Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Awesome Neighbors!

My neighbors are awesome! Within the first two weeks of living here, they have given us vegetables from their garden, let us borrow tools, offered to let my dog use their grass until our sod is installed, and helped me get a new job!! Seriously! There was a position open where my neighbor works and he put in a good word for me. I showed up with my resume, they interviewed me on the spot, and I got the job! I mentioned in an earlier blog, back in June, that I had gotten a new job. That one was just a retail job I was working until I found a "real" one. I am so excited to finally work normal hours and to have holidays paid off again! I used to be in banking so I got spoiled. Going back to retail has been tough. The job was super fun but the pay and the hours were lame! I did give two week's notice so I don't start my new job until September 10th. I went in yesterday to do my new-hire paperwork and I was given a tour and I got to meet a lot of the people who work there. Everyone there seems so nice and I am super excited!

This job has come at a perfect time too! It is great to not only be celebrating our new house but to be celebrating the new job! We are still having issues with our condo air conditioning and won't be able to rent it out until that gets addressed. We also need to get in there and paint and have the carpet replaced but that is hard to do when it is 80 degrees in there! This means we will have two mortgages for awhile. Thankfully our first mortgage payment on the new house isn't due until October 1st. Having a better paying job is definitely relieving some stress financially. We have bought so much stuff for the new house and the list of things we need seems to keep growing!

I swear that I am working on getting some pictures posted on here! Are you guys on the edge of your seats yet? Ha ha! I will post one for Jesse and Lisa since they bought the same fridge as us. So here it is in our kitchen!


12 comments:

  1. It sounds like you were definitely blessed with great neighbors! Congrats on the new job!!

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  2. Well, it sounds like you have been having some great luck! Way to go with scoring a new job too. Your kitchen looks great, I love the shiny, newness of your stainless steel appliances. Looking forward to seeing more pics soon.

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  3. Love the appliances-they are so shiny and new!!! :) Congrats on your job-what great timing!

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  4. Love the fridge!! cant wait to get ours installed!

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  5. Congrats on the new job!!,! Just love your appliances...can't wait till we are where you are at!!,!

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  6. Congratulations on the new job! Thumbs up to your awesome neighbors!

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  7. Congrats on the new job! :) We're trying to figure out what to do with our current place, since the rental market here is pretty active (and would be a decent amount of $$ a month!) The only issue is that we'd be about an hour and a half away so getting good repair / handymen/women set up in case we needed it and that cost. Well that and having to refi our current house as an investment property.

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    1. We hired a property management company. They take care of everything. They find renters, collect the rent, and do maintenance. They even handle evictions if necessary. Totally worth it!

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  8. Neighbors can really make for a really nice life, I have awesome neighbors right now and I will miss them terrribly, I hope our new community is just as awesome...........Congrats to you :)

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  9. Congrats on your home! That is just awesome that you got into your new home and how cool to get such a great neighbor! We wish you well and can't wait to see the newest pics!!!!

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  10. Congratulations on the new job! Lots of exciting changes in your life.

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