Tuesday, September 16, 2008
My girlfriend, Treena, and her husband, Jason...along with their "oh-so-cute" daughter, Fae, were in Sacramento last week for a California Climate Conference. I had to get the camera out while Fae was running around our house. She is SO adorable, I kept telling Treena that I'm going to kidnap her. :)
Posted by brooke at 1:38 PM
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I went over to the house for the inspection. The House Inspector guy, Jeff, was VERY cool and let me tag along. I figured it would be a good learning process since I've never owned a home before....and it'd be wise to finally learn the difference between gas pipes and water pipes. Jeff was awesome and spent a good 4 hours with me. He explained everything in detail so that I would also know what to look for in future homes. He's been in the business quite awhile and has been featured on HGTV a couple of times. He said there was nothing major that would cost a lot of money to fix, but a few things that did need to be attended too in the near future. But overall, it was a sound home. I took some photos while I was there: 1) taken from front door looking at the living room with fireplace and the formal dining area is off to the left 2) main bathroom in the hallway 3) one of the bedrooms 4) the kitchen (needs a fridge and stove) 5) view of the backyard through a window in the back bedroom.
Posted by brooke at 12:09 AM
Monday, September 8, 2008
I went to my first LAN party hosted by the great Eric Buchman from work. He had tons of computers set up and we played all kinds of geeky computer games like Battlefield 2, Medal of Honor, and Unreal Tournament. I arrived around 4:30 pm and stayed until 10:30 pm....then had to drive to work and do the midnight shift. Crazy night, but I really had fun. Eric did a great job of playing movie clips and giving us comical quizzes in between games, plus all the smack talk provided much entertainment! One of the characters I created was "Twinky" the buff military medic. It's kind of embarrassing when you're supposed to run around healing the other players, but every time I got off the helicopter I got shot within 30 seconds and had to start over. Juskie (in the red hat), another co-worker, was sitting next to me and he kept dying, too. We had our own competition going on just to see who died less in each round we played.
Posted by brooke at 9:28 AM
Friday, September 5, 2008
So I've been looking at homes ever since I moved to Sacramento (officially a year ago this week). I've put in several offers only to be outbid by others despite the fact that I've made offers over the asking price! Finally got an accepted offer and have included a picture...I need to take more because this was the only one on the web. Quick MLS facts: 3 bd/2 bath, 1455 square feet, 0.19 acre lot, fireplace with gas starter, hardwood floors, 1 car garage. Oh - and my commute time to work will be a whopping 2 minutes!!! The home inspection should be this coming Monday or Tuesday and I plan to crawl under the house and into the attic with the inspector. I've never owned a home before, so I figure it's time to learn the difference between gas pipes and water pipes. :) I'll post more pictures soon, but if you want to check it out on zillow, the address is 2517 Catalina, zip code 95821. But don't look at the street view, it's the wrong house, just go for the Bird's Eye view. Plenty of room in the backyard for a pool!
Posted by brooke at 3:45 AM