Thursday, August 29, 2013

More Weekend Fun

 Today I am in the car on my way to Niagara Falls Ontario the first leg of our trip to Massachusetts. I  hope you all had a lovely weekend!! We had a good weekend - for the most part. Friday night we went into Indy to have dinner. We went to a restaurant we have never been to - and it's not even on DDD!!!

house made sausage,  brisket, mac and cheese and corn

prime rib, garlic mashed potato

blue cheese pecan Cole slaw
I have mixed reviews on the place. First I got an amaretto sour which was more sour than amaretto - Scott had to drink it because it was just too sour. He had a bloody Mary that was really good!! They bring you warm pretzel rolls - with cheddar butter and regular butter - divine!! The sausage was fabulous and so was the brisket. Cornbread was dry and flavorless. Mac and cheese was good - like Velveeta. The corn was fall off the cob because they boiled it before they grilled it - I think they should skip the boil part - Scott ate it because I thought it was too mushy. Scott's prime rib was awesome and so are the potatoes - I'm not a big fan of Cole slaw but he liked it. Overall the price was high for the hit and miss on the food. I would go again for the rolls though - wonder if I can order just that.... We loved our waiter - he was adorable!!
The next day we looked at 8 houses - the first one we saw we both loved. We went ahead and looked at the rest though. We decided we had a 1, 2 and 3!! We put an offer on #1only to find out it was already sold - how does that happen you say? Well, it's starts with a lazy realtor. These people had a contract on the house - but the sale of their own house fell through so they had to back out. That morning they said they had it all back together and the house was back under contact - well the realtor failed to call our realtor to tell her the house was no longer available. They still showed it to us - the home owner was having a garage sale and so they were there and didn't know how to tell us so they just let us wander around - even unlocked doors for us.  All day we compared each house to the first house and they all fell short. We see 7 more houses and decide we want house #1. We put in the offer and go to celebrate (more on that later) - their realtor leaves a message for ours - "sorry house is sold"  Our realtor couldn't get her back on the phone for hours to explain how a house we just looked at is already sold! We were very disappointed. We decided house #2 was more money than we really wanted to spend and house #3 was in a suburb so we decided that was right out. Sunday we drove around trying to find a house in the same area as house #1. We went and looked at house #3 again and decided that even though it was a perfect house in every way it was still in a suburb and that is not what we want. We went home and started looking online again - this time Scott put in Indianapolis and our price range - 33 pages!! We had been looking in Plainfield, Monrovia, Mooresville, Avon - small towns in the same area because we thought "Indianapolis" would be city living - unlike Denver the area around Indy is still called Indy - and it's a huge area. There are houses on wooded lots in "Indy" We found three houses that we really liked - Sunday night with only an hour before the sun went down we went and looked at these without our realtor - unsure of the area of town since we are new here! I fell in love with the first one, which was empty so we could look around! The second one was awesome too - built in 1906  - updated on an amazing lot with a pond and a little out building - amazing for the edge of a city!! The third one was occupied so we couldn't get out and look around - and it's location was a little scary. Turns out our realtor was busy (the nerve right? sheesh) and we are leaving town soon so we only got to look at one house - the first one. Yep, I love it. Scott loves it. We put an offer in it - you put a time limit for them to get back with you - ours was 8pm - they countered at 7:54 pm - really? They told us that taxes are $6000 a year - which makes our house payment 500 more a month.FIVE HUNDRED!!!! OUT- F-ING RAGEOUS!! All the other houses we have looked at are $1500 a year taxes. So another house down. We are both done with looking. I'm sad - this arts and crafts house was perfect.
About our celebration dinner that turned out to just be a good dinner out - no celebration. We went to Zydeco's - FABULOUS as usual!! I wont show many pictures because I got all the same stuff I usually get - Scott did get a garlic soup - different.
garlic soup - yes Scott is wearing beads!!

I can not remember the name of this heavenly beverage - has alcohol in it!! Gator something
I got BBQ shrimps boutte - Scott got fried oysters, he offered me a bite and guess what I found.......
Yep - that's a pearl!!! Owner wanted a picture because there hasn't been a pearl found in years!! Cool huh!!
Sunday we went to Long's Bakery - guess it's quite popular here - very good!!

cream horn

mmmmm dooooonuts!!!
Friday night I took some pictures of the buildings in downtown - beautiful!!!

So, I boarded the cat - the move, drive to Indiana, and apartment living wasn't enough torture - I had to take him to the vet for three shots. So then he was sick and sore - had to take him back so they could give him another shot - something like kitty advil. Then I took him to the boarding place. He may never recover. I feel terrible because he has been so unhappy and the next 6 days will be terrible for him.
Well, that's it folks - have a good week!! I wont post again until we are back from our trip!!

1 comment:

  1. Oh dear, I'm so sorry about your house hunt!! What a pain!! The food all looks good. Of course it is time for me to get dinner. Have a fun time on your trip, you deserve a break!