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kitchen remodel

Wow, it’s been a while, and so much has changed in our lives. If you follow me on IG, I’ve been posting stuff there, otherwise in a nutshell: put down our dog, Ike (cancer), adopted two new dogs (Lea and Maeve), tons and tons of yardwork/gardening, got married and had an amazing honeymoon, and we both got huge promotions. These promotions are going to put us back where we were financially before we lost our jobs in 2016, but on a much better career track, and finally allow us to  ...

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the finish line (we bought a house!)

Finally remembered to take a picture, and yes the lawn will be mowed tomorrow. So here we are, homeowners (well, as of like two weeks ago, but it was hot and we’re exhausted/busy/still working, so here we are). Can I just say how much of a pain in the ass buying a house is? Getting your paperwork together for the bank, going to see a million houses that you forget the second you walk out the door, trying to negotiate with stubborn sellers, juggling texts, emails, and phone calls with  ...

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three big updates

So there have been lots of things happening here lately. First:┬áback in January, we had an announcement at work that threw everything on its head. It was the opposite of what we thought we’d hear, and threw me into a depression because I was suddenly faced with having no idea what was going to happen with the future. There was a very large possibility of moving to the west coast, where I would make roughly the same amount of money as I do here, but be facing housing costs three to  ...

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moving on out: the saga

Like I posted on Facebook a bit ago, I am MOVING! I haven’t moved in five years, so this is a little scary for me. I got rid of a lot of stuff when my ex-husband moved out, but it’s still going to end up that I have way more stuff than anticipated. I remember when I moved out of one of my old apartments, which, really, was me moving out of the bedroom because everything else was my roommate’s. I’m thinking, oh, I have like two car loads and my bed, no problem. It  ...

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