A Day in the Life: January 2014

A Day in the Life: A Linkup by Break the SkyLast night I stumbled upon Manda’s ‘A Day in the Life’ project where you document what you did on a specific day each month and see other people doing the same. It seemed like a fun project.. Assuming all of my days aren’t just the same, so I thought I’d give it a try. Take a look at Manda’s site if you’re interested in joining in as well.

For January, the day was meant to be the 14th but I only found this on the 15th and decided to use that day instead and will continue on the specified days in the future. I also hope to have more photos next time, as I didn’t know about it this time around I didn’t have any.

And now, my day:

7:50 – Alarm goes off and I try to forget I have to go to work, it usually doesn’t work. I grab my iPad to check twitter and instagram while Jarrod, reluctantly, gets up for a shower. This is the only advantage of starting work at 9:30

9:00 – I’ve had breakfast, showered and made lunch and it’s about time to get walking to work. I’m lucky enough to be able to walk to work. I’m unlucky enough that today it’s 20°C/68°F by 9AM and we’re expecting close to 40°C/104°F.

10:30 – I’ve recovered from the fairly warm walk to work, caught up on email and now waiting, not so patiently, for the real estate agent to call. We put in an offer on a beautiful place on Tuesday and are waiting to know if the owners have accepted. He said he would let us know by lunch time.

The place we anxiously wait to hear about

The place we anxiously wait to hear about

13:00 – Jarrod and I decided that before 1PM is probably what is considered before lunch and yet he hasn’t called yet. what does that mean?!? I continue, anxiously, waiting for the call and getting mostly distracted from work.

14:00 – He hasn’t called yet and I start considering that nothing this agent has said to me has been true and that he’s mostly just out for his commission. I went outside to take a break from my desk.. it’s 38 degrees! Oh man, that was probably a mistake.

14:35 – FINALLY he has called.. to find out how much more we’re willing to pay because someone else with some free-ed up cash is making a similar offer. I’m not sure what relevance the cash has to do with anything but the only reason he called was to see if we could up his commission a bit. We do, a bit.

15:00 – Time to get back to work and worry about what is happening a bit more, so you know, not a lot work and a little bit of frantic emails to Jarrod about WHAT DO WE DO???

15:50 – CALL! But not to say we have a house, but that this other party has offered more than us and do we want to continue?

15:55 – I call Jarrod, on the phone.. the last time that happened was months ago. You know it just got serious when we actually speak to each other, with our voices, on our phones.

16:00 – We decide not to proceed and the house isn’t ours. I’m sure this will be a story we tell of the ‘one that got away’ into the future because we’re both pretty disappointed.. hopefully we tell that story because we found an amazing place to replace it though.

17:00 – Spent the time actually working, well for some of the time, because I didn’t have to worry anymore. Even though I’m sad about the outcome we were feeling a but pushed and rushed and stressed so now we have a bit of breathing space.

18:00 – Time to go home! My computer is getting upgraded to windows 7! My work is currently transitioning from XP so it’s sort of a big deal.. unfortunately it boots us all out before everyone can save everything.. oh well.

20:00 – We have burgers for dinner and talk about places and watch Community and start moving on from that place and enjoy the night instead.

22:00 – I read Georgie’s post about this very link up and realise I only missed it by a day so I should definitely get in on that! But so sleepy, so not tonight.

23:30 – Listen to welcome to Night Vale before bed and enjoy going to sleep with a bit less stress on my mind.

And that was my day, fortunately it was a more eventful one.

6 comments

  1. Manda says:

    “You know it just got serious when we actually speak to each other, with our voices, on our phones.”

    That made me LOL 😛

    I’m sorry you guys didn’t get the house! That’s really unfortunate, but hopefully you’ll find a place that is even more suited to you as you continue your search. It’s never good to be making huge, important decisions under stress so it sounds like you guys did the right thing by walking away, even though it must have been hard.

    (Not too late at all to join the linkup! Submissions are open until the next linkup date, which is February 7. 🙂 )

  2. Aisling says:

    I also laughed at your phone description. Sorry you didn’t get the house, but it will work out in the end! Now you can take a bit of time to relax and be sure that you’re not rushing into anything, which can only be a good thing!

  3. Stephanie says:

    Let’s hope that the next one works out! You’re bringing back memories of when I was house hunting with my parents: it was sort of fun at first, but got very stressful very fast. I guess maybe sellers don’t want to sell in a buyer’s market right now? If patterns in Australia follow patterns in the US, there will be more houses (at higher prices) coming up soon!

  4. Jessica says:

    I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t get the house – it looked absolutely gorgeous! 🙁 I hope that you get the next one, and the one that you do get will be absolutely perfect for you guys. As for the upgrading to Windows 7, it’s awesome! Windows 8 sucks…my Mom’s new laptop has it and any laptop that I end up getting will have it, as I can’t afford a Mac. 🙁 I love the idea of chronicling – not sure if I spelled that correctly – a single day in every month, although I do admit my days would be pretty boring. 😀

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