Tuesday, May 11, 2010

So Excited!!

Just wanted to give an update on the new house.

And no. I don't have pics. Yet. Haven't had a chance to upload them. I like leaving you Girlies in suspense. I want to do some "before and after" posts so be patient with me.

Today we locked in our interest rate! So excited about that! We locked in at below 5%. One of my "older" employees told me, "Laura, do you realize that's like a 1960's interest rate??" I LOVE the 1960's!!!

The appraisal was also ordered today. We're not sweating that.

I have a meeting tomorrow to finalize some details with the bank and take some updated copies of our bank statements and pay stubbs. Hoping we'll get a closing date. So excited!

A friend-of-a-contractor-friend finally went and looked at the wall we are wanting to take out between the kitchen and living room. It is a load-bearing wall and he thinks we can do columns and arch ways!! Arch ways are just icing on the cake because I wasn't expecting that! This friend-of-a-contractor-friend gave our name and number to three more contractors and one of them called Wayne today. We're hoping to meet up with him this week, let him see what all we want done and get a quote.

Also, our architect friend has offered to help design the columns and archways!!

I. am. so. EXCITED!!!


To make matters even better!

Guess who won $1,000 off the Dave Ramsey Radio Show today?


Can you say, "Cha-ching??!!"


  1. We were able to lock in at 4.875. We are moving out in 10 days. We may have to vent about the stress to each other! Ha! Lots of excitement but moving can also bring about craziness! And YES we need pictures of your new house!! :)

  2. Cant wait to see pics of the new house and Congrats to the hubby for winning $1000! That is awesome!

  3. WOW! You guys have had quite a day. We want to see pictures.

  4. We refinanced near Whitney's rate. It pays off to be good stewards doesn't it??? And love Dave Ramsey! Debt Snowball, baby! We are almost there... only have our cars (and house, of course) as debt. Whoo Hoo!

  5. Yeah! It sounds like all is moving ahead perfectly! That is so exciting. I can't wait to see some pictures! $1,000 extra bucks? That is awesome!

  6. 5% is great! $1000 is great too! Fun weeK :)