Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring time fun!

Happy Spring!

I know I'm a lil late with that since Spring officially started this past Friday, but I am happy that it is springtime!

This past weekend was really fun! Friday when Joey got home we spontaneously decided to go to the rodeo :) It was a nice night out! We honestly went for the food, we like to eat! We went and walked around got some BBQ sandwiches from Holmes Smokehouse...yummy! Then we walked around some more, saw a generator catch on fire....yes you saw that correctly! They had a metal tower, kinda like scaffolding, to have the posters on it advertising the rodeo stuff and on top of that was a light that rotated around, well the generator that powered that just all of a sudden caught fire! It was exciting, all the police came and tried to figure out what to do. The smell of the burning banner smelled SO bad!! Here is a picture of the fire:

 I love people watching so the rodeo was really fun for me, Taylor Swift was playing that night and I saw 3 different people I knew there! I was surprised, as big as the crowd is there we managed to see people we knew! :)
(At the rodeo, after eating our funnel cake!)

This past Saturday was Needville's City Wide Garage Sale!!! I went with Mary and Jeanne. Jeanne just found an apartment and we just got a house, so we were major furniture shopping! We found a lot of great things!! I found a couch in perfect condition for.....$25!!!! :D The lady selling it goes to our church and she originally wanted $50 for it, but she said "Since I know how it is" (to start out just married and just getting a house) she gave it to me for $25!! I am so excited to move it into the house and decorate. I also found a nice painting that I am thinking about using in the living room. I also found a lot of decorating things. I found some cute planters, that I might spray paint and use on a bookshelf to store stuff in in the living room! :)

After that Joey and I went on the search for appliances, we didn't buy any yet, but we are trying to find good prices. We went to one place Joe recommended,  they had a really good price on a washer and dryer,but they were a lil expensive on somethings so we decided to try a Sears scratch and dent place. Good stuff, but is very far for delivery! So we ended up on deciding on Lowe's. Lowe's is going to match the price of the washer and dryer from the other place (which is amazing since the price difference is about $100-$200) and we found a fridge we like :) I am excited!

I don't remember if I said in my previous blog anything about the inspection. Well originally we had it planned for this past Friday, well we couldn't do it then since the gas and water weren't turned on. So it got rescheduled to today. The inspection is as followed:

-We have termites, not too bad and there is no visual damage, but we need to get it treated. The termites came in with the landscaping mulch-- darn that mulch.

-A part on the sink that helps the dishwasher drain needs replacing, but that's only a $6 or $7 part, so not bad. Right now when the dishwasher drains water shoots out of the part lol

-The part that lets the smoke out of the fireplace needs some love, the inspector said it was hard to get open

-The satellite was not properly installed, which the inspector said almost all of them are installed this way, the person directly screwed the satellite into the roof instead of using a mount to properly do it. Not a problem to fix. He said just put some silicone around the screws and that will be good.

-Other things he told me about could be fixed with cleaning it (slow drain in bathtub, and a dirty range vent)

OVERALL: He said that this was a really good inspection! He said that he has inspected brand new homes that already need $20,000 to fix the problems!

I was really relieved to hear that! Even though we have termites, it can be treated! :D Pweh!
I believe God wants us to have this house, if not then the bank wouldn't have accepted our offer and we would still be looking. I am so grateful that God blessed us with this house! It is such a blessing to get married then also get a house!

Since I got home from school I have been reading a lady's blog. I'm not going to say who it is, but I know her and her husband, but didn't really know, know her that well. After reading her blog, it shows such a beautiful insight to her life. She seems to shine with God's love. I read her blogs about anything from raising godly children to her thanksgiving for everything. She's such a godly woman! It is really inspiring to me to become a better wife, and a better person for God to use! I want our future children to grow up loving God and knowing more about God than just the common Bible stories. I feel to do this I need to grow in my relationship with Him. Not that I  want to do that just for "the children's sake", but I really want to shine with God's love! I don't want to fall into a routine, saying the same prayers without much meaning, feeling like I have to read the Bible, etc. I want to have a genuinely close relationship with my Creator!

Some of my  thoughts today. I felt a need to share that!

Have a wonderful day!

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