9/29/09

Applications

Hello blogging world. I have missed you.

Usually when people are gone from the blogging world they come back with exciting news.

I have no exciting news. It's just been one of those seasons of life where I have been crazy busy and don't really have anything blog worthy to talk about.

Nothing even worthy of a Weekly Weekend Update. How sad is that?

I have been crazy busy with work events and all of the house-hunting we have been doing.

We are trying to take advantage of the first time home buyer tax credit so we need to find a home ASAP.

I was supposed to meet a very special blog friend this weekend, but ultimately Luke and I decided that we don't have too many Saturday's left before the tax credit ends, so we needed to spend that Saturday looking at houses. I was only a little bitter.

I am not lying when I tell you that we drove around for nine hours house hunting. NINE. HOURS.

We could have driven to Alaska and back in that time.

It is obvious that Luke and I have different views of what a 'first time' home looks like. I have beautiful neighborhoods with a park and pool pictured, and don't forget those brick mail boxes that line the curbs.

I have quickly learned that is not what Luke has pictured.

This is one place where he took us on Saturday:


Do you see brick Mailboxes?

Do you see a park?

Wait, do you see ANY sign of civilization?? NO! He took me to dirt roads in the middle of nowhere.

All I could do was laugh, and of course take a picture.

This might be a long process.

Also, I have to share with you the best iPhone application ever.

It is a Starbucks app and it is amazing.

It will locate stores that are close by, and walks you through building your favorite drink and allows you to store it, so if you will never forget your favorite 'mixes'.

This is really going to help me as I go through all of your comments to find my absolute favorite Starbucks drink!!!

That's all I have for now! I hope you are all having a great week!
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33 comments:

Mary said...

My first home has a pool and pretty iron mailboxes, but I so wish for the dirt in the middle of nowhere! Good luck house hunting!

Rachel said...

Don't move into the middle of no where!! LOL. You'll be lost forever! And then you'll never get to try all of those delicious starbucks drinks! :)

Belle said...

House hunting is so hard! We ended up having to sit down together and make a list of things we wanted individually then put the lists together and decide what things are deal-breakers and what aren't. It makes you learn a ton about that yucky word compromise!

Classy Fab Sarah said...

Wow, that is rural! I mean, I live in a rural area but that, THAT is rural.

Future Mrs. H said...

Welcome back! Atleast if you decide to live in eastbumhead you will be able to find a starbucks with that new app! hehehehe

Rachel H. said...

House hunting is so difficult and can be very trying for any couple. Good Luck!

Courtney said...

You guys sound so much like us. Our house hunting did not go as smoothly as we thought it would and had many disagreements about what we wanted. Good luck, the process can be tough!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Your tweet about this cracked me up! Oh Luke!

Rachel Antone said...

We made another offer yesterday evening!! We should have an answer by 5:00 today - hopefully this one is a keeper. :)

In this wonderful life... said...

WOW! That is a lot of house looking in far away places. Yes, I've prayed one of those places would be here ;) I know God will find you a place best for you guys! Don't give up..deep breaths...lots of energy from starbucks.....just keep trying to picture you guys and your stuff in the house..that always helped me :)

PinkSass said...

My sister is going through the same process as you and Luke right now looking for a house before the tax credit ends. I feel for you both. It's seems so tough and just plain exhausting.

Lauren said...

Oh the joys of house hunting! Good luck, it is definitely a very trying process!

Southern Belle said...

Oh my, that so reminds me of my Summer. The bf and I looked for houses all Summer and had different takes on what we wanted. He wanted to live on a bunch of acres and well, I wanted to live in the city. Plus, I told him if we move to the country, he's buying me a couple of horses. A girl's gotta have something to do in the middle of nowhere. That changed his mind real quick. Good luck!!! I know it can be frustrating, but you'll find the house and know it's the one=)

misty said...

house hunting is hard but keep looking till you find the perfect house... its out there for ya'll.

i read yesterday that people have downloaded over 2 billion app's for the iphone... crazy!

Rebecca Jo said...

I thought of you yesterday... a car in front of me had a Golden Doodle that was laying its head on the head rest of the back seat & looking out the back window... it was so dang cute.. & I thought, There's Megan's dog!!!

Lindsey said...

Haha that is def rural! House hunting is so difficult, we are in the process with you. Good luck!

Katie Mentzel said...

oh the joys of house hunting! You should check out our neighborhood! we have a pool and a school with a playground, brick mailboxes AND it's kinda rural!

Heather said...

I actually like out in the middle of nowhere. It's nice to get away from everything or feel like you are. I miss that about TN. Good luck in the process!!

Heather said...

I am going to pray you find a great house!!!

petrii said...

Ahh yes, I remember the house-hunting days. Fun and tiring, frustrating and frustrating, wait did I say frustrating?!! Yep, but you will be so happy that you looked at all those houses and found just the one.

So glad you are doing well.
Have a Blessed day,
Dawn

Taryn said...

It is so funny to me what people like in houses. I would much prefer to be out in the middle of nowhere- but we can't afford anything like that our here in CO unless we want to be hours from work. Hours. So picket fences it is. Maybe. If we can find one before time runs out. Good luck to you!

tam7777 said...

being out in the country is a good thing, you can always drive to town.

Anonymous said...

can you post the tannies recipe!!! I can't wait to make them..they looked sooo delicious! :)

Alex and Jill said...

House hunting is exhausting. Hope you guys find that perfect one very soon. :)

Trac~ said...

LOL leave it to the man to drive around the back country roads house hunting! I'm with you on the house choice - good luck - maybe you can convince him to let YOU pick out the house! HA!

Rach@In His Hands said...

Ah, house hunting. I remember those crazy days. Good luck in your search!!

Becca said...

Oh man - I really hope you find the perfect house for both of you! :-)

Jon and Steph said...

Oh goodness! Good luck house hunting! I know it's difficult, but when you find the perfect place for ya'll, you'll know it ;)

Love Being a Nonny said...

Missing your blogs...you are my funny, smile when I read, one of my fav blogs. Miss your posts. Hope all is well

Hollie said...

when did ya'll drive down my road? you shoulda called!! haha!

Lauren Kelly said...

Good luck in the house search of
'09!!!! :)

Cari said...

Ugh, house hunting. I feel your pain! Good luck with it and it will be worth it in the end! That Starbucks app is so cool :)

valerie said...

Megan, I'm so sorry y'all are having such a hard time agreeing on a house. There's a lot of pressure too, I'm sure since there's a deadline for the tax credit.

I'll have to check out the Starbucks app.
I never can remember what drink I like.
Kristen always has to order mine for me. ha!

Have a great week! I'll be praying about the house situation.