Friday, January 9, 2009

A look back...

I used my old weight loss blog to document the house-buying and original moving in almost a year ago, and that blog is about to be removed so I thought that I'd move a few of the "good ones" over to here. Should I put them with the original dates? Or current?

My first shower: Friday, Jan 9, 2009
This morning I bathed in the new house for the first time since we moved in last Saturday. Between my dad scrubbing and riding it of bugs and Dave's plumbing repairs, the back "master" shower is useable. I've been making the one mile trek back to our empty apartment to shower every night, but this morning, I woke up and turned on the water in my house! I have wonderful, bouncy hair instead of frizzy, cowlick hair!

The funny part of it (that I can't forget a year from now): It took almost ten minutes to get hot water and the room was FREEZING because it has no insulation in the walls or ceiling and there is a airleak around the new door that Dave hasn't finished yet. Once in the shower, I curled my body under the water and tried to be a quick as possible--the air around me was frigid! After I got out of the shower and wrapped myself in my towel, I literally ran to my bed, dove under the down blanket, and took about five minutes to warm myself up. Dave told me it served me right for begging for a shower for a week, but made me hot apple cider at the same time :)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

My men: Thursday, Jan 8, 2009
Between Dave and my Dad, things are getting done at the house! My dad is here for the week (he leaves tomorrow afternoon) and next week (Monday-Friday).

Dave is a "big picture" guy and starts a lot of different projects; this week that has included a new front door, a giant hole in the backyard to fix the gas pipe for the dryer, and more tweaks to the hall bath. His projects are "in the works."

My Dad is a "details" man and finishes projects completely before moving on (he went around and finished a few of Dave's little things this week); he's been working on the kitchen floor--sanding, scraping, and preparing for today--a NEW floor!! Woo Hoo!!

Yesterday, he also spent hours cleaning the master bathroom shower so that we could take a shower at the house! I wouldn't even go in there because there were HUGE dead bugs and layers upon layers of scum. Dad to the rescue :)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Moves and Won

Moved and Won: Saturday, Jan 3, 2009

We made it! Everything is in our new house (minus a few of Dave's things that he didn't pack) and my bed is set up. It barely fits into the guest bedroom with the dresser :) I'll take pictures later. I'm currently "borrowing" internet from a neighbor--hopefully we'll have our own set up soon.

A HUGE thank you to those who helped (Tawni, Rob, Travis, Steven, Scott and Rachel). Without you, we'd still be making trips :) My friends are wonderful and I really truely appreciate them and their willingness to give up a Saturday to help Dave and I.
We finished in time to make it to Hooters for dinner and the CHARGER game! I enjoyed watching the game in a fun, different atmosphere. I think that Travis and Steven were a bit entertained by my excitment, nervousness, and general intensity as the Chargers played well and the Colts made multiple penelties to help us WIN!!

Move in Day

Saturday, Jan 3, 2009
It's super early on move-in day and I'm up thinking about what I should be doing, but on the computer instead. A few people that were going to help us had to cancel, so I called and put a plea out on Facebook. Steven said he'd come and Travis is going to drive up from Lakeside to help so we should be good with man/woman-power. Dave went to get the U-Hall trailer about ten minutes ago.

Dave ran out of time to pack (man, he should have started before Thanksgiving like me hehe) so I packed for him last night. I have ONE--just ONE--box of "assorted" for the whole house and it isn't even really a box, it is a plastic tub that I just walked around with and added the little things that were left sitting around! I am proud, very proud.

The last time I counted boxes I had 90. I'm afraid to count not... all I know is that we ran out of boxes again...

Off to vacuum the bunny hay off the floor so no one thinks I live in a pigsty (hehe, it looks like a warehouse, but still)!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

First day (of many) of Tears

Sad Day: Thursday, Jan 1, 2009
Today was an awful day. I cried. I cried a lot. I am so overwhelmed by the amount of bug remains that are all over the entire house. I just couldn't handle it anymore. Poor Dad and Dave didn't know what to do with me. What did I get myself into...

As you can see behind me, the gross kitchen floor is gone and the "backsplash" is gone. Dad and I pushed ourself to the brink of death to get the sticky tiles off the floor last night. I was feeling ambitious and began ripping the ugly laminate that was glued to the wall. Dave got the rest of it off after Dad and I went home to go to bed.

I was feeling so overwhelmed that I decided that I needed to go to Target. I walked through the store and decided that I should buy curtains for my new bedroom. Having an image in my head make it easier to find what I was looking for... I just had to decide how much I was willing to spend. After buying other items we needed I headed back to the house. After closing the door to the bedroom, I took off my shoes and got to work making the room look "done." It was fun and I felt SO much better. Curtains and contact paper :) (And, yes, the room is pink).