This job may work out okay. I spent my first day really doing the job today, and I did all right. Not great, but I think I'm getting the hang of it, and--importantly--the day went by in a flash. Now as long as I don't fall asleep at work tomorrow--my shift lasts until midnight and I've been getting sleepy around 10:30 since I got back from Korea--things should be okay.
We talked to the house sellers on Thursday. I found, to my surprise, that I enjoyed face-to-face negotiation so much more than the proxy-by-agent kind. Of course we didn't do much actual negotiation; their asking price was $137K, we named $131K in the paperwork, they read it and looked at each other and said "$133K" and we said okay. They're talking to their lawyer, but they want to close the deal--the only issue would be if someone else made a better offer, I think. So my fingers are still crossed.
In the meantime, Eric and I both got application packets from Wells-Fargo, where we got our phone preapproval. With mine came my credit score: 772. I'm exceedingly pleased with myself over this.
I also went to Target today to get Mother's Day and birthday cards for my mom, because I should have gotten them yesterday and mailed them today but forgot about even the existence of such things as cards. It's so nice to spend money and know that it will be replenished.
So things are going well. And now, off to see if I've pushed my luck saying that, as I'm going to be printing photos off my computer and we all know how little that relies on luck.