Monday, January 23, 2006
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
You forced me to log in and change links since everyone likes to move their blogs. I think I have everything updated.
See, even though I am not posting much, I still read yours.
Thursday, March 24, 2005
Sorry that its taken me so long to get around to this.
We closed on the house on Wednesday, had it professionally cleaned, locks changed, and a gas shut off valve installed (for our gas dryer) on Thursday. On Friday, we had the carpets cleaned and installed shelf paper. Saturday, the movers had us moved by noon. We unpacked and hung up pictures.
Things we still need to finish: The master bathroom and the office. Other than that, the entire house is finished. It really was the easiest move ever. Although, it helped that I was totally excited about it and that I have a ton of storage space.
The asshole that we bought the house from took things out of the house that he wasn't supposed to.... the master bedroom curtains and rods, the installed surround sound speakers, the 2nd bathroom shower curtain rod, the gutter water "catchers", and a planter from the garden. We had verbally agreed that we was to leave the speakers because they were affixed to the house, that he could take the curtains (they were fugly) but needed to leave the rods, and that he'd leave the planter because I liked it and his dad made them for fun. We also have a pink bedroom, I wanted to leave it pink for a while and he patched a hole and painted it the color of the rest of the house because he figured that we wouldn't want to leave it pink. I asked him to leave the pink paint so that we could cover the darker color. He didn't leave it either. The thing that sucks about all of this is that these items were there when we did our final walkthrough of the house and we don't have a realtor on our side to make it right. I can take him to small claims court but I haven't decided if I want to do that just yet.
The whole asshole thing didn't ruin my excitement about the house purchase. I wasn't going to let it. I love living there and everything about it. I was ecstatic to discover that some of my bottom kitchen cabinets have the slide out shelves. It was the best discovery of the weekend.
My hubby, OUtuba, had to go out of town on Monday and just got back last night. We didn't have a chance to enjoy the house together. A family member fell and was in the emergency room last night. I have had 2 hours of sleep from the hours of 230 - 430. I am on a caffeine high right now though. And family member is home and ok for now.
Work has been hectic, my boss, the owner's daughter, got pissed off and quit. So now I am my own boss with a lot more responsibilities. Hopefully a fatty raise will follow. Owner said he'd evaluate my performance for 6 weeks, if I work out, I may get my salary as much as doubled. How sweet would that be? Anyways, its been 4 weeks today and things are going well. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
This is probably the most I've ever written and I am sure you are sick of my caffeine induced hyper-typing.
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
I absolutely hate feeling stupid.
We received our HUD-1 last night. A HUD-1 is the spreadsheet of settlement charges when you close a loan. I don't know if it is used for all types of loans or just FHA ones.
Anyway, I can't figure out how to read it. It compares in some places to the GFE and others not at all. We made an appointment with our broker to go through it step by step tonight.
If I am reading it right our closing costs due are only $1,117.53 which is reflective of $451 already paid and $1,100 seller paid closing costs. So I guess that makes 2,668.53 the actual total but for all I know it could be 5 million.
Wish me luck tonight. I can't believe we close tomorrow. It doesn't feel real. We are mostly packed and are getting help moving from a few guys I work with. My awesome company is paying for them!
Wednesday, March 09, 2005
Closing on my house Wednesday, March 16th at 2pm.
It's been touch and go for a while. We had some title issues that were a tad difficult to solve but its done now and its almost time!!!!
Wednesday, January 26, 2005
See below for a house update....
I'm sorry but how DUMB do you have to be:
'Survivor' Winner Arraigned on Tax Evasion
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Jan. 25) - Richard Hatch, who rose to fame as the first winner of the "Survivor" TV series, was arraigned on charges of tax evasion on Tuesday for not declaring more than $1 million in earnings. He was released after surrendering his passport and paying a $50,000 bond.
Hatch, 43, a Rhode Island resident, was formally charged in federal court in Providence after prosecutors said he failed to declare the $1 million he earned for beating out all other contestants on the hit reality TV show in 2000.
Hatch, a corporate trainer and consultant, is also charged with failing to declare the $10,000 prize he earned for appearing on the series' final episode and more than $300,000 he earned the following year from radio appearances.
The charges against Hatch carry a maximum sentence of up to 10 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.
Hatch had no comment following the court appearance.
No date was set for the next hearing on the case.
Court documents filed earlier this month show that Hatch agreed to plead guilty to the charges, but the agreement is not binding and Hatch could still proceed to a trial.
Tuesday, January 25, 2005
More pictures of the house:
We had the EMP inspection on Friday - That's Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing. Things went pretty well... only a few things need fixed. The doorbell, a light fixture, the a/c coil needs cleaned, etc. The structural inspection was today.
We also met with the mortgage agent for the first time in person today and signed a lot of paperwork. It was basically papers regarding the application and locking in the rate. We got a really good rate... at least I think so, for first time home buyers - 5.875, no points.
It's starting to feel real, its getting exciting!
Our closing date is tentatively scheduled for March 15th. I cannot wait!