DD finally got her raise. Another huge disappointment with only a $2000/yr increase and still not promoted to Buyer 2. They tell her they are still working on it. Good grief. It can't be that hard. And supposedly she was getting one of the biggest raises. She needs to find something else and get out of that company. Unfortunately, now part of her needs/wants to stay so that she'll have the time off for her wedding/honeymoon next summer. I told her find something else anyway, even if she doesn't accrue enough time off by then, just make sure to tell them in advance she will need a couple weeks off then, even if it's without pay. I wish she could just walk in there right now and hand them her 2 weeks notice.
I just ordered our "porch lights" for shop and house. I decided to also order the house now because if for some reason they aren't available or out of stock in a few months, I'd be mad that I couldn't get the same ones to match. I think I did pretty good finding one at a decent price at $25.99 each.
It has lots of good reviews on Amazon.
The buyer of our house got his "VASHUD" approval (whatever the heck all that means) yesterday to move ahead with the purchase. They have scheduled the VA inspection for next Tuesday. Then we will just be waiting on the appraisal, - which takes forever out here. Apparently the VASHUD has something to do with homeless veterans, who also have medical needs. Which makes me a bit nervous on his financing, but his lender has told my agent it's all good and he's been prequalified. And I'm sure he must have to meet a bunch of qualifications to get approved for the program and sounds like that has already been done.
At the edge of town, there is a really old building that I think maybe used to be a small hotel or something. A woman purchased it and has been fixing it up for months now to make into small little apartments. This week she got the siding and trim painted on it and boy it sure changed it from looking like a run down old place to something nice and neat. It's nice to see something old and run down get fixed up. There is also some new little "apartments" that just got built right in town on a vacant lot. Kind of like 3 little townhomes hooked together. Those look really nice, too. I'm kind of surprised that the vacant lots on our street have never sold, since they were created/sub divided 10 years ago. There's still just our house and the rented house next door. But, it was created right before the economy crashed and it's been very slow to recover here, not that it was that great of economy here to begin with. But, this year we are seeing signs of some growth. The two I mentioned above. We are building on our property and the people on lot 7 are building. The auto body shop right in town just added on to their building and remodeled the outside. It looks much nicer now, too.