Thursday, April 30, 2009

What is the haps?

I can't believe how quickly time has flown recently! I mean, I know I say this every time I blog so I don't look like a total slacker, but really--it's been a while since I feel like I've come up for air. Don't get me wrong, things have been going really well lately! Really quickly as well.

A few updates...we close tomorrow morning at 10AM--we will be homeowners again! I am pretty excited, especially after seeing the house at the walk through tonight. I am so in love with where we'll be! The neighborhood, the yard, the space inside...there are opportunities everywhere! I can't wait for it to truly feel like home! I will start moving things in on Saturday, and won't stop until the 16th, when the actual movers come to finish the job! This has been one of the best experiences--Jim and I continue to stumble upon great people to work with--our realtor is absolutely awesome, and she got our name from her company's website, that we used to look up another house a while back. I am so glad that I finally answered the phone and talked with her--instantly, I felt that we clicked and she knew what we were looking for, and the minute Jim got involved, he felt the same way. We went out with Theresa and her husband the other night, and had a great time! I think the four of us will be hanging out again soon! The builder/realtor/stager/lawnmower Donald was also great. He is just a very hard worker, and poured himself into this house, and it certainly shows. Tonight was a great chance to see how much he did care for this house and ensuring that its future would be bright (mostly because he left us about 56 lightbulbs for the various fixtures around!) Our mortgage lender was also great, and posed very few issues along the way. Apparently, this is not the norm, so we were very grateful!

We will see if the movers, alarm company, and carpet cleaners turn out to be a good experience as well. I am a tad nervous, but am mostly optimistic. There is only so much planning and stewing and thinking I can do before just letting go and having things run their particular course. Then I can complain :)

My bookclub finally read a book that I really liked. It was Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson, and it was good. She is a fantastic writer, and I really enjoyed her beautiful prose. I really do appreciate good writing, and was thinking for a while that my expectations were too high for contemporary literature. She made me believe again!

We haven't been to church recently, which stinks. I do miss it, though I have been trying to stay "spiritual" as much as possible. I will go Sunday, even though Jim will be out of town at a conference. He leaves the evening after we close! Talk about timing!

And speaking of timing, I am going on a business trip for 3 days, and get back the day before the movers come! This is my first business trip ever, and I couldn't be more excited! I think it's a great sign that my bosses are investing in my future with them, and it will be great to meet some of my peers and learn lots and lots!

Well, I am off to bed--I will certainly try to write more frequently and will let you know how closing goes!!! Ta ta for now!