Thanksgiving – 2003

It’s Thanksgiving. The one true “Tobin” holiday. I’ll be heading over to my parents place for dinner. It’ll be the usual sparkling good time, I’m sure. I give it 2 hours before someone yells at someone else. This does not take into account the yelling at the dinner table. Not anger yelling, mind you, just yelling to be the top voice at the table. Well, my mom can cook one mean turkey and she typically goes overboard with food, so I’ll enjoy it. Food – the way to a man’s heart. House purchase is moving ahead nicely. Got approved for the primary mortgage on Monday then got approval on the 2nd mortgage on Tuesday. I’m doing a 80/10/10 mortgage also called a piggyback mortgage. It allows you to put less cash down but continue to not pay PMI. PMI bad.

House Inspection

I have my house inspection tomorrow morning at 9:00 AM. I’ll bring the camera to take lots of pictures. Look for them to be uploaded soon enough. I’ll probably also print some out as well, as I would like to bring actual prints with me to Thanksgiving dinner to show off. Should be fun. I got a call from my realtor today and they moved my settlement day up by about two months…AGH! Have got to start scraping some cash together. I have enough for settlement plus a bit more, but I was hoping to have several thousand more available for some necessities – like furniture. Oh well, that is what credit cards are for. This on top of two weddings in about two months make for some exciting times, one of which I’m taking part. So, that means some added stress and expense associated with a tuxedo, bachelor party, the whole nine. Arrgh. Can’t wait until this is over and my life settles down a bit

House Poor!

Well, I’ve finally done it! After what has felt like an eternity searching, I have house that I am ready to buy. I’m sure there will be alot more information about the house in the near future, but for now I can say that it is located in Conshohocken, PA. It’s three bedroom, two and a half bathrooms, finished basement, two car garage, deck, pool and a bunch more. Only two years old so I do not have to put alot of sweat into fixing things, at least for the time being. We’ll see. That’s what the theory was on my dad’s boat and that pretty much back fired. In any case, pictures and tons of more information will be forthcoming as things progress. I’m just pretty psyched right now that I can finally move out of this apartment and into a home that is mine. An exciting time…