Wednesday, January 09, 2008

One baby step at a time

So here I am, posting because I am very demotivated at work. This probably has to do with the fact that seriously, I have no business being a manager of a technical system that I know nothing about. It is very overwhelming and I feel incredibly stupid. To combat my feelings of stupidity, I'm surfing the internet, which of course is increasing my technological intelligence. Right? Right?


Anyway, things have been good. I have been skiing with Ethan a couple times lately. We even managed to have fun downhill skiing together, which is a change from the past. My skills have gotten better, I think. Yay! He leaves next week for the slope, which kind of sucks, but I keep telling myself this slope job will bring us lots of money, money, money.

And why might I be worrying about money? Because....we are going to buy a house! Da-da! (That's a fanfare, BTW). The whole fourplex thing fell through because it was just too difficult to work with Ethan's dad. I don't think it's a big secret that I am somewhat relieved. I thought we would try to purchase another rental property, but instead we're just going to do the single family thing. As is typical for us, this is a very slow process with lots of planning involved. I have checked out some books on house buying and we are planning to make a budget and talk about what we want in a house before he heads up to the slope. Then hopefully when he returns, we can prequalify for a loan.

I have to say, I'm nervous. It's so expensive! And we'll have to move! And what if we don't find something we like?! But it's an excited, positive kind of nervous. We're going to get a house! And a dog! Or something like that, at any rate.


Henna73 said...

Yay! Congratulations! Don't worry, buying a house isn't so bad.

I hear you on the non-motivation at work. I have been dragging me feet for a few months now. Don't know what to do...

Alpha Monkey said...

Wow, that's exciting! I can't wait to come visit ;) I don't know if this is still true or not, but I was told to put 20% down on the house if possible to avoid some PMI tax.

What is Ethan's slope job? Is it full-time?

L said...

Ethan's back at the same job he had before he deployed. So it's full time employment, but he works there 2 weeks, then gets 2 weeks off in town, etc. It's kind of a crappy schedule, but better than having him gone all the time.

Thanks for the tax tip. We are including 20% down payment in our budgeting. :)

Vanessa said...

so i guess this means you're staying up there past 2008 ;)

congratulations...and good luck!!