As I type, this is the scene before me. Though few to no Cheerios are actually making it to her mouth, I am thoroughly enjoying watching this. Better than any TV show. Yes, even better than RHNJ.
So besides deciding where we'd like to move -- more and more it looks like it might be San Antonio for at least a little while -- we've also been compiling lists of things we need to do before we can put the house up for sale or rent.
This is going to take a lot of work.
Off the top of our heads, to either rent or sell, we have a bathroom that needs to be re-tiled, the entire house needs a coat of paint and we'll probably need to replace most of the carpet -- this is probably just the tip of the iceberg if we plan to sell.
Saddest of all is that after we shell out a good chunk of change to do all of these improvements, we'll probably still just break even from our original purchase price -- and this was . Though I know there are people out there that are way worse off than we are, it's still frustrating.
All in all, we're probably going to need to save up at least $5000 in order to make these improvements and head out west.
This leads me to the introduction of a few other topics this blog will cover: couponing and other money-saving insanity (like how I drive the Hubby crazy every Sunday at CVS), home improvement, and, though I guess I didn't bother with a segue for this one, food.
Food, because I like to cook. A lot. And my cooking means we're not going out. And us not going out means saving money for important things -- like fixing up our house. And moving.