My favorite TV show is probably House Hunters. You see, Iâ€™ve been dying to own a home since I was a little kid. Yet we couldnâ€™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 (itâ€™s still mostly fun, thank goodness). Weâ€™ve literally spent DAYS looking at homes online, meeting with different banks, pulling together paperwork, checking out properties in real life (weâ€™ve seen about thirty), and debating. They donâ€™t show of all that on House Hunters.
Weâ€™re at the pivotal point in the process where if we donâ€™t get mortgage approval NOW, weâ€™re going to have to wait until next April for 2011 taxes to be filed so we can use another year of income. Itâ€™s draining and exhausting! I hope our bank comes through for usâ€¦ I would love to finally OWN a home and fill it with children.
(House hunting back in 2009 – idiotic. I donâ€™t even know why we looked back thenâ€¦ We could barely afford to pay our electric bill.)
So â€“ 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 LOVEâ€¦ but now itâ€™s time to play the waiting game.
Any advice on making this process more bearable? Iâ€™m trying to keep my eye on the prize, but itâ€™s such a time-suck!
I attempted to make mashed parsnips. They were yummy but didnâ€™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 â€“ I hope to see you there! Check out the website for all the deets.