“I think the most significant work we ever do, in the whole world, in our whole life, is done within the four walls of our own home.” – Stephen R. Covey

Monday, April 13, 2009

When I play "my make-believe future"

... I live in a house like one of these...

All of these homes are located in the historic Swiss Avenue district of Dallas. I drove by several of them today on my way to meet my aunt for lunch and was in awe of their beauty! My husband and I just bought a house (near Tulsa where we live)and I love it, it's great and it fits our lifestyle right now but... eventually I would love to live in an old house or build in a classic design.

I usually tend to go for Craftsmen style or Tudor.
Since I am pretty sure the husband wants to live on some acreage one day, it'll probably have to be a craftsmen style. A huge brick Tudor would look silly on 300 acres in middle of the prarie!

Photos from www.ArchitecturallySignificantHomes.com website.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Big (Old) News...

Did I forget to mention to big news that has been happening around here? The earth-shattering, life-altering news? Oh yea, well we're now moving from Omaha to Tulsa... Yes, the same Tulsa where we spent 2 months last spring. Funny how life is cyclical that way....

The story is that Chad received an enticing job promotion and we decided to accept it. So, since mid-late February (see OLD news...)we have been making plans and getting the move rolling. I put in notice at work, we put our house on the market, we both drove back and forth from Tulsa to Omaha on the weekends and within 10 days of listing our house sold HALLE-FREAKIN-LUJAH!!

I say Hallelujah with reservations though... We bought this house in October and up until mid February put never ending work into updating. We sanded, we painted, we sanded, we put in new fixtures, we sanded, we put in new ceiling fans and door knobs and I fretted about the state of our ugly mint green kitchen. It sucks to think of all the hard work, blood, sweat and tears that we put into this house that we still love just to have to sell it in 4 months of ownership. HOWEVER, we had to look at our improvements as "things that will help the house sell quickly" instead of "things that will bring us truck-loads of cash" when we sell.

So, that brings us to the current state of things... The packers just left, the movers will be here tomorrow. We are living just outside Tulsa in a furnished corporate apartment until we can find another house (hopefully to own a little more long term).

Chad is working hard and enjoying his new position and I am searching for a job. I have been a media buyer and account executive at a few different ad agencies so hopefully I can find something along those lines. I've actually done a lot of different things at the agencies!

Oh and by the way... this is NOT an April Fools Day joke. I WISH (kinda).