|Hey Look! Another Rare Update!
||[Mar. 30th, 2015|05:33 am]
We've been in Portland for almost 9 months. Last week we closed on a house, which is significant because the housing market out here is super crazy expensive. But buying is cheaper than renting, becasue the rental market is even worse than buying. So we found a decent size house for a reasonable price, it needs some work (was a rental since at least 2000, lived in but not maintained the best) so we are working on catchup maintenence. But there is hardwood under nasty carpets, the foundation is sound and the neighborhood is decent. We'll be spending some money putting on a new roof, getting the plumbing up to code and removing a hot tub with hut from the back deck, but the house appraised for $57k more than we paid, so bonus for instant equity. |
The local zombie walk doesn't seem to work out for me due to the organzier not seeming to be interested in volunteers. I did get on an email list for a local nonprofit haunted house, we'll see if that reignites my passion for nonprofits. I have landed a job doing production sewing, we'll see if that works long term or not. At the very least it's a stopgap that brings in grocery money and has flexible hours so I can still shuttle the kids to school and back.