Thursday, August 21, 2008


Sorry, no pictures to this post, but I just wanted to give an update. Chris & I are now homeowners! Yup, we closed the deal on July 31st (it was a little sketchy and we didn't know if it was actually going to happen, but in the end it worked out - after a trip to Oregon with our loan documents, that is!). So now our life includes work, work, work. We are frantically trying to get the house ready for us to move in, but the "TO DO" lists just keep getting longer and longer. With the help of some fabulous family members we were able to rip out all of the carpet and scrub all the walls down with simple green (remind me NEVER to pick up smoking). Even after all the cleaning, a lot of the walls were still yellow (SO GROSS), so on Tuesday night our friend Daniel sprayed down the entire house with Oil-Based Primer. The paint sure doesn't smell very good, but at least it doesn't smell like cigarettes anymore! It already smells better once we opened all the windows and aired it out. Last night Daniel & Heather started painting the wall color while Chris & I installed light fixtures and new nobs in the kitchen. There's still a long ways to go, but the progress is amazing. We're hoping to get the majority of the painting done (at least in the bedrooms, hallway and living room) by this weekend since the carpet is getting installed on Monday. Once the carpet is installed we should be able to move in and keep working as we live there. It is so exciting! Probably the hardest part of the whole thing is not getting to see too much of Allison. Chris & I pretty much go directly to the house after work and then get home around 8 or 9 each night (or 10 like it was for me last night). It's wonderful to have parents and grandparents who are willing to help watch Allison, but it still makes it tough only getting to see her for such a short time each day. We keep telling ourselves it's worth it and we'll get to spend LOTS of time together very shortly.

Anyway, that's what's going on with us. I'll post some pictures of the place sooner or later. It's not much to look at right now, but it's going to be completely different by the time we're done (I guess that is if we actually ever do get done!)...