Chris and I spent most of the afternoon at Home Depot getting decorating ideas. I know this is the opposite of not getting our hopes up, but I could not help it. it looks like a lot of things are not as expensive as I expected, which is nice. I think that the tax credit should go a good way towards getting rid of the uglies. assuming we get that house, of course. front doors, though, are a good deal more expensive than I expected. like, some of the doors we were looking at were the same price (or more) of some full sets of cabinets for a 10x10 kitchen. that doesn't make sense at all.
we also went to IHOP, which was delicious. I had the same thing I always get - the stuffed french toast combo. such a bargain!
I wish we could have off on Friday instead of Monday for Labor Day. Chris has to work Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, but he has off on Friday. that is so lame, there aren't even words for it.
last night was a family picnic at my parents' house. it was a lot of fun, even though it did rain. the food was good, and I finally learned to play Hearts (which I have been playing on the computer for years but never truly understood).
after that we went to SteveMikeBobby's house. we didn't really do much except watch Dirty Jobs and Flight of the Conchords, but it was a really great night. it felt like old times, with rousing conversation until 4:00 in the morning. this has been happening more frequently lately, which is good. if only we didn't all have to go to work all the time.