Jul 12, 2011

Major Changes...and a Proud Mama!!

Another long delay on the homefront...there have been so many changes this summer.

We got into the one house and, after spending a lot on paint and cleanup prior to moving in (with no reimbursement and in addition to the deposit, mind you!), we moved in and found the house leaked like crazy! We've started the escrow process and the landlord is coming to fix the main leak tomorrow (I get the feeling he'll ignore the roof leak though). We're thinking that we'll pursue legal counsel for getting our money back on at least the cleanup and painting.

In the meantime, we've been looking to buy a home and I've been looking in 3 separate locations in my state. This house is for sale but we decided we didn't want it - even to continue renting!! We found a gorgeous - immaculate! - home that we're working out the details on...hopefully we can get that, though it will mean my getting more work to cover the extra costs. It's no prob, since I was looking for more work anyway - my hours have dropped and my current interviews are on-going (still!). When I find something closer to full-time that's long-term, I'll jump on it!

The highlight of my day was just a few minutes ago, when my 8 year old was telling me what he wants to be when he gets older. He said doctor first (for the money) and when we were talking about what goes into becoming one, he mentioned wanting to "create buildings and construction". I asked him if he meant architecture and he said "yeah, that's it!" and gave me his typical thumbs up with a big grin.

That's when it dawned on me...he's uber-creative, even to the point of eccentricity, and building things with Legos is his #1 passion...he's perfect for that type of gig! I'm making it my mission to teach him about various styles (art deco, modern, grecian, etc.) and help nurture his interest, like I'm doing with his cousin (who wants to pursue nursing).

Now, to figure out what my 2 1/2 year old wants to be.... :)


  1. Hi Ambrosia!

    i was wondering about you the other day. I'm always happy to see you back on your blog :)
    I did not realize how difficult it was to find a home in your area. The leaking is definitely something the landlord must fix!
    Flats and houses are doing brisk business over here and, of course, there are lots of rules for both landlord and tenant.
    I believe the right thing will come along at the right time for you. Good things come to those who are patient :)

    take care and keep us updated!

  2. Thank you for your kind words, Duni. I always enjoy hearing from you.

    There are plenty of homes for sale in my target locations, but not all banks are lending and sellers often want more than their homes are worth.

    Current markets over here aren't so good, so I'm surprised we found so many to look at that meet our criteria...and found 2 strong contenders to consider.

    Thanks for stopping by...Hope all's well on your end!