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What, me work?

Posted 06 Dec 2007 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category house stuffs

If I’m too excited to work now, how will I work next week?

We’re going to our house-to-be in less than 3 hours so we can take measurements and get one last look before the official walk through next week. I’m getting so excited to move. All of our utilities have been transferred (aside from cable – Comcast has decided to make transferring our cable the biggest pain in the ass EVER) and the hubs got a truck lined up – we’ll have it for two days, Friday and Saturday.

I finally packed something last night. Books – 3 boxes. Well, more like 2.5 boxes, I put some towels and a couple sheets (more like painting drop cloths) in a box with some books to make it less ominous. I also cleaned the mildew off the wall/ceiling near the shower last night. The hubs kept telling me to just leave it – but I couldn’t. It was grossing me out so bad – I didn’t want people helping us move to see it. I wasn’t worried about the landlord’s thoughts, just my friends and family. Typical.

This weekend there will have to be some serious packing taking place. Like – everything but some clothes and maybe some dishes should be packed. It’s so overwhelming – I’m already preparing items for procrastination use.

Alright – I need to get back to “working.” More later.

Freakin snow.

Posted 03 Dec 2007 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category house stuffs, The Hubs

So, we got snow this weekend. Of course, as usual – about 4-6 inches less than what they forecasted. But it was annoying none the less. I can’t wait until we move and are no longer on a busy street. The plows must have come by about 40 times during the night on Saturday and woke me up everytime. Our car drove well though. First time out in the snow! Although I do miss the civic every once in a while, I didn’t this weekend.

Of course we didn’t get much done in the way of packing. I refuse to be unprepared when the time comes. I don’t want to throw things in boxes without organization and labeling. The hubs totally doesn’t believe in my form of packing. He prefers the “grab what you see and dump it in a box and figure it out later” technique. The thought makes my stomach turn. I guess I’ll have to be the smart one and start things myself.

All I got done this weekend was taking down the sheers and the curtain rods holding them from the bedroom, and also washed the curtains. That’s it. Our apartment is a PIT. It’s embarrassing. Neither of us care about keeping it clean anymore.

So, instead of packing yesterday, the hubs and I went and got lunch, and then went to Fleet Farm. If you’ve never been, it’s an awesome store. I probably like it more than most since my dad dragged me there every weekend growing up. It smells like tires – and I love that smell. :) ANYWAY, we each bought a new pair of winter boots – they were all on sale! I bought these. Yes – they’re Sorels, for those who know. I love them. I ALMOST wore them to work today, then realized I’d have to tote another pair of shoes with me and then changed my mind. I wore my ski socks instead. My feet are still cold.

I’m looking forward to tomorrow. My friend Rachael started a ladies book club called “Reading is Sexy” and tomorrow is the first night we meet. We’re all supposed to bring a list of books and a beverage to share. I’m so excited – this means I’ll be forced to read. I LOVE reading, and just don’t because I’m lazy and have too much stuff on my mind.

Back to work. Envision if you please little me, sitting at my desk, with a scarf, down parka and ski socks on. Welcome to my every day. :)

Passed Inspection!

Posted 22 Oct 2007 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category house stuffs

Yesterday was a good day. We got to visit the house again and walk through with the inspector – everything seems peachy keen. A few items he recommended be addressed, but nothing major. I didn’t want to leave! So now the countdown begins for moving day.

I am SO GLAD we are done with this part! Now it’s all on the mortgage folks.

Survey Says…

Posted 19 Oct 2007 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category house stuffs

We got the house!

Our Realtor called us last night to say congrats! I can’t believe it! I mean, I’m excited but not SUPER excited, I think I’ll reserve that for the inspection on Sunday. If that goes well, then I will be peeing my pants. We close on December 14th!

The hubs’ whole family will pretty much be coming with to the inspection, but that’s cool – I want them to see the house. I wish my parents and family didn’t live so far away. I’d like them to be there too. But, can’t always get what you want.

So, now I will continue to try not to surf the internet and buy things for the house we don’t yet have in our possession. I hope everything goes well for the next two months!!!

Thanks for all the well wishes!!!

Ugh, I need to keep my mouth shut at work.

Posted 18 Oct 2007 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category house stuffs

SO, I know they’re just being “interested” and are “supporting” me with this house process, but I’ve got about 5 people asking me “any word?” “hear anything?” and I clearly haven’t heard or I would have said something!

Then, a dude just said (and he prefaced it with a “I know it’s none of my business, but…”) “You do know your utilities are going to go up, along with water bills and whatnot, right?”

Thanks, Dad.

I mean, seriously. We’ve been house hunting since last July, I think I’ve gone over the numbers a couple times. We’re gonna be broke. I know. Maybe someday I’ll get a promotion or a raise or something. But in the meantime, the hubs and I will be more than happy spending all of our time in our new home, wherever that may be. There’s a reason we pre-ordered Guitar Hero III for our Wii. We will be surrounding ourselves with the internet and video games, like all perfect newlyweds do.


I mean, we’ll spend our time in our new home staring lovingly in each other’s eyes, dreaming of babies and kittens and love. (I can’t even TYPE that without laughing!)