Friday, January 16, 2009

The Many Faces of Moving - Cat Style

I'll hide under the bathroom sink and act all scared while Mommy cleans the bathroom. She'll never clean under here so I'm surely protected.

Where's the rest of my stuff? Why is this in the living room? Where are you taking that? What do you mean "I'm in the way!"?


I think we can all figure out what this face says. Now if only he could hold out that middle finger.
In other news, we are completely moved in. Everything we own is on ONE floor of our 3 story townhouse. We slept on our mattress in the middle of our dining room last night. We were exhausted and sore! Tomorrow we start unpacking and continuing with the improvements.
Don't worry, we are taking pictures and will post them once we complete a room so you can follow the progression.
Hey! Do you want to know what sucks worse than moving in July/August in Florida?...Moving in January in Virginia. Yep! We woke up this morning and it was a blistering 6 degrees. (SIX, PEOPLE! DO YOU HEAR ME!?!? SIX!) This Florida girl does not do six.
We are now at the apartment doing a final clean and gathering of the cats. (Yeh, they're really pleased.
OH! And for those of you who don't already know - if there are any left - today is Matt's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY HONEY! I love you! (See, I remembered yours....and no, you're never going to live it down.)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

That's Just Naaaaaasty

Dear Former Owner of the Townhouse we just purchased,

1. I am guilty of loving me some fried foods, we probably all are, but HOLY GOOGLY MOOGLY SIR! you should probably have your heart checked because I am pretty sure you have some seriously clogged arteries. I am basing this off the amount of grease Matt and I pulled and are still pulling up from the kitchen cabinets.

Speaking of grease, sir. A simple wipe down of your kitchen cabinets once in a blue moon would help to keep the bleeping cabinets clean.

2. I see that there may be some bugs you think are cute. I disagree with you, but that is my opinion and you are allowed yours. HOWEVER, bugs are not pets and living with this many in your kitchen cabinets is absolutely UNACCEPTABLE! Just EW.
3. Also, for future reference, all the beeping that you heard in the house was not aliens coming to get you. It was all 6 smoke detectors alerting you that they needed new batteries to continue to protect you and yours.

DUDE - in your next home, pick up a sponge and some basic cleaning solution and you find it really helps.

Ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, and EEEEEEEEEEWWW!

In the words of Cleveland from Family Guy...AW, THAT'S JUST NAAAAAASTY!
Thanks, Lori

PS. Before and after shots will be coming. We will start improvements once we can get it at least a little clean. Honestly, its just the kitchen. Its not at an acceptable level of clean for Matt and I. We've seen SO MUCH WORSE than this, but still, you know?

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Great House Coaster

OY! It's a good thing we like rollercoaster rides because this whole house buying experience has been quite a ride.

Here's how our day went. (keep in mind our closing is tomorrow)

Early Morning: I woke up much later than I had planned and barely made it to work on time. That should have been my first clue that today was going to be one of "those" days.
10:30 am: Appraisal came in (late) and is $8500 less than the agreed to selling price.
12:30 pm: Sent an appraisal contingency notice and a copy of the appraisal to the seller.
wait wait wait
2:40 pm: Our agent wrote up a addendum that we signed in hopes the seller would agree to the change in price and we would be ready.
wait wait wait wait DIE wait wait wait wait
6:00 pm: The seller agreed to the price drop, (WOO HOO, die again) our agent faxed over the addendum we prepared in advance
(I heart our agent!)
6:42 pm: The seller signed the addendum and sent it back. (if thats not a record, I don't know what is)

7:19 pm: Our lender and the title company notified us that they will be working late to make the changes and be ready for closing tomorrow but requested that we give them a couple of extra hours tomorrow.

SO! If everything runs smoothly tomorrow, we will be closing at 4pm on our new home. I feel better, but I am still a bit cautious. I won't relax until we have the keys in our hands.

I might be entirely too exhausted to be excited or I may have really died, I'm not really sure anymore. This has been one wild ride and right now, I know I feel a lot like this.