Friday, June 14, 2013

House Happenings

Well, hello there! Um.... so it's been almost a month.  It's about this time that I start getting texts from my mom asking if I still have a blog. I have no excuse other than this impending house purchase has been consuming most of my thoughts lately.

Needless to say, I am so ready to move. I love where I live and want to soak it up, but the anticipation of the future upheaval is killing me. I don't know why I stress out about the chaos before my life is even in chaos, but I do. This has led to an attempt to get the little things (that I can control now) in order. I've been cleaning out my computer files, making lists for the new house, and even putting together one of those home binders you see all over Pinterest. (Sidenote: The Dot is so cool, she was making home binders before Pinterest was invented.)

The most exciting development as of late is that the pool pump went out this week and the seller replaced it! That obviously stinks for him but is great news for us! We lucked out with the seller. We have no idea where he's going, but it must be an apartment because he is giving us all his lawn equipment and he's leaving the fridge- that's will save us about $2k at least.

Speaking of saving money- the other exciting news is that I convinced Den to build us a dining room table! I know, it sounds a little sketchy, but do you know how expensive those suckers are??  At least a thousand dollars and that's before you buy chairs! I had been eyeing this farmhouse table at Restoration Hardware...... until I found out it was $3,295.  Um, no. A friend from high school directed me to a website with a plan for almost the exact same thing- the plan is free and is says the materials are about $65. A little sweat (what?? I plan on helping!) in exchange for saving $3,230? That's a no brainer.

I don't know who's more excited, me or Dennis! Actually, he would best be described as excited with a large dash of leeriness. I think it will turn out great in the end and we can use the money we save to buy the chairs. If we spent $3k on a table, I have a feeling we would be adding chairs one by one. A BYOC dinner party might be a little on the tacky side, don't you think?

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