Thursday, October 9, 2008

Closing & The New Place

Well, it’s official! We signed the closing papers yesterday afternoon and should have our keys by this evening. Unfortunately, the hard part is next…moving. It is amazing how many books one can accumulate over the years. I keep asking H “do we really need a copy of this or that” only for her to reply “what if you want to read it to your kids someday?” Okay, good point…so the books stay. Eighteen boxes later and nearly every single book is packed. Carrying that many boxes downstairs to the garage was quite the workout! I think I’m either getting old or I’m out of shape. How am I supposed to carry a child around if I think this is hard work? Yikes!

This weekend is reserved for the new place. It needs a fresh coat of paint, we have some appliance shopping to do, and I need to dig out tools from my younger days and try and flex my carpentry skills. Oh, and I can’t forget my favorite…removing the awful popcorn ceiling! We did have a contractor come in and provide estimates, but I can’t justify spending nearly $16k on minor repairs. No Way! We may be getting older and a bit out of practice, but we are fully capable of handling most of the repairs ourselves.

Speaking of ‘older’, H turns 36 in three weeks! I nearly had a heart attack yesterday when I realized that it was just around the corner. Her birthday is on the 2nd of November, but with all the political campaign following, house planning, settling into fall, looking forward to our traditional October runs, etc., it just feels like time creeps up on you! At least I still have time to plan.


Blogger Travelher and Pufferfish said...

How exciting! It sounds like you have a lot to keep you busy these days.
I agree about the books. I have too many, but I just can't seem to part with them.

October 9, 2008 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger word to your mother(s) said...

Congratulations on the milestone!
Our friends have threatened to not help us with our next move, should we still have our current library on hand. It isn't necessarily that we need them, so much as the potential that lies within their dusty jackets. I'm so happy you decided to keep your collection.

October 13, 2008 at 11:14 AM  
Anonymous eeney meeney miney mommy said...

Hi! Just found you and I will be catching up on your story tonight. We are northwesters too. Congrats on the new digs!

November 3, 2008 at 6:41 PM  

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