House Progress

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Carpeting and appliances!

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We’re getting pretty close to completion here.

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Even the front side looks pretty done.

All the appliances got installed!

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Well, almost all…a dryer but no washer?

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Drawer status: still trapped….but….

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Drawer??

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Hahahahahaha, they got ANOTHER DRAWER.

Also, carpeting, woo!

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Remaining: blinds & thermostat (strange thing to leave until the end). T-12 days until keys (!!).

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Did I mention they moved our closing date (again) to 5/28? This is cool, because then we can be out of our house before the beginning of June.

That reminds me, I need to call Wendy’s cleaning person.

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Hey, they’re finally putting the roof in place! Took a while.

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All the trim and doors got painted.

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This is me asking (rhetorically), “Why did they install the cabinets first and then have to cover them all up with plastic so that they could do painting? Wouldn’t it be logical to paint everything first?”

And hey, we can go on the front porch now! They put the Trex in.

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See what I mean with the cabinet covering? Seriously, paint, then cabinets, it’s logical.

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Booo

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Soooo, now they’re telling us June 2 for close of escrow. Which really isn’t that much longer, but so not as tidy as May 24. You have to roll into the next month, and that makes it harder for our landlord to rent. Plus, you have to pay essentially an entire month of accumulated interest at closing (instead of just the few days left in the month if we closed late May). This means more closing costs and less money available to buy down the interest rate. Dislike.

I know I shouldn’t be bummed about it, but I am a little. May 24 was working out so perfectly and tidily in my head. I wish that the salesguy hadn’t mentioned it to us last weekend. I would have gone on thinking it was going to be mid-June and then June 2 would have been a yay surprise. I know, I’m dumb. It’s just going to be so much more complicated trying to get out of the current place and then clean and have the landlords rent it. /sigh

I’m drying my hair by fan

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With the addition of some semi-blackout curtains to Mike & my room, the lighting in here is much better. I think the curtain is cutting down on some of the heat that pours through the windows, too. I just wish the ceiling fan wasn’t so squeaky. I found a really sweet looking fan on homedepot.com for only $90. I wonder if the landlord would let us replace the fans. Cuz nice, unsqueaky fan>ghetto, squeaky, gold filigree fan.

I went to the pool this morning, and that was very pleasant. There was an old lady doing her water aerobics. I swam (unconsecutively) 30 “laps” (wait, is a lap one way, or both ways? Maybe I only did 15) and had a good time splashing in the nice water. My hair was a rats nest, however, when I got back to the house. I made an appointment on Friday to hack it off. Yes, I did say hack. It’ll grow back. It’s hot and bothering me, and I’d like to get it cut short(er). I mean, on Saturday, I took a shower before we got the Uhaul in the AM, and sitting on the couch at 6p that evening, I took it out of the ponytail it had been in all day and IT WAS STILL WET. Too much hair.

The house is coming together, mostly. I found my bedside table contents this morning, and took down the dangerous, poorly constructed shelving in our bedroom. Seriously, nails into drywall, holding up decorative pieces of edging, with shelves on top? That is not good. (Admittedly, the last bracket sounds like it’s tearing the drywall as I pry it off, so I’m just gonna kinda leave that one alone for now. You know, until I get annoyed at it and yank it off and then go DOH. I’d also like to pry off all the mirrored panels behind said shoddily constructed shelves, but that would probably hurt the wall more. My current plan is to somehow finagle Maggie’s white shelving unit up into that space. The unit measures 24″ wide. I measure the cubby at 25″, except at the baseboards, where it is just shy of 24″. I’m sure I can make it fit. With the proper application of force.

I also need to do laundry, like whoa. Maybe that will be this afternoon’s project on my week-long staycation. (My desired project, besides the mirrors, is to take down the tacky metallic wallpaper in the downstairs bath, but again, with the drywall!)

With that, I’m off to meet Mike for lunch at Islands. Mmm veggie tacos.