Sunday, June 25, 2017

Keys....

We bought and sold my good dear friends and we are now the proud owners of a junky 2 bedroom condo!

I say that jokingly -- its a decent unit bones wise --- but boy to we have a huge list on he home improvement sheet and after living here the past 24 hours, the list has grown.

Apparently there was some really shoddy electrical work with the stove -- and its in really bad condition, so once we fix the outlet, a new stove and microwave will need to be put in.... and the bathroom is a nightmare.

but were making it work and we will tackle one project at a time.

It was hard to say good by to my first ever home, but once the stuff was out (and the people) it lost it's home feeling and was more like "space" ... albeit clean and nicer (and cleaner) then what we bought, but we'll get it there. I keep reminding myself this two bedroom is less junky then when I bought the first place.

I've got names and numbers to call for quotes and estimates so we'll get cracking. It will be better after a working stove and microwave come... and the bathroom gets better.

I'm still waiting for the rest of the pending charges to post, so once that happens, i'll have a full 8 year re-cap post and a post on the new place for all you number people.

But for now, we're in our new home.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Moving update

Still in Escrow... Contingencies removed with our buyer... so now its just waiting on her funding, but at least at this point if it falls through, we'll get around $8,000 earnest money to help us replenish what we have spent.

Operation 2 bedroom might actually be a success! Here's to hoping.

12 days and counting till keys!


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

May 2017 Spending

Little Dude loves "George" the Aldi Monkey....
When it rains, it pours...

We had over $1500 in car repairs the same month we had to shell out $1,444 in pre-move expenses... and we might not be moving now. The 2 bedroom unit we placed an offer on (because we were back-ups on the 3 bedroom) apparently had a slab leak in February and it was bad enough to cause a new kitchen, laundry room and bathroom to be replaced AND required mold remuneration... however they did not touch the floors...

I know in our building the pumping runs through the walls so a bad water leak MIGHT not mean the floors needed to be pulled up, but since there was mold it means it wasn't a fast catch... and that means the floor underneath is probably infested...

I will get you with my lightning reflexes...
We had planned to re-do the flooring, but we planned to do it ourselves... which we can't do if there's mold.... we find out more information on Tuesday from the HOA, but right now it looks like we are going to pull out.

We also lowered our offer on the three bedroom to $380,000 instead of $390,000 because we had to take a back up offer on our place when our first two didn't pan out. It's a VA loan so a few more shared fees and we don't want to over commit. They aren't too happy with a $380,000 back up offer, so we'll probably loose that place too...

Outside of the paint and moving boxes, from last month here's out extra costs this month:
Yup... he experienced a McDonald's play structure... loved it...

  • $66.22 Front door paint, more boxes and ceiling paint for touch ups
  • $300.00 ceiling and wall texture fix
  • $170.00 Storage Unit
  • $529.00 HOA Doc Transfer Fee (for when we sell -- it carries over buyer to buyer)
  • $145.00 Cleaning fee (for our open house, where we received 7 offers in less than 36 hours)
  • $300.00 Home inspection
    • This was for the 2 bedroom -- but we have halted it after finding out about the mold. I want to hear from the HOA about the repairs they paid for... Plus the unit has termite issues on the outside balcony.... (I'm being told by my realtor it can be refunded since I already paid it.)

May Spending:

  • Giving: $677.00
  • Daycare: $900.00
  • Groceries: $239.58
  • Gasoline: $278.74
  • Little Dude: $42.22
  • Cause Hobbs needed to eat breakfast with us... ergo, Tuna Fish
    • $21.72 Sun glasses, life jacket, glow sticks
    • $3.76 Wipes
    • $13.58 Diapers
    • $3.16 Food pouches
  • Eating Out / Date Nights
    • $8.61 Netflix DVD
    • $14.96 Audible
    • $148.96 Fast Food
  • Gifts: 
    • $15.00 Game
    • $30.51 Mother's Day
  • Internet: $62.99
  • Electricity: $36.69
  • Cell phones: $86.07
  • Housing:
  • Little dude picked me flowers...
    • $350 HOA
    • $786.98 Mortgage
    • $300 Wall Texture
    • $170 Storage Unit
    • $529 HOA Doc Transfer Fees
    • $145 Cleaning
    • $66.22 Front door paint, boxes, ceiling paint
    • $300 Inspection
  • Medical: $39.38
    • $15 Dr (Me)
    • 24.38 (Prescription / OTC)
  • Pocket Money:$35 each, includes Netflix
  • Roxy:$45.71
    • $20 License
    • $25.71 Dog food and treats
  • Discretionary:
    • $45.71 Walmart (don't remember)
    • $24.99 Pillow

2017 Spending:

  • Giving: $4,195.00
  • Daycare: $4,500.00
  • Groceries: $1,502.32
  • Gasoline: $1,193.99
  • Little Dude: $478.64
    • $149.59 Clothes, Shoes, Socks, PJ's
    • $23.75 Food Pouches
    • $105.89 Diapers & wipes
    • $31.14 Toys (Used Mega Blocks / birthday toys were hiding)
    • $68.57 (Usborne Books; Numbers Match Game; Potty Hook; couple small busy toys)
    • $7.39 Bubbles and bath boats (Easter basket)
    • $7.53 Book and etch-a-sketch (for car entertainment)
    • $17.18 Big boy cups
    • $45.88 Toddler bed conversion materials; Locks for our doors; Birthday party.
    • $21.72 Swim jacket, sun glasses, glow sticks
  • Eating out / Date Nights: $441.97
  • Rare dog selfie... sans child!
    • $25.83 Netflix DVD
    • $32.06 was movies and snack-age
    • $82.18 Restaurant Dates
    • $452.67 Fast food
    • $14.96 Audible
  • Clothes: (Hubs): $422.07
    • $7.56 A cheap hoodie from Walmart 
    • $97.00 2 nice pairs of pants from a place hubs wanted to try out 
    • $104.30 Good Shoes and Socks 
    • $138.80 pants, 2 pairs of shorts
    • $21.38 4 cheap Walmart pocket T's
    • -$83.63 The nice shoes didn't fit from last month.
    • $52.77 Pants and 2 pairs of shorts... no idea how it was only $52 but I kept seeing returns?
  • Clothes: (Me): $214.56
    • $29.08 (Cheap boots)
    • $165.04 (Lularoe)
    • $20.44 (Cheap sports bras)
  • Gifts: $270.18
    • Toddler Birthday Party: $15
    • V-day
      • $80.83 - lularoe... (my new obsession)
      • $6.43 - Card for hubs.
      • $30.66 - knife and oil
    • $12.97 Baby Shower
    • $90.99 Hubs and Mother's day for my mom
    • $33.60 Birthday odds and ends (hubs)
    • $15.00 Game for Hubs
    • $30.51 Mother's day
  • Internet: $314.95
  • Electricity: $308.60
  • Cell phones: $223.53
  • Cause this kids gotta jump!
    • Car mount: $13.78
    • Charge Cables: $17.74
    • Cases and screen covers: $21.35
    • Cell phone minutes: $170.66
  • Housing:
    • HOA: $1,750.00
    • Mortgage (including extra principal): $5,186.98
    • Moving:
      • Inspection: $300
      • Electrical to undo desk lights: $11.60
      • Home Depot (Paint, Wall texture, moving supplies) $355.80
      • Wall Texture: $300
      • Storage Unit: $170
      • HOA Doc Transfer Fees: $529
      • Cleaning: $145
      • Front door paint, boxes, ceiling paint: $66.22
  • Medical: $338.93
    • Dr/Urgent Care visits: $105 (7 visits)
    • Over the counter / Prescriptions: $221.51
    • Dentist: $50.00
  • Pocket Money: $350.00
  • Roxy
    • $433.39 Vet
    • $20 Licence
    • $25.71 Kibble and treats
  • Discretionary: $970.93
    • Kitchen/Cooking:
      • Tooth Picks: $1.48
      • Cookie Cutters: $0.82
      • Silicone Bake Ware: $6.44
      • Folding box, food containers, cups, hygiene items, hook hardware: $87.49
      • Lint Rollers and Grill Items $18.87
    • House:
      • Vacuum Storage Bags: $39.95
      • New Couch Mattress: $170.59
      • Pillow: $24.99
    • Fitness:
      • Medicine Ball: $8.63
    • Husband:
    • Your never getting me outta here mom... cause this is awesome!
      • Legos: $14.88
      • Machete Sheath: $8.36
      • Return Ship Fee: $7.99
      • Hammock: $123.80
      • Hair Cut: $51.00
      • Camping/Outdoor Materials $106.08
      • Para-cord, Buckle, soap, candle $75.39
      • Para-cord Needles $5.52
    • Other:
      • Turbo Tax: $126.98
      • USPS Return $14.30
      • Power Cord: $6.98
      • Costume Accessories: $9.68
      • Walmart (don't remember): $45.71

Thursday, May 25, 2017

out of escrow... and back in...

Yup. Both our buyer and our back up buyer bailed on us... thankfully one of the 5 other offers we had from our initial open house was still interested so we popped back into escrow today!

We almost lost the 2 bedroom we wanted to purchase because they didn't like that our current buyer is a VA loan... but we managed to stay the course.

Cross your fingers for a smooth process!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Escrow

Well I wouldn't have believed it, but after listing our condo on the market, we received 7 offers within 48 hours....

and now we are in escrow.

We have accepted an offer and I won't get into the details now until they are more concrete but they have indicated their offer will remain on the table until April 2018 -- ensuring us enough time to find our new home -- not just the 60 day escrow we were asking before they could pull their offer back if they found something else.

His wife originally viewed the condo during our open house and video'd him the property and made an offer that day. I had a good feeling about their application and when we went into a multiple offer situation, they increase their offer even more above asking price once they came back later that week so he could see it in person. That night they saw our son's pack and play in the walk in closet... and apparently they are expecting a new bundle of joy and loved our closet nursery, which made them decide to increase their offer even more. So we are in escrow.

I'm not going to post numbers until the deal is done in case things fall through, but we have an offer in on a 3 bedroom in our same complex... but they accepted an offer before we could write one, so we are in back-up status pending their 60 day escrow so we are still hunting since it is unlikely they will not follow through having already had the property inspected.  

Monday, May 8, 2017

Tid bits from the last couple weeks.


I paint like a pro... but I don't do ceilings... #short problem...


Kind of sad we only discovered this cart gem on our last trip to home depot... we suffered through the other ones. He got sad when we had to leave his car at the store...


Where there is a toddler, there's a way... he found enough space to crawl around the boxes to read his book on the couch... super adorable.


I paint just like mama.... but without paint :)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

April 2017 Spending

Nothing fancy to report this month. We celebrated Hub's B-day and have been busy painting and packing that we haven't taken a ton of pictures.... but month end numbers are here!

April 2017

  • Giving: $880.00 
  • Daycare: $900.00
  • Groceries: $319.58 (Including more cpnvience foods since we are remodeling)
  • Automobile
    • Gasoline: $212.18
    • Tolls: $30
  • Little Dude: $156.27
    • $27.16 Diapers
    • $129.11 Clothes, shoes, socks 
  • Eating Out / Date Nights: $127.70
    • $8.61 Netflix DVD
    • $42.18 Birthday Dinner
    • $76.91 fast food/quick dinners
  • Clothes: Hubs: $52.77
    • He bought shorts and a pair of pants. With his return last month it only cost us
  • Clothes: Me: $36.82
  • Internet: $62.99
  • Electricity:$57.09
  • Housing 
    • $1,100 Mortgage
    • $350.00 HOA
  • Medical
    • Dr Visit (Hubs) $30
    • OTC: $82.48
  • Pocket Money $70.00
    • $35 each / Includes Netflix
  • Discretionary $416.21
    • $46.42 Home Depot (Shelf Hooks, pole)
    • $7.15 Return postage
    • $9.68 Costume Accessories
    • $11.60 Electrical to undo wiring in condo
    • $149.89 (Paint, moving supplies, wall texture, round 1)
    • $6.98 Power Cord
    • $25 Haircut
    • $33.60 Birthday Odds and Ends
    • $159.49 Home Depot (Paint, moving supplies, wall texture, round 2)

2017 Spending:

  • Giving: $3,518.00
  • Daycare: $3,600.00
  • Groceries: $945.16
  • Gasoline: $1,264.74
  • Little Dude: $415.64
    • $149.59 Clothes, Shoes, Socks, PJ's
    • $20.59 Food Pouches
    • $88.55 Diapers & wipes
    • $31.14 Toys (Used Mega Blocks / birthday toys were hiding)
    • $68.57 (Usborne Books; Numbers Match Game; Potty Hook; couple small busy toys)
    • $7.39 Bubbles and bath boats (Easter basket)
    • $7.53 Book and etch-a-sketch (for car entertainment)
    • $17.18 Big boy cups
    • $45.88 Toddler bed conversion materials; Locks for our doors; Birthday party.
  • Eating out / Date Nights: $441.97
    • $17.22 Netflix DVD
    • $32.06 was movies and snack-age
    • $82.18 Restaurant Dates
    • $303.70 Fast food
  • Clothes: (Hubs): $422.07
    • $7.56 A cheap hoodie from Walmart 
    • $97.00 2 nice pairs of pants from a place hubs wanted to try out 
    • $104.30 Good Shoes and Socks 
    • $138.80 pants, 2 pairs of shorts
    • $21.38 4 cheap Walmart pocket T's
    • -$83.63 The nice shoes didn't fit from last month.
    • $52.77 Pants and 2 pairs of shorts... no idea how it was only $52 but I kept seeing returns?
  • Clothes: (Me): $214.56
    • $29.08 (Cheap boots)
    • $165.04 (Lularoe)
    • $20.44 (Cheap sports bras)
  • Gifts: $270.18
    • Toddler Birthday Party: $15
    • V-day
      • $80.83 - lularoe... (my new obsession)
      • $6.43 - Card for hubs.
      • $30.66 - knife and oil
    • $12.97 Baby Shower
    • $90.99 Hubs and Mother's day for my mom
    • $33.60 Birthday odds and ends (hubs)
  • Internet: $251.96
  • Electricity: $271.91
  • Cell phones: $137.46
    • Car mount: $13.78
    • Charge Cables: $17.74
    • Cases and screen covers: $21.35
    • Cell phone minutes: $84.59
  • Housing:
    • HOA: $1,400.00
    • Mortgage (including extra principal): $4,400.00
  • Medical: $338.93
    • Dr/Urgent Care visits: $90 (6 visits)
    • Over the counter: $167.83
    • Prescriptions: $29.30
    • Dentist: $50.00
  • Pocket Money: $280.00
  • Roxy
    • $433.39 Vet
  • Discretionary: $1,267.63
    • Kitchen/Cooking:
      • Tooth Picks: $1.48
      • Cookie Cutters: $0.82
      • Silicone Bake Ware: $6.44
      • Folding box, food containers, cups, hygiene items, hook hardware: $87.49
      • Lint Rollers and Grill Items $18.87
    • House:
      • Vacuum Storage Bags: $39.95
      • New Couch Mattress: $170.59
      • Electrical to undo desk lights: $11.60
      • Home Depot (Paint, Wall texture, moving supplies) $355.80
    • Fitness:
      • Medicine Ball: $8.63
    • Husband:
      • Legos: $14.88
      • Machete Sheath: $8.36
      • Return Ship Fee: $7.99
      • Hammock: $123.80
      • Hair Cut: $51.00
      • Camping/Outdoor Materials $106.08
      • Para-cord, Buckle, soap, candle $75.39
      • Para-cord Needles $5.52
    • Other:
      • Turbo Tax: $126.98
      • USPS Return $14.30
      • Power Cord: $6.98
      • Costume Accessories: $9.68