Today was pretty crazy. I don’t feel like I got any work done, and yet I was trying most of the day. I got in late and then spent some time talking with Tara about the house, last night and life.
The family and I went to see the house and accept the additional terms this afternoon. We really couldn’t find anything other than the entry door from the garage to the house and some cracks on the back of the house that don’t appear to go down to the foundation. We will need to have someone more qualified look at the house, and that is why we are hiring a home inspector, among other reasons.
I almost had to drive down to the zoo tonight to take a piece of a speaker, but I guess they decided to postpone hanging the rig. I spent my time working out details for the house. First action is trying to get all the documents together for financing. I can’t believe some of what they want and why they just don’t pull your tax returns from the IRS and compare your bank statements to make sure you are on the right track.
I started thinking of all the things that I will need to do as soon as I move in. I noticed that none of the rooms are prewired for ceiling fans. That will have to be a priority item, at least for the rooms I plan on spending time in. Tile and kitchen upgrades may have to take a back-seat for a while…
Looks like I need a home inspector. For those of you that have used one before and been happy with the report, please post their information or have them send me a sample report.
Well, today was quite interesting. I spent the day at Cisco in Irvine in training on Linksys by Cisco business class products. It was some good networking time and is always good to have information presented about products, even if I already know them because I tend to forget quickly. I did learn some cool stuff and would most likely go again. The instructor made a comment to me that made me continue thinking about going back into the IT field again. I had been thinking about it for a while, but he really brought it to the forefront of my mind.
I got a call from Angela late in the afternoon to let me know that the bank had accepted our list price offer on Doreen. We’ll be signing the counter offer tomorrow after taking another look at the house. I’m excited and scared at the same time to be taking this leap. All those cold feet thoughts start coming in, but I think this is the right thing to do. I just have to convince Maegan that driving from Murrieta wouldn’t be that bad!
We (Maegan, Larilyn, Sister Dowden, Zach W and I) went to the temple tonight. I tried to convince them to come to me in Newport Beach, but Sister Dowden didn’t want to break out of her habit in San Diego. I made good time from UCI to La Jolla though, under an hour, so I had some time to kill before the session. I went to Krispy Kreme and scored some chocolate doughnut holes for Sister Dowden and then talked with Bouse about his new house. Kind of interesting that we both end up buying a house in the same week!
Back to the temple, it was definitely a unique experience.
After the temple, we tried to find somewhere to go for dinner. Pretty much everything was closed, so we ended up at Denny’s. The food was pretty bad to say the least. I only ordered a shake and helped Maegan eat her french toast combo and wished I hadn’t. Even the chocolate shake was bad. I didn’t know it was possible for ice cream to be bad. Maybe it was my fault for not choosing a better place. I just knew that I wasn’t going to have any luck in choosing a place with Maegan around, so I abstained from voting. She actually asked me, jokingly, at dinner to seal my mouth or something along those lines, so I didn’t say another word while we were at the table which was kind of fun.
And now, it’s really late and I need to get to bed! P.S. Lauren called and said she talked to him and we were all right, there is no gf! Good job Lauren!