Wednesday, August 8, 2007

We're Homeowners!


I know I've been fairly MIA as of late, but for a good reason! Things have been insane for the past few weeks with this whole house buying process. I must say, dealing with the banks and finding out your net worth is a very humbling experience. And then looking at your bank balance after your have them cut the cashier's check for closing is just damn depressing.

The weeks leading up to closing was spent like so: eat, sleep, work, pack, repeat. And not just packing up the apartment, but packing up tools to be brought over for repairs and such. We're big kids now, we even have a lawn mower.

Then immediately after closing the fun began: cleaning. I swear, I got into every crack, crevice, and surface that existed in this place. Some situations required yoga poses to reach. It was a little insane. I never thought I would be so sore from cleaning.

After a full week of cleaning, repairing, and painting, we finally got a bunch of Scott's absolutely amazing friends together to help us move furniture and boxes over.

And even had one special guest to help us move. ====>>

Needless to say, we're living out of boxes right now. The kitchen and bathrooms were the very first rooms I cleaned and moved in and once our furniture was in, we moved into the bedroom. But, aside from that. . . cleaning, repairs, and unpacking will continue. Oh, well. It will all be there tomorrow.

In close, here's a pic of me being super happy after closing in our very own pool!

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18 comments:

Felicia said...

Congratulations!

knitsteel said...

It looks wonderful. I don't envy all that cleaning. A pool- hooray!

Cat said...

Congratulations on the house!

Shell Mitchell said...

Yay! Home ownership is awesome. You will love your new house!!

Athena's Armoury said...

Thanks for the well wishes, everyone! I just turned in the keys to our apartment this morning. Woo-hoo!

Flo said...

Congrats! We moved recently,too, and it feels so good to finally feel HOME.

Best wishes!!

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TrueMirage said...

congratulations! looks like a great pool too.

anodyne said...

Congratulations on your new home! :)

Happy House Quilts said...

congrats!!! Oh I bought my first home alone...what a joy to share it! no neighbors on the other wall....no parents judging you...sweet paradise...that's all I can say! Enjoy the coffee in the mornings...in YOUR kitchen!!!

Jen said...

major congrats!!!

Lis said...

Awesome! Congrats!

Jus said...

so cool!!!! Congratulations!!

Yazmin said...

Congratulations on the new home! May you have many merry home improvement moments to come. :)

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

snowglassCongrats on the move! looks great :)

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Stephanie said...

Thanks Janine and CONGRATULATIONS on the new house! Yayyy!

HowToMe.com said...

So happy for you! Congrats!


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Sarah Porter said...

I knew that moving to our new home was going to be very traumatic for the entire family, so I wanted to find a way to give everyone our new address. I searched the internet and found several good sites that offered real cute moving cards that could be personalized, Personalized Moving Announcements Cards, Custom Moving Announcements, Printed Moving Cards and Housewarming Invitations. I also wanted to order invitations for our housewarming party so all these sites had excellent ones. I ended up buying my moving announcements cards and housewarming invitations from Cards Shoppe and was very pleased. Both personalized cards turned out great!

Joey & Aleethea said...

Congratulations!!!!!! That's a beautiful hom, and the pool looks awesome - I love those blue tiles. Enjoy!!