Sunday, January 16, 2011

Handy mommy??

The husband(he has asked me to not put his name up LOL) put in his reenlistment package last Monday, so it looks like we are going to be here for at least another two years. I will say I'm pretty excited. The thought of another combat deployment so soon isn't sitting well with me but I was actually getting sad to be leaving all the wonderful friends I've made here. I have friends that have been with me my entire life at points we were inseparable and we are still very close but the military family truly amazes me. There's a bond between these women you just cant explain I've literally gone from meeting someone to considering them a very close friend within two weeks just because this lifestyle, we stick together and know how important it is to have a support system and I'm glad to be keeping mine. Anyway enough rambling since we are going to be here for so long we figured we might as well buy a place, So we started looking.

Well we found a house and had pretty much fallen in love with it, until we actually spoke to the realtor. Then we found out its a foreclosure which isn't always a bad thing I mean we could end up making a major profit from it and in the case we buy there is no reason we shouldn't. Not only is it a foreclosure but the previous owners stripped ALL of the carpet/flooring in the entire house and took it with them(kind of odd but what ever) along with the fridge. We were pretty bummed but then started thinking well maybe this could actually turn into a good thing.
They had or I'm assuming they had two boys as one room is a bright green and the other is a bright blue so obviously those rooms will need painted. We went to look at the house today and noticed a few(3) small holes in the walls, two from door knobs and one in a closet door. So being the handy people we both are and coming from families who have remodeled there own houses we pretty much know how to fix everything ourselves with the exception of the flooring issue. And also knowing how much of a pain it is to paint a room with carpet in it, the lack of carpet is starting to look better. Not only will it be easier and less hassle to paint what ever wall I feel I want changed, BUT I can also choose what ever type of flooring I want, be it carpet or hard wood!!! With Cambria getting into the toddler era we are both leaning towards hard wood.
Needless to say Ive become VERY excited at the possibilities of this house, maybe just maybe being ours in the somewhat near future.

So amongst my blog being my place to vent it might also turn into a do it yourself(mostly) house fixer upper blog! We've had a few bumps in the road but they are being fixed and hopefully we can really start getting the ball rolling after this "holiday" weekend.

Mrs. B-Dub

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