Sunday, May 30, 2010

Our New Home

I just rented an apartment! It's on one of the prettiest streets in Houston, North Blvd. It's a 2 bdrm/2 bath 1st floor corner unit. There's a little patio and an enclosed area just outside the door that we can use for doggie emergencies. I wanted hardwood floors but the only apartment complexes that have them are way out of my price range. There are a lot of houses and duplexes for rent but this seemed to me to be the best deal. I'm pretty sure electricity will be much lower than in a house too. We'll be moving on the 26th.
I've been looking for a condo to buy but never found the right place. I have a feeling that the oil spill in the Gulf and Continental leaving is going to have a negative effect on the Houston economy so maybe it's a good thing I didn't find a place.

Lazy Days and Sundays

We're enjoying our 3 day weekend while mom is packing up the house for our move and getting stuff together for a garage sale

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


I sold my house on Friday! The process was pretty stressful and I was sad about selling the house but as soon as the papers were signed I was very happy and relieved. I celebrated with my friend Ginny and my real estate agent Ofelia who did such a wonderful job selling my house. (Thanks Ofelia!) We went to T'afia. I had seen the chef, Monica Pope on Top Chef Masters and wanted to try it because there are several vegetarian items on the menu. The food was great even if we did have to leave by 7. Ever since the show aired the restaurant has been very busy.

I haven't decided whether to buy a condo or rent something. Ofelia has taken me to many nice places but I'm having a hard time making a decision. Part of me would just like to rent and not have to worry about anything for a year or so. I'm renting my house back from the new owner for 2 months so I have a month or so to make a decision.

The picture is of my house with Ofelia standing behind the SOLD sign. I forced her to pose for the picture. She made me say that.