Thursday, November 09, 2006

Thursday 13: Home Edition

This is going to be somewhat disorganized, so bear with. I managed to find two matching socks today, which I believe is enough accomplishment for today, considering I am not done moving yet. This is just a quick run-down of some home related news....

1. My living room is a pale blue (which should look good with the chocolate-brown slip covers I'm going to buy) and my bedroom is a willowy green color. I am going for a fern theme in my bedroom. And that's as far as my decorating plans have gone...

2. I have nothing to eat at my house. Fast food is getting old. My appliances are all clean and new. I can't find my shoes. But it's all mine. So, I'm in this wonderfully disorganized, happily disheveled state. I wake up thinking, "Look! It's my room! In my house! That's my ceiling! I own that ceiling!" and then reality sets in: "Crap. Where did I put my.....?"

3. My closing was (as Teahouse described) surreal. You just sign on the dotted line. Over and over. And then some more. And some more. But who cares about that. My lawyer was hot. That made closing a LOT more exciting. And I asked him a LOT of questions. And he had the most gorgeous eyes. Yeah, my lawyer was hot. *sigh*

4. He knows my address and phone number. Just in case, you know.

5. We found a crack in K's shower. So the whole all-in-one shower/tub combo thingie is going to have to come out and be replaced. Soon....hopefully....

6. Sunday night, I got some help painting the living room. Thanks to MJ, her man and her roommate, most of my living room was painted lickety split. The pizzas I ordered for them don't seem adequate payment, really. It would have taken me much longer to paint that on my own. They should start a business together. They seriously rocked out with the painting.


7. Tuesday night, K's friend, who owns a very large trailer and thoughtfully offered to help us move, called us: "I know I said I'd be moving you guys on Saturday, but I can't. I have to do it tonight."

This conversation took place at 7:30pm. And we had to work the next day. Oh boy. Not being in the habit of turning down offers to move ones' belongings for free, we said, "Uh...ok!" Around 12:30 in the morning, we finally finished moving all the furniture and heavy stuff to the new house.

8. So all our little, daily living stuff was actually at the apartment still. Everything was bass-ackwards. All week, I have been sleeping and bathing at the new house, but going to my old apartment for food, mail, makeup and clothing. Needless to say, it's getting old! But we should be squared away by the end of the weekend.

9. Until then, I am enjoying my internet access (I can blog from home now!!) and my DVR. (Seriously, if you don't have it, you are missing out. I am so stoked to use it!)

10. My Hot Neighbor got to see me in my painting outfit: bandana over dirty hair, old sweatshirt, old t-shirt and old cut-off pajama bottoms, which I had just cut off myself while wearing them. Awesome. I looked like a pirate. Do you realize that in 10 months of being my neighbor, he hasn't seen me looking nice ONCE??? He always catches me when I'm looking my worst. It figures....

11. It's ok, because I have a hot NEW neighbor. Yup. Met him today. He's very friendly. And cute.

12. Our dirty laundry is reaching crisis. K and I are running out of clean clothes. Problem? The vent that runs from the dryer to the wall won't fit. This is because the wall opening is oval-shaped and the vent is round. I have learned that dryer vents only come in one shape: round. So the dryer is causing a cramp in our style at the moment. I think I have a solution...it involves duct tape.

13. I will never underestimate the importance of having a flat yard again. My lot is all uphill, which sounds nice in theory, but parking your car on an incline is not fun. My trunk won't stay open and the doors always close on me. I have some arm bruises to prove it. My backyard is another story--it's one long, wide, skinny slope. What am I going to do with it??? (Have I shown you pictures of my backyard? I should show you pics to illustrate what I'm saying.)

But I figure, if that's my only complaint, I'm doing pretty well! Ok, off to go home for the evening. Thanks to my DVR, I have a new episode of Nip/Tuck waiting for me...

9 comments:

Stuck said...

Never underestimate the power of duct tape. I've had it on my dryer vent for four years now.

Sam said...

Also, you can just put a stocking (nylons) on the end that comes out of your dryer for the time being. It will keep the lint from blowing everywhere and will heat up the house if it's cold. If it's hot, well you're fucked. Good excuse to run around in panties and a bra and OOPS! run into your hot new neighbor. :)

Lisa said...

On the backyard? I was going to say, "Wait till it snows and turn it into a mini ski slope and charge money to teach kids to ski." BUt then I remembered where you live. So um. Sorry. No other ideas there.

Yeay for hot neighbors!

NML said...

Congrats on the move! So proud! Not keen on your driveway though - it would drive me insane! Get an ex to come round and park the car so that they get the bruises ;-) Hot lawyer, hot neighbour - yay!

Anonymous said...

Back yard suggestion: Create tiers with different plants and as for the part closest to the house, dig out a flat space for a patio (and leave plenty of extra room for a hot tub) with a retaining wall around the perimeter.

Congrats on the new house!

Anny said...

that's very strange bc i was gonna do my living room blue and bedroom green. lemme know how it turns out once furnished!

Virginia Belle said...

stuck-- yeah, i have started to learn a LOT of things as a homeowner. duct tape kicks ass.

sam-- ooh, good solution....don't tempt me.

lisa-- snow....hmmm....it sounds familiar....isn't it white or something? ;)

nml-- super solution! thanks!

anonymous-- you read my mind! that's pretty much what i have been thinking i'll do. the hot tub might have to wait, though. low on the dough at the moment.

anny-- i will put up pics once it's decent looking. which might be a while, as i am decoratively-challenged. so far, the two colors look really good bordering each other. i'm really happy with the results.

The Dummy said...

Pizza's a great way to pay for help! Even if it is a bunch of work, that's what friends are for, and having everyone get together to help paint is always fun. That's better than moving a whole bunch of stuff around town!

And hurray for hot neighbors!

teahouse said...

Hooray on your closing!! You rock!! Glad the closing went smoothly and it's all over.