Sunday, April 18, 2010


I've had a laundry list of items that I didn't want to perform, think about, or purchase, but had to anyway.  Let's check my progress:
  • New dishwasher (even bought the energy star model, which cost me $30 more dollars): check
  • New water heater (actually I bought two, because the first [again energy star] didn't fit): check
  • Installation on both appliances: check (big thanks to husband and my friend from work who didn't blow up my house or flood my basement)
  • Windows: will be installed this week (but aren't totally new. Just replacing the glass & broken seals)
  • Foundation crack (that has been there since the day we moved in & hasn't moved): checked (yeah, free evaluation, but the certified letter cost me. Sigh.)
  • Lighbulbs in our garage that had burned out a long time ago: check (who knew it could be so bright??)
  • Allow everyone and their dog to know as much about my financial situation as possible: check.
I'm to the point that I just want to be done. I don't want to worry about leaving my old house anymore. I don't want to worry about missing out on my new house anymore.  I'm tired of being on the phone all the time and shifting focus from one place to the other every few days (or minutes or hours).

On a good note, though, we have been able to go through the new house a few times lately.  We stop by a lot and just look at it, and twice now it's been open (not sure if that is a good thing; if we didn't go by and lock the door, who would?)  So we wandered around one night, turning on lights, talking about who will take what room, climbing in the tubs and sitting in them, looking at the details that we've missed previously, mentally hanging pictures and arranging furniture.  It will be exciting to move there.

All the same, May cannot come fast enough.


Melanie said...

Wow, I'm amazed. So much stuff to worry about. I can't wait for you to be in your new house and stress free. And I can't wait to see it!

Amy Sorensen said...

If I were you, with all that stress, I would be having REALLY weird dreams by now.

teeheeeeeee! ;)

Hope you survive!

Is the paint done yet on the new house? Do you get to pick the paint colors? Maybe that could take your mind off of it...

Also: I am still jealous. But in a kind and sisterly sort of way!!!