I just thought I’d take another quick moment to let you all know what’s been happenin’ in this crazy life of ours. I think the biggest part of it is that we are in ESCROW! and I might add that we are about 15 days away from closing… and our home is a new build! Meaning, it is brand spankin’ new… we looked at SO many homes and honestly, we weren’t happy with any of them. When we first started looking back in March, we looked into a new build and thought for sure that it was just too expensive due to high taxes on most of them…so we pretty much ruled new homes out.
Then, one day after we made an offer on a home, our realtor said– “lets go look at this other homes that supposedly, have lower taxes” Sure enough, the tax rate was just 1.6% instead of the 2% that most of the new homes in our area. This was great news for us as really wanted to a new home! Anyhoo– Here we are now.. just 15 days until closing–we are over the moon excited.
Last month we took a trip to New Orleans where my husband is from. We took the kids and made a fun family vacation out of it. My husband is from a small town called Pointe a la Hache, which was severely damaged by hurricane Katrina. He hasn’t been there since and it was great to meet his extended family finally.
We are also huge Saints fans an we got to see the Saints-Vikings Game in the Super dome which was an awesome experience as well.
Okay, so when did it suddenly become October?! This year has gone by so fast– and it is already time to start thinking about the holidays. Over the next few weeks, we will see more and more online deals, shopping discounts and next thing you know, we will be in full swing holiday shopping and drinking hot pumpkin spice lattes. If you haven’t already, I urge you to join the Southern Cali Saver Black Friday Facebook group! I will be in full deal posting mode and sometimes there will be time sensitive stuff that I will post in that group only. So, if you don’t want to miss out–be sure to join here.
Also, thank you all for being such huge supporters of the site. SCS would not be what it is today if it weren’t for you! Everyday I am grateful for the time you spend sending me deals, email and just leaving comments. I am forever thankful for every single one of you.
Here for you always,