Thursday, September 24, 2009

Home, Where My Thoughts Escaping

Now I'm resorting to boring photos of water and trees.

This week I finally decided to get my shit together and actually go talk to banks about getting a home loan. Tomorrow I'm taking a half day of vacation, but before you go getting all jealous, let me tell you that I'm going to talk to two different lenders and then going to the dentist. Yeah. Now, how jealous are you? That's what I thought.

I've spent a lot of time on the internet this week looking at lender and housing options and my head might just explode before I get anywhere near buying a house. My brother said that I'd get a loan, but it might not be enough for what I want and where I want to live. I'll probably burn some more vacation time next week talking to a couple more lenders. My friend who talked to me about this a couple of weeks ago, told me to shop around, so that's what I'm doing. I figure if I don't get what I want right now, I'll still be in the place I am now, but much better educated. And where I am right now is just fine. I love where I live, it's just that I'd rather stop throwing money away, and I have very little time to try to get that first time home buyer tax credit. I'm just going to throw it all up in the air and see how it lands.

But enough of that. It's the weekend. Woot! After all the practical crap tomorrow, the girls and I will finally go out for dinner to celebrate Stinky's birthday. I'm not sure what else I'm doing tomorrow night. The girls may have plans with their friends after dinner, and I'll just decide when I know their schedules.

On Saturday, I'd like to do another double work-out running and biking. If it rains, I'll have to change that around and maybe swim instead. My friend G. gets back on Saturday night and she has told me she expects an email from me waiting for her and to go out on Saturday night. So there. I might be ready for a beer or two. I feel like I'm working really hard parenting and training and writing and researching home loans and Iowa City properties, that I'll be very ready to blow off some steam on Saturday if G.'s plane gets back in time for that.

How about you all? Do your weekend plans involve working hard or playing hard or mixing and matching?


eskaysea said...

First off, a big happy birthday to Stinky. My weekend involves a little fun, and a little work. Tomorrow it is pre-school for Brick. While he is at that I am taking Puddles to an infant learning lab so he can be a guinea pig. Other plans: Attend a womens soccer match, visit the humane society, and pack for a trip. Going out of town next week--WHOO WHO!!

eskaysea said...

I meant Woo Who!

Remiman said...

Certainly not as fun filled as your's.
Working, and moving home.

Tara said...

The weekend will be a mix of working and playing - Not too much working, though, it just involves finishing the bedroom organization. And when music is going, the project isn't so tedious.

Don't know what's in store for the rest of the weekend.

Good luck with finding a home loan, I hope you don't have to shop around too much. And good luck with the dentist, too!

Ananda girl said...

Oh this is exciting! I will think positive thoughts for your home loan search.

The weekend is like all my weekends right now...enjoying getting out of my tiny town to spend time with my fella. We're going to go pick up a used fridge from a "freecycle" member this weekend. Mine died a couple of weeks ago. Do you guys have freecycle there?

booda baby said...

if I don't get what I want right now, I'll still be in the place I am now, but much better educated.

I wish you could bottle this and sell it to about five billion people. I'd even buy one, although I already got my free sample.

Susan said...

I'm starting what I'm referring to as the "mad dash to baby shower 09". If you hear of a woman beat someone over a baby foot cookie cutter...send bail.

laura b. said...

First off...LMAO (don't I wish) at Susan :-)

Churlita, great that you are looking into homeownership. I bet you will be able to work something out.

My weekend should be family oriented. I am hoping to avoid worky things and just do fun things.

Pamela said...

I'm going to try and get you some referrals in Iowa City... Also, I think to be able to get to closing on something, you need to act FAST. Which you are doing, I know.

Pamela said...

Marva Abel

Iowa State Bank and Trust

Pamela said...

sorry, the name was the realtor...

Poptart said...

Can't wait to find out what's happening with the home-buying thing. That would be so great!!

You should use the triathlon lingo if you are gonna do it next year - even though it's too early to train for a May sprint, you can still call a bike-to-run workout a "brick" workout - because your legs feel like bricks for the first 1/4 mile off the bike!

My weekend: watched a Finnish master fiddler perform for a small group of us in a cool bar, laundromat from 10-1am with the dog in tow, tomorrow work a little more, volunteer, fiddle class and then I'm working an early bar shift in my dirndl at my German place's Oktoberfest. Then teach most of Sunday and go to long-lost friends place for dinner. Whew! And run Sunday, tomorrow is off - woot!

Have a good one if you are still reading this!! xo

AlienCG said...

I have to say, I had a lot of fun looking for my house. You'll find a loan and you will buy a house. When you start looking, you must blog about it.

Have fun at dinner and a big HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY to Stinky. Have a good weekend.

.j.william. said... was awesome for me. They even include closing costs estimates and all that. Other than that, good luck and have somebody you can call to help you through the details. It ain't pretty.

We painted this weekend and I managed not to get any in my hair (that I know of). That's a good weekend.