In other news, the whole getting a new job thing made me decide to start a new life. I am a sloppy mofo. Most of you know this, it is no secret. I cannot keep a house clean for the life of me. So I decided to start acting like an adult since I am one. This means doing things around my house to make it a better place to live. That all being said, a week ago Jessica and I decided that we were tired of our backyard being nothing but dirt. We never spent any time back there so it was a giant (ok, it isn't giant but it isn't small either) waste of space. We spent a couple of days planting us some grass. Not the kind of grass that I used to grow in my closet, but the kind that people play golf and football on. It has only been a week and everything is going nicely thanks to some rain that we got yesterday. There are little grasses coming up all over our planting area. I have helped my dad plant the winter grass before, but this is the first time I have done it all by myself. I am very proud of my backyard now and spent significantly more time back there. Jessica and I have been making a plan as to what we are going to do with all the non grass space once we have the money to pay for it. I can't wait until we get it all done, it will be a nice little sanctuary for the two of us and any guests that we have over if the house is clean.
Jessica and I also decided to tap into some of the equity that we have built with our house. Deciding to buy the house was one of the scariest decisions that I have ever had to make. Looking back though, it was by far one of the best decisions I have made in my life. The house was worth about $40,000 more when we moved in than it was selling for when we signed our papers. Imagine all the money we could have wasted on rent when we could afford to buy a house? Anyways, the whole getting married thing was an expensive proposition. In fact, we got ourselves a nice little chuck of debt going on. Nothing too major, but debt none the less. We decided to refinance our house only tack on more money in order to pay off all of our debt. We ended up getting a lower interest rate on our mortgage so our payment will only go up about a hundred bucks a month and we will dissolve about $800 a month in bills. That coupled with me starting a new job and Jessica getting a raise in December means that RanDawg will no longer be living paycheck to paycheck. That is a good thing.
Both of my pets are doing well. Sophie Dog is just awesome, I love having a dog. She makes me laugh and smile everyday. Nothing against Mr. Umberto though, that little dude is awesome too. There is no replacing my Guy Cat, but I love Mr. Umberto just as much but for different reasons. Pets are sweet. Unfortunately, Mr. Nibbles died. He was an old hamster but he was cool. That little fucker escaped the wrath of Umberto not once but twice. RIP Mr. Nibbles.
I would like to take this opportunity to shout out to all my peeps, you all are incredible. I am sorry I don't see or talk to you as much as I used to. When I am better with my time I will see everyone again.