Thursday, June 28, 2007

I'm trying to FLY!
This website is a home grown get-yourself-out-of-a-rut, self-help group. I'm just fluttering right now, but I'm trying to truly FLY (Finally Loving Yourself) as I create some healthy patterns to combat the clutter in my life.

Friday, June 22, 2007

All pre-approved with no place to go, yet.

We're pre-approved for a mortgage! Now we have to get the house before somebody else does. But the realtors are out of the office, and their e-mail addresses are wrong. I'm so excited and nervous and everything all at once. I'm not quite panicked, but getting close to it.

Oh, on a lighter note, last night I/we celebrated the longest day of the year by sitting outside and reading The Dawn Treader until the sun had set entirely. It was as close to bliss as I've felt in a long time with a cool breeze through my hair and the fresh air filling my lungs and exotic lands running through my imagination. I'm really enjoying the books as I have not read the entire Narnia series before now.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Applying for a mortgage

So she said--let's buy a house, and I said--ok.

She said--I want to find the perfect house. Then I said--I can't afford to buy one now.

Two years later...
She says--here's the perfect, affordable house. Then I say--let's go for it!

The bank says... who knows???

Stay tuned for the continuing saga of "How to Buy a House when You are an Unmarried, Poor College Grad (who lives with her best friend)"!

There are way too many details involved in buying a home, but I think having an attorney on my side would be a good idea.

Some people say that life wasn't all that great "back in the day"--but I think that obtaining a home/property was probably simpler. Consider the original European settlers: Maybe I could just exchange some pretty glass beads for a nice piece of property overlooking the ocean or something. Or what about the farmland lotteries in the wild (mid)west? Instead of wading through piles of paperwork and talking to people who think you are crazy for wanting to buy a house ("you're so young. live it up! don't settle down. you're not even married; why don't you just rent a nice little apartment?"), I could hitch up my horse and buggy and ride across the Oklahoma plains in search of a nice stream next to which I could build my log cabin and plant some crops.

Maybe I want to have a nice little home to call my own in a small town where everyone gets into each other's business and the most exciting thing going on is the new lampposts being installed in the downtown.

No sense in arguing. It all comes back to: not my will, but Yours be done, Lord.

But sometimes, I just want a little cottage, like this one:

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

testing to see how this works...

Although I've done blogs before and never did anything with them, I've decided to start one again. Nothing too profound, just a place to store things I've thought about, found on the internet, and questions I want to present to the internet universe.