Friday, July 8, 2011

the house hunt

For my first-in-a-long-time update, I thought I might clue you in to the biggest adventure in our lives right hunting.

We've decided we're finally over renting. I personally have decided that I never, ever, ever, ever again want to share a wall with a non-family-member. We've been scraping together a down payment for the last several months, and a few weeks ago, we finally called up a realtor and asked her to help us find our first house.

There have been several candidates so far, but I don't think we're close to making any offers. We have a lot of pretty specific requirements. I want a gas cooktop. Ross needs a non-master bedroom on the ground floor to haul heavy equipment in and out of the house two or three times a week. My small kitchen appliances are red, and I don't want the cabinets or floors to clash. Also frustrating: $150,000 doesn't go very far in Jenks, where we're looking to buy, but move one or two more miles south, and it buys a mansion on several acres. So frustrating!

Here are some houses we're thinking of taking a look at in the next couple of weeks. Advice and suggestions are always welcome!

House #1

House #2

House #3

At least we have a lot of options!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

designer pet shampoo


Yep. It exists. I think it's safe to say this falls in the "beyond" section at bed bath & beyond.

Friday, March 11, 2011

i've been working

Angie left me a comment letting me know that the people demand updates. Frankly, I didn't know I had people, but who am I to argue?

I've always thought updates would be much easier if people would write in with specific questions because I can never think of what to write. Problem is, nobody wrote in with specific questions. So I decided to make some up. It's make-believe. You know, like on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.

What have you been up to since your last update? What's keeping you so busy that you can't muster the time or energy to post?
I've been working.

I work, too. That's no excuse.
Well, I also took a bar exam in February. I thought it would be a good idea to be licensed in two states.

You want to be licensed to practice law in two states? Are you crazy?
I'm not sure yet. The doctor is running some tests.

Did studying for the bar exam really take so much of your time that you couldn't post an update on your blog?
Well, no, because I didn't study nearly as much as I should have. The answer to my family law essay was "Yes." But like I said, I was also working. And we were closing this big deal, and millions of dollars got wired to our client after the papers were signed, and I had to make like nine different versions of 100 different pieces of paper, and it was all pretty crazy.

That sounds serious. Did you get a cut of the money?
Unfortunately, no. And if I had gotten even a 1% cut, I would have quit my job, paid off all my debts, and moved to a remote unnamed island off the coast of Mexico by now. And I would have hired someone to write this blog post two weeks ago.

I still don't believe you haven't had time to write on your blog. What else have you been doing? Have you been compulsively watching X-Files on Netflix streaming?
Yes. I am almost finished with season 7. It's such a great show! I keep wondering why I never watched X-Files when it was actually airing on television.

I heard David Duchovny isn't billed as a main character in seasons 8 and 9 of the X-Files. What kind of crap is that?
I know, right? Without Fox Mulder, seasons 8 and 9 of the X-Files aren't even really the X-Files anymore. I think I'll call them the Y-Files. Or perhaps the Why-Files, as in Why did anybody bother to make this show without David Duchovny in front of the camera week after week?

You are not as clever as you think you are.
I know.

The washing machine just beeped. Shouldn't you go move the laundry to the dryer?
Probably, but the clothes I laundered yesterday are still in the dryer, and I don't want to fold them.

Isn't your husband kind of type-A about stuff like that? And since he's busy making cables for some new electronic toy he bought, don't you think he'll ask you to take care of the laundry in the very near future?
Excellent point. Perhaps I should go to sleep so I'll have a good excuse not to!

Thanks for indulging me in a game of make-believe.


Monday, February 7, 2011


Notice Oklahoma's precipitation forecast during the next 48 hours.

I'm not sure I can take much more of this!