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August 26th, 2012 at 02:47 pm

This will be an attempt to add pictures.

I do hope you can see my new place (almost)! I have to say, the pictures don't do it justice. It is a very cute condo!

I had a few hair-raising days when the loan processor first called and asked to see a bank balance higher than I was expecting. In a tizzy, I called my lender, and we agreed together that I would be happier with a lower down payment. Since I had offered an aggressively high down payment, I am still in good shape. The new plan raises my monthly mortgage by about $100. Since it is ridiculously low already, that's not a problem for me.

Now I think everything is on track.

I spent this weekend doing some packing -- books, decorative items, etc. I used up all my boxes, so I'm done till I can get more.

I'm still planning on going to a wedding in Florida next weekend, but it is right in the area where Isaac (is that the right name?) will hit. I think he will be done by the time I fly on Friday, but I am hoping he is overrated.

Frugal things: the other day I was thinking to myself on my drive to work, I'm wearing a top I bought secondhand at least ten years ago. And I still like it! And it still looks good. Then I drove by what looked like spilled onions on the curb in front of a row of restaurants. Well, I wasn't so frugal that I stopped and picked them up -- there was too much traffic.

But yesterday, I was walking to the dumpster and saw a bunch of fresh grapes on the ground. I walked past them, but on the way back, I thought, what the heck, they wash! And they were clearly very fresh and just dropped. So I picked them up and washed them thoroughly and put some of them into a chicken salad, which I ate. And I'm feelin' fine, so I will use the rest of them in a chicken-grape skillet dish I like to make.

I've been using my Amazon credits -- a wedding gift for next week, and two baby shower gifts. I sure am enjoying "free" shopping.

Oh, and yesterday I walked to the supermarket to fill a prescription (with my Flex card) and I found .12 on the way. So, exercise, no gas usage, no spending, and a little tip!

14 Responses to “Update”

  1. laura Says:

    SUCCESS! I can see the pictures of your beautiful new place! I like the kitchen and the windows!

  2. Homebody Says:

    Oh it is just lovely. I think I am a bit jealous! We will probably live in our house forever. It was built in 1964. We did just remodel our bathroom, gutted it actually and painted our kitchen cabinets......still it is not new and your new place looks nice and new and clean.....good for you!

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    It looks like a beautiful home. And I've totally picked up oranges and lemons that someone lost in a grocery store parking lot before.

  4. PNW Mom Says:

    Love it! Congratulations!

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:


  6. Petunia 100 Says:

    Oh, I love it! It is bright, cheery, and looks as though it is laid out to really maximize the living space. The floors are beautiful.

    I hope the buying process goes smoothly and that you are very, very happy in your new home. Smile

  7. CB in the City Says:

    Thank you all! Homebody, the building was built in 1920, so it is not new! But the former owners have done a very nice job of rehabbing.

  8. North Georgia Gal Says:

    What a beautiful home!

  9. patientsaver Says:

    (Almost) congratulations! It looks quite nice and i'm sure you'll put your own special touch on tghe decor, although it looks quite nice now.

    be careful with that hurricane!

  10. ceejay74 Says:

    Just beautiful! All the spaces look really well laid out for maximum usability and comfort. Fingers crossed that everything continues to go smoothly!

  11. Homebody Says:

    Well CB it looks fabulous. I love the arches.....gives me hope!

  12. Looking Forward Says:

    Just saw the pics - How Cute! Smile

  13. snafu Says:

    Just saw pics, wonderful, bright, light, generous space with unique bits. Enjoy in good health for many, many years

  14. CB in the City Says:

    Thank you!

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