Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Light Speed

Last Friday at 3:00, a couple looked at Craig's house. We faxed disclosures to them at 4:30, and by 7:30 they made an offer. At 7:31 we accepted. Holy. Hell. I was in shock all weekend. I kept saying "really? Did this happen?"


It finally sunk in on Saturday night. I went to Home Depot to find a Pergo color I liked that was also included in the kick-butt sale (which ends tomorrow - 20% off and free shipping). We ordered it Sunday. No going back now, I've got a pallet of Beech on its way. It's purty. Maddy and I are going to Lowe's tonight to get a price on countertops and an estimated delivery date. I've got my appliances picked out, we just need to make sure they can be delivered after we're in the house. I've got enough stuff to deal with - I don't need a stove in my front yard. We have paint for the kitchen and our bedroom picked out, Maddy needs to pick hers. Oh, carpet for the bedroom, I need to put that on my Lowe's list. Tile for the bathrooms - need to make sure they still have my color. Don't you hate when they discontinue a color?


I've been whinging about things being open-ended, woe is me, there's no hope in sight, let's just throw our hands up and go cry. I guess that's out the window now too. Speaking of windows, I need to look at drapes....


So, we shift from 1st gear to warp speed. We close in six weeks. It's a good thing I've been cleaning out rooms and closets, but it's been at a leisurely pace. Now? It's game on with the Hefty bags and the take-no-prisoners-scorched-earth policy. I'm tempted to tell Maddy she gets one box, and whatever toys/junk/Webkinz fit in it, she gets. Of course, she'd find the biggest box EVAH!


Maddy? Is totally stoked about moving. We ordered her new bedding set last night. We decided to use her current bedroom furniture in the guest room, so she will inherit Craig's totally cool queen size poster bed that sits up so high that you need steps to get in it. Last night when I put her to bed, she said "in a couple of months I'll be in a queen bed, so I'll be a queen, right? I said "you're the princess, I'm the queen, kid, and don't you forget it!" Then we decided Craig would be the court jester, and girls would rule this kingdom. (Sorry hon, it was Maddy's idea).


Speaking of girls, there are several that live in the neighborhood, and appear to be close to her age. She has a couple of boys she plays with now, but she is happy to see there are girls across the street. (Rumor has it they have a pool too).


We still have some minor details to work out - however, we do have a tentative plan in place, and we also have some variables included in that plan. Look at me with the flexibility! I'm such a grown up!

That was my weekend. What did you do?

12 comments:

A Buns Life said...

Wow! When things start to move they move fast!! Have fun and don't stress too much!

Zookeeper said...

Congrats! And good luck with the move!

Frogdancer said...

Light speed? I think you mean warp speed.
(Without the Klingons.)

jill said...

How exciting, nothing like a whirlwind, to really shake things up

Raquita said...

now its nice to hear that I was prayin on that one for you guys!

Kelli said...

Congratulations! This is great news!
AND I love the new site design!

Marie said...

Great news, especially with all the dismal economic crap we hear on TV all day long. Make sure Katie Couric and Anderson Cooper get the news that some people are actually selling houses quickly. :) Good luck with the move. You'll be super busy but that isn't all bad.

Marrdy said...

Things are moving right along. I hope everything so swimmingly! I like the new blog!! Very pretty.

MaLeah said...

So, let me make sure I got it right. Craig sold his house and you are moving to a new house (not staying in your current one, right). If so, have you put your house on the market yet? Just curious. Love the idea of Craig being court jester and girls ruling the kingdom! You can tell him my favorite quote. "Of course God created man before woman. You always make a rough draft before the masterpiece." ha.ha.ha.

mysecondjournal said...

AWESOME.. Congrats!!

I like Maddy's thinking. Queen of quite a lot..

She Who said...

You go girl. Really glad things are working out for you. I am getting moved in also and adjusting.

Dana said...

Congrats! Moving sucks but setting up house is so much fun. (Now I'm kinda wanting a big giant princess bed, too.) Hope moving day goes smoothly for ya'll.