Mar 27 2007

I’m sick. Can I go lie down now?

I was sick yesterday. No, for real. I tried to take a sick day day to stay at home and catch up on sleep, but Nooooooo. John had to take a “sick” day too and he made unpacking goals for me. Unpacking goals that did not include sitting on my butt, drinking tea, and watching all of my movies that John claims make it look like a stereotypical gay guy lives in our house (and no, I don’t mean gay porn).

So yeah, we’re in our new house! Yay! And I got to take my sick day to arrange the kitchen! Um… yay!?

But now it’s done. And I’m so happy with it. Everything is fitting so nicely and working out so well. I got to go home at lunch (it takes less than 2 minutes) and unpack more stuff, so now I actually know where work clothes are, which is probably a good thing. I doubt it would be considered appropriate to wear my jammie pants and my see-through “AlphaMom” shirt to work. At least not three days in a row.

For those of you who have purchased houses- is it normal to be excited all the way through closing and then find all the faults after you’ve been handed the keys? Please tell me that your list of “to do’s” was bigger than you ever expected. Like the really noisy toilet? And the rips in the kitchen linoleum? And the funky bathroom cabinets?

I’m sure my buyer’s remorse wasn’t made any better by the fact that we didn’t have hot water, a working stove, or heat over our whole first weekend in the house due to the previous owners having drained it COMPLETELY and the propane company not realizing that when we say we’d like to start service, it also means we’d really like to HAVE SOME FUCKING PROPANE IN THE MOTHERFUCKING TANK.

But we do now. (Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out.)

And the water pressure in the (now) hot shower? Is AWESOME.

(I’ll have pictures soon-ish. I swear.)

2 Comments

  • By Chris, March 28, 2007 @ 10:49 am

    Congrats on the new place. Now, feel better!

  • By nrp, March 28, 2007 @ 4:25 pm

    I had the remorse thing really bad when we finally moved into this place after the months (and months) of waiting for it–and we weren’t even buying it! It was an awful feeling–so anticlimatic–but it went away pretty quickly.

    You get well now.

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