My favorite TV show is probably House Hunters. You see, I’ve been dying to own a home since I was a little kid. Yet we couldn’t afford to even think about buying until the Husband finished up with grad school, we moved, and we launched the clinic.
I thought buying a house would be FUN and EASY! So far, it has been anything but easy (it’s still mostly fun, thank goodness). We’ve literally spent DAYS looking at homes online, meeting with different banks, pulling together paperwork, checking out properties in real life (we’ve seen about thirty), and debating. They don’t show of all that on House Hunters.
We’re at the pivotal point in the process where if we don’t get mortgage approval NOW, we’re going to have to wait until next April for 2011 taxes to be filed so we can use another year of income. It’s draining and exhausting! I hope our bank comes through for us… I would love to finally OWN a home and fill it with children.
(House hunting back in 2009 – idiotic. I don’t even know why we looked back then… We could barely afford to pay our electric bill.)
So – today, the Husband and I walked/ran for 30 minutes (we probably did 2.0 miles) and then jumped in the car to meet up with our realtor. We found a house that we LOVE… but now it’s time to play the waiting game.
Any advice on making this process more bearable? I’m trying to keep my eye on the prize, but it’s such a time-suck!
I attempted to make mashed parsnips. They were yummy but didn’t fool my tastebuds! Definitely NOT mashed potatoes.
On a bed of lettuce with brown rice and a shredded veggie burger.
Hi-Ho! Back to work I go.
Tickets for the Third Annual Healthy Living Summit go on sale TONIGHT at 8 PM EST. I am so excited – I hope to see you there! Check out the website for all the deets.