Wednesday, July 30, 2008

House Pictures

TA DA!  Welcome to our neighborhood!!!

This here sign marks our small piece of dirt.

This is the elevation that we will have, ours will be similar in color with sage green shutters & doors.  We won't have that many steps either.  

We are doing our pre-construction meeting tomorrow morning so we should have a much better idea of when the house is going to be done.  We are still looking at sometime in October, they have not broken ground yet so I am thinking before Halloween would be nice and after Thanksgiving would piss me off.  

Where in the south are the Bradshaws?

Right now we are camped out in our future hometown of Huntersville dog sitting for Chance and Chloe Smith.  We will stay here for a few more weeks, keep track of the house and stuff.  Once we wear out our welcome, we will move on.  If we intend to stay with you, we will give you some kind of notice so you can change your locks and not be home:-)

Grace is Gone

What ever happened to bowing out gracefully?  I respect that Favre guy... but really... stay gone.  You cannot be retired if you haven't sat out a season... you could have manned up and said I want out of Green Bay... no, you drag this shit on like Michael Jordan.  Much like him, the end of your career will be slightly tarnished by your pathetic unwillingness to let go.  LET GO!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

UPDATE: Where we live and other arbitrary facts.

I know that a lot of people have been disappointed by the lack of information surrounding my relocation back to Charlotte, and for good reason. When it comes down to it, in a 5 day span, we bought a house, made plans, packed, loaded, drove, unloaded, and were moved. I have to be honest it was a completely fast and overwhelming experience. I am exhausted, sore, sick, and slightly disoriented but at the same time very happy to be done for the most part. I will try to answer many questions that you may have below:

1. Where are you going to live? This is the hardest one to answer because from week to week it may change. Our house is not going to be done until the end of October and we will not be renting anything. The Mooching Bradshaws are relying on the generosity of friends and family. For right now, we are at Amanda's dad's house in Lake Wylie. We will be house sitting and staying with Tim & Sara starting at the end of next week. If we had more time and ability to plan this better, we would have passed around a sign up sheet to shelter us. Don't be suprised to see us outside of your house with a dufflebag.

2. When is your house going to be done? Right now we have put the money down and picked the colors. We will pick the flooring on Wednesday and then have the pre-construction meeting in about two weeks. They say October which leads me to believe anything before Thanksgiving would be great!

3. Where are you guys working? I will be predominantly at the Independence Blvd. store and Amanda at Barringer Learning Academy.

4. How long is your commute going to be from Huntersville? Amanda's will be about 15-20 minutes, mine will be about 25-35 minutes. We have driven it during two rush hours and it hasn't been bad at all. It may or may not change, we'll see. I do want to make a differentiation between Huntersville and the Lake Norman / Davidson area... they are not the same. People who live in those towns have a longer commute and worse traffic.

5. Why Huntersville? We chose this place after looking at Matthews and far western Union county because it was a more equal commute time for the two of us, because of the value the home prices present, because the access to the downtown area is quicker, and the people in the area tend to be of our age and background. Also, it is neutral territory for the two of us to learn together. Amanda grew up on the South/Southwest side, I grew up on the East side of Charlotte, and NO ONE wants to live on the West side.

5. Will we housesit/dogsit/babysit for you.... HELL YEAH!

I hope this answers your questions... if you have anymore, please feel free to ask away!!!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008


I will post more about it when and the whole house hunting trip when I am not so damn exhausted from the experience...

if you want to know....

1. Go to
2. Search in NC
3. Search in Charlotte
4. Find the neighborhood: Gilead Ridge
5. Find the Charleston Collection
6. Select the Fulton floorplan

I will post details about elevations and options tomorrow... yeah us!

Friday, July 04, 2008

This post makes no sense, no paragraphs, only statements.

Last night Amanda and I were walking home from the train stop about a mile down the road from us... that is as far as the 24 hour train runs.  We were honked at by 4 taxi cabs for rides while making the journey, the lone black guy in front of us got none.  We laughed until we realized how not funny that was, even the immigrant population has racial bias... that sucks.

Amanda ordered the country fried steak from Chilli's, it was the size of a frisbee.  Needless to say, she didn't finish it.  I never get that piece when I order it though.

We will be down to Charlotte on Sunday for a house hunting trip.  Monday thru Wednesday are dedicated to house hunting... Sunday is all yours!  The max is hooking us up with hotel & car & food... thanks work!

Tomorrow we are going to the Chicago History Museum for their Independence Day Celebration.  We might venture down to Taste of Chicago (the world's largest food festival) and be part of the three million people expected to visit this year... or we may just avoid the crowd and $9 beers and go eat at a real restaurant.  Then we will wander back towards home and see Evanston's fireworks.