Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Home sweet home

Well, I haven't moved in yet. I still haven't closed yet. That happens in 6 days - woo!! I have, however, gotten lots of things lined up for the house...

*Security, internet, and DishNetwork will all be installed/hooked on the 31st, the day after I close.
*My new fridge (Thanks, Mom and Dad!!!) will be delivered on the 31st (that's a week from today, hehe).
*Utilities are set to switch to my name next week. (No deposit needed. Great credit scores rock!)
*My paint colors have been chosen and are just itching to cover all of the white walls in the house. Well, I reckon I'm the one itching to cover the white walls. I love color too much to live in a white house.
*Fabric for my windows in the kitchen, living room, and my sewing studio (I like the sound of sewing studio better than sewing room) are all picked out. I had to order 18 yards (18 YARDS, people!! EEK!) for the kitchen and living room and 7 for my sewing studio. My sewing studio fabric has arrived - I'll pick it up tomorrow evening after the guy that's buying my chicken coop comes by (aka - after I get paid for the chicken coop and I have cash for the fabric). The fabric for my kitchen and living room has been back ordered...or something like that. The lady said to cross my fingers and hope it comes in next week's shipment. ACK! This is a staple in my space, people! I need it! Please pray. :)
*I have maybe about 10 boxes packed so far. Yeah...not a lot, I know. I'm getting there!!
*My house is all I can seem to think about for about 85% of my day.
*My final "walk through" (umm - to make sure the sellers did what they said they would?) is Friday afternoon. I can't wait!! I always get so excited when I get to see my house. lol
*Oh, and I'm officially cleared by the bank to close!!! Woo!!

I think that's all. I've been pretty busy with this house stuff lately, but it's been a lot of fun. I think I drive my friends and family crazy talking about it so much. Oh well. :)


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

long lost blogger

Well, I don't seem to be very good at this blogging thing. I do pretty good for a couple days, but then it just goes downhill. Here's a tiny update:

I haven't been able to sew much because my sewing room has been a complete MESS for the past several months.
Running has been at a stand still (ha!) because of the heat.
I bought a house.
School is about to start, which means work is about to start back up for me. I'm pretty pumped about being on a "normal" schedule again.

Oh...did you catch that I bought a house? YAY!! I snapped a quick picture of the "SOLD" sign:

In less than a month (28 days to be exact...I guess that would be a month if the month just happened to be February on an off leap year, but that's getting too technical), I'll be moving out of my parents' house (whom I very dearly love) and into my own! WOO!! I don't have any good pictures right now to share with you, but I'll definitely share them when I do!

Speaking of my new house (hehe - my house - I like the sound of that!), I've been trying to get things done for it. I found a steal of a deal on craigslist for a table and 4 chairs for only $60. My parents went with me to check it out (Daddy's big red truck comes in handy!), and with Mom consistently pointing out all of the flaws, I talked the guy down to $40.

I sanded them all down, and I'm now in the process of painting them. Dad needs to do a little fixing up on the table, but it'll be great when it's all said and done!

This is the table before sanding. (hmm, I may have sanded a little before snapping this picture, actually.)

Half way done sanding the table top. It took FOREVER! But, it's now ready for a new finish!

Here are the chairs after being sanded. They'll just be white (I thought about an accent color for the seats - still not too sure about that though). I'd like to get 2 more chairs.

So, there you have it. I'll be out of the p-rents' house at the end of this month, and in a home of my own! I'll update you on the furniture process as it comes along. And there will be lots of pictures to come, of course! :)