Still in negotiations for the house. I sit here, refreshing my inbox, just to make sure I’m not missing anything, because from 8:30-10:00 there was a lot of frenzied activity. When I’m not looking at my inbox, I’m poking around the internet, finding old and new playgrounds, to satisfy my curiosity. (That said, I did print out statements from our savings account that I’ll scan in and send to the loan officer as part of what’s needed.) What I need to do is only refresh my inbox every half hour.
I cannot waste my time today. Our so-called vacation reminded me I value my time and my abilities. In order to get what we need to get done, there’s much I can work on during these days.
There are some bills I set aside to pay for when we got back. Well, we’re back. Pay the electric bill, pay rent, find the homeowner’s insurance and make sure that’s up to date and they’re using the right address, find the property tax bill.
When J gets home, we should do all we can on our tax return so that we can complete our loan application. We also said we wanted to do some calculations to see if it makes sense to do a bigger downpayment or pay off more of his school loans, and how much of either. Our risk is calculated by debt-to-income, so J’s residency salary and my unemployment status is not working in our favor, despite our careful planning and the assets we have. So reducing the debt or my miraculously finding a job when we don’t move until June are the only ways.
I want to clean up. After seeing all the decluttered homes for sale, I’m inspired to get ours to look more like that. The house we’re bidding on has all kinds of beautiful built-ins; it’s going to behoove me to learn how to put things away properly. ;) This is for later, but perhaps I should look into FlyLady.
I need to eat. I’m excited and worked up, but if I forget to eat, that’s going to be problematic.
I think my sister and brother-in-law are coming this weekend, and I would like to offer to my sister that I’ll drive back with her and help out next week. If I do in fact do that, then I’ll need to make sure I’m not leaving any tasks to do until I get back. I know I have some library books due back in somewhere in there.
Laundry, perpetual laundry.
I should call my dad. He asked that I keep him in the loop regarding the house hunt.
I need to find a new doctor and make an appointment. Mine left the practice, and therefore, on their books I have no primary provider. Dumb, stupid.
I’ve been delinquent in scheduling a dentist appointment, even though I’m one of those weird types that actually enjoys going to the dentist. If I could get that set up in April, that’d be good. J has already been seen by a dentist out here, and I think my reluctance was because I wanted our old dentist’s office to send our records, but I never sent in the release. Send in the release form.Schedule appointment.
Later this week,
-Return books to library & check out Flylady
-Go grocery shopping, keep clearing out fridge
-Find something fun for the weekend if my family is in town
-Learn some options stuff (My father-in-law is likely to call on us this week if he’s in town for work)
-Finish tax return & submit documents to loan officer
-Do anything needed if our house offer is accepted (i.e. schedule inspection)
-Anything from above that rolls over to another day
-Call my friend S back about going back to visit at the end of April
-Call my other friend S back about getting together this week
-Order new sheets
-Work on all my One Little Word prompts, print pictures, fill album 2 years ago