The Lieslands

simply livin' it up


We found another house. We are getting together tonight to go over the details of a contract for a house that is for sale by owner. We have all the major details worked out, so it sounds like the contract won’t be too much of a problem.

Like the Energizer Bunny

Well, today we got back on the horse and starting looking for houses again. We looked at two that we weren’t exactly ecstatic about and tomorrow we are going to be looking at one more. Hopefully we will find another one we like sometime. Our Apartment is starting to fill up with random stuff and I am too lazy to do anything about it because I figure that once we find a house we will have to pack it anyway. Maybe I should put the stuff away, because then, according to Murphy’s Laws, we will find the perfect house.

Down with Hilda! ! !

We were rejected by the seller, so I guess the other people made a better offer. So…the hunt continues. We have already identified our next targets and will hopefully be checking them out soon. Our realtor just went out of town for 2 weeks, so hopefully her friend will be as helpful as she has been.

In other news, we did not rollerblade/stroller last night, as we were too bummed out to embark on such an adventure.

Our First Bid

Susan and I put in our first bid on a house today, but word out on the street is that there are others who are making offers for the house, so time will tell.

In other news, hopefully we will rollerblade/stroller on the Lunken Bike Path tonight.

Class II: Rounding third and heading for . . .

Last night was the second installment in our Homebuying Class. For everyone else it was their last class (so they received their diplomas), but Susan and I missed the first class so we are going to have to wrap it up in July. Hopefully by that time we will have found a house we like. We are headed out this evening to look at a few more prospects, but I don’t see anything too promising on the list.

Let the Games Begin! ! ! !

The house hunt is now officially on. Now that the whole wedding thing is over and all we are left with is a marriage, Susan, Andrew, and I have decided that it is time to begin looking for a house here in Cincinnati.

We had our first class last night at The Home Ownership Center of Greater Cincinnati. We learned all about realtors and home inspectors. The funniest part of the class was when someone asked the home inspector what he does if the house is haunted (seriously).

You don’t see these very often. . .

I was getting these ready last night, and I thought, “You know, I bet you don’t get to see honeymoon pictures very often.”


Our Honeymoon Pictures

I didn’t want to say where we were for every picture, but you can look at the date:


6/7-Tillamook, Canon Beach, & Seaside


6/9-Mt. Rainier

6/10-Multnomah falls

6/11-Mt. Hood

All of the times listed by the photos are eastern time.

The Victory Parade

Susan and I returned from the Pacific Northwest on Saturday. After a very successful trip it is time to resume our not-so-normal lives in the crazy ‘nati. There will be pictures from the trip posted soon, so be patient. They are on the way.

Portland or Bust

Tomorrow Susan and I head to Portland for our honeymoon. It should be quite the adventure. We are flying out, renting a car, and then going to see some random things. Should be a good trip, but we have no clue how Andrew is going to do. We fear that he may go to bed every night at 7 or 8 and get up at 4 or 5 in the morning. Even if he does adjust, we have no clue what he is going to do when we get back. I guess we will let you know.

Getting Started

Hey!! Welcome to our blog!! Susan and I were married on May 29, 2004 at Bellarmine Chapel in Cincinnati. For more info, check out our wedding website.