Sunday, November 22, 2009

As I Was Sayin'

I believe my last post mentioned how I felt my life was at a stand still and I was just basically waiting for the ball to drop and for everything to take a downward spiral (but in a good way!) Well, I was definitely right!

We were finally able to close on our house on Friday the 13th! Good thing I'm not superstitious! Closing went without a hitch and by Saturday afternoon we had all of our items that were in storage unloaded into the basement of our house. Did I say basement? I sure did!! I'm a true Okie, and in Oklahoma basements are virtually unheard of. When we first came to Colorado I was fascinated by how many homes had basements. I've always wanted one, and now I have one! The best thing is that our house is a tri-level, so it's not completely underground which I actually like. I love natural sunlight!

Saturday night we spent the first night in our new home. We tossed our mattresses on the floor and that's where we've slept ever since! Thankfully we have lots of good friends here who all pitched in to help us move since I'm in no condition to do any heavy lifting. The next day we moved our fifth wheel to our house. It takes up most of the driveway! We have it for sale now and I'm hoping it sells quick!

The week has basically been a blur since then. I went on a job interview on Monday morning, was informed I had the job on Monday afternoon, and began work the next day. Whew! We also found out that evening that Greg's dad and his girlfriend were for sure coming to help us work on the house and they would be arriving on Wednesday. So, here's everything that has taken place work wise on the house this week: laid new flooring in utility room, painted utility room, installed new hot water tank, wood filled and painted trim in the master bedroom, office, and nursery, patched holes in the master bedroom, painted the master bedroom, shampooed master bedroom carpet, peeled wallpaper in dining room and in living room, hung new cabinets in the kitchen, trimmed out wainscoting in dining room, lots of wood filling and caulking, and as I type hubby is primering and painting all the cabinets and wainscoting in the kitchen and dining room. Whew! That doesn't include the day that Greg, Carl, and Ronda spent going to Garden City, KS to buy appliances and 6 cart loads at Home Depot.

Needless to say, I'm a little tired.

And it doesn't stop there! This week, my sister and her husband and my niece and nephew will be here! And, on Friday I have an ultrasound to find out the sex of the baby! Greg was able to put our bed together today so tomorrow night will be the first night to sleep in our "real" bed in our new house! That's always exciting! (Sleeping in the trailer tonight b/c the paint fumes are too much for me!)

I can't say when I'll have before and after pics posted because I know by the end of the week the master bedroom, kitchen, and dining room will all be 3/4 finished and I am a perfectionist and want to wait until they are 100% done before I don't hold your breath!!! Flooring and counter tops aren't cheap!


PennyCandy said...

Wow you have been super busy. How about before-inbetween-and after pictures. ;-)

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving in your new home.

Sheila said...

We can't wait to get there and help do some other projects. I agree with Belinda, do some pictures now, you cam call the other "new floors" after they are in. :)
We need to take some pictures of you 50% done on baking baby!! :D

Nora said...

This is so exciting! How is the new job? And make sure to let everyone know immediately Friday if it's going to be a boy or a girl (or both????)!

HeidiTri's said...

Amazing! You guys are superstars, and I think you could put the "Home Makeover" crews to shame, with how fast you get things done!

Congrats on the new job! Can you tell us what type of work you're doing?

mls GTA said...

Wow, you are one busy person. Seems like this is a pretty exciting period in your life. Moving is something big and tough, too. Enjoy your new home! And congratulations for getting a new job so quickly.