Friday, March 20, 2009

If I could have anything...

I would want my own house to fix up, a boston terrier, and a mini cooper if I had all the money in the world. I've wanted a dog for so long, but I really need to be in a position where I can afford a dog money-wise as well as spend time with it. I don't know what my infatuation is with Mini Coopers, but I just LOVE them....they're not too functional for my future needs, but are they not the cutest car ever? I would travel all over in my Mini....if I could afford one.

But a house. I have a goal to save up and buy a cheap, run-down house, live in it and fix it up on my own-or with help from the boy. Last time I mentioned buying a house to the boy, he said he would much rather be putting our funds towards a house than wasting it on renting an apartment-at least we'd get something in the end with a house. I was so happy to hear that, and I'm starting to save. I got my first paycheck from work yesterday and I stayed up late budgeting my money, figuring out how much exactly I could scrimp and save. I can't wait to be a homeowner! But the sad thing is that now is the time to buy, and I wont have the funds for a while. I want to be really smart about buying a home, so I want to make sure to do my research and save at least 20% of the home's value, as well as some money for fixing it up.

On another note, I keep going in spurts for wanting to design our apt and for ignoring it. I never realized how expensive a couch was, holy cats! I will have to bargain shop and find a good one. I really like my couch, and it was free-so the price was right, but I want a smaller more modern one. I think it would suit our space and tastes better.

Anyhow, I'd better go. I'm doing some grocery shopping tonight and I need to start eating healthier-I've been eating junk all week.

Until next time,
Rachel May

Saturday, March 7, 2009

These Days

Hello all,I've been so busy lately getting used to the new job that I haven't had much time to post. Things are going well and I'm really liking my new job, it's just hard to learn-but that keeps it interesting. Anyhow, my poor Etsy has been suffering because of this! I haven't posted something new in over a week, so I am determinted to get it done this weekend, to post some of the new stuff and to get back on track for next week. Because of the new job, my sister's cabinets in her kitchen are half-done, so I need to figure out when to go and finish those so she has an awesome kitchen and not a sad one-lol. I will keep you posted on new happenings and things, but right now-life is going good for me and not for others. I just heard yesterday that a kid from my hometown committed suicide. This is so sad, but the worst part is that things like that happen a lot in small town Montana. I feel awful for him, his family and friends...and I know from experience that it's going to be a tough couple of years for everyone that was around him.

Also, the boy told me last night that two people we know here in Denver had an incident. There was a knock at their apt door, and when they answered it, the person forced their way in and pistol whipped both of them, then robbed them. I feel so bad and so scared. I know they are okay physically, but that's got to be rough on them emotionally and psychologically. I worry that this all is coming...that we have dark times ahead of us because people are getting more and more desperate, without work, and without money. I hope it doesn't come to that, I really hope it doesn't. Rachel May