Talk to Us Tuesday-Camp Stank

You stank. You stank to high heaven.-The Spirit of Truth

with Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn

Yay, it’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for Talk to Us Tuesday! I just got back from camping two nights ago and I need to catch up you all. So grab your favorite beverage and let’s chat shall we?

  • We just got back from the river on Sunday. I already miss it.

  • In another life, I would have been a river guide in my college summers off. A summer out in nature, getting great exercise and hanging out with fun co-eds? Sounds like a dream job to me.
  • Ladies, let me tell you, eye candy galore. I think it was a requirement that the guides all be extremely good looking. Male and female!
  • Match may have caught me starring at shirtless Rippling Muscles Aussie Guide, but then laughed when I caught him starring at Perky Blonde Guide wearing nothing but a swim top and cut offs. Whatever preheats the oven folks! Just as long as he’s still coming home with me. 😉
  • I made it down the river without falling out of the boat! Sadly can’t say the same for the other girl in our boat, but she was just fine. It was actually pretty funny.
  •  I’ll do a full write up soon, we are still waiting to get the pictures.
  • On the drive home, we ended up going house hunting and putting in an offer (#3!) on a home.

  • Fingers crossed because I’m so ready to move out of this town and set up some roots. I’m also sick of getting my hopes up and then being disappointed, so I’m trying very hard not to get too excited.
  • I may have been very conscious that we were all camp stank from our trip while we were hunting with the Realtor. Plus the AC stopped working in the Subi for part of the trip back. So we were all kinds of stinky.
  • I tried to stay downwind of our Realtor. He’s working hard for us let me tell you!

So what’s new with you? Catch me up!

Friday Confessional-House Hunting Round 2 and Vacation DayDreaming

Huh, what’s the matter? You don’t like my house? Does my house stink? That’s right it stinks! –Rocky

I confess…

That Match and I went house hunting yesterday and it was exhausting but exciting all at once. We found a realtor we love. No more bitchface! This guy knew his stuff. He wasn’t pushy, and he took time out of his day to show us the downtown area and restaurants he thought we’d like.

I confess…

That there was one fireplace that was big enough for me to live in. Look at the size of that thing!

I confess…

That I’m sad that Sassy Couple won’t be our neighbors, but this is a better town for us. I made Sassy Girl promise they’ll still visit.

I confess…

That it amazes me how badly some people will abuse a home when they’ve been foreclosed on. Check out what this toolbag did to their house when the bank took it back. Like it wasn’t their fault they defaulted on their home loan…some people are so lame.

I confess…

That there were some homes that were too dirty to even go inside. I would have had to spend a lot on musty odor removal austin and cleaning just to make it livable. No matter what we end up buying we’ll definitely need to lok into and get the place professionally cleaned. Who knows what or who has been there before us?

I confess…

That I cannot wait to be a homeowner. It is such an emotional process and I’m trying so hard to not just fall in love and instead be logical about this. I’m trying to stay grounded people. It is not an easy task!


I’m also doubling up this post with a Friday Day Dreaming meme hosted by R We There Yet Mom

It’s a fun little blog prompt where you post one of your favorite vacation pictures and tell a little about it.

Right now I wish I was here:

This was taken in Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe last summer. The weather was perfect. Not too hot, not too cold. We drank bloody marys and rode around in Tahoe Couple’s boat. Unfortunately they don’t live there anymore and they sold their boat. 🙁 But I would love to go back to Emerald Bay sometime in the near future and rent a boat for the weekend. But I think that will have to wait until after we buy the house. Where is my money tree when I need it?!

Friday Confessional-It’s Been One Hell of a Week

Luke: I’m just having a bad day.
Lorelai: Zzz.
Luke: What?
Lorelai: Days. You’ve been stomping around, barking at people for days.
Luke: I have not.
Lorelai: Yes, Cujo, you have.-Gilmore Girls

I confess…

That I’m so glad it’s Friday. It’s been one hell of a week and I haven’t been sleeping much. When I don’t get enough sleep I can be a little bit snappy.

I confess…

that the house hunt is already frustrating me. I know it’s supposed to be exciting but it’s also a big giant commitment so it makes me all nervous and fretful. This could be why I haven’t been sleeping.

Then we met with our Realtor on Tuesday and she was a total biatch. It was our first meeting and she didn’t even bother to shake my hand or Match’s. She was rude and short with us and acted as if she were doing us a favor by showing us homes. She even told us she has a day job and then asked if we could schedule viewings around her schedule. I went home that night, emailed her and fired that bitch. BOOM.

I confess…

That Match isn’t making the house hunt any easier by suggesting multiple towns to look in. Finding a home in one town is hard enough, but now we’re branching our search to two…and they are in completely different places. In different counties. My head hurts.

I confess…

That after our meeting with BitchFace Realtor we went to Sassy Couple’s house where Sassy Guy got Match drunk on the drink Skinny Bitch. It’s some weird diet drink that is basically all vodka. This was actually really funny to watch. We played outdoor bean bags (sort of like horse shoes) for hours and it looked a little something like this when the boys would beat us:

It then ended with Match in the fetus position on our bathroom floor. The next morning he told me he was very grateful for my housekeeping prowess and the fact that he knew he was puking into a clean toilet. At least he can see the silver lining!

I confess…

That Thursday I got lost while running errands and spent an hour driving around wasting gas. It was one of those days I really wished I had a smartphone so I could just GPS my way out of there.

I confess…

That I called Match and told him so. He just laughed at my ability to get myself as lost as I had. “How did you end up two towns away?!” Then I hit every red light when I finally did find my way back. And all of the crazy drivers were on the road, and I almost got side swipped twice! Luckily I made it home in one piece.

I confess…

That I almost lost it in the grocery store later that day. The express lane is for FAST people Miss WhotheFStillWritesACheckTheseDays! And she had the nerve to ask for help out with her one bag of groceries. She was not elderly. She was in excellent shape, just whiney. I wanted to punch her. The girl in front of her forgot her pin number and smelled like stale cigars. At least the checker was nice!

I confess…

That the only good part about yesterday was my volunteer interview. I applied to be a volunteer at a crisis nursery. It’s a place where families in need can bring their little ones, ages 0-5 years. The family has to be in real crisis: newly homeless, domestic violence, and so on. My job as a volunteer would be to simply play with the kids and make their time enjoyable. The nursery is their happy place and it would be my job to help them forget what’s going on in their lives and just be a buddy. I cannot wait to start.

I confess…

That after this crazy week I’m SO ready for Geeky’s Bachelorette party this weekend. A little escape and a night out with the woo girls is exactly what I need!

House Hunting on Hold

Phoebe: I’m not sure about buying a mattress from Janice’s ex-husband. It’s like cheating on Chandler.
Monica: Not at these prices!                                        –Friends

After a lot of frustration, a lot of disappointment with being outbid, and a lot of paperwork, we’ve decided to put the house hunting on hold. It’s disappointing, because of course we’ve been dreaming about owning our own place, having a backyard, ecetera. At the same time, I’d rather us save and be prepared than get in over our heads and be house broke for years. We’re still young and we’ve got a lot of time to be strapped down with bills right? Continue reading House Hunting on Hold