Friday, May 27, 2011

Back in the Swing

So, I've been little miss awful about blogging, but I'm honestly hoping that once things with work start to settle into more of a routine I will be better about it.... I'm really big on my "routines" so if blogging becomes part of mine, then I'll be better about it! I just know it... anyway I wanted to do a big update post about what I've been up to for the last few months and what will be going on in the next few months. Summers are always so busy!! Maybe that's why I like autumn so much... that and it's pretty, it's closer to Christmas, and I finally stop sweating yech!!!

Sooooo we'll just do the updates by topic....


Starting May 31st (technically my pay-rate will switch over on June 1st) I will be a full time staff accountant. I don't want to mention where because this blog is obviously public and if I mentioned the name when people google searched my employer this blog might come up and that would be super-awk. Anyway; full time employee. I'm kind of nervous to now be in a job that I don't consider to be just a phase in my life (for example, when I worked at PetsMart I knew that wasn't where I'd spend my whole life). In some ways I am looking forward to it though, it'll be nice to make new friends and have some consistency in my life. Everyone asks "What will you do there?" and to be honest I'm not entirely sure. I think when you work as a staff accountant you don't really 'specialize', at least there you don't. I know this summer I will be working in 401(k) and 403(b) audits. I'm sure you all know what a 401(k) is, a 403(b) is just the government sponsored form of a 401(k). Anyway, basically we just go in and make sure employers are deffering what they should be and following all the rules. I'm going to stop there because otherwise no one will continue to read this.  If you have questions you can definitely ask, but since most of you don't... we'll stop there. It is nice though because during the summer months you can pick two Friday's off a month for "free" that don't require the use of your vacation days. They're kind of to make up for all the extra hours people are working during tax season.

Everyone keeps asking, so what's the deal with the townhouse?! Here's what's what. In March Zach and I put a contract on a town-house (picture will be below). The offer was accepted and since then we have been working with WellsFargo and "Rural Development" that is helping us obtain a loan for 100% financing. That's right- no down-payment. From what I can gather from our loan agent everything is probably going to go through. However, since it's the government it's slow, and they need to know everything about you. I've been the bigger problem because I wasn't full time employed. On June 16th I will get my first "full time salary" pay-check and so at that point I will forward that to WellsFargo, who will then send it on to Rural Development, who will *fingers crossed* finally approve our loan. Once the loan gets approved (4-5 business days after June 16th), then we can pick a settlement date. Which fingers crossed should occur before June 30th otherwise we might run into problems because our contract is only good through June 30th. Anyway, I'm trying really hard not to be too nervous about that. I have a good job, and the mortgage on the townhouse is, according to CNN money, almost 100k less than we "could afford" based on the salary and debt information I have.  So I'm keeping my fingers crossed... that road is just kind of a bumpy unsure road right now. Things should be just fine but like I said I like "definite" information... and nothing will be definite for a bit longer. Which is driving me up a wall.  Please keep your fingers crossed and blow house-fairy dust our way.

One of the things I am most excited in the near future is the sweet little furball addition to our home/lives, little Miss Minnie. Back in April I started stalking a little baby girl dachshund on this website her name was Peppermint Pattie and I was absolutely head over heels for her. I didn't want to ask the breeder because at that point I knew that we wouldn't be in the house in May 23rd (original settlement date) and I didn't think the breeder would hold her for us without charge. Anyway, long story short she is going to hold her for us... originally it was until June 16th-20th but with settlement being pushed back again... I'm not so sure... although her Grandpa has finally conceded to let her live with him for a week or two if she has to. Anyway, I'm sure most of you have seen her picture but I am such a proud momma I'm going to put one blow just in case. Her new name is Minnie, and she is a silver and black dapple miniature dachshund.

Finally after being engaged for over a year and a half now Zach and I are finally going to start planning our wedding later this summer, once we're in and settled into the new house and little Miss Minnie is in a nice routine. So far the only real thing I know is that it's going to have a "Christmas" theme (go ahead act surprised), it will be December 1, 2012, and we will be honey-mooning in Disney :).

Alright this is long enough!!! More to come soon I hope <3


Liz said...

ahh you're finally getting married, that's so exciting! If all goes well with my boyfriend, we might be engaged within the year :D

glad to see your blogging again because I miss your videos!

roxygal21 said...

MIss Minnie is so cute. :)