Monday, July 2, 2007

A real job!

I am soooooo excited! All of the agony over turning down offers and not getting jobs and waiting and waiting and waiting is over! Aaron got an offer from UMKC and it is even better than he expected. He is waiting for the other shoe to drop because it seems to good to be true. I, on the other hand, and ready to go find a house and get started on our "real" life! He will not get the written offer until next week, but I am not even going to allow myself to think (for very long, anyway) that something could go wrong between now and then.

I talked to the landlord today and he is not sure he is willing to extend our lease by a month or two. He may have a buyer for the place and he would obviously rather have the place purchased than rented. So that would give us until July 31 to find a place and move out. Could be a problem since neither Aaron nor I have ever purchased a home and have no idea what we are doing (although I have a good handle on what kind of houses I like since I am an open house junkie - thanks Mom!). If anyone has any dos or don'ts, let me know!

Having an extra kid around the house today has been fun, but I have been reminded that they are a lot more work at 11 months than they are at 5! And Levi is a really good natured little guy and he's way less difficult than Bryn was at his age, but it is still hard work!


Jennifer (Chronicles of a Night Owl) said...

Awesome news! Well, not about the living situation. Hope the perfect house will present itself quickly and everything will go smoothly!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh wow, that's great! Congratulations on the job and good luck with the house hunting. I bet you guys find a great house soon, I think I heard on the news that it's a "buyer's market", so all the better for you :)


Anonymous said...

Woo-Hoo! Oh Yeah! Time to celebrate!! Wonderful news! I'm so happy for y'all! Yep, I'm with you ... time to go house hunting, LOL!

Wish I could give ya some tips. We just had our house built and it was completed this past August. David did all the dealing with builders and real estate folks. I do have to say, don't make an offer on anything that doesn't make ya feel 110% comfy! When you find the house ... you'll know!

Debi said...

Congratulations guys! I am soooo happy for you! Wow...that just happened so quickly, didn't it? Are you all gonna stay put or move a little closer to KC?
Wish I could be of some help on the whole house thing, but we learned the hard way how totally different it can be from state to state buying a house. It was a breeze and could be done quite quickly in TN. NOT SO in New York!
Good luck with everything! Gonna be a busy month!
Give Aaron a hug for me, and then have him give you one from me, too, okay? SOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!