Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Remember the reason for the season....

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Settling In

We've been in the new house for 6 days (I'm including Friday....because I can.) and we're STILL in pretty much the same position we were when the boxes were dropped off here. I've only arranged the family room and the boys' bedrooms. We're still looking for things that have been packed, but we're surviving.
Over the weekend we found out that we didn't have any hot water. Our hot water heater was not working. After 3 different men looking at it, and one professional plumber, we figured out that it wasn't getting any power to it. Someone had moved the fuse box to the wrong spot. All is well now.
The boys have been enjoying sleeping in their own rooms, I'm enjoying the non-late-night-brawls.
I'm sitting in the family room watching the little puffs of snow fall into my back yard....BACK YARD. I have one now!! It's really nice.
Unfortunately, since we've moved, both boys have gotten QUITE mouthy and disobedient. I'm beyond frustrated with their attitudes and think that I might just cancel Christmas all together.
We'll get there, right?
But for now, my number one priority has been cleaning up the old place. I know that our landlord is planning on taking out the carpeting and the icky floors, repainting, and generally fixing up the place, but I don't want to leave a huge mess for him. He's done so much for us over the years that I don't want to do that to him. Today I have to clean the kitchen floor, sweep the garage/basement, and then take all the left over stuff to DI. It's overwhelming, but I CAN do it. I have to....we're supposed to be turning in our keys today.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

All is Quiet....

So, my last post....yeah, a bit of a lie.
We had a miracle. On Friday, we began running around doing errands for the house (changing the electricity, gas....) when our mortgage lady, Julz, called.
Me: "Hello?"
Julz: "Dawnyel?? I just left you a HUGE rambly message on your home phone. You're funded."
Me: "What!? How did that happen?" (Seriously dancing in my seat and grinning ear-to-ear.)
Julz: "You're funded. You can get the keys...NOW!"
There was other talk (boring, boring, BORING...especially after the happy news...) and she told us that we had to see the title company and it was ours.
We finished our errands and hurried to the title company, signed the extra papers (a few mistakes) and we were done.
We've been moving in since yesterday. It was a HUGE job, but we had TONS of wonderful help. We're actually IN the house right now. I'm sitting in my cold family room with freezing fingers typing right now (darn that draft...) but we're HOME!!!!
Just a few things left to move over, an old apartment to clean and release, and then we can unpack and just BREATHE!!

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Signed, Sealed, but not QUITE Delivered....

Today we signed the closing papers on our house. It feels AMAZING to have a house of our own.
BUT, because we didn't sign all of the papers and get them processed before 5:30, we have to wait until Monday before it's "official."
We're just hoping that the owners will allow us to move our belongings into the house before Monday. We have everyone set up to help, and it would be amazing if we could. (It's most likely to happen, but you never know....)
Anyway, we're on the TAIL end of apartment living.....and it feels GREAT!! :)

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

My Life In Pictures...well, Today anyway....

We're chugging along. I think we'll be okay, despite my last crazy panicked post.
Cameron hiding in the many boxes....
Jake sleeping, just like daddy. *giggle*

Friday, December 02, 2011


We close on the house in less than a week. We still have a BUNCH of stuff to do ON TOP of the packing. I'm overwhelmed. I can't do it all.
I'm going to suck it up and ask for help. I know there are people who are more than willing to help (I've already had TONS of offers that I've kind of blown off....) I'm taking them up. I need help. I want OUT of this crummy apartment and into my cute little home.