1. The bargin basement house, which seemed like doom... (for starters, since we last visited the back door had been kicked in). It backs on an apartment complex. No guarantees of how it will be kept up. There are lots of issues... it's at 50k below county appraisal... there is a reason for that!
2. The mid priced house. This seems like our most likely option. It's got a backyard that while not huge is decent. It is actually technically a 3 bedroom though they marketed it as 5. Two of the "bedrooms" are in a basement. Since a fully equipped fireman cannot get in, it cannot really be considered a basement. This house needs decor help and comes with a 3k carpet allowance... If we can get insurance (we have big dogs, it's next to a park) we're going for this one.
3. The uber house... it's big and it costs money. We like this house for the most part... we're just not in love with the cost. It's at the tip top of our price range and we have to fence the HUGE back yard...
Fingers crossed!! it's decision time.
So, seriously... I need a house... we went out looking... again. It's something like torture at this point... we have 2 likely houses that we will review tomorrow and make a decision... but our previous favorite house is now out of the running due to black mold running up the basement walls :( We're so terrified of finished basements now... the top pick house is top pick because we can actually see the walls in the basement and see if they are cracked (they do not appear to be). The down side is that there is a family living there and we're going to ask to close on July 11.. we'll see if they can do it...
We have decided to run fast and far away from this house. It's way to complicated for a simple home purchase and we just do not want the headaches. We're going house hunting again tomorrow... but all in all, we're running out of time... I didn't think we were being picky, but my cousin says we are... We want 4 bedrooms, with either an unfinished basement or a big enough finished basement to have a rec room and an office. We would prefer a master bathroom big enough for a double vanity and we want a decent sized back yard (prefer fenced)... we also want the rooms as big as we can get them... off we go!
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Today was a slightly different story. My man and I had to go get pictures taken and apparently the dog barked for the entire 5 hours we were gone. We know this because the nice woman from animal control told us so. Oops! It was a less than stellar capper to the afternoon. I put him back outside and determined that it was not separation anxiety, instead it's willfull pissyness when he doesn't get his way. So, after trip three to Petco and the purchase of a Citronella bark collar... we put him back in his outdoor run. He barked once at full volume and got a disgusted look on his face. Then he tried again, after the second bark he sat for a moment then starting at the slightest whine he slowly got louder and louder to see when the collar would go off, after that he maintained a volume slightly under the collars trigger point. YAY technology... but man he's too smart. I failed to take him on a walk this morning, so by the time all this was finished he was totally out of control. I took him out for 2 miles and he came home Daemon instead of demon...
So we've got barking and that annoying testosterone issue of his to resolve, but as long as I walk him 2 miles or more a day I think we're good to go. He's getting what words mean and beginning to understand that if he walks over he gets petted and he's always allowed back in. He does MUCH better staying in the inside kennel he hates being trapped outside... which is sad, because his bladder likes it better out there.
So far today he's tried to use his blankets, the automan, the no mark belly band and himself to get off... I finally took him outside (he just needs to learn there are some things we do in the privacy of our rooms). He's currently seeking said privacy in his kennel...
If I learn from this, it's a pretty cheap lesson about sticking to my guns...
I thought I should mention the above before I mentioned, I got my dress *YAY!!*
I used the marine for the trim... and it's in ivory, not white... I was quite surprised to find I liked it :)