This past week was great. Everything went smooth with work at least as far as my end. We almost set a record for drilling a well but missed it because the motor ended up breaking so we had to come out of the hole to change that out. Overall it was still a great well and despite the extra time coming out of the hole for the motor we still beat the previous well we drilled by a day. This ended up being a 8.6 day well. I like having really fast wells but stacking them back to back like this is going to set some high expectations. Whenever we drill a well a normal speed they're probably going to be wondering, WTF? But the best part about this week is that I get to go home again for a few days and go spend time with my wife. There's a drive-in theater that's relatively close to us and we're going to see about heading over there this weekend. I love that drive-in because even after buying food/drink and tickets it still only works out to a little bit over the price of just seeing one movie in the theater, and we get double features.
I've mentioned how my wife and I are planning on purchasing a house later this year and I was hoping to tap the wonderful resource that is the blogosphere. I've never gone through the process of purchasing a house and was hoping to get some tips from everyone. One thing I had a question about was how early should you start contacting banks about a mortgage? My guess is once you're closer to actually buying but that could happen at any time after mid-August since we'll have the full down-payment by then. Also, are there better sources than your primary bank? I know there's other bank options as well as credit unions but since we don't currently have accounts at other institutions other than JP Morgan, any good suggestions? Real estate agent, yes or no? I'm sure there's plenty of other questions that I haven't even thought of so please share any advice that you have.
Thanks to everyone that mentioned Passive-Income-Pursuit this past week. I truly appreciate it
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Hope everyone has a great weekend!