Let's be honest. The best blog posts are the ones that border on TMI, wouldn't you agree? If you know me in real life, (I'm looking at you, family members) please discontinue reading this immediately.
(Seriously. If you have or have ever had the same last name as me, now is the time to scram!)
Today started out well. I woke up a little before my alarm went off and got an early start on my morning. I ate a healthy breakfast of oatmeal, yogurt, and fruit. I found just the right outfit to wear to work. I even had time to do some online (window) shopping before leaving the house.
It was going to be a great day!
Everything at my office seemed fine. I clocked in and started reviewing insurance claims. It didn't take long, however, to realize that something was not quite right. There was a funky smell.
And, yes, it was coming from me!
I'd had all that extra time before leaving the house. I had showered, washed my hair, brushed my teeth, done my make-up, and all those other morning To Dos. How does someone forget to put on deodorant? HOW?!
And now I was at work. There was no way to leave, even for a quick jaunt to Walgreens or CVS, and I was stinking the place up. In a dental office, you can smell everything!
What would you have done?
Me? I dipped into the restroom, peeled off my shirt, and sprayed on the only thing remotely close to deodorant that I could think of.
After waiting 3 months from our latest floor plan change, we finally received our quote from the builder today.
I asked if it was at least in the ballpark of our budget and he said
"sort of". Oh, it's just ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS
OVER BUDGET. Sexy Nerd is diligently reworking our design to lower the cost. Many drastic
changes and many hours later, he has saved an entire $9,035.
While he scrimps and saves, I'm browsing real estate listings. My search hasn't been very reassuring, to say the least:
This is the most terrifying cozy mountain lodge I've ever seen.
What did they spill on this carpet??
It's so hard to choose the perfect flooring. Let's just get them all!
Apparently, this broken TV (computer monitor?) comes with the house.
Flamingos and tropical fish in the middle of the desert? Sure. I don't know if it quite fits the 1.3 million dollar asking price though.
This is on every listing photo...I guess so I won't steal them to share on my blog? Because, obviously, this one is such a high quality photo that it's in need of protecting.
Ummm, maybe try not taking all the listing photos for your multi-million dollar home with your cell phone?
The property value must have tanked when the low-carb craze hit.
This one is actually very nice. Supposedly, this is the private backyard and the pond is stocked with scrumptious, self-replenishing trout, which the homeowner loves to catch and enjoy for dinner. The home is also gorgeous and it's listed for just $299,000. It has been sitting on the market for nearly a year. Bait and switch?
It's a good thing they pointed it out, or I'd have been super confused.
The Labeler strikes again, clearing up any confusion over the purpose of this room containing a sink, fridge, microwave, and toaster oven. Thank you, Labeler! You have truly saved the day.
When listing your home for sale, sometimes less is more.
Can you imagine telling your builder "Carpet the house, but leave this strip of dirt for me. I have big plans for it!"?