Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Life and Other Events

It's been quite busy since my last post. Spring is finally upon us. I am wearing a cute summery, sleevless top and feel quite comfortable, as the weather is in the mid-70's today. I wish I could bottle up this weather and keep it hidden in my closet. It is absolutely perfect in every way. Not too hot and not too cold. Just call me Goldilocks, even if my hair is no longer gold.

Friday was a better day on the work front. I had calmed down from the Thursday meeting and was able to communicate to my boss, who confessed that she understood where I was coming from and was upset at the client herself. We are still working on a new plan and it has been crazy at the office but at least I have a direction and I'm not standing still. Also, I was able to retrieve the cancelled billboard so I was happy that the miscommunication didn't harm their future plans. On Monday, we drove to Winchester, VA to meet with the client and their co-op advertising partners. It was interesting and informative but of course, leads to more work for me. I have a tight deadline to get this plan finished by Thursday. I know I can do it but I will be working my butt off to meet it. Not to mention, I have other clients that need to be taken care of. Such is the world of advertising. Stress, stress and more stress. We were able to set the stress aside on Friday night at DH's company party and again on Saturday night at my coworker's 60th birthday bash. It is always nice to talk outside of work, especially in a business like this where you are bound to clash with each other at some point.

Still no word on the job prospects and no offers. I have emailed both companies to ask for the status on the positions. We'll see what comes of that. I don't have my hopes up about either one but it would be nice if I would get a call. Especially since we have BIG news to share...

DH and I are in the process of buying our first house!!!! WOOHOO! I know this is a big shock because we were planning to wait until after DH graduated with his Master's in August but this offer was too good to pass up. On Saturday, we went to DH's coworker's house. It is an old 1920's traditional single family in a decent area of Baltimore City. He is planning on moving in May but hasn't put it on the market yet. He has refurbished some of the house but it is still in need of a lot of work. It is livable but pretty much needs some TLC. He is willing to sell it to us for cheap and DH is willing to use his handyman skills to make the place our own. We researched the area and crime is fairly low (only several vehicular larcenies over the past year) and houses are selling for 75-100k more than our purchase price. So, in short, even if we had to dump 50k into the house to completely refurbish it inside and out, we would come out making a profit. AND we could design it to our specifications. Needless to say, we are quite happy with this opportunity. DH is dropping off our paperwork today so we can get pre-approved for our mortgage. We are going through my dad's bank so it should be relatively low-hassle. "Should" being the operative word. My only worry in this process is breaking our renewed lease with the apartment. We have been there for over a year but we were automatically renewed through August so we may be responsible for the rent through that date if they cannot find another tenant. Once we are approved, I will speak to them and see what we can do and what exactly our responsibilities are when breaking the lease. Aside from that detail, I feel very good about our decision. I have so many visions of what I want to do and what I want our home to look like. I am very excited about our next big step in our life together.

On the TTC front, there's not much to report. It is still looking anovulatory as suspected so I am just waiting for the timer to buzz, when I can call on my RE to put an end to this madness. I am so ready to start over. I just hope that nasty cyst has hit the road. I've been keeping myself plenty busy with other aspects of my life in the meantime. I am happy that we will be able to bring our future baby home to more than just an apartment. There is a park within walking distance and all I can think about is taking the baby for a stroll in the park, playing in the grass or in the playground. We could even get a puppy and take baby and puppy out to play. It will be amazing to finally have a place to call our own.

1 comment:

Pleasance said...

Good for people to know.