So what's been going on? I got a two-week-long cold that sucked and is totally going around DC and other environs, then Jesse got it. Poor us. We're pretty much better now, which is great because the ability to taste food is very important around this time of year.
I was jazzed about the election even though that was in the middle of my sickness. Despite my sore throat, we opened the huge windows to our apartment around 11:30pm and a bunch of friends and I yelled "OBAMAAAAAAAA!" at cars and pedestrians passing by for about an hour straight, and cars were honking and everybody was whooping it up, as they should, since 95% of our city voted for the guy who won, the intelligent, inspiring, charismatic young guy about whom I absolutely refuse to be jaded or cautious, because I need that kind of unbridled passion in my life. It was one of the best feelings I've had in a long time. I think I'm wearing the shirt I had on that day for the first time since, actually. It's bright blue, as were the blond streaks in my hair at the time of the election.
The word "unbridled" always reminds me of romance novels with a chick and a shirtless Fabio type riding on a horse. A horse is really just a shirtless Fabio type itself when you think about it, all long hair and muscles. Anyway.
I got the job I'd been waiting for, still working at the University in the same division but a different department, having more autonomy and taking more responsibility for the websites I manage, with a huge pay bump. The huge pay bump enables us to qualify for a whole lot of house, it seems, and we've been house hunting. Of course we don't want to go up to what the bank considers our limit, but it's kind of cool to be able to seriously look at places we thought were slightly out of our range before I got the raise. Okay, so I don't REALLY get the raise until December 15, and a meteor could still strike DC before then, although then it'd probably be better if I didn't own a home anyway.
To continue cursing myself on the home front by talking about our search, we put in an offer on a foreclosure that otherwise would've been SERIOUSLY out of our range. There are three other offers and ours is probably teh suck compared to people who don't want a home inspection or have more cash to put down, but our credit is excellent and we're flexible on settlement date, so maybe that will work to our advantage. I dunno. It's a huge house and I'm sort of scared. Moving from 683 sq. ft. to 2500 is absolutely nuts. The dang house is gonna be empty except for a bed, a desk, a couch, some dressers and shelves, and a shit ton of musical instruments. Good thing we have an upright bass, it looks pretty imposing.