, August 20, 2009

Good News

Well, we heard from the bank yesterday. We were sure they were not going to do much of anything with the house. They are doing all our requests! That means that they are replacing the furnace, the are taking care of some electrical issues, mudd jacking the carport on the side of the house so it doesn't lean in towards the house, fixing the drainage problems on two of the corners of the house, taking care of the mold in the basement (that was caused by some leaks that they already took care of) and fixing the chipped paint. We are really excited about it. Now we can get started looking for carpet and stuff. I've already picked out my paint colors. I think we're going to do a really light gray with white ceilings and baseboards. The office is going to be a really light aqua color with one wall a collage of maps wall papered to the wall. Cayden's room will be a light blue decorated with Disney Car's theme. Scott's and my room will be a light tealish. I think the basement will be all gray and white I think. Anyway I'm excited. I get to start looking at curtain patterns and stuff. Hopefully everything works out. I think we're in it for good this time though. No turning back now. I think the best thing about the house is the location. It's a mile from where I work out. Maybe two from Scott's work. It's also a really nice neighborhood, with lots of big trees and green. It's also in a really good school district. When Cayden grows up he'll go to school where Scott teaches. We're really excited and nervous at the same time. We officially close on the 25th of Sept. It depends on how long the bank takes to fix everything, but we're hoping that we can move up the date a week or so. That will give us enough time to come clean the hosue, take out the carpet, fix walls and baseboards, and paint. Lots to do now. Wish us luck!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Free Groceries?

Being frugal is Fabulous is giving away two 30 dollar gift cards to Kroger stores. There is nothing better than free groceries!! You can check it out here

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Summer Fun

One way we have stayed cool this summer is by going and playing at the fountains down the street. Cayden loves them. At first he was a little hesitant, But I guess Scott said he had to shove him in the first time and then he had a really good time after that.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Blue Blue Blue

Well we had our inspection today. OUCH not too fun. We found out a few things about the house that kind of made us think blue thoughts. We knew from the get go that it was going to be a bit of a fix-up. So we expected some things. I guess we should have expected more. The roof needs replacing, the furnace is done. So we would need a completely new furnace, the previous furnace is so old it's not worth fixing. The hot water heater is just about gone as well. We knew about the mold issue, but it's still not pretty. And there were some electrical issues. Along with a few structural concerns... on top of the fact that the house needs new carpet paint, molding, some new doors. So we came to the conclusion that it's probably not going to work out for us. We countered the bank and asked them to fix all the things that fha requires them to fix if we get an FHA loan. I'm sure that they will probably say no go. But then we'd have an out.

GRRRRR it's just frustrating. We are having such a hard time finding our house. We don't really know where to go from here. We feel like maybe a house isn't in our cards. But we're afraid that if the market goes back up one is never going to be in our cards because then we'd never be able to afford a house. It's just plain not fun at all.

Well, that's your update. I ruined my diet today drowning in my sorrows. I have to go turn off the timer because I already took out the cake....

Sunday, August 9, 2009

busy busy bees

that's what we have been this summer! Between Scott teaching jump start (kind of like summer school) Going to Comic Con for a week, and taking 12 masters credits it has been one busy summer. Cayden and I have just been staying alive throughout the hotness. Yes, I know, we haven't even hit 100. But it gets pretty sweaty in our apartment. We have been complaining about our ceiling fan because it goes and goes but we never feel any wind from it. Finally we talked to Scott's parents. I guess we had it adjusted so the wind went up instead of down. There is a little switch. WHO KNEW!!!

We also have been looking for a house. It's been one disappointment after another. It seems like the market up here in Denver is in full swing. I guess our Realtor has six closings this month. We would find a house that we loved and it would already have so many offers on it that they either weren't taking any more, or the previous offers were so high that we couldn't compete. We must have been turned down on houses more than ten times. We finally found one that we liked and it didn't seem like too much work. We put an offer in got accepted! We're excited. So we are technically under contract. We have the inspection on Tuesday (previously mentioned) if there isn't anything majorly wrong with it then I think it's ours. I'll let you know after the inspection how things went. I've picked out a color scheme that I like with the house. I'll take pictures and let you all know what we decide after we know for sure if we have the house yet.

This week should be a bit crazy for our family. I work almost 30 hours and Scott goes back to work on Thursday. So with everything we have lots of babysitting for Cayden. It seems like this last week of summer might just kick our tooshes. Then it's back to the 'old grind.

The missionaries just stopped by so we fed them some ice cream and talked a bit...where was I. Hmm Anyway it's going to be busy this week. I'll let you know more when we get there.

Here is a picture of Cayden enjoying the present Scott brought back for him from comic con.

Bye Bye Paci!!!!

Bye Bye pacis!!! I was really scared to take these away from Cayden, because I didn't know what to expect. We tried for a month or more to just let him take them when he was sleeping. But then he would get sick and we'd feel bad for him and give them to him during the day. So we decided that we needed to get rid of them before Scott went back to work. So one night I was fed up with it and I cut them off. Surprisingly he went to sleep fine. But he woke up at three the next morning. Bless Scott's heart he got up with him and stayed up all day. We had some problems putting him to bed, but once he got the routine down he's doing fine. One thing I like about him not having his paci is that he talks a lot more now. Which still isn't a whole ton, but it's more than when he had the paci in his mouth. Next is potty training. I think I'm going to wait until we get into the new house...well old new house. But I'll tell you more about it later on this week. Just keep your fingers crossed for me that the inspection goes okay on Tuesday and nothing big shows it's ugly head.