Archive | August, 2011

I’m Baaaaack!

25 Aug

It’s been a little while since I’ve updated this thing.  That’s probably because we’ve had a thing or two going on.  First we packed up our house and made a hundred trips to the new house to move some belongings into the garage before closing.  Then we loaded all of our furniture into a “UNIT” which is just like a POD, and cleaned the crap out of our old house.  Then we signed a bunch of papers, so that we could move all that junk up to our new house.  Then we had Hunter’s parents over to help us unload it all.  Then we had my parents over to visit and see the new place (lucky for them there was nothing left to unload).  Then we went furniture shopping and picked out a new kitchen table and some furniture for the den/family room.  Then we sat around talking about how much we hate Time Warner for making us wait over a week to install cable and internet.  Then I went to Sherwin Williams to pick out some paint colors.  Then I started painting the trim in our bedroom.

Man, moving is a bitch and so is painting trim.  More on that later.

Time Warner is at our house as I type setting us up with cable and internet.  Unfortunately, this house only has one cable outlet and it is in the room that still has no furniture.  It’ll probably only be another six months before they’re able to come back out and install additional outlets.  And they’ll probably only charge us about $5,000 to do that.  I hate Time Warner.

 

And the Packing Begins…

3 Aug

Well technically it began several weeks ago when I got really excited about moving and felt motivated and productive.  The feeling lasted just long enough to make a trip to Lowe’s to buy a bunch of boxes, but unfortunately the urge passed by the time I got home and realized that I had to fill up all those boxes.  Settling in for an evening of HGTV always seems more attractive than wrapping serving dishes in newspaper.  Tonight I’ve made a little bit of headway, though.  I didn’t actually pack anything, but I did get rid of some old dead potted plants, so that’s one less thing we have to do before the move.

Anyone who’s ever had their house on the market understands what a pain it is having to constantly keep a clean house.  As soon as you think to yourself “we haven’t had a showing in days, I can skip scooping the litter box this morning” sure enough, you’ll get a request for a showing as soon as you leave for work.  You can imagine how quickly we let our house go once we accepted an offer.  Its like we were determined to make up for all that time we spent cleaning instead of being lazy.  The bed went unmade, dishes piled up in the sink, cat hair balled up in the corners and junk mail piled up on the dining room table.  It should be no surprise that watering plants and filling up the bird feeders was one of the first things to go.  I normally enjoy these kinds of things, but I really had no intention of moving all these pots and huge planters, so I let them die a slow and painful death of dehydration.  And those babies were in a screened in porch, so they could forget about the rain saving them.  Here are a few pictures taken in April, when they were just newly-planted babies.

Sweet Potato Vines and Mandevilla

All of those plants had quadrupled in size by June, so moving them would have been a pain.  I did however, save our two smallest, which just so happen to be my favorites.  Our back porch looks so empty now.  Here’s what we see when we look out the back door now:

The Keepers

My fave

I’m going to miss our screened in porch, but I think our new porch will be a nice distraction:

The excitement over adding some cool lighting on this porch has made me lose sleep on more than one occasion.  Two more weeks!!!! 😀