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22 August 2013 @ 02:39 pm
One down, one to go...for now!  
Well, he took his sweet time coming, but yesterday morning my older sister's baby boy finally decided it was time to come out into the world. I've yet to see him, but so far he seems a rather quiet child compared to his siblings. I can only hope he'll be a help to his parents, and not quite so troublesome as his siblings. Time will tell.

As for the other, my younger sister is due soon, so we're not ready to move past new baby glow just yet.

But, in other news, we had an inspection done on the house yesterday, and so far everything seems really minor as far as repairs go. I think the only thing we'll really need to be doing is updating the innards of the house, but one step at a time to accommodate our budget. I must say, while shag carpeting is outdated for obvious reasons, it was really comfortable to lay down on after being out in the heat for over an hour. We may lose its cozy feel, but that's what rugs are for! ...right?

So, still waiting to hear the final word on the house, but all signs continue to point to YES as far as being able to actually purchase it. Then it'll be happy fun times repainting the inside as the first step of making the house nicer. (And visiting places like Craigslist or IKEA to properly furnish the house.) The next few months are going to be an adventure!

Aside from those big things, life continues onward. I've really cut back on buying games to try and get more money into savings (so no Mario & Luigi RPG for me!), but I did get Ducktales: Remastered for the Wii U the day after release and I've been playing it in my spare time. Ducktales was never my favorite cartoon - not to say I didn't like it! - but it's been fun to catch up with the characters again, and since I never got to play the original NES game, I finally get to see what all this using a cane as a pogo stick is all about. And I like it. I like it a lot. Also a great game for the little relations to watch, as the characters are bright and well-animated, so it really captures their attention.

I need more classic Disney platformers in my life, especially from the NES era, methinks. Maybe if the game sells well, this will entice Capcom, Wayforward AND Disney to look into polishing up more of the classics I never got to play!
 
 
 
pip25: xelexplainpip25 on August 22nd, 2013 09:48 pm (UTC)
I can't help but wonder: this house is from the 70s, right? How are the power cables/outlets/etc. holding up? Were they ever replaced during the past four decades? If not, that may yet cause problems if left as is, since today's appliances are a little more... "sensitive" than those of the past.
I think I brought this up already with another house, I'm just saying it again because it was a recurring element in my own hunt for a home a couple of years ago. :)
Dianeichiban_victory on August 23rd, 2013 09:57 pm (UTC)
A lot of them look updated, yes, but the inspector did find some of them were wired up backward. (Oops!) So the 'grounded' outlets are not at all. An easy fix, thank goodness.
Kurtis Bolkbonemarch on September 3rd, 2013 05:24 am (UTC)
Good luck on becoming a home owner! Funny enough I just started my march to glory as well. There is still much at the old place to box up and store, but at least I'm out. (And away from the putrid stench of cigarettes.)

Anyway, someday I'll have to pay Washington state another visit. When that happens I'll have to give you guys a right proper house warming.