Sunday, August 29, 2010

The House - Part 2

Ok, so we got the house! Squeal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The catch is we got the house subject to finance approval, so now we are waiting on that. I am going to church during my lunchbreaks to pray to a higher being for finance approval. Our broker said we should be fine, but of course, Richard and I will stress ourselves out until we know we have it.

As it all happened so quickly, we forgot that we are still in a lease which doesn't end till January. After repeated phone calls to our real estate agency, we need to find a new tenant and lose a bit of money, but we still don't know for sure if we have the house with the whole finance approval thing.

Rich and I don't make it easy for ourselves do we?

I am so excited but I am trying not to get too excited. I love this house sooooo much and I took a drive up to see it yesterday and it really is so perfect. I can't wait to live there.

Keep praying for us!


Saturday, August 21, 2010

The House

Oh my, what a crazy 48 hours it has been.

Today we offered on a house and tomorrow we go to write up the offer with the agent and will possibly find out if we are successful by the time we go back to work on Monday. I have not been able to sleep properly since 1am Friday morning.

An agent who I have been keeping in contact with emailed me about the house and we went and had a private viewing. When we turned into the street, I knew. When we pulled up into the driveway, I knew. When we walked through the front door I was gone. I think we've gone through about 50 houses in the last 7 months and I have never reacted this way to a house before. I love it, I want it and I will stamp my feet and cry if we don't get it.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

One big balancing act...

This has not been the best week. Last Sunday I went out with my parents and while putting Liam into his car seat I noticed he was starting to get the beginnings of conjunctivitis.

It seems that we go from one week of a slightly runny nose and some good sleep, to another week of gastro, or in this case, conjunctivitis, green snot and a constant, barking cough.

Liam's childcare centre is a lovely place and so many people tell me we are very lucky to get him in there, but I am starting to wish winter away and all these bugs he is picking up.

It makes me feel terribly guilty when I have to go to work and he is left with mum, or Richard, while we all take turns to stay at home to make him better.

This morning Liam was looking great, so we decided to chance childcare. I got a phone call just before lunch to pick him up, so now I am at home trying to get work done while he is having a nap.

Working full time is killing me, physically and emotionally. I love my job, but I feel awful leaving Liam each day. My boss has asked me if I have considered going part time and this is something I will be taking up very soon, depending on how big our mortgage will be.

Everyone at work has been so good about it, but I can feel myself get down by disappointing everyone and disappointing the most important person, Liam.

Some days I wish there was more of me to go around or more time in the day to get stuff done. Roll on this house purchase and I am crossing my fingers our mortgage is going to be manageable so I can spend a few more precious days each week having quality time with my little boy.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Single mamma

Richard left to go to Melbourne and Sydney for work on Thursday, so it is me and Liam on our own for this weekend.

Is it strange that I got more done than I usually would on a Saturday than if my husband was around? Perth doesn't have Sunday shopping (I know kill me now) so we usually go full bore getting everything done on a Saturday, as well as looking at home opens.

This morning my little man woke me up at 6.30am and we went to the Farmers Market (aka The Spud Shed), the car wash (poor Liam freaked out and had to climb in the front with me which was not ideal), vaccumed the car, nap time, cleaned the house, went grocery shopping, bought flowers for my auntie who's dog has gone missing and had afternoon tea and made a tuna bake.

Mind you, I didn't get to shower all day!

I miss my husband though. I hate him being away. I miss talking to him and I hate sleeping alone so Liam is my substitute hot water bottle.