Thursday we went to Coffee Underground to check out Carlos Valencia. He had some good gags, but I enjoyed a couple of the more local comedians even more. It’s interesting to talk with Chika after the show and get a feeling for how our comedic tastes differ.
Friday?! ¡Ándele! ¡Ándele! ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba! ¡Epa! ¡Epa! ¡Epa! Yeehaw! We had dinner at El Matador because we hadn’t had Mexican in ages.
A rainy bleak day was Saturday and we worked at home, but then rewarded ourselves by checking out Wanderlust. The movie had some very funny moments, but overall was just average I felt. Then we had dinner at Everyday Organics, which had all organic food and lots of vegan options. I had the über-yummy TLT (tempeh-lettuce-tomato) and a raisin oatmeal cookie. This place is always good and always worth going to.
To finish up our weekend, we had a Spartanburg date. We hung out at Panera (only because Hub City Books is closed on Sundays), Chika translating, myself writing. We met our real estate agent, Dennis Burgess, Jr., at the new place we’ve now put and offer on! We’ll live in Converse Heights, the “nice” section of Spartanburg.
Monday we visited Uneventful City.
Tuesday I ran around like a crazy person, and barely had time to breathe. Moved around bank cash so I could write a check for the earnest money. Signed the papers for the house, so we’re on our way to ownership, pending financing and an inspection. Whooosh. Big step. But walking distance from work and downtown, and literally across the street from Converse College, where I’m getting my MFA in Creative Writing. Super convenient.
We built lamps in Physical Science class today and then tet with a mortgage dude, Jason, this afternoon to finalize the mortgage. We’re going with Palmetto bank, because they’re a “tweener”. They’re only here in the upstate of South Carolina, have a bunch of branches, but is far more likely to keep they’re money here in the local economy. When I call my bank, it would be cool to talk to a real person. Purchased home, next stop.