Friday, August 15, 2008


Well, finally all the mortgage stuff has gone through. We can sign the documents tomorrow hopefully and then it moves onto the lawyers. We are hoping for an Aug. 22nd closing but there is a possibility that they wont be able to get it done that quickly. We really are pushing them. I feel like I am on the phone all day. Real estate agent, mortgage broker, lawyer. Wehn I'm done with them, then it is the utility companies. I am getting so tired and overwhelmed. I guess phone work isn't that hard, and we aren't rushed to move in so I don't have too much work to do except talk on the phone all day.
But it still stinks. Preston is working 12 hour days right now and Saturdays so he is barely around either. It is just crazy busy and I'm ready for it to be all over. It's nice that this baby is still inside but it may be helpful for Preston to have a reason to have a couple days off...and I'd rather have her out of me.
Anyways, we are just doing our thing. The kids are in swimming lessons right now and loving it. I think it will put Clayton in Karate and Kayla in dance for September. Thats if we can afford it. I'm a little worried about carrying 2 houses even though 1 is being covered by renters. So much going on. Ugh.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

I want a tv

I would rather be rlaxing and watching tv right now but Preston is in one room watching football, and my mom is in the other room and I just don't feel like socializing right now. So I'm here, doing some one way socializing:) I don't think I could get any more impatient and grumpy for this baby to come out. I am sooo not ready for her, but I still want her out. I'm tired of not being able to breathe when I lie down because there is just no room left in there for air. I also HATE all the kicks in the gut, especially near the top/ uncomfortable. I have to groan everytime I bend down and let air out so I can actually bend. Right now, I feel like I have to pee again, as she is kicking me in the bladder, again. Yup, this can be done.
Anyways, we did buy a house. It is on the west side of Kitchener. I am exicted now, but I had really wanted to stay where we were becuase I hate too much change and Clayton liked his school. I know I am worrying for nothing becuase he will adjust fine. I just have to drive Kayla to pre-school Tues/Thurs. and it wont be close anymore. It was a great deal as the house had been on the market for 90 days and it is a fixer-upper. The lady was getting impatient(we were told after) so she took our crummy offer...which is great for us! Really, it just needs a lot of paint and a new roof. Most of it is just cosmetic so thats great. It is worth atleast $60,000. more than we paid for it and we are really hoping that it does pay off in the end. This is just a temp. home for us (temp could potentially be 2-3 years)atleast that is how we see it. A lot of our things are still in Calgary so we went garage saling today to get some cheap dishes and stuff. Got a pretty good haul:)
Anyways, still getting kicked and now my back is sore from trying to sit up straight so I'm gonna go walk around the house. I'm just a bundle of joy, aren't I?

Friday, August 1, 2008

HOuse Hunting

o.k., suddenly on Tuesday we decided to start looking for a house. We realized we can't live here anymore. Too many different agendas. Last night we put in an offer on a house. We lowballed, but not too much so we will see if they even consider it. I am sooo impatient. The owners are camping and didn't check in with their realtor last night, which stinks. We have another property in mind that I like the location better It is really close to where we are right now and I can still walk to EVERYTHING so if this one we bidded on doesn't work out, we will bid on that one. I hope one of them works out becuase I find this whole process soooooo stressful and since we have decided to move out of my moms place, I have been so excited to just MOVE! Slept poorly last night and now I just sit and wait......(to hear from my realtor)