Friday, July 1, 2011

Updates from the homeless blogger

Today is the first day I have had internet since everything went crazy with the house and moving and putting 99.5% of our stuff in 1 storage POD and .5% in another storage unit.

Update 1:
The closing on my house went off without any problems. This may not seem like a big deal but it got a little shaky toward the end.

Update 2:
Wife recently got a promotion at work (with a raise) and yesterday she got an additional raise!

Update 3:
The sellers rejected our backup offer on the AMAZING house, and there's nothing out there at the moment that interests us. We're going to continue saving up our money until we find the "perfect" place.

*fun text anecdote regarding updates 1, 2 & 3*

Wife's dad: There is a bottle of wine in the fridge, you two should celebrate
Wife: Celebrate our homelessness?
Wife's dad: Haha, no your raise!
Wife's dad: As long as I have a home, you will never be homeless
Me: Text him, awwwww...puke

In case you are wondering, she did not.

Update 4:
The school where I interviewed said they would be in touch in the next couple of weeks...that's better than them telling me 'thank you but no thank you' right? I've applied at three additional schools so far just in case...

Update 5:
Baby news-after many LONG lesbian style over-processing conversations we have made a decision. We're going forward with the baby plans. Home or no home. We'll have a place by the time the kid is born (+10 months from now) and we're not going to wait an additional year when we may close on a place in 3-4 months.

Update 6:
With the realization that all of our possessions are packed TIGHT in a storage unit (and I mean TIGHT) we probably should have kept more things out than we did. Things like more than 1 frontline and interceptor for the animals, things like some fall clothes in case it takes more than a month to find a place. Good thing we don't have many bills during this time!


Erin said...

I'm glad the closing went well! Just out of curiosity how come you two had to move? Congrats to your wife!

=) eee baby plans! I'm so excited for the both of you!

Everything will fall into place for the two of you. I am a strong believer that everything happens for a reason. I hope that perfect house falls into your laps soon!

The Surprise Dyke said...

Erin-I don't mind sharing, it's no secret why we moved :-)
It was several factors in order from least to most important: 1) I bought my house when I was single and try as we did, it was always going to be MY house and not OUR house 2) More and more of my family/friends/life are in Raleigh and Durham and we were finding ourselves driving 3-4 times a week to these places and at that point it made more sense to make a move to a place in the area 3) My health hasn't been great (or super stable) and I was finding it more and more difficult to get upstairs when my legs weren't cooperating. Since we are planning on starting a family we realized that we had to move to a one story place that fit my life and the path we never expected to take.