This has been a hard year. I'm totally over 2011. I'm going to re-categorize the days that remain in this exhausting year as "pre-2012." We wrapped up 2011 (see, I've already transitioned) with a bit more disappointment. My mom and I missed the 3-Day to be able to be with family after my Grandma Boone passed away. It was so good to be with family to remember my grandma and learn some little known facts about her life (jitterbug champ!?). But is was a bummer to miss out on the walk. However! We are already registered for next year. The sweet 3-Day folks let us transfer our registrations and, while I hope that I can raise the full $2300 for 2012, we'll be able to count our 2011 fundraising toward the 2012 walk.
Now, on to the good news. S and I have been house hunting for a couple of months. I was not sold on staying in OKC. Originally I agreed to live here for ONE year and ONE year only. But I don't exactly have a plan for the end of the one year so we decided it would be okay to plan for 2-3 years and then make a change. S also got it in his head that rehabbing old houses would be a fun "hobby" so why not start with our own? We are one phone call away from having a contract on a cute 1919 craftsman house in a historic neighborhood and I am finally doing my happy dance!
I'll share a bit more as we move forward with the process - our HUD home, 203k financed, renovation-tastic project. Hopefully everything will move forward without a hitch but there's always a possibility that the deal will fall through. In fact, we thought we had missed out on this property because it was already under contract when we found it. That deal fell through and we swooped in. We're learning with these great deals that swooping is really important because lots of investors are waiting in the wings. We missed out on several other gems because of our failure to swoop. With this one we are cautiously optimistic.
In the meantime, how about this shot of the dining room, taken from the living room? Fireplace, built-ins, hardwood floors, vintage wallpaper...I'm in love.
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