Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Long time, no see...

Looks like it's been about 6 months since I've updated my blog. Long time, no see. A lot has happened in that span of time. Like I mentioned in my last post, we were trying to sell our condo and buy a house. Everything went better than planned for the most part. We started the process of buying a home before putting our condo on the market. Then we put our condo on the market, and got a bid within the first week.
The process of selling the condo was smooth, but buying the house wasn't. We bought a fixer upper in a nice area of our county. The schools are top notch, but so are the taxes :-( It's a small ranch which was appraised for $96,000 more than we paid for it. That was a nice surprise. After sinking about 40k, the place looks much better. It was for things like anew roof, new siding, windows, hardwood floors, driveway, patio deck, and other various building materials.
We were lucky enough to have handy relatives on the wife's side of the family. Much money was saved with the help of them. Now we're just trying to stop the hemorrhaging of money. We were pretty loose with expenses for the past several months. We in the process of tightening our belts so to speak. It feels good to have our own property to run around on, about a quarter of an acre....