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Yesterday we had a pumpkin carving party at my mother-in-law's house, and D.H. and I carved these beauties:

Clearly my husband is better at this game than I am.


Things My Husband Says, #4

While watching a hockey game...
D.H.: When they go between the legs, that's a five hole.  When the puck goes between the legs.
Me: Oh, so it's not sexual?
D: Well it could be.  If you play your cards right, I might give you a five hole later.


The Countdown is On!

The countdown until we get into our new house is ON!  We put in our offer for this beautiful house in East Washington Borough around the 1st of October, the negotiations are in full swing - we're currently waiting for the bank to do their appraisal/inspection - and we close in 24 days!  SO exciting!

The house is absolutely beautiful - it's smack in the middle of an old, tree-lined-street kind of neighborhood, it was built in 1910, it has all the charm of an older house but it's been completely updated and beautifully maintained (original hardwood floors!  Crown moulding in every room!  walk-up attic with views of the neighborhood!  maid's staircase!  stained glass window!  laundry chute!).  D.H. and I spend most of our time together talking about what we want to do with the house, where we want to put our (meager) furniture, what furniture we need to get, etc. etc.  We are basically upgrading from about 1000 square feet of livable space to roughly 2700 square feet of livable space with room to expand!

Part of what makes it SO crazy-exciting is that we are presently in a dumpy little rental house which is pretty gross - but the owner was willing to go month to month with no lease, which was what we needed because we knew we'd be finding a house soon.  Our excitement is probably equal parts hooray-for-the-new-house and hooray-for-getting-out-of-this-craphole.  Woo!

As soon as we put in the offer the realtor took all the listings down, so the only pictures I could find are here, and they aren't great...but they'll give you an idea!



The buyers on our house withdrew their offer because the 2nd bedroom is too small and the basement will be hard to finish.  I guess that stuff changed over the weekend.  Stupids.


Thanks to the University!

So, for those of you who don't know, I'm a big proponent of the Law of Attraction.  And here's yet another success story for the books!

When our house in Salt Lake first went on the market I had a conversation with the universe that went something like this:

"Hi Universe!  We just listed our house in Salt Lake, and I need to have an offer in 3 weeks.  It's pretty important."

Well, yesterday (day 20 on the market) we got an offer.  For exactly what we're asking.  Thank you, Universe!!