1. Realtor? Check.
2. Lender? Find house first. Then decide.
3. House? Looking on 12/29.
4. Living in the present and not focusing so hard on what hasn't happened yet? In progress.
So most of you know that we're doing all we can to move to Tacoma in February, yes?
We are supposed to be hearing from two more lenders this week about pre-approval and a grant program that would give us extra $$ towards our down payment, closing costs, or whatever. We are pretty sure we've picked our our realtor but want to meet with another one just to be sure. We narrowed our favorite houses from 25 to 10 to 4, most of them being in the vicinity of Fred Meyer and 6th Ave. :) We are taking a first-time home buyers class on the 28th in Parkland.
It's a crazy time in my head these days and I'm really grateful I've been exercising so much (even though I'm the weakest in my class - grrr) because otherwise no one would want to talk to me, much less comfort me when I call all stressed and anxious because I'm trying to learn about what's going on. Too many terms and numbers were floating around in my head last week.
Oh, and on a completely different subject, my in-laws have a blog about their adventures in Istanbul! You can read it here. Enjoy!
A few major decisions have been made but nothing to be updated yet. Still in the waiting process.
I wish I could say I've been busy, but my part-time job doesn't have much going on for me now, which is going to make the holidays a little financially challenging (looks like people are getting recipes in a jar again this season).
I've been to my new fitness bootcamp several times in the last three weeks - only missed one day - and I can already feel the difference. Now if I could only see it.
Booked our tickets for Christmas, we'll be in town 12/26-1/2. Hoping to see PNB's Nutcracker and visit with family at a cabin in white pass. Wondering what to do for New Year's. I think crashing someone's party sounds like fun.
It's great to have Matt home. I missed the giggling in the morning.