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15 August 2006 @ 09:06 am
On Matters Fiscal  
We've been doing quite well on this front. My credit card company doubled my credit line, and Remy got a big raise at work. w00t! They've always appreciated how much they need him there, but they're feeling it even more now, as the guy they hired to replace me has already quit, leaving just four full-time instructors. For pretty much anything to do with programming, Remy's the only one there capable of teaching it. >=)

This means we'll be able to put more away for a down payment on a permanent residence. We'd been looking at a few condos in the downtown area, but the ones in our price range are either unappealing or have problems (like, being in a poorly lit basement that floods). The ones we've liked have all been just out of affordability range; since we don't have enough saved up for a 20% down payment, the monthly mortgage would kill us. So, we're cutting back on aggressive house-hunting and are being more casual about it as we continue to save. There are some cute little houses on the fringe of downtown that look rather appealing, too, and someone mentioned good things about Delmar that make me curious...

I get my first paycheck tomorrow, too! I've gone over a whole month without being paid, so I'm rightfully excited.

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steelerbabe777steelerbabe777 on August 15th, 2006 01:47 pm (UTC)

Congrats, babe! Tell Remy I said mucho congrats on the big raise as well! Sounds like everything is working out just great for you two, which makes sis very happy. =)

Hey, if you need any info/help/advise when it comes time to start wheeling and dealing, you know who to ask! I can't believe on the 25th, it'll be one year since I closed on my condo....does NOT feel like a year...I'm just shocked I made it this far without going bankrupt, LOL! ;-)
Miusherimiusheri on August 15th, 2006 02:00 pm (UTC)
Will do! And holy crap, a year already?!

Yeah, I figure between the mad bargaining skillz of you, Mom, and Ray, Remy and I could buy a house for a buck and a quarter. And get change back.
steelerbabe777steelerbabe777 on August 15th, 2006 02:09 pm (UTC)
Damn straight!

Speaking of Mom and Ray's mad skillz...their next project is helping me negotiate on my new truck! Yes'm, I'm getting a Tacoma...gotta have me some 4WD if I'm going to be living north of Pittsburgh in the winter...You know how bad the damn snow gets up 'er n'at.
Miusheri: Pittsburghmiusheri on August 15th, 2006 02:16 pm (UTC)
Aww, you're getting rid of the Echo? Well, I hope that Tacoma gets good gas mileage!

And I think Bettis is in for a whuppin'!
steelerbabe777steelerbabe777 on August 15th, 2006 02:18 pm (UTC)
Bettis is DEFINITELY in a for a whuppin'...

Yins goo-in' dahn tahn n'at can see that all the Pixburghers are chattin' up a storm over the sitch-iation over some Permani's sammiches and Ahrn City birs n'at.
Miusheri: Pittsburghmiusheri on August 15th, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC)
I'll ride this aht on Mahnt Worshington.
steelerbabe777steelerbabe777 on August 15th, 2006 02:24 pm (UTC)
Don't forget abaht Sahth Sahd n'at.
Miusheri: Pittsburghmiusheri on August 15th, 2006 11:21 pm (UTC)
Sahth Sahd's too crahded! Might as well get aht from the Libberdy Tubes and g'dahn to Sahth Oaklin'!
Angeldeathslilsister on August 15th, 2006 10:03 pm (UTC)
Y'know, there are a couple of houses for sale on Elm St... 'cause all the cool kids live on Elm Street. :)
Miusherimiusheri on August 15th, 2006 11:18 pm (UTC)
This is true, but I'm just a tad bit scared of Ghetto Chopper and the Ronald McDonald house not far from it ^_^* Your block's much nicer!