A house and a Harley

This morning we headed out and met up with the realtor and she took us to our top 3 houses from yesterday, one of which was a 4 bedroom.  All 3 had 2 car garages.  We went in order of our preference from yesterday.  The first house has a fairly new and good-sized kitchen and a good-sized backyard, with some grass.  There’s no fence between the property and the neighbor’s – because the neighbor’s fence is falling down a little.  Minor issue.  This one had the largest garage of the three, although no shelves in it.  House number 2 was the 4 bedroom.  SMALL.  Way too small.  Like our bed would fit in the master bedroom and that’s it and I don’t think my piano, our couch and chair, and computer desks and entertainment center would fit in the living room all at the same time.  So that pretty much eliminated that one.  House number 3 was a fairly new house, but a small kitchen and older appliances.  The yard was pretty nice, all rock.  We were torn between 1 and 3.  I liked 1 better and Ryan like 3 better, partly because of the neighborhood and partly because of the newness of the house.  But I didn’t like the small kitchen and it’s lots farther from work and college.  So we came back to the room and just relaxed for a while.  Robert had a pb & j for lunch – actually one and a half sandwiches.  After a while, we headed back out to go to Walmart to get a few things. 

Well, we stopped at the Harley-Davidson dealership on our way.  They were closed yesterday, and Ryan’s been thinking about getting a motorcycle to go to school with.  Cheaper than a car and way better on gas mileage.  So I figured we could look.  They had some used bikes outside and decent prices on them.  We talked to one of the guys and Ryan got to sit on and start up three different bikes.  I decided to call USAA to see about getting a loan for one.  After being on the phone for an hour and 12 minutes (loan and insurance), we will be owning a 2009 Harley-Davidson XL 883C Sportster with only 1100 miles on it.  But it’s a used bike, so it was within our price range.  Ok, so that was kind of a spur of the moment purchase, but now Ryan will have wheels, and eventually I’ll learn to ride it and get licensed on it as well.  And we’re going to get house number 1.  It’s $105 a month cheaper than house 3, and closer to work and school so less money for gas.  Of course, I’m hopefully going to get a bicycle so I can ride my bike to work and Ryan can ride his bike to school.  And Robert will be able to ride his bike to school as it’s only about 3 blocks away.

We eventually did get to Walmart to get what we needed and then since Robert was so patient for an hour and a half at the Harley place and then another half hour or so at the realtor’s, we let him pick where to go eat dinner.  We went to Burger King on post and it has a really neat play area, so after we ate, he got to play for a while.

Today’s high:  100
Current:  85