Friday, June 29, 2007

Closer to the Ending

No, not the ending of my book. Surely, you can’t be serious? (I am serious and don’t call me Shirley.) That’s lurking on a flash drive wishing someone would rub it and let it out like a genie in a lamp. At the moment, I don’t even know where that flash drive is. Somewhere safe, knowing me, where I’ll pay hell finding it. I do back up fairly...often...sometimes. I’m sure it’s somewhere safe.

Anyway, I mean I’m closer to my endless home selling/buying/moving process. I closed on my new house Wednesday and I have movers scheduled tonight to start bringing the furniture from storage. Hopefully before I leave for Dallas I will have some semblance of a normal life resuming.

I doubt it.

At the very least, I will have the kitchen and bath put away, a bed assembled, and the computer and TV up and running, because sadly, I can’t live without the last two. I’m ahead of the game from my last home purchase – the power is on. My last house greeted us frigidly on Valentine’s Day because the builder forgot to put in the connection notice with the utilities company. Brilliant. This time the house will be frigid because I’ve cranked up my brand new A/C system and have both my ceiling fans running full speed. Much better.

When I planned the trip to Scotland, the scrapbooking retreat, the conference in Dallas... I didn’t have an inkling of moving. I have this tendency to make a decision and go with it. Without much build up, I just sort of bought a house and worked all that it entailed in with everything else I had going on. I’m looking forward to July 16th. No special reason, of course, other than I won’t have any travel or major activities until a wedding at the end of September. It will be the first chunk of time I’ve had since early December where I don’t have anything to pack or paint or move or clean. If I do, it will be because I want to, not that I have to. Maybe I can have some peace, decorate my house, and write the book, of course. If DB is lucky, I might even cook again, something I have done maybe 4 times since we moved into our tiny apartment.

So, here’s my brick and mortar baby. She’s so pretty I can barely believe she’s mine. At least until I get my first mortgage statement. She's a 2300+ sq ft, 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, storage wonderland. I have cubbies and closets and shelves everywhere. My pantry is bigger than my old kitchen. It screams for new furniture. New bedding. New everything. All in good time.

I am looking forward to a long stretch of peace in my new house, sprinkled with paint swatches and new furniture. What are you looking forward to this summer?



Nini said...

Beautiful home! I was looking forward to having a new kitchen floor and hardwood thru out my house or new carpeting, go for this summer.

I am looking forward to coming up with some cool lesson plans for this new semester at school...

I'm looking forward to my 18 year old son becoming less beligerent and more agreeable (yeah..i know, i'm rolling my eyes) and hopefully some good writing on my wips...

Nini :)

Stacy S said...

Gorgeous home. I'm looking forward to getting a job. I've been laid off work since April.

Instigator said...

I love the house, SP! I can't wait to see it in person.

I'm looking forward to - and dreading - the beginning of school. I know I'm going to ball my eyes out the first day I come to the office without the girls. But by the second day I'll realize everything I can scratch off my to do list (including more writing) and will be fine - until the next time they reach a milestone in their lives.


Playground Monitor said...

When's the housewarming party? The house looks great.

I'm looking forward to Dallas and seeing old friends again (once I get packed and make sure the DH has something in the freezer he can pop in the microwave). I'm looking forward to seeing my granddaughter the day before I leave for Dallas. Maybe she'll be walking by then.

I'm looking forward to rain too. Just thought I'd say that and try to think some precipitation into reality.


Kathy said...

I've got one of those boys at home myself, nini! Ugh!

Hope you find work soon stacy s!

Milestones are GREAT, Instigator! You'll shed a tear of two but you'll be so happy for your kids and proud of their accomplishments too.

Love your house, SP. BEAUTIFUL! I can't wait to see it! Moving into a new home is a thrilling and hectic thing. Once life calms down a bit, you'll feel 'snug as a rug.' Compared to everything you've been through lately, the conference should be a piece of cake.

(spitting out lots of cliche's this morning)

Problem Child said...

I'm looking forward to Dallas (I don't know why I'm so geeked about it this year.) Then a family vacation for AC, DG, and me.

Then I'm looking forward to writing THE END on this WIP!

Rhonda said...

Love your brick and mortar baby, SP! Very pretty! I covet your square-footage. :-)

I'm looking forward to this book being finished. Beyond that, I'm looking forward to the next book being finished. And the next book. THEN I can breathe. :-)

Cherie J said...

I am looking forward to the end of the remodelling of our home we will be starting soon. :-)

Angel said...

Good luck, SP!!! I know that light at the end of the tunnel is a wonderful sight.

Beautiful house! We've certainly been blessed by the house fairies, haven't we?

I'm looking forward to getting back into my routine, or anyone else's for that matter. :)