Archive for March, 2011

March 28, 2011

The Big News (Yes, THAT Big News)

by brandt

Well, it’s finally happened.  Instead of some long, drawn out, overdramatic soliloquy, I’ll just bring it straight and direct.

After 8 months of searching, and after 3 months of waiting, we finally have our answer.

“And the Blogger Award for most dramatic performance in waiting on a bank goes to…”

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March 21, 2011

Day 70: That’s Like, 10 Weeks!

by brandt

Today we hit the big “70” mark, as we have officially been waiting 70 days for the bank’s update on the house.  Instead of bemoaning the fact that I don’t do well with uncertainty, or the fact that I could do in 2 days what the bank does in 10 weeks, or the fact that this is how some banks run their business, I’ll stick to my random thoughts.  Here are random things that I’ve thought about/experienced/learned/contemplated during this 10 week process.

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March 15, 2011

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

by brandt

Friends, it’s one of the few times in the year that I get excited.  Like, little boy excited.  Like, running around in a circle screaming my head off excited.

That’s right.

It’s NCAA Tournament time.  And since the best part of the tournament is picking your bracket, that’s what we’re going to do.

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March 14, 2011

Surviving a Home Inspection

by brandt

I really like Mike Holmes. I do. I think he’s carved out a great niche in HGTV programming, I think what he does is a great service to people who need the help, and I think that he gives manly men like me the illusion of demolishing a bathroom, or a kitchen. It’s a bit like the 30-Rock episode describing a new PPV channel geared towards women. Watch the episode, then you’ll get the joke.

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March 9, 2011

Movin’ On Up (To The Big Time)

by brandt

I’ve lived in apartments since I was 19. I lived in 8 different apartments during my 2-yr stint in South Korea, I lived in 3 differerent apartments while single in college, and Ashley and I are now on our 4th apartment as a married couple. When we came back to Michigan, the apartment we found was the largest we’d ever lived in. Weighing in at a whopping 1,044 square feet, with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, we thought we’d hit the big time. I mean, 2 full bathrooms! That way, Ashley could have her girly stuff spread all over HER counter, and I could have manly things on my counter. No more did I have to worry about her complaining that the shower always smelled like guys soap, no more did I have to worry about my shampoo barely lasting one month, we were living large!

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March 7, 2011

A Breath of Fresh Air

by brandt

To say we’ve had a whirlwind week is an understatement.  Between blitz marathon sessions of the greatest show on TV right now (“Mad Men,” sorry Dexter fans!), Ashley interviewing for (and getting offered) a new position at her work, and a wretched 24-hour food poisoning that I’ve dubbed “Lucifer’s Bean Burrito,” there actually was a bit of news that came out this week!

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