Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Loving the new house!

Jason invited people over for dinner tonight in our new house! Come on! Who invites someone over to a new house, when you're still in boxes and don't have decorations out? (Chuckling to myself.)

Luckily for me, Jason is making his one and only meal: Fettuccine Alfredo with mushrooms, pea pods, and other veggies with garlic bread, and salad with bleu cheese. Yum! He's been off work today, so he's busy getting everything ready and I don't have to do anything!

Of course, I'll probably have to quickly pick up the house when I get home and make sure it looks nice before they get here. I worked ten hours today and will be taking my hour lunch from 6-7 tonight, so ten hours straight and then headed home. It's been a long day!

Oh! And I got my new range today! Maytag, double oven, with a flat top and five burners! Can't wait to see it when I get home! Can't wait to take pictures and show you all!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Ah... the joys of owning a home!

  • So, I go in the bathroom and attempt to wash my hands... I turn on the water faucet and instead of all the water coming out of the faucet, I hear a waterfall underneath the sink! It was gushing every which way under the sink and in the drawers under there! I quickly turned off the water and then there were pools of water, which then started leaking all over the floor! I had three of Rachael's kids at my house so I yelled out to them "Get me a towel! Quick! Hurry! I need a towel! Hurry!" After a little while, Kristen moseys on in the bathroom with a huge grin on her face and a teeny-weeny little washcloth in her hands and said "here's your towel!" Ha-ha, very funny! (NOT!) I finally got it all cleaned up and the kids decided to help too. There was a bucket of something the home sellers left under there and about 10 extra tiles under the sink, so I put the bucket in a bag and put it next to the door to throw away and left the tiles on the floor, then had Jason put those in the laundry room. Then my friend and her husband came over and he figured out that the pipe was loose and tightened it and it's fine now, but man! That was crazy!
  • While my friends were over, I had Jimmy check on the water heater, since we couldn't figure out how to turn it on... pretty soon, he says, "okay, it's on now!" And I told him I wanted to see what he did, just in case I need to know for future reference and very nicely and non-condescending-like he says "you see this switch that says 'on'? Well, it was 'off' and all you have to do is switch it to 'on' and you're ready to go!" Full with visual aids of how to turn it on and off. Oh, so THAT'S how you turn it on? It was pretty funny, but he was really nice about it and didn't make me feel like a retard! (By the way, Jason was at work while Missy and Jimmy were there or else he may have been fixing it all!).
  • Then the next day rolls around and I get up early to head to my apartment to pack and move more stuff. I pick up the bag from the bathroom to put in my trash bag to take to the apartment (since we don't have trash set up yet) and when I turn around, I realize I have drips of blue/green paint on the floor! I run to the door where it was sitting all nice and realize there's a huge pile of this blue/green paint that matches the bathroom, ALL OVER MY TILED FLOOR IN THE KITCHEN! And yes, I freak out! Luckily, I had Clorox wipes and grabbed those and ran to the pile... it all came out! Lucky for me! I would've been so mad! AH!
  • Oh! And then to top it off, for that day anyways, I go the refrigerator to grab my Diet Dr. Pepper to take with me for my breakfast, and realize that it's not cold! Yup! the food I had brought over for my refrigerator and the few freezer items that I brought over from the apartment and the groceries I bought the day before had been sitting in a refrigerator all night and part of a day, that was plugged in, with the light on, but not turned on to cold! AH! Come on! Really?
  • Oh! And then, of course, our water softener isn't working right, because our water smells like rotten eggs! Sulfur! Horrible! So, hopefully Jason will figure that out tonight so I can take a shower in the morning and not have to take one at work, the Y, or my old apartment!
Ah! The joys of home ownership!~

Thursday, February 11, 2010

02.10.2010 HOMEOWNERS!

Jason and I are homeowners! Here's proof!

In front of our first home!
Not just snow, but freezing cold and super windy! Great moving weather!

(Anyone notice the beard?)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

We become home owners today!

Last night I said, "Jason, tomorrow, we will be homeowners. And in exactly eight months, I'll be telling you, 'Jason, tomorrow, we will be married!'"

Thanks to all the snow... we may not be moving all my stuff to the house today, maybe this weekend, but probably not today. This morning, I heard on the radio that it's the biggest snow storm since the 1800's, but when I got to work and looked online, it looked like it was mostly on the East Coast versus here in Beautiful, Unpredictable Michigan!

Jason and I will walk through the house this afternoon and then sign the paperwork at 4 p.m., then get the keys to our house.

Pictures will be taken, and they will be posted!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

A Closing Date for the House? Finally!

Sounds like next Tuesday or Wednesday could be our closing date on the house! I just can't believe it! All I have to do is get yet another copy of my bank statements (which I've done more than three times already!) Hopefully, I can figure out what the difference is between a list of bank transactions and a list of bank activities... so annoying!
Either way, this is the best news we've had in a while regarding this house!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Will you be my Flower Girl?

I made this little book to send to Grace, my brother's youngest daughter, in New York. And I'm going to work on making a cute postcard for her to send back to me, with the same questions and a column of "yes" with boxes that she can check off. That way, I get to keep something too!