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If I have one more person tell me, “But your due date isn’t until August 4th…”

Grr… Be warned.

In Boxes, But In

Well, it is organized chaos, but we are in our new house and there are boxes everywhere. The movers brought in the furniture, and my mom and Doug’s brother Ron moved a lot of the boxes and Michelle unpacked our kitchen. We moved from a place that was highly organized and space efficient (because we made it that way!) to a place that will be at some point (but isn’t yet), which means that it is a mystery to me where some of this stuff goes.

It has taught us a few things- we have a lot of stuff, and the previous people thought we wanted some of theirs. Josh and I spent part of the day yesterday consolidating their left over junk and “charming” knickknacks and putting them in a pile, pulling out nails from the places on the walls where there was pictures, and moving cleaning supplies (that we wished they had used more often!) to a bench in the basement. My favorite part- they took the utility sink (which was attached to the wall and they were supposed to leave) and left us 5 old nasty worn out brooms, a pile of scrap wood, 10 variations of white paint, and a 70’s scrap of red orange carpet in the basement.

As for today, now that I have access to the world again through my computer, I think I am going to take it easy for a little bit.


We are officially home owners! We are currently staying in a hotel for the weekend, taking a long weekend. Everything from earlier this week has been taken care of.


Not Yet

We are not new homeowners yet. Something went askew and so now we wait.

Busy List

I finally got all the rest of the exterior painting done! The next thing is to install carbon monoxide detectors throughout the house near the bedrooms as required by the new law on July 1st. Lovely. Something else to do when I need to be packing, or want to be out playing and enjoying the remaining time here.

Install CO detectors
paint storage door white
draw house and landscape in sketchup
print landscape plan
type and print garden and landscape maintenance info for new owners
gather and print Eichler architectural style for new owners
print CO detector law

pack remaining stuff
take plants to temporary home
empty out rooms, clean rooms, close doors

find emergency backup doctor in new area
take photos
Doctors appointment

So I am a bit busy. And all that has to happen in the next several days. Closing is Monday (meaning Monday can’t be counted on for any of this), moving is Thursday, meaning that all the things I pack need to be done by Wednesday. Doug has a completely separate list, like “pack the garage”. Hopefully baby waits for a bit.

Wet Paint

How the bleep am I suppoed to fufil the item in the contract- “Seller agrees to have all exterior white trim on house, breezeway, and garage re-painted white before closing.”- if it bloody keeps raining all the time?

Garter Snake

Look what Doug found under the stairs taking shelter from the rain… A harmless little garter snake. So I carefully caught it and took it to the open space three doors down and released it into the tall grasses. I’m not afraid of it, but someone else might mash its head and I wouldn’t want that. After all, they do eat garden pests…

Next Step

For those who want to know, the appraisal on the new house went well and came in above our offered sales price. Translation- now that the bank thinks it is worth more than the loan we want, they are more than happy to loan us the money. Therefore, onto the next step…