I know it’s a bit late (a huge understatement) but here are my photos for January’s 12 of 12.
What is 12 of 12? Find out here.
Coffee and Texting first thing in the morning. What could be better?
The new house – the front yard still needs a bit of work.
Some douche decided to hit my car in the Lowe’s parking lot. The damage isn’t too bad.
The new fridge! Isn’t it pretty?
The new washer and dryer. They are wonderful!
The living room. Since the backyard hasn’t been installed yet, a sheet needs to protect the couch from dusty doggie prints.
The infamous “before” shot of the backyard. Hopefully you’ll see a dramatic change by 2/12/10.
We went to IKEA and bought the shorter dresser to compliment the taller one. They fit perfectly in the master.
This is the office, before we did massive work on it this past weekend. It’s 10x better now.
This is going to be the library/media/game room. Why have all your dvds in th living room when they can be neatly stored here?
I was at home waiting for something (I can’t recall at the moment) so I decided to check on the funds left in my Starbucks card. Empty.
I decided to have lunch at Johnny Rockets before getting back to the office. It was good! I still have yet to go to the Yogurtland next door though.
There’s my 12 of 12 for January 2010. Very house centric but I think it was a pretty good set. Hopefully you’ll see some amazing changes by the 12 of 12 for February.
So I’ve been wrestling with programmable thermostats for the last two days. I can’t seem to get them to work. Either their already broken or they won’t turn on the heater when the “heat” function is engaged. I will be calling Honeywell tomorrow for technical assistance and let’s hope it’s an easy fix.
I think there’s something wrong with me. All of these thermostat packages say that they install in 15 minutes and are easy as 1, 2, 3…
I really shouldn’t be blogging from work so this will be quick.
The move went well. The house is coming together. You’ll see pictures for 12 of 12 tomorrow!
Finally, I’m updating my links in the Blogroll to the right. If you want a different title for your blog (or want your blog listed), let me know!
Okay, so some crazy stuff happened today that sort of threw the entire moving plan on end. While at work today, I got a phone call from the movers saying that one of their trucks is in the shop. They wanted to know if I could move my appointment to Tuesday or Thursday. Since my renters are moving in on Thursday, Tuesday was the only day that worked. That meant that an entire day of packing was lost. The movers will be here tomorrow morning at 8am. To top it all off, I still don’t have keys to the house. I have to meet my realtor tomorrow morning to get them before the movers arrive at the new address. Good times. I also have tons of appointments set for the week and just a crap load of stuff going on. It has been a very stressful day but I am very optimistic that everything will work out for the best! Wish me luck! An update will follow as soon as I have internet at the new house (or maybe a short update from my phone tomorrow).
Tomorrow begins the moving madness. We’ve been packing (more like Mike has been packing) like crazy people and we have most of the house in boxes. The garage is full! I can’t believe that all this stuff was in the house in the first place! Anyway, here’s a small run down of how the next few days are going to go. A daily “to do” list has been created so we can stay on task. My renters move in on Thursday!
Monday – I work and get keys to the new house. Cleaning of the garage and maybe some weed pulling in the back yard will commence. There will likely be no power in the house so the number of tasks will be limited.
Tuesday – No work – hard core cleaning of the house begins and moving of some miscellaneous items will begin. This will be a full day of work in and around the house.
Wednesday – No work – The condo will be moved by professionals and internet/TV will be turned on at the new place. Massive cleaning of the old place needs to happen. Tasks from Tuesday that were not completed at the new house will need to be completed.
Thursday – I work – Turn over keys to the new tenants. Mike and I are also attending the Insight.com Bowl in Tempe in the afternoon. Our NYE plans are somewhat up in the air. I kind of want to go out/somewhere but Mike wants to stay in. We’ll find a good compromise.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Hopefully the new house will be painted and new appliances will be delivered and installed during this long weekend. Maybe even new carpet. Those details have yet to be worked out. As it stands now, we’ll be in a house with no refrigerator and no laundry appliances until the house is painted. Fingers crossed it all happens before I get back to work on a regular basis starting on the 4th.
Just a quickie. I just heard from the mortgage broker and I could be closing on the house tomorrow! Woo! A whole week and a half early!
So I’m moving and the date is quickly approaching. Due to time constraints and other factors, I will be moving out of my house before the new house is even close to being ready. That means I’ll be living with mom for a few days… hopefully no more than a week.
Here’s the plan. I move all my stuff into a storage container on 12/26. It must be completed on that day as the renters are moving in on 12/27. I have 6, maybe 7 hours to pack the storage container. It’s going to be fun! If I close on 12/29, as I expect, the house will need to be painted before I do any sort of moving in. I’m hoping that I can get it setup so that happens before the new year. I have to call some people to see if I can get that to happen. At that point, I will be able to get the appliances delivered and slowly start moving myself into the new place. The storage container will need to be delivered to the new house and unloaded. New carpet will need to be put into the bedrooms before any of them can be “setup” or really even used. The carpet in there now is soooooo gross.
Anyway, I have a hectic holiday coming up. It should be GOOD times.
Four years ago today I closed and moved into my condo. It doesn’t really seem that long ago but time flies, it seems. It’s been a good condo and I still love living here. The time comes when you outgrow and need to move on and I’m glad that I’ve found a place that I’ll love just as much, I’m sure.
BTW, today feels like the PNW in Phoenix. Cloudy, rainy, and cold. Burr! Not a typcial December day here in the Valley of the Sun.
So, when the new house is all moved into and settled I have some ideas. The first is having the Thanksgiving dessert annual event. That’ll be good times. I think it’ll really take off.
Another idea I was having was a monthly dinner thing. I don’t want to call it a dinner party. That just sounds too… yeah. Anyway, it would be a good way to get people together, etc. It could even be a pot luck sorta deal. It’s an idea but it probably needs a bit of refining. I’m excited.
I had my house inspected on Saturday. Glad to report that there isn’t anything major wrong with the house that would keep me from going through with the deal. Below are some photos I took of the place on Saturday. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the loan process goes through quickly so I can get moved in!
This is the neighborhood (the part that is finished at least. At the end of this street, the city of Phoenix is putting in a park. How nice.
The front of the house. The landscaping needs work.
The front door/entry way.
The dining room.
Looking into the kitchen from the living room.
The living room from the entry way/hall.
The back corner of the living room.
The master bedroom.
Looking into the master bathroom from the bedroom.
The covered patio in the back.
Looking out from the patio (I know, so much work to be done).
The rest of the back yard. Beezus and Olive will have so much fun!
There you have it. A small tour around the new place. Once everything has been moved in and settled, I’ll post some new pictures. Also, now that there is an actual guest room, visitors are encouraged. :)