Quick Update on Life

I’m back for a quick update on many fronts, but mainly the condo.

August 27th came and went with no settlement. There was an issue with the deed that my title company offered to fix, but no one could get ahold of the person to give the “okay” from the seller.

After a lot of waiting, I have a new settlement date AND TIME, so it seems as though it’ll be official on Friday afternoon. Friday also happens to be the day for not one but two birthdays in my house, AND new iPhone day, so Friday is going to be crazy.

After settlement on Friday, I’m going to head over to the condo and get started on demo. There’s a lot that needs to come out: excessive amounts of ceiling fans including one in the master bathroom, pink carpet, wallpaper, awkward shelving, broken blinds, a nasty fridge etc.

The plan is to get as much out as possible on Friday and Saturday. I took off on Monday and Tuesday, so Sunday and Monday will be primarily wallpaper removal, repairs, and cleaning. If I’m lucky I’ll be able to start painting on Tuesday, but I’m not counting on it.

Adding to the complications is my class which meets Thursdays from 7:10-9:40. {Seriously who ever thought classes at that time of night were a good idea is crazy.} I also meet with some of my classmates on Mondays nights so there’s two nights out of the mix plus the times I’m at work.

In other news, however, I did discover the shuttle for campus runs right past my house at least 6 days a week, so if I ever break down or get stuck in snow, I can just take the bus to work which is pretty cool.

Anyway that’s that. Get ready for some Before pictures coming soon.

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The Countdown is On!

My date for settlement is officially less than 10 days away!

Last week, my mom finally got to see the place for the first time although without any electricity. The electricity unfortunately didn’t get turned on until the day after she got to see it. I have no clue whether she actually liked the place or just thinks I’m insane.

Thankfully, finally having electricity meant I could schedule the inspection, which was done on Saturday morning. No major surprises. Everything worked, despite being old and likely original or needing minor repairs. Given that this place is a fixer upper, it was exactly what I expected. Either way, not so cheap upgrades are in my future. I’m just glad they aren’t necessary right away.

Once the inspection was over, I signed my life away, acknowledging that I’m purchasing the property “As-Is.”

The rest of my weekend was spent packing things up little by little. My plan is to get out of my current home ASAP before chaos ensues, so knowing that settlement is happening on the first day of the semester, I’m planning for my time to be limited thanks to being busy at work, as well as classes, and renovations.

Current {Ambitious} Timeline:

August 27 – Settlement

Remove Any Unwanted Leftovers (e.g. mirrors, nasty fridge, window decals, ceiling fans in bathrooms -seriously why?)

Replace Carpet

Remove Wallpaper + Borders and other nonsense on walls



September 12-13 – Move In

*The painting is negotiable. I really want to have the place painted before I move in, but I also want to get in as soon as possible so I may move and then paint as I go.

Fingers crossed nothing else goes wrong.

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Exciting News!

I know I’ve been neglecting this blog lately, but I promise, I have a good excuse.

*Drumroll please*

I’m moving!!!!

Two months ago, if you had told me I’d be purchasing a home, I’d have sworn up and down you were crazy. Turns out I must be the crazy one because I’m in for one crazy end of the month. In a 2 day span, I’ll be settling on my home and starting a new Masters program. Of course both of those events would happen to fall on the craziest week of the year at my job because why not just go all out crazy.

For any of you who were following along with my previous posts, yes I did get the place I fell in love with. I’ve been planning like crazy on Pinterest, and I’ve admittedly had the whole place planned out for a while now.


The past 3 weeks or so has been spent saving money, selling stuff, scouring Craigslist and other stores for deals, and making money in whatever way I can. My favorite find was a almost brand new queen sleeper sofa for $250.

Up until last night, I’d been feeling as though I was just doing some really expensive window shopping. It got real last night though because I submitted the loan paperwork. It really wasn’t until this morning it hit me though. I’m EXCITED.

So be on the lookout for future posts. The home’s in need of some TLC, so I’ll definitely have no shortage of projects to write about.

Here’s my first projects on the list before I move in:

  • Clean it
  • Remove all wallpaper
  • Paint all the rooms
  • Paint kitchen and bathroom cabinets
  • Remove floor to ceiling mirrors in living room.
  • Replace blinds
  • Paint
  • Replace carpet with laminate (or wood if I can find a good deal)

After I move in, I plan to do some little things like replace the outdated lighting, and install a kitty screen in the patio door so the cats can go in and out as they please when I’m on the balcony.

Pictures coming soon. :)

Happy Friday!

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