Friday, May 27, 2011


I am still waiting to hear about the condo. No news might be good news? I don't know! Hopefully this moves along current situation of sharing a bathroom is not going so well.

I was also reminded that I didn't celebrate Penny's life on the blog! Well friends, the time has come and Penny is no longer with us! It was a sad day. She died in her log and I know she was comforted to know how much everyone loved her. She was a good little fishy! She got me through some tough times and I don't know what my life would be like if I hadn't known her.

Here is a picture during her happier times!


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

More Condo Shopping!

I have not done a very good job of keep up with my goal of blogging more. So, since I have had a very productive day today, I figure I will use the last few minutes of my day to update all my followers (all 4 of you!) on my house search!

I found and fell in love with a little one bedroom (with a den) bungalow in Oakton. I put an offer, $11,000 less then the offering price and was told thanks, but no thanks. I was thinking I was willing to pay full price, but decided to hold off and wait a little longer. If it was meant to be it would still be for sale! Well, a condo in the same building just went on the market (Short Sale) for $21,000 less then the original--$10,000 less then my offer. I thought, this must be too good to be true. So, Brian and I went to check it out and he warned me of the big ass dog inside (his words!). His thoughts--ripped up carpet, smell, etc. My thoughts--attacked by said dog while trying to view place, etc.

Anyways...all was well at the place. Definitely a mixture of smells between boy and dog. Needs new carpet, paint and professional cleaning (possibly twice). But, all in all I loved it! So, I will be making an offer (tonight at 5:30!). However, since this is a short sale, we will see how this goes.

More to come! But, while we wait to see what the verdict is...take a looky-loo at the condo website: The floor plan I am looking at is called the Windsong.

Let me know what you think!