Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Less than a week!

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We move into our new house in less than a week! I know there is still a lot of work left as far as moving stuff from our apartment to our house but I am still really excited.

We finally are about done with getting our loan approved so we should be ready to close on time next Monday. We were starting to get worried about the loan because the underwriter kept wanting more and more stuff. I get it - the economy was bad so they are really picky about lending but man, it was getting ridiculous!

It almost doesn't feel real that we are going to be in our new house so soon. I can't wait to get some new furniture and get it decorated the way I want.

My stress level is coming down slowly but surely. We are almost there!

Monday, February 7, 2011

I'm a Municipal Securities Principal - huh?

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I passed my test this morning! I had to take my series 53 test and I actually passed it - a small miracle! I was sure I wouldn't because I have been so busy with other house stuff that I didn't study as much as I wanted to/thought I should.

Anyway, nothing really exciting happens now, just had to have it for my job.

I think my boss will be pleased that I passed!

Yay me!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Study, study, study

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That is all I will be doing this weekend other than showering, eating and sleeping!

I have to take my test for work on Monday morning and I am not yet fully prepared. I am hoping after about 8 hours today and 8 hours tomorrow of studying I will be able to knock it out on Monday but I can only hope.

So without further delay....I better get to it!

Happy weekend!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Random Tuesday thoughts

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I am especially good at being random right now because of how many different things are running through my head these days. There should be a big, huge 'let down' in about 3 weeks. I will be done moving into our new house, done with my test for work and have my baby back here in Denver with me. The commute to work will suck more and we still have to find a daycare but all in all, I would have to say I can't wait for the next few weeks to pass by.

On that note, here are a few other things going on in my head right now.

-What if our house burned down in our new neighborhood? I've never thought of this before, but what kind of a house would they let you re-build? What if the builder didn't exist anymore (went out of business)? The only reason I wonder this is because we have a home owner's association in our new neighborhood and we never had one before back home and they are super strict with everything so it makes me wonder how/what they would let you re-build??!!

-It is FREEZING here in Denver today! Even worse actually since freezing is 32 degrees and it was -9 this morning with a wind chill of -18! My toes were so cold by the time I got to work that I thought they were going to fall off! I can't drink enough warm coffee this morning!

-We went back home to Nebraska this weekend one last time and I didn't even really get to say goodbye to my house or really ponder it. We left without much thought but it is weird that I will probably never step foot in that house again! We got to see the kiddo for a day and a half which was the best part. Just over two more weeks and he will be back here in Denver with us for good! I can't wait!

-I still have a list of things to do a million miles long. I need to find a daycare for my son, call the insurance company to get a quote on our new house and if the price is bad, find a new insurance company, get my care licensed here in Colorado, get a new driver's license, start boxing stuff up in our apartment, finish studying for the test I have next Monday, call our garbage service from back home to cancel, find new internet/phone company out here and set up an appointment for hook up when we move in, find a doctor/dentist for me, find a doctor for my son (since he is 26 months and still hasn't had his 2 year check up), have the POA paperwork signed and notarized for our house closing, etc. etc. etc. It is never ending!

-I have been having bad dreams about our new house, like the rooms are different sizes than I thought, there is ugly colored paint on the walls, the layout of the house is completely different, the house is in terrible shape and a bunch of other nonsense. I think I am dreaming this since I only saw the house once and wonder if that was enough to make a decision on and in the back of my mind I worry I won't like it as much as I thought. The good thing is, my husband saw it a second time and said he still really liked it so I think we are ok.

-I have to take my test for work next Monday and I am pretty nervous. My studying has not been going as well as I hoped due to all of this moving business. I am planning on studying the whole weekend this weekend but still, I don't want to fail the test. I have taken four of these type of tests before and haven't failed one yet. Crossing my fingers!

-I am such a dork, but love watching the Bachelor. I already know what's going to happen this season because I read a website that has spoilers but I love to watch the show anyway. I am not a fan of the Bachelorette as much since it just seems more boring to me. But it is funny to see who in the house is crazy and weird and how the dates unfold, even if I already know the ending. Hopefully, next Monday night when it is on again, I can watch it guilt free because I will have taken my test that morning and hopefully passed and won't have to worry about studying instead of watching!

-It is not looking so good for a tax refund this year. My husband started doing our taxes online last night and normally we get a pretty big refund, but this year, we are either getting a tiny refund or paying in a tiny amount. Booooo. That is terrible news because we were hoping to use some of the money to buy furniture for our new house! This will be the first year since we were married that we haven't gotten a good refund. What a bummer.

-Speaking of furniture, we should still have some money to get some and I am excited to get in our house, pick out furniture and decorate it the way I want! New houses are fun!

-That's all I got. Happy Tuesday!