Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Road Trip

We we're about an hour and half away from home on our trip. We listen to my sisters mix on her ipod. It was a wide variety of songs.

My sister was sleeping.

The song It's Raining Men was playing. As the song was going on

"It's raining men......Hallelujah"

My sister wakes up and says, "What did you just say?"

26 hours and 5 states

I drove from Seattle to Phoenix with my sister on Monday. We did it in 26 hours. We even stopped in Boise and had a fun lunch with Ronelle. It did not feel like we were in the car for that long. Originally we were going to try to make it to Vegas and stay the night. But, when the trip started to not seem "that long" we tried to make it all the way to Phoenix and we did. It was fun surprising my family. My sister will be visiting for 2-weeks. It will be nice to spend some extra time with her.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Mini trip

The weather in Seattle is amazing! Why do I suffer every summer when not everyone in the country is? When I have a significant partner I'd like to move sonewhere more me. I can't imagine moving or living somewhere by myself. I know I'd make new friends and get to know people.
It's been nice spending time with my sister.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mom rocks

I still don't want to do my homework. So, I will blog again.

Sometimes my mom is super awesome and does super awesome things. Last week I started getting stuff for the school year for my class crayons, folders, notebooks, loose leaf paper, pencils, glue, etc. I was about half done with what I needed and my mom calls me and she's at the store with my sister. She wants to know what kind of stuff I needed and how many pencil boxes I want.

Last year I didn't buy enough pencil boxes. They are super cheap at Walmart when they have the back to school sales. Well, last year I had enough to start plus 2 extra which I thought would be enough. I ended up getting 5 boys during the school year. And of course Walmart only had pink. Luckily one of the boys didn't care that it was pink I think he was just grateful to have one. Bless his little heart. This time I got blue pencil boxes.

In addition to the pencil boxes, notebooks, stuff for treasure box. She pretty much got a ton of stuff. It's so nice to be done.

When I called to ask her how much I owed her she told me it was her contribution to my classroom this year. That made my day!

More house talk

I should be doing my homework for my class since I'm going out of town tomorrow. But, I am a procrastinator and in true form I am finding "other things" to do first, like blog. :-)

I called my realtor today. I am trying not to think (much) about the house. He found out a little bit of information from the other realtor and why things were kind of weird with this sale. Turns out I'm not dealing with a seller but an attorney whose trying to get the estate in order. Kind of weird to be buying the house from a deceased person. I hope she lived a long and happy life. I guess that is the bad news. The good news is that (although not official) I should be getting my house now for 10k less. That makes me excited and not as nervous about the whole thing. Now hopefully everything goes thought with my financing. I was suppose to close on the 29th and he said that a few extra days will probably be needed.

My lease ends the end of August and if I'm moving I have to give a 30-day notice to the leasing company next week. I could go month to month but that will cost me 10% more. Guess I won't worry about it until the end of next week. I guess there are a few options.

Monday, July 19, 2010


"There are no probelms, only solutions."

I know more house talk. But, I feel silly putting this on facebook.

When I decided to make an offer on the house my realtor said he wasn't sure where the appraisal would come in at. He thought the seller was asking too much but the appraisal would sorta dictate the sale price.

Appraisal came back today and it is $10,000 lower. Which is good and bad. Good being that I might get the house for less. Bad that I might be starting all over again because I do want the closing assist included in a house that I buy. Right now I don't know what the seller is going to do. And I don't really know what I'm going to do. I do now have the legal opportunity to get out of the contract unless she accepts the conditions the same just at the lesser price.

Although I will be living in Maricopa for a few years due to my job. It does make me nervous to buy a house here. And I don't really want to live in Casa Grande because it's so farther from home. I kind of justified the buying of a house is that with prices so low here I could probably maintain the house and not live in it should I get another job down the road. I hate renting though. Especially when it costs more to rent a house than it does to buy and that's including all the taxes, hoa, etc. Of course I do live in a house that is much bigger than I need. I could find a rental that is a more appropriate size and pay $150 less per month. Living in this house has taught me that bigger is now always better. I thought I needed a 3 bedroom/2bath with at least 2000 sq. feet (and yes, I live alone). Kind of funny to think that was my mindset less than a year ago.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Leaving on a Jet plane. Don't know when i'll be back again...

So excited. I booked an airline ticket online and on Wednesday I'm leaving for a couple of days to go visit my sister and her hubby. I haven't seen them since Thanksgiving. And what's also exciting is they live right outside of Seattle. Which means that I'll be able to go outside for more than 5 minutes.

I am kind of getting excited for school to start. Which is kinda weird! I am trying not to think about it because soon I will be missing these summer days and counting down for a break. I already got all of the school supplies thanks to Walmart and Targets awesome back to school sales. I had to stock up. Because it sucks needing something during the school year and realizing how much more your paying for it.

I went and got my hair done tonight. My last visit I went a shade darker (which is still pretty light). I am still loving it. Sometimes I think about switching back to brown from blonde. I can't do it yet. Maybe someday.

Okay, enough rambling for one night. Plus I am at my parents house and need to go back over to my place to do a homework assignment I forgot to do last night.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Flip Flops

I heart Old Navy Flip Flops!
They are cheap and they have lots of colors to be matched to my clothes. And did I mention they are super cheap? Which is a good thing because every since I moved my dog will chew up flips flops left out when I'm not home. Sometimes I forget about this little problem. Actually I have forgotten way to many times.

Tonight, for very cheap, I have added some extra colors to my flip flop collection. But, I must put them up when I take them off.

Okay, now it's time to be semi mean. Why? Because, unfortunately, talking about flip flops reminded me...

A lady where I work loves to wear flip flops and open toe shoes. Only she has the most nasty feet in the world. They are super cracked all over the heals (they are probably the worst I've seen to date) and she can't keep dirt off of them. Pretty much they are gross. For some reason she doesn't care and shows them off to people every day. I wonder if her husband ever puts them in his mouth during foreplay. Sorry for putting nasty thoughts into your head. Just be glad I didn't take any pictures.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Yesterday, was the home inspection. I am slighly annoyed because the home owner still didn't have the gas turned on. She's outta town and having her lawyer set all this stuff up. If I had known this I would have postponed it longer.
Nothing major is wrong with the house. A few minor things need to be repaired. There are a few recommadations. One of which is the carpet needs to be restretched in the master.
I think I am going to request all repairs be fixed and carpet restretched in master. In addition to something about the gas for the heater and fernace.

I am paying this ladies asking price so it only seems fair. That the house be in as best condition as it can. Comparables in the neigborhood are going for 20k less but this house has a ton of upgrades and well worth the extra money. I hope. Pam am I on the right track?

Friday, July 9, 2010

Can't wait to get outta this heat

I'm heading up north today with my sister. We're meeting up with some friends to do some camping. According to the weather on my phone there is rain up there. I don't even care because the highs are in the low 80's. Which is super awesome when the high today is going to be round 109.
Hopefully it's not to rainy else it will be a very dirty trip.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I like big bugs and I cannot lie

Well, there really gross. BUT, tonight I found the biggest bug I've seen. I gotta flashlight and quarter to take a picture of it. The bug is tilted down and it's end is really far down in the ground. Ready to see big grossness?

I am so glad that he didn't fly or even move when I had to get close. That would have been so nasty.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Need to vent about "nothing"

This blog is going to be very vauge and I'll appoligize now for the lack of details. I'm not aloud to talk about it but I need to vent.

So these things happen. You wish they wouldn't happen but they do. You hear about it but I don't tie much emotion or thought into it.

I know the person who did it. Not on a friend level but def. someone who we know who each are.

I have feelings I didn't expect to have. I am shocked, angry, mad, embarrased... to name a few.

I found out about this a few days ago from a friend of mine who called. I can't stop thinking about it. I wish I didn't know or more so that it didn't happen. I feel so effected even though it has nothing to do with me.

I really want to tell a few people. But since I can't really talk about it and know they'll talk about it the people that are close to them (cause how could you not). But I'm also embarrased for them to know.

In time maybe I'll be allowed or more open to talk about it.

Right now it just suprises me how something that has nothing to do with me has rattled me to the core.

Cool summer breeze

For the 4th I went up north to the cabin for the weekend. It was so nice getting outta this 100• weather. It amazes me that 2 hour away the air is so much cooler. 7am it was 49• outside. It would have been pushing 100 back home.
Next weekend I get to get out of the heat once more. Going back up north to go camping with some friends.
Summer break is pretty awesome. :-)

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Yesterday, I went and saw Eclipse. Best one yet. My friend and I were talking before hand about team Jacob vs. team Edward. And we both concluded...
in the movies: team Jacob
in the books: team Edward