Sergio and I have been busy doing this and that and life just got in the way of being good at this blogging thing.
When we are super busy, I become extremely tired and can't think of doing anything besides sleeping/resting/sitting on the couch. You see, I have Hashimoto's and hypothyroidism and the doctor is still trying to find just the right dosage to get my body to work again. I missed a pill yesterday and my body felt it! I promise to write about my experience with it one day soon!
In other happier news, we are on a house hunt! We have seen almost 25 houses (maybe more!) in the last couple of weeks! I am sure my realtor is done with us! We typically scout out the neighborhood and house before we have her actually schedule a visit, but even at that, we have had her escort us on a ton of visits!
|This was my perfect idea of a home when I was 5. I am sure Sergio is relieved I gave up this dream.|
House hunting can be quite something. Between foundation and wood damaging insects and inspections and appraisals, it is definitely a nerve wrecking experience. I had forgotten about all of that; I mean, I last bought a place seven years ago.
|I am no realtor or inspector, but I am pretty sure this is bad.|
We are trying to stick to a pretty strict budget so that we still have access to be able to do repairs as needed. I am hoping that a house we saw today is the right fit for us. We made an offer and are waiting to hear something as I type this.
Sergio and I have different tastes when it comes to a house, so I am pretty surprised we found a home that we both agree on. (We've actually found a few, but have only put an offer on two since a few actually had an offer or two come in as we were viewing the home; we lost the first one, but we didn't really love it. We were much more discerning before picking another one to try for.)
|I want this...|
|And he would want this.|
Since I know how much work goes into cleaning and maintaining a home, I feel like tinier is always better... BUT I am compromising because I also love to have people over and love to have little shindigs. A bigger house was definitely in order. We've been married two years. It was time. I had a garage sale with my friend on one Saturday; when I arrived back home, I let Sergio know that I was not opposed to the idea of finding a home. One hour later, we were at the first home on our tour of San Antonio realty and were already teamed up with a realtor. (She sold me the condo seven years ago, so I totally trust her.)
And now, about two or three weeks later, we are in a waiting game. Our offer is on the table. I am hopeful that things will pan out just as they should.
This whole hunt has made me want to watch Under the Tuscan Sun on replay. I love that little movie.
|If you've never seen this movie, you should. Love it.|
In other news, I am obsessed with pinning new little things and ideas for our new casa. Every time we think we have found "the one," I start obsessing and pinning all kinds of goodies in anticipation (on my board Casita Nueva). Maybe I should stop that, so I won't feel so let down if it doesn't work out but I can't help but get excited. I think faith is a beautiful thing. I love decorating and having projects and making a little home that has good bones into a nicer space by the time I am done.
I am already picturing barbecues and the holidays and pups running in the backyard. I am really looking forward to a little different take on life. We will be back to to condo life one day, that I know for sure, but in the mean time, life just let us know that it's time to start a new chapter together.
This decision is based on love, which is what I try to base all my decisions on. This particular decision is based on the love for family, friends, sharing our space with others, and creating a home with my husband. I believe that when a decision is based on love everything works out just like it should even if we don't understand the "why" at the time.
That's one of the best things about marriage- creating a life together, piece by piece.
Have a great rest of the week!