Monday, February 15, 2010

Its official

Our current home is for sale!!! Here are some pics I took to put on the ad. If you know anyone looking for a first time home or for an investment rental or really anyone looking for that matter send them my way! I hate giving up this house, I really do love it, its just time for us to move on.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Let this be a warning to you ladies out there

Hey all you single ladies out there, let this be a warning to you. Before you let your self fall for one of those cute band members you see up on stage you deserve to know what you would be getting yourself into. You see those cute band members (especially the drummer) come with a LOT of stuff..... amplifiers, drum sets, three different guitars, wires, mic stands and more. When Adam and I moved into our cute little two bedroom, so did his self made drum set and all the other equipment that he has collected over the years.
Last night we we decided to move all of his music stuff to his parents house to help us clear out our house to stage it for selling. Sometimes I wonder if it's all really necessary.
But then he goes and does something extremely sweet such as scraping and de icing my car so that he can go to walmart to buy dishwasher detergent for me!
.... I take it all back, go ahead and fall for the drummer. Their pretty good guys.

Friday, January 29, 2010


I'm apologizing for the cheesy title... now moving on.
Adam and I have slowly been getting our current house ready to sell, boxing up things we can do without for a while, getting rid of old clothes we don't wear, finally replacing the hot water tank (a whole other story that I might revisit on a future blog) etc. But today we got the big important phone call... HUD is ready to have the closing on the new house. We have set a date that is less than two weeks away... AHHHH. While we do need a bit of time to fix up the new one before moving in, we really are hoping this one doesn't sit on the market for too long. Its becoming more real that we will actually be tackling this and moving. Having a closing date has lit a small fire under us and is causing us to move a little faster on our current home. Knowing that neither of us would have to work today due to the weather we had big plans for finishing up. However after waking up and realizing that the snow is a lot prettier than yesterday's ice I'm being a bit distracted. I opened up all our curtains and I'm really enjoying the view. December's snow was pretty and a lot deeper but was very over shadowed by my most favorite holiday of the year. This snow however has no holiday to take its glory. Its simple, but enough to slow down life. So for now I think cleaning and the for sale sign will have to wait.
The picture below was taken earlier. It is now 1:40 and a lot more has fallen with no real sign of letting up soon!
Isn't it cute??... You know you want to buy it!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Growing up is hard to do

For those of you who know adam know that he tends to have very strange quirks that go along with his personality.... For example throughout college he collected his chewed gum and made his own eiffel tower on his nightstand. I have (almost) always loved adam for his quirks however have found this one totally disgusting and unsanitary. I believe it was my hatred for this statue that led him to move it into our new home when we got married and place it proudly on his dresser. However with the purchasing of this new home we have taken on the mindset that it is a time of renewal and refreshing for us, out with the old in with the new. In the spirit of this new mindset adam notified me this afternoon (with a heavy heart) that he was ready to throw away his prized possession and wanted me to capture one last image of him with his masterpiece.

Adam asked to say a few words.... The eiffel tower was built from 1887-1889, my eiffel tower was built from 2003-2007. I feel that my tower would have outlasted the real thing. In the movies you always see the eiffle tower being taken out by aliens, waves and natural disasters; so when these events come to pass you will then be sorry that I no longer have the perfect to scale replica in gum form to remember it by.
p.s. I pity the junk yard dog that gets ahold of it.

Monday, January 18, 2010

The adventure begins

This new blog is to document a new turn in our lives and a fresh start in a new place... Here is how it all started.
The other night after Adam arrived home and we shared a nice dinner together I sat down on the couch and begin sifting through the many real estate websites that I often visit. I got in the habit of doing this when Adam first started searching for rental properties to buy. There are certain areas of town that I always check out to see what is new on the market or what has been foreclosed on. One of these areas is mesta park in okc, a historical neighborhood with urban living. You see it has always been a dream of ours to restore an older home complete with glass door knobs and a clawfoot tub. A few days prior I had found a house in mesta park that had gone up for sale and decided to call on it out of curiosity more than anything but it had already been sold within a few days of being listed. My competitive nature kicked in and I was determined to find the best deal in this awesome area (not with intent to buy mind you). So you can imagine my surprise when I came across a HUD home that was located in Mesta. I called Adam over to the computer to show off my found treasure and begged him to drive me to go see it even though it was 10:30 on a week night. Being the awesome hubby he is he humored me and told me to grab a coat. So off we go in our pj's to see this house. We found it and decided to get out and look around. It was pretty rough looking but our curiosity was heightened. Adam decided to call on it the next morning just to find out some more info and after crunching some numbers decided it might be worth it to go see again and set up an appointment for the next day. Talking about it that evening we crunched some numbers again and decided not to get our hopes up. From what we had seen by looking in the front windows this 1910 house needed all new sheet rock, plumbing, wiring, stabilization ect.... and would be a HUGE project. Arriving at the meeting the next morning we walked around the block a bit waiting for the realtor and actually ran into a friend of ours who was living across the street. Long story short we looked at the house and was pleasantly surprised to see that while it did need a LOT of work the work that needed done wouldn't be as expensive as we thought and that most of the work we could do ourselves. It was just the front room that had been gutted but the rest of the house had been previously "fixed" up. The realtor that was there informed us that the house was only on a four day auction and that there were several bids that were going to be placed. After much deliberation and consulting both of our parental units we decided we needed to place a bid as well. I was nervous the whole next day. I was nervous we would get it and nervous that we wouldn't. After sweating it out all day our realtor called and informed us that we had won the bidding process. There were a total of seven, three owner occupied bids below ours and three investor bids above ours. Since we were the highest owner occupied bid it was given to us. Completely ecstatic we drove out to see it once more. We stood in the front yard of our new house taking in how much the course of our lives had changed in just a few days and the amount of work it is going to require of us but also dreaming about what life might be like in this wonderful new neighborhood!

* Thought I would add some info on it.... Its a two story duplex with 2bd, 1bth, living, kitchen, utilities ect downstairs and 3bd,1bth, living, kitchen, utilities ect. upstairs. When you walk through the front door you can either turn right and go through another set of locked doors to the main part of the house or you can go upstairs to the second floor. We plan on living on the main floor while renting out the top unit to some friends until we either decide we need the extra space for some munchkins (not anytime soon mom) or want to rent out the whole place and move on to the next one.