Sunday, July 13, 2008

And the search goes on

Well, the seller on that house wouldn't budge on the price. In this market, that's ridiculous. It's a nice house, but there are brand new ones exactly like it for 15K less. So that's exactly what we put an offer on yesterday. We found a brand new one that sits kind of funny in the neighborhood, but has over a half acre lot. Same floor plan, same colors, everything. HUGE backyard. No landscaping in the back since it's new and it needs some of the fence put in (it shares a backyard with 4 other neighbors, so it needs a few sections). We met a couple of the neighbors and I think we'll really like living there. Anyway, we put in an offer and we'll find out soon.

In the meantime, I got a call from St. Mark's, the Catholic school I interviewed with and found out I got the job. I'm very excited! From the people I've met and things I've heard about the school, I think I'll be very happy there. I'll be teaching 7th grade Reading, English and Social Studies. I've never taught history before, so that will be a fun new challenge. I taught 7th grade English for 3 years though, so it will balance out :)

We leave on Wednesday for Utah. I am so excited. My uncle rented a cabin in the mountains and we have family coming from Idaho, Pennsylvania, Utah and California. We'll have 7 kids under 8, so it should be tons of fun for my boys. They just don't get to see their cousins enough since we're so spread out. We have different games and activities planned for the kids each day, so they are super excited, especially about the treasure hunt Grandma is planning.

I'm going to sign off for now. I'm hoping to actually get my stamps out today and create, but we'll see.

9 comments:

Marcia said...

Sounds like it is all starting to fall into place. Great news about the job and I'll cross my fingers for you about the house. Have a great time away.

catt871 said...

Congrats on the job!!! Good luck with the house - it sounds awesome!!! Keep us posted and we can't wait for you to start creating again!!!
Chris

Til said...

I hope you hear really soon! That is amazing they didnt' take the offer in this market? What were they thinking? But I am sure you'll get something soon.

Congrats on the Job! and have fun on your vacation!

sparkplug17 said...

I'm so happy for you! I'm so glad you got the job! Have fun on your trip!

~KRISTY~ said...

CONGRATS ON THE NEW JOB NIC,& HOPEFULLY THE PERFECT HOUSE WILL JUST FALL INTO YOUR LAP REALLY SOON!

Ying Pang, said...

great news for your job, hey, I don't know you are teacher:-) I am teacher too:-)) finger crossed for the new house, the house looks similar with my brother's ex-house in US too:-))

Seleise said...

Congratulations on the new job!!! Good luck with the house! Have fun in Utah!!!

Suzanne said...

Good luck and hopefully this will be the right house for y'all.

Kari said...

Congrats on the JOB... I am going to be starting to look in the Fall for one... only problem I have been a SAHM for over 5 years... don't know wht I want to be when I grow up.