Monday, February 11, 2013
Homeownership, Cats and Bloghops
So this Thursday is Valentine's Day and I am not really excited. I'll be in school that night (Tuesdays and Thursdays this semester). No, I don't have a gift for my boo. Yes, I did buy hubby and the children chocolates. No, I did not buy the kids gifts either. So Valentine's this year, pretty much blows.
However, I am excited because we will be closing on the house soon. I have locked in my rate for the loan, filed most of the paperwork necessary for appraisal, title search- check, survey- check, other half of down payment- almost check (waiting for my tax return), closing costs and seller's concession fee- check. So it is real! I will be a new homeowner this month! Yay!
On a sadder note, I had to let my cat go. Chinwu, the family cat for the last seven years, has a habit of marking his territory. Unfortunately, in the new house, there will be carpet. My current residence is all tile and the markings can easily be cleaned using pet odor remover. The new home will be more difficult to remove the cat urine. My son took Chinwu last week to a pet rescue center. They do not euthanize. I hope that Chinwu will find a family that will love him and care for him as we did. Miss you booboo!
This week, I will be participating in Jolie Du Pre's Vampire Bloghop. Come and join the fun!