Sorry, I haven't written for a little while. I meant to give my lost update for the week and give my two cents on a range of other subjects, but I haven't. (By the way didn't they take quite the turn on Lost?). So, I thought I'd just leave a quick note of what we are doing. We got all the lender stuff done and now we are officially looking for a house of our own. (note the picture attached is not the house we're buying, just some random house on a google image search, but we're poor so we'll be lucky if we can find a house like that). So, that's going to be our life these next few weeks: house hunting. We can't afford a whole lot because we're living solely off of my income (and I work for Davis School District). So, any advice for those 1st time home buyers looking to buy an existing home?