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Archive for March, 2011

guess it’s true

Just realized this.

Of all the blog themes I could decide to use….

Definitely feel whiter than white now.

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Housing Search Update

Well, let’s just say spending my spring break searching for a house proved to be productive.  Nathan & I wanted a house <30 minutes from downtown Columbia, had a garage, a fenced yard, and had good renting potential.  After looking at house after house after house, I narrowed it down to ~5 that I wanted Nathan to see.  We talked over the pros & cons of each one, and finally came to a decision.  We contacted the realtor to let him know we made a decision, only to find out the house had just gone under contract the day before. (come on!)  But, then he reminded us that the one next to it was also for sale and they both were very similar.  We had gone in this one & liked it, but it was slightly more expensive & we couldn’t find anything about it that made it more exceptional than the other (well, except I liked the countertops more).  With our potentially crazy schedule this summer (still don’t know if we’re going to OR or not but def need to have this housing situation figured out before we go), knowing that we liked the house, & the location to downtown Cola, we decided to make a move.  (eek!)

Last Thursday, I drove up to Lexington after classes so that I could go with Nathan to make the offer on the house.  Since this neighborhood is still under construction, we had a laundry list of things we wanted added/changed about the house, and our realtor assured us this would be no problem, that he could negotiate all that to happen for us.  And he did!   So, last weekend, we signed a contract on a house!!  CRAZY!  I still can’t believe it.  Of course the contract is contingent on my transfer to the Columbia campus, so we don’t close until late May.  But, I can’t help to be pumped!

Yes, I’m aware that our cars are in the way, but I was too excited to care.

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Going Crazy

Having to study when the weather is gorgeous is quite cumbersome.  I can think of a laundry list of other things I’d rather be doing:  going to the beach, taking Cooper to the park, sun bathing, reading in my rocking chair, going for a run, biking out to Wadmalaw, being in DC with Nathan this week to enjoy the cherry tree festival & running in the Mall.  Oh so many things sound better than studying.  I tried to go to the local coffee shop to study, but the people there are too interesting!  A guy had just gotten back from a mission trip & the barista was talking about wanting to teach English in a foreign country–way more interesting topics than pathophys…no offense Dr. Soltis.  I guess I need to find a coffee shop with more boring people.  Anyways, now I’m back at home.  I’ve called Nathan, read last month’s Real Simple, taken Cooper for a lunch walk, caught up on Google Reader, and now written this blog post.  But my test is tomorrow, I’ve got to go study!!   (When I get a bad grade, you’ll all know why)  …ooh, I would love to take the kayak out too!

So for those of you not in school, enjoy the weather.  Take the dog for a walk.  Cook out.  Go for a bike ride.  Spend time on your porch. Plant a garden 🙂

Oh, one more thing…Does anyone eat local honey?  Does it really help with seasonal allergies?

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Columbia

Before I left Charleston for Spring Break (yeeah!!) I met with my dean to discuss (again) my transfer to the USC campus next year to finish pharmacy school.  He was much more hopeful this time!  He told me it was very likely that I would be able to transfer & Nathan & I should be looking for housing!  He told me not to sign on anything just yet though.  So, with this tidbit, Nathan & I met with a loan officer Friday, and I’m off to meet a realtor tomorrow!  ah!  I’m kinda freaking out a little.  I don’t feel like I’m old enough to be considering buying a house–I mean isn’t that a huge commitment!?  And moving to Columbia?!?  I mean, don’t be mistaken, I want to actually live with my husband the whole week, but I never thought I’d be moving to Columbia.  I’m a coastal girl.  I love the marsh, the egrets, the alligators, the oak trees, the sub-tropical terrain, the salt air, the river, the flat land, the ocean, being able to eat dinner on the water, ALL of it!  I’m just not sure what Cola has to offer me except for my husband, but assuming this move does happen, we’ll be here at least 5 years; however, for now, I don’t want to be here forever.

So, wish me luck as I begin the house hunt tomorrow!

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