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Reply #75 - Jan 16th, 2010 at 2:27pm
 
Good luck with the house hunting!
I used to be a Residentail Mortgage Underwriter.  Don't get overwhelmed by all the things to gather for buying your first home.  Just be organized and calm.  That's half your battle!!
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Reply #76 - Jan 17th, 2010 at 11:08am
 
Just remembereds - We had a lawyer undersign the papers when we bought this house.  I don't remember about the first house. Embarrassed  Turns out the lawyer is the sister to a none direct neighbor we've now fallen out with. Roll Eyes
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Reply #77 - Jan 17th, 2010 at 6:22pm
 
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Pittsburgh houses are notorious for all the stairs. Most houses are at least two if not three or four stories tall around here, not including the basement.


That's one thing that I miss, and was coincidentally comparing the houses in Pittsburgh to where I am in Georgia just about a week ago.  The house that I'm in now only has 2 stories and it seems that most of the houses around here do.  Don't even get me started on Las Vegas and all of the ranch houses. Tongue  I want my next house to at least have a basement too.

Good luck on your search! Smiley

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Since Dad and I are silly, we're probably going to keep using the same box over and over and take bets on how long it takes for it to disintegrate during shipping.
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it is a little gratifying knowing that the products I've been using could be made at home if I wanted to.


That's exactly how I feel.  I'd love to be able to make my own hair products.  I'm sure that one day I will.  I found this site over the summer.  http://www.ingredientstodiefor.com/category.php?category_id=77
You can buy so many product ingredients there. 


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Reply #78 - Jan 20th, 2010 at 12:28am
 
Thanks everybody for your positive house vibes!

Life: Hubby and I had our counter to the seller's counter offer offer accepted. We have a house! This weekend I get to go march through it with the housing inspector. We won't actually officially close until April because of our very strict lease we are currently with but I'm excited all the same.  Cheesy

la diosa: You'll be happy to know the house we picked does have a full basement. Unfortunately, it doesn't have a 3rd and 4th floor. Oh well. Nothing a contractor can't fix!  Grin


The new house has well water. What fun experiments I will have acclimating my hair to well water! Our inspector, of course, is going to be doing potability and flow rate tests on the well. I'm also really excited because for the first time ever I will be able to have my own rain barrel. Excitement!

Hair: I have finally found my shampoo bar groove, and I must admit that I am really liking it. I need to lather at least twice with the CV shampoo bars. The application that works for me is not combing from hairline to nape, like the faqs led me to believe. In order to get enough suds, I need to hold my hair up like in a ponytail and go back from the hairline and up from my nape towards the base of the ponytail. Since discovering this, things have gone much more smoothly, especially since I am now not rinsing my ACV rinse out. So far, I am still very happy with my "natural" products.

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That's exactly how I feel.  I'd love to be able to make my own hair products.  I'm sure that one day I will.

Yeah, I really hope that I can try out some of that stuff when I finally get some free time. I'd really like to play around with oils and butters, though, but they can be really expensive!

Tonight, sort of out of accident, I let my hair dry completely naturally and down. No combing, bunning, claw-clipping, oiling, etc.  It turns out that I actually DO have waves. Like, real natural waves not from a bun or braid! It's very surprising for me, since I'm still sort of stuck in this mentality that I have the same hair as my mother, thick, straight, coarse "Asian" hair.
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Reply #79 - Feb 4th, 2010 at 11:13pm
 
Hair: Still very happy with my poo bar routine. Still sudsing twice and using a leave-in ACV rinse. I've slowly started adding more variables back in, like trying out coconut oil sparingly once maybe every week or two. The experiments continue!

I also picked up some horn combs from ebay. Not too bad a haul, but I think I might have to pick up some fine-grit sandpaper to smooth some of them down a bit. I'm using one of the nicer ones to do some scalp scritching before bed, now.

I just finally hit tailbone. It makes me happy, except now my hair is doing that thing that I haven't seen since shoulder length. It's doing a weird swoopy out thing! I hope that I can get a few more inches of growth in so that it stops deciding to mimic the curve of my derriere.  Tongue

Life: Life has been a surprising mixture of stressful and well, kinda nice. The last two weeks have been a flurry of work, house inspections, visiting mortgage agents, going back and forth with real estate agents for signing and paperwork, etc. For a largely introverted and sedentary person, like myself, this driving around and talking to strange people has been an exhausting marathon test of my interpersonal skills, which I will freely admit generally suck.

On the upside, there are plenty of things I am happy about. I am very happy with my relationship with hubby, that I hit one of my goals for my hair, the the seller agreed to our post-inspection requests, and that with high hopes there will be nothing but smooth sailing until April. So, all in all, a weird blend of happy-tinged panic. Does that even make sense?   Huh
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Reply #80 - Feb 5th, 2010 at 4:04am
 
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Hubby and I had our counter to the seller's counter offer offer accepted. We have a house! This weekend I get to go march through it with the housing inspector. We won't actually officially close until April because of our very strict lease we are currently with but I'm excited all the same. 



Wow!  I know my English is rusty and probably never was fluent but I had to read the first few lines a couple of times. Grin  That's great!  I hope it all turns out great.

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For a largely introverted and sedentary person, like myself, this driving around and talking to strange people has been an exhausting marathon test of my interpersonal skills, which I will freely admit generally suck.



It's no comfort but I'm the same and I find myself outside of my comfort zone more often than I like it.
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Reply #81 - Feb 5th, 2010 at 9:47am
 
Yay!!!  Congrats, KNS!
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Reply #82 - Feb 6th, 2010 at 1:08pm
 
Thanks, Drear and Curlgirl!

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I "accidentally" fell asleep last night and didn't put my hair in a protective style. The results this morning were horrible! How did I ever manage before?  Shocked

Today will likely be a deep conditioning day. Yay!

LifeSnow:
It snowed last night. About two feet. Driving home after work on Friday was only marginally death-defying.
I shoveled half of the driveway this morning. And a small bit of the neighbor's driveway. My back hurts now. And I was covered in snow afterwards.
I think in addition to deep treatment day, this will be a "Catch Up On Heroes and Drink Hot Cocoa Day with Aleve" Day, too.  Grin
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Reply #83 - Feb 6th, 2010 at 3:38pm
 
I think that sounds like a wonderful idea!
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Reply #84 - Mar 25th, 2010 at 10:42pm
 
Life: Wow, long time no writing. Things sure have been busy.  Work, thankfully, ramped down a bit, so I had a bit of a breather. April will be pell mell again, so I am trying to grab my free time when I have it.  Smiley

The seller of the house contacted us about a week or two to let us know, to our relief!, that the house was not damaged by the 4 feet of snow that fell on Pittsburgh in February. Whew! Hubby and I were worried there for a bit, since the roof is one of the older parts of the house. Movers have been hired, and we will be moving in mid April! I'm so excited to actually have a garden to work with this year, not that the patio last year was disappointing at all. I might still do some container gardening this year, since it was much fun last year, but the scope is so limited compared to ground gardening, that I'm really looking forwards to my new options.

Hair: Still sticking with my regular poo bar routine with ACV and camellia oil. I've cut back a bit on the coconut oil, since the blend I have has patchouli in it, and too much patchouli is well.. too much!  Grin
I still love to use it for the tip of my braid when I'm braiding up for the night, but full hair treatments are rare now, these days.
As for the poo bars, I've picked up some bars from Sweet Creek Herbs on Etsy, which I am enjoying immensely, as well as a few sample bars from Henna Sooq. All the bars are quite nice, but alas, a few of them just refuse to lather up. I blame my very hard city water.

I did not bother taking an official measurement for March. Hair definitely did not grow at all during Feb, and I blame all of the snow. Hopefully, some sunnier days in March will have encouraged some new growth for my April measurement!
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Reply #85 - Mar 26th, 2010 at 5:52am
 
Yay!  Glad there's no snow damage and you know you'll be moving for certain and when.
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Reply #86 - Mar 26th, 2010 at 8:18am
 
Glad all is ok with you,KNS!  What an exciting time for you!
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Reply #87 - Aug 26th, 2010 at 10:25pm
 
Hello all!

Long time no see.

Just popping in to say hello to everybody and post a brief update.

We've moved. House is lovely, and of course we STILL haven't finished unpacking entirely. My current project that's taking up all my time is making a little human being, and she's about 75% complete.

We adopted a kitten two months ago. He's fuzzy and adorable, and his name is Kupo. We love him to bits.

Hair is still growing. I've reached 38.5 inches by hubby's last measurement a couple of days ago. I'm about 3 inches from classic.

Hair routine has been pretty well pounded out; poo bar shampooing once a week. I've given up on ACV, since the new house has a water softener, so the ACV is a bit redundant. No conditioner, either, except for monthly deep treatments. Summer has made it so oiling is a no go, so no oiling either. Simplicity at its simple-est!

Well, that's all for now. Bye!
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Reply #88 - Aug 27th, 2010 at 9:24am
 
Glad to hear from ya!
It sounds like you've been busy! 
You've got a new kitty!  How wonderful is that!
I'm sure the house,kitty and "little human being" in the works, you'll be up to your eyeballs!!! Wink
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Reply #89 - Aug 30th, 2010 at 10:48am
 
Congratulations, KNS!
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