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  • It’s beginning!

    House hunting is in full swing for the new Casa de E.  Matt is finally on-board with buying a new house but he is insistent we put down 20%.  Ya’ll that’s  A LOT of money!  Lucky for us our current financial obligations aren’t terrible and we are able to save a good bit of money each month.  We currently have almost 10% saved.  Only 10% more to go!  We talked the other day and have decided to save as much as possible over the next 6 months.  This should put us pretty close to our goal when you add in what we will get for our current house.  Knowing we have a plan, and a timeframe make me happy.

    Along with the house hunt comes a list of items we need to upgrade or fix in our current home.   A few items on the list include:

    • Redoing our deck
    • Replacing the back door that goes out to the deck
    • Replacing the flooring in the kitchen and both upstairs bathrooms
    • Painting both upstairs bathrooms

    There are quite a few smaller items that need to be addressed too but these are the big ones.  Over the past couple of years we have painted the house and replaced the carpet.  Though I am currently very unhappy with Empire!  Our carpet is barely 2 years old and we’ve already had to call  them once to come and restretch several areas.  I’ve been playing phone tag with a customer service rep since last week to fix the carpet again.  I guess we got what we paid for because I feel like they did a pretty crappy job!  I’ve never had issues with carpet until now.  I will not use them again if and when we need to replace carpeting!

    For now, I will continue my daily house hunt even though we aren’t quite ready yet.




    Goes the carpet guys! WOOO HOOO! I’m not gonna lie it does kind of sound like the ceiling is coming down but I am super excited to finally have the nasty old carpet out of our house. YAY! I haven’t ventured upstairs since they started actually putting carpet down so I don’t know what to expect yet. Of course I will post pics.

    This weekend Matt and I cleaned the closets out, again. Since we had to get everything off the floors. We took 4 more bags full of clothing and housewares to Goodwill. I knew we needed to do another pass since the last time we cleaned out closets. We probably threw away 10 different empty shoe boxes yesterday. For some reason Matt likes to keep boxes. Our whole spare room closet is full of various electronics boxes. *shakes head* Anyway, I knew we had a lot we needed to get rid of and this time he was a little more apt to throw things out. I also rearranged all my clothes. They desperately needed it. I feel like I just kind of throw stuff in the closet when I moved in, oh 2 years ago. 😉 Hopefully we can keep things a bit more organized going forward.

    A quick update on Fifty Shades of Gray, I am totally addicted. *kicks self* I finished book one on Saturday night and now I’m halfway through book two. Since I’m working from home today I will probably read another chapter during my “lunch”.




  • New carpet…

    You bet your ass! YAY! We just met with the guy from Empire and our new carpet will be installed on MONDAY!!!!!!! Woo hoo! Clearly I am really more excited then one should be for carpet but I’ve been waiting for this for months now.

    About 2 weeks ago we had Lowes come and give us an estimate. It was a little higher then I thought it would be so we decided to keep looking. Since we have a Costco membership I emailed in to have a consultation. Well the lady called me yesterday only to inform me she was “full the rest of this week, on vacation next so it will have to be mid July”. Oh and she cant do afternoons because of her kids. Are you kidding?!?! I tell her I’ll have to talk to my husband and call her back. At this point I’m pretty pissed off, like I’m ready to get this show on the road, so as I’m chatting with Matt he tells me to call Empire. I look on their site and see that I can schedule online, for the next day! Done!

    I might have forgotten the guy was coming today, oopsy. Good thing Matt left work a little early because the guy shows up promptly at 5:00. I head home and figure it will take him a few minutes to measure the house. I get home just as he’s finishing up so we sit down and start discussing carpet options. He shows us the the full line and I have him quote us the bottom of the line and the middle one. I am shocked when he hands over the quote. He is almost 500.00 cheaper then lowes on the midgrade carpet. Umm, done! I pick a color, fill out the paperwork and in 10 minutes we are set for new carpet install on Monday!

    I am so ready to get this stupid old crappy carpet out of our house. I cannot wait to see the new carpet. I think it will look and feel great! And I finally got my work laptop today so it was a pretty good day. 🙂