House Hunting

Steve and I are having our first meeting with a realtor in just a few hours!  Our budget isn’t very large though, so they’ve definitely got their work cut out for them.  We sorta came to this decision all of a sudden.  Our lease is up soon, the tax credit is ending soon, and Steve is really tired of paying rent and not building equity.  So on Tuesday I called a realtor recommended by some friends of ours that bought a home recently, talked with a mortgage broker that night, and now we’re gonna go over what our parameters are and look at some areas today.  It’s a big leap!  Our price range puts us in the fixer-upper category, but Steve seems nervous about having to do repairs and upgrades.  And my work is based here in the apartment complex we live in, so I’m not sure how that’ll be managed when/if we move.  Still exciting though!  I’ve been looking at properties online for about 2 years now.  I know enough to know we can’t afford what/where we’d like.  That’s about it.

In other news, I ended my South Beach Diet Phase One yesterday with oatmeal.  I lasted 12 days.  And I had NO energy.  Today?   I feel like running outside, and I haven’t felt like doing anything but nap for almost two weeks!  I even took a nearly three hour nap yesterday afternoon following that bowl of oatmeal.  I’m looking forward to being able to work out hard again, and do Bikram.  Really missed the Bikram.

Tonight we’ve got a housewarming an hour’s drive north of here, and then hopefully tomorrow I’ll be able to convince/guilt Steve into going to a core class with me.  I plan on telling him to think of it as our “date”.  It’s free, after all!  Plus, got some reading for school (boo) and cleaning and errands to do.  33 days until the wedding!

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