The fatigued merriment of home shopping

Linda and I have spent our past few weeks, or those without my step-daughter around, home “shopping”. Sort of like “window shopping” really, as we are going into old homes, new homes, etc, trying to get a feel of the current market.

What’s the difference between buying a 20-30 year-old house and a brand new (still being built for the most part) townhomes?

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And so our story begins…

So, yeah. I’ve been “missing” for a few weeks now. What in the hell have I been up to? Great question!

As many of you know, I’ve been working full time, going to school 4 nights a week, and then cramming in other activities to fill in what little free time I have remaining. I took off my Thursday night class (microeconomic theory) to go to my first concert in a long time; Christina Perri + James Blunt at the Warfield in San Francisco. I was fortunate enough to meet Christina and have a CD autographed by her!

I finished up my classes last week – two weeks after moving to a new company, where my growth opportunities are just about endless. I’m doing more or less the same thing that I have been doing for nearly three years now, except at a very prestigious company, and for substantially better pay. I’ve learned a ton about the industry in my training classes that I never had the opportunity to learn before. I had my business class (Tuesday nights) grade posted over the weekend — squeezing in my ‘A’ with a 90-point-something percent in the class (with a ‘B’ on the final). there’s a possibility that i end up with 3/3 ‘A’s, but who knows. I’m aiming for ‘B’ grades, and the ‘A’s are all accidental, I assure you.

Linda and I moved the majority of my large furniture, including computer, TV entertainment system, etc this weekend. Suffice to say, I’m a wee bit tired today from heavy lifting, stairs, etc; but it’s all worth it in the end. ;)

I’ll be trying to squeeze in my normal internet-friendly self in the next week or two, now that my days are no longer 17 hours long, and I’m not skipping between beds/homes. I’ll be fixing up my bathroom (new shower, toilet, flooring, etc) in the next month and hope to be renting my condo out by July. We shall see.

..aanndd out!

Vanilla Ice fixes your home!

I wonder if he can make my living room bling like ice?

Vanilla Ice (aka Robert Van Winkle) will star in a home improvement series on the DIY Network entitled, The Vanilla Ice Project. The first season is ten episodes, starting October 14th.

“Over the last 15 years, Rob has taught himself the basics of home improvement through hands-on experience. In each episode, Rob demonstrates his vast knowledge in home renovation … . He calls the shots in this room-by-room home makeover series, exposing an entirely new side of the star — one that his fans never have seen before.”