Thursday, July 28, 2011

Moving Day!

At last, it has almost come!

Brian and I will officially have a place to ourselves by Saturday night!

Because we decided to get married on a whim (no I was not and am not prego), we both had leases with our roommates. I've been bunking up with him at his place in the meantime.

My lease is finally up and his roommate decided he would like to move out. So we are packing up the truck Friday night and then unloading (hopefully) on Saturday morning. We aren't exactly sure when his roommate is moving all of his stuff out, that will depend on when we can move all my stuff in.

And the poor hubby has to work on Friday too! In the 100+ degree weather. It's not exactly the best conditions to be moving in. But we must. I don't think I can wait any longer!

We also stopped at Ikea on our way home from NJ. We got a desk and a small "entertainment" center for the t.v. It'll be a nice start to our lives together! Oh! And we also got a little cute little patio set for the deck. Can't wait to get it all set up!


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Home is where you hang your hat.

Lets face the facts, Brian and I got married before we had our living situation worked out.

He is still in his lease and I'm done my lease in the middle of August. So, we've been trying to figure out what is the best situation for our budget. The budget is tight to begin with. And it just seems silly to me to sink $800+ into a halfway decent apartment. I do love the view we have off the balcony, the lake, but it's still the apartment life.

So, I was talking with my friend Jayme about wanting to get a house, but I just didn't see how we could afford to do it. She mentioned looking up to see if they have any deals for teachers. So I found a good program that gives 50% discounts to HUD homes. There are a few catches though. Most of the houses aren't in the best areas, you have to stay in the house for 3 years or you have to pay the full price and there aren't a lot of houses that are listed.

But 50%! That's a steal!

I'm not sure if we'll find a house that we like through this deal. But maybe we'll get lucky? Or maybe we'll have just have to stay put for a while. Who knows.

All I know is that I'm looking forward to August 20th. Then Brian and I will have our own space and hopefully get a little more settled into life.