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Archive for January, 2013

So much to catch up on...

January 31st, 2013 at 06:44 am

Has it really been this long since I've posted? Oh, my.

Bullet list of happenings---

*Renters are working out great. They are such a cute and happy family. They say they love our house and wish they could go ahead and buy it (their house in FL won't sell) but are happy calling it home. Their lease doesn't run out until July but they will probably renew it for another year after that. So, all is good.

*We are moving ahead with our short-sale house. I really shouldn't call it that anymore since it is our home now and has been for the last 6 months. We've finished renovating the kitchen, family room, dining room (hosted Thanksgiving dinner!), half bath, and upstairs main bath. We have almost finished our youngest DD's bedroom and are working on the guest bedroom that our oldest DD will be temporarily using as her bedroom (her "real" bedroom will be the entire 3rd floor of the house and it will take some time to redo so we are calling that our summer 2013 project). So, slowly but surely we are making headway.

*Financially, we are not in the best of positions if I were to be completely honest. I thought we had plenty of money saved up for all these renovations (most of which we are doing ourselves) but alas, we are drained out. Ugh.

*Things at work are getting better. They finally hired another person that has taking that "full-time" stuff that I inherited last summer off my plate so I can now go back to doing what I was doing before. Still though, the changes around here are just crazy but I'm so thankful to have my job!

*In looking at my 2012 goals that I had listed to the side, I can say that we met all 3 of the house goals. All the other goals were "meh" at best. I hope 2013 will be more successful.