I found out I am a horrible house hunter yesterday! I'm like a little kid, easily distracted by pretty things! Every house we went into was nicely decorated and painted and all I could keep saying is “Ooo I like this couch...” Rob and our realtor probably wanted to kill me by the end of the night! Good thing they are looking at the structural part of the house while I'm dazed by the cosmetics!
Here's some highlights:
First House: Looking at family pics, Rob goes “Hey I know this guy... it's DJ Blah Blah Blah” Apparently, they used to work together at a bar back in the day!
Second House: Claimed to have 2 bathrooms... didn't mention the 2nd bathroom was a toilet next to the washer and dryer in a walk through area to the 2nd bedroom!
Third House: Me in the basement: “Why is there a sheet stapled to the ceiling?” Our realtor Melissa: “Better yet, why is there a dirty mattress in the corner?” Yup... people are squatting in the house!
But she saved the best for last...
Fourth House: No power, gotta use flashlights. Shoulda known better than to look at a house without pictures online. Walk in to this horrible smell... find the first bedroom that has this stain on the carpet that looks like someone has been murdered! See about 20 bleach containers on the kitchen counter... walk through the garage into the basement... smell gets much worse... look up to see black mold EVERYWHERE! Make it to the back bedroom and the walls have these weird handprints all over them! Turn around and find the biggest spider I have ever seen!!! (PS: Rob HATES spiders) I swear this coulda been the next setting for American Horror Story!
Also, was kinda disappointed... my two favorite houses were sold this week before we even had a chance to look at them! Boo!! Well I guess as they say, it can only go up from here! More houses to look at this evening... let's hope for the best!!!
Yesterday, I was in the restroom listening to these two women complain about the size of their engagement rings! The one said she was disappointed that her fiance didn't spend more to pick out a bigger ring... what?!?!? I am a totally opposite bride... I would have been mad if I found out Rob spent too much on my ring! I tried looking up the standard for engagement rings and found most people expect to spend 2-3 months worth of salary! WHAT!!! (Check Out More Here)
What do you think? How much should/would you spend on an engagement ring? I'm thinking you go with what you can afford... lord knows weddings are expensive enough! Let's hear your thoughts on Facebook!
The new issue of Women’s Health features stats on the average woman and what’s on her mind... here are some of the results!
Her to-do list – 64%
Work – 13%
Food – 11%
Sex – 9%
Other – 3%
What's on your mind? How differently do you think this list would look if you asked a guy? I'm betting the to-do list might be ranked a little lower! Let us know your thoughts on Facebook!
Wanna send a big thank you for coming out to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk yesterday at Hidden Lake Park!!! Mother Nature couldn't slow you down in helping to raise money for a great cause! It's estimated that a total of 2,500 people helped raise over $200,000 at both walks in our area! (Valpo one was held previously!) I was honored to be a part of the event this year and loved my gift (pictured above)!
You can still make a donation here!
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