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We Bought a House!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Sorry I have been gone for so long, but the husband and I have bought a new house! Well, it's not "new" new, but it's new to us! I've been so busy juggling school and closing on the house that I haven't had much leisure time to write.

To be totally honest, I've been eating like crap for the past month. To save us time and money with the move, I cooked down almost all of our freezer and refrigerator, which was good. It was fun and interesting to come up with meals with only the things I had on hand - it was like a real life version of "Chopped". But the bad and ugly are my lunches have been mostly food on the go, which meant fast food. Darn it if those hamburger wrappers aren't designed for eating and driving. I hate being so busy that I've had to do this, and I'm really looking forward to things slowing down soon. Which won't be until March because we still have to clean our old apartment, unpack boxes in the new house, and I have end of the month exams.

Fortunately, it seems that my weight hasn't changed much. I'm only guessing because my clothes still fit. I haven't stepped on a scale since earlier in the month. But I really have to get off this fast food rush soon, or I know there will be consequences. There always are.

Despite the craziness with organizing the house closing and the move, I've managed to keep my grades up. I'm really glad that I took a light load this semester. We didn't anticipate buying a house, though we've been looking for a while. The right house popped up at the right price, and we jumped on it! I would have had a really tough time managing my school work plus all the details with the house if I had taken on more. I've taken advantage of opportunities to get work done ahead of time.

After next week, things should start settling down. Spring break will be coming soon, which will give me time to start work on my home gardening. I should also have my kitchen in order to cook healthy meals, instead of burgers in wax paper.

The owners did an almost complete remodel on the house, so there's very little left for us to do. We just had to buy a refrigerator. You all know that I love to cook, and I'm so excited about the new kitchen. It's got granite counter tops, built in stove, and stacking oven and microwave - I almost feel like I'm in a cooking show kitchen! There are a few spacial oddities about it that I probably would have done differently if I were designing it, but overall I'm thrilled about it. I can't wait to start cooking! Right now it's got boxes all over it, so we've been eating supermarket chicken.

I don't have internet hooked up at the house yet, so sorry if I don't get a chance to respond back to your messages right away. Hope you all had a great February!
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CYND59 2/23/2013 8:57AM

    Congrats on the new house. Once you get all settled in you can concentrate on eating healthy again.
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JUSTLYN1964 2/20/2013 1:20PM

  Congratulations on your "new" home!!! Exciting times!!!

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VHALKYRIE 2/20/2013 11:57AM

    Thank you all for the well wishes! My husband and I are very happy!

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BILL60 2/19/2013 8:08AM

    Congrats on your new home. Enjoy it!!

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KAYOTIC 2/18/2013 11:39PM

    Congrats! what a wonderful thing!

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CATLADY52 2/18/2013 9:20PM

    emoticon I know that it is a big step for you. Enjoy your time. emoticon

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IJUSTNEED10 2/18/2013 4:12PM

    congratulations on buying a home that is awesome! you'll get your diet back on track once you get settled

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THELILEA 2/18/2013 3:53PM

    Wooo! Congrats!! I think the fact your weight hasn't dramatically suffered despite your stress and the different eating you've been forced into says a lot about how healthy you have become! I can't wait to read about what you come up with once you are all settled into your new dream kitchen. :)

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KICK-SS 2/18/2013 3:41PM

    Congratulations on your new house! Your kitchen sounds wonderful....

Sounds like you've kept it all together during all this process tho, I know from past experiences there's a lot of stress involved..

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BTVMADS 2/18/2013 3:11PM

    Congratulations!! That's so exciting! I can't wait to see pictures of that gorgeous kitchen. I'm already pretty jealous just based on your description.

You know you'll get back on track with the food. You always do, because you're awesome like that.

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GETSTRONGRRR 2/18/2013 2:41PM

    Very cool.....congrats, that's a huge step in anyone's life!

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WOUBBIE 2/18/2013 1:38PM

    Squeeee!! How exciting! Glad to hear that so many good things are right on track!

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SEDGEY 2/18/2013 1:27PM

    Oh and PICTURES! emoticon

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SEDGEY 2/18/2013 1:27PM

    Wow! How cool is that. :)

Definitely look into an armoire style fridge. I've had mine for years (bought it when they first came out) and it's had a few hiccups (all that stuff has been sorted these days), and there's still rarely a week that goes by when I don't say "I love this fridge!" It's worth it. It can be packed full and you can just rearrange things to fit a turkey. Really!

Congrats on the house although I guess I have to give up my secret fantasy that you'd move back to the PNW. ;)

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MYLADY4 2/18/2013 1:10PM

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ARCHIMEDESII 2/18/2013 1:06PM

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How exciting !! Congratulations on owning your first house !! That's wonderful. I'm so thrilled for you.

Don't worry about the hamburger wrappers, I won't tell. ;) once you're settled into your new place, you can start cooking again. no worries about the last month. water under the bridge.

You'll have to take a couple of pictures when you have a chance. sounds fantastic.

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GUCCI9300 2/18/2013 12:54PM

    Congrats!!! :)

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