I haven't had the desire to turn my computer on in a few weeks. I've been job hunting and house hunting and lounging around with Sean - basically, perfectly content not near my computer. Today I got this burning need to blog. So when I got home from shopping with Mom and Georgi, I turned my computer on, got everything loaded up and the SECOND I started typing up my post for LJ, the internet crapped out on me. It's ironically hysterical.
I'm sick of house hunting, I can tell y'all that. I did quite a bit of it with Mom and Dad, but I looked at houses SIX days in the past week; five days in a row, had a day off, and then I went another day. That was looking for Mom and Dad and me and Sean.
My parents fell in love with this house behind Georgi and Mark's. They put in an offer and then kept getting jerked around, so we had to go look for back-up houses. Which, it turns out, we didn't need because the house is their's now. They close on April 17th.
Sean and I fell in love with this cute little condo. It was a dream, really. It had a one car garage, a decent sized rec room on the entry level, a decent sized kitchen and living room on the second level, two master suites on the third level, and a third master suite on the fourth level. To move into it, though, we'd have to replace the carpets, repaint the whole place, and fence in the backyard. So we put an offer on it and two days later found out that another contract had been accepted and was ratified, so our offer was null and void.
Not to worry because after looking at a MILLION other places, we found this super cute little townhouse in the same neighborhood as our parents. Haha. We'll be living, literally, half a mile away from them. It's a bank owned property listed at $260,000 - Georgi went in and offered $245,000 AND wanted them to pay the $7,500 in closing costs for us. The bank replied back yesterday saying they wanted $255,000 and they didn't want to pay closing costs. So Georgi replied that she'd pay the $255,000, but wants them to cover $5,000 in closing costs. We're just waiting for a response. If they say no, we'll still wind up getting the house because we can technically afford to pay the closing costs. We just don't want to. =)
Real estate is way too expensive out here, though. We can only afford this place because Georgi's our agent - she gets 6% commission on the sale. That money is our down payment. When Sean and I sell this place, she'll get that money back.
What else? Shopping today was kind of blah. I've realized I'm a horrible person to shop with. I only really have fun with xxsh0tgun
and I have no stamina for shopping. We shopped for FOUR hours with Georgi and I'm exhausted. I was exhausted two hours into it. I did, however, get a cute little sweater out of it because Kohls is cheap (it was $11.40), and Georgi bought me a Vera Wang purse for my birthday.
I'm going back over to Dr. Gluck's tomorrow to hang out with Linda and fax my resume to offices in Woodbridge, since I'm moving down there. Hopefully, I'll get hired soon because I have a whole mess of crap to buy for this townhouse. Seriously. It's a four bedroom home, and the master has a loft over it. Here's what I've figured out: I know what's going in the master suite because that's where we're sleeping. I'll probably put my computer in the loft, but I don't know what else. The room across the hall from the master I want to make a library. I want to cover the walls with bookcases from Ikea (Billy - it's amazing) and I want to put a big, oversized armchair in there. The other room on that floor, I have NO IDEA what to do with. "My TV" (aka, the new TV we buy just for watching TV on) will be in the living room on the main level, with Sean's couch and the DVR. Sean's little table will go in the dining room. I want to buy a little bar table and two bar stools to put in the kitchen, because there's a lot of open space in there. And then downstairs there's the guest room and rec room. The giant ass TV is going in the rec room, with all of Sean's systems hooked up to it, and we want to buy a cute little futon couch for down there. And then the guest room...obviously there'll be a bed and crap in it. But I still have no clue about the loft, really, or that extra bedroom on the top level.
I do have to say, though, that the most kick ass thing about the basement is that the people who owned it previously installed another kitchen down there. They probably rented out the basement. There's a weird looking stove (it's super skinny!) and a full sized fridge down there, as well as counters and cabinets. We're going to trash the fridge and stove, replace the counter tops, buy a mini fridge, and make a wine rack out of wooden slats where the stove was. Then we're going to add a little island and buy a few stools. Yep. We're going to have an adorable little bar in our basement. It'll be great when Sean's friends come over, too, because half of them are drunks. I'll just banish them to the basement where they can play on Sean's computer (which is hooked up to his TV), or one of his video game systems, and drink. And when they're ready to pass out, they can stumble to the guest room or crash on the futon couch. And I'll either be the level up watching TV, or two levels up, reading in my library, sleeping or on my computer. That's the life, man.
If anyone has any ideas about what I can do with that spare room, though, hit me up because I'm at a loss. I don't really need another guest room (as it is, I'll have a queen in the one in the basement and the futon couch slips flat to make a double), and it's WAY too early to make it a nursery. And I don't sew or really do any crafts. And it's not big enough to shove a treadmill in, or I'd let Sean do that (not that he'll actually USE the treadmill if he buys one). And we don't need a "theatre room" because as it is, we're already buying a new TV - possibly two because Sean really wants to upgrade his 55" one - and getting one from my parents. Which means we'll have a TV in the basement, in the living room, in our bedroom, AND in the guest room. That's too many if you ask me.