Thursday, May 10, 2012

moving forward

This whole working 40 hours a week is something I have to get used to again. That's right! I started my job and considering it's been almost a year since I lasted worked, I'm pretty impressed with how well I'm adjusting. On top of that I get my first full paycheck today and that feels AMAZING!
Lee also started a new job last week that is paying more and finally giving him a full time position. We've been "celebrating" our new found income and finally decided what to do with it. We've been looking at houses...well condos and town homes and we found a couple that we really liked. We wanted to go see them and thought it would be a good idea to maybe get pre-approved for a mortgage! (just in case! hehe) we had our appointment on Tuesday and it didn't go as planned. Basically we need at LEAST another year of credit to qualify for anything reasonable  :( I  was pretty upset to say the least and we decided NOT to book the viewings for the different places we wanted to see. WE DID, however decide that we'll get our second year of credit AND we'll save up enough for atleast a10% down payment in the next year. By that time I'm SURE we'll find some better places than we found right now, it's just sad to think that my idea of the perfect home will be in someone else's hands :( oh well. i'll get over it. So, what does this mean? Basically it means that even though we have the combined income to live comfortably I'm going to be placing my paycheck straight into the saving account and live off of Lee's salary for another year (which is possible since we did it with less last year!) And then hopefully by our 3rd wedding anniversary we'll be closing on our new home!
Other than that, not much to talk about. I haven't seen my girlfriends on a regular basis since starting work which is super sad. I'm hanging out with my bestie Jessilynn tonight and I saw Miranda last night but it's just not the same. I can't let the fact that I have a job ruin things for me. I guess it just takes some getting used to...