Wednesday, April 8, 2009

House Update!

WOOHOO! Today is a day for good news. Two days ago (Monday) we got word that the bank as agreed to enter into contract with us on the house. Monday night, we meet with our Realtor and signed said agreement and now we are just waiting for the bank to sign that they agree with their own agreement. The next step is for the selling agent to make sure the power and water are onto the house and then we can do the inspections!

It looks like we are still on track to close on the first of May. Then we can Begin the process of turning the house into this:
Wouldn't that be awesome!

We have some pretty cool dreams of trying to get the rest of the neighbors to start their own gardens and then we can have a big harvest party/block party and we can all trade and swap different kinds of fruits and veggies! Morgan told me yesterday that she doesn't think we should have to buy plants, and after a little thought, I agree. We are thinking that it would be a good idea to let some of the plants go to seed and then we could also swap seeds with other people in the neighborhood or even with some of you. Leave me a comment if you would want to get in on some seed swapping!

If you haven't noticed, I have lots and lots of big ideas. Sometimes these can be pretty overwhelming for not just myself but for others as well. To help not get so overwhelmed, I am trying to tackle a few smaller projects while I build up to the larger ones. My current small scale project is to build a worm composter for our kitchen scraps. I will tell you all about it in the next post!

Don't forget to let me know about the seed swap!

P.S. We just got a great deal (I think) for our housing insurance through AAA.

$1000 deductible with $300k liability and insurance coverage up to $263k for $330 a year.
Does this compare to your rate? Is this in fact a good deal?

1 comment:

Heather said...

We'd love to swap seeds. We're getting ready to till and replant soon. And we almost always have LOADS of lettuce plants. Let's see if they come up again this year.

I think that's a pretty good deal. Just make sure it covers the fire/flood contingencies. A lot of discount home owner's insurance policies don't have those things.

We use Dennis Callahan from Allstate. He does our cars too, so it's all one big bundle. And as someone who had to make a claim through my parents' HO insurance in the past, they really took good care of us, and bent over backwards to help.

But if you want to compare, you can call him (or any other agent) for a quote and then compare the coverage benefits.

But more importantly... CONGRATS!!

I can't wait to come see it. Let us know if you guys need anything.