house hunters


As previous posts have mentioned, we are buying a home.  We have looked at 35 or so and have seen almost all of the ones we are going to look at.  We have a few that we like.  There is one that I really like, but as all have suggested, I am trying my hardest not to get emotionally attached.  But all this is more stressful than I would have imagined.  Yes, it’s a lot of money, yes it’s a long committment.  But after spending so much on medical school and committing our entire lives in marriage, none of those seemed as new or crazy.  But still, it’s stressful before you find something that you won’t find one.  Then you find one and you start to get scared that you’ll lose it.  We do have several that we know we would be happy in, so that is comforting.  So, if all goes well we should be figuring this out in the next couple days.  Prayers are definitely appreciated!


A Sunny March Sunday

Today was an interesting and fun day. Here’s some highlights…

  • TPCC “Pastor Emeritus” Howard Brammer returned to tag-team-teach with Brockett-the-Rocket. It was a great service!
  • Meg and I “Mike’s-ed” my car, then took advantage of 69¢ Sundays at Rally’s
  • After a delicious greasi-fried meal, we spent the next 3 hours driving through neighborhoods on Indy’s northwest side looking at homes for sale, stopping by several open houses, and getting a general feel for the different communities. (We wanted to get a jump on it before we head out next weekend to look at homes with our realtor.)
  • Today was a beautiful spring day, so after we got home, we changed and drove over to our favorite spot on Eagle Creek Resevoir to play frisbee and pull out the ol’ 48-states blanket, read, and enjoy the great outdoors!

(I recorded this on my Macbook after several tries of it not saving correctly… sorry for the awkward shakiness as I moved the “camera” around. 🙂 )

  • Out of my four NCAA brackets, only one is looking at all promising right now… thankfully most of my teams pulled it out today.
  • And the final kicker… we found my phone tonight. Yes, this is the same phone that I spent over a week looking for after returning from Africa, only to give up and call it in to the insurance and have them send me a new one… AND this after surpassing the 7-day grace period for locating the lost phone after ordering the replacement, in which I could’ve got my money back on the deductible. So now I have two perfectly good working phones in my possession… anyone need a spare? So, where was it? In Meghan’s cloth laptop case, of course! It was right under our noses all along. Why we decided it would be a good idea to put a cell phone in with a laptop we don’t really use anymore, I have no idea, but that’s where it was.

Here’s to a great week ahead!