This is one of those posts where I ramble on about my life.  Feel free to zone out and not pay attention to this one.  Sometimes I like to get my thoughts out via a post like this, makes it easier for me to understand my feelings.

Lindsey and I have been looking at houses.  I think I mentioned this before.  What we have realized is that there are plenty of shitty homes for sale in our price range.  The nice ones are just outside our range…how can we change this?  Save money.  How does one save money?  Well, we could just put away a little bit at a time, but will that would take awhile.

Her aunt and uncle purchased their neighbors house.  The place is tiny, yet they were willing to allow us to live there rent free while we save money.  At first we did not like the idea since the place was tiny.  Fortunately, I was able to convince Lindsey that in a year or two we would have enough money saved to allow us to look at those nicer homes.  So, we plan on moving in the upcoming months.

Why am I frustrated?  Well, this move means that I am now going to live in Johnstown.  I am constantly getting further away from my family.  I realize that I used to live in Pittsburgh, but once I moved home, I saw them more often and it was something I liked.

Do not get me wrong, I know that it makes the most sense for us to move to the Johnstown area.  Living near Philipsburg would be horrible for our careers.  I guess I miss being able to walk over to my brother’s place, or take a quick drive out to see my grandparents.

Also, I am excited about eventually buying a house and beginning the grown up phase of my life with Lindsey.  Hell, I am even excited about the prospect of getting dog soon (do not tell Lindsey that one).  I just hope my family does not forget about me.  I fear that they may think of me as a crappy son/brother/grandson/nephew/4th cousin-thrice removed.

Alright, I feel better getting this off my chest.  Now back to watching college football.

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  1. I know that this goes without saying but make sure that you shop around for loans. Adam and I just bought a new house that we thought was WELL out of our price range based on the amount of closing/down payment we thought we would need upfront. After looking around we found a loan that allowed us to put 0% down and even borrow part of the closing. Really worked well for our situation. Good luck with everything!

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