Tuesday, July 28, 2009

HOUSE!

And we're in! We are home-
owners. And, pictured to the left, the home we now own.

We closed on Thursday, painted two rooms Thursday and Friday night (among other things), and the move day was Saturday.

The movers arrived at 8am on the dot, loaded the contents of our apartment into their truck and dropped it all off at the new place by 2pm. Nice turnaround. Some scuffs and dings here and there, but that's moving.

We've made a nice dent in the unpacking, the faucet for the washing machine has been replaced, the cracked window panes replaced, the garage lights fixed, the phone and cable and internet all connected. There's still plenty to do, not least of which is to flush-mount these ceiling fans so I quit braining myself against them, but I think we've set a good pace.

Some things I like: Unlocking the door of my house and walking in. The quiet. The space.

Some things I don't like: I now have to mow a lawn. The low sinks, fans, and clearance on the garage doors, all of which demand I stoop, bow and duck. Also, the guy across the street who flies the Confederate flag off his porch on the weekends. Not sure we're going to hang out.
Those aspects aside, the wife and I are both pretty happy with it. Yay, house.

11 comments:

Gretchen said...

Congratulations! Have fun mowing.

Monolith said...

Fly a pirate flag, skull and crossbones.

Harwell said...

You know, if you were black the whole neighbor thing would make for an excellent sit-com.

Alas...

blankfist said...

Congratulations, dearest Peggy and Cranium. That's a spiffy looking house! Look at you two adults doing adult things.

And, I concur with Peter. Fly the pirate flag. Or if you really want to confuse him, fly the liberty flag: http://www.rumormillnews.com/pix4/FIRST_CIVIL_FLAG.jpg

Gretchen said...

Fly a gay pride flag.

Peggy said...

Gretchen - that's what I wanted to do!!

nathan said...

very very cool. I'm jealous.

Is there such thing as a gay liberty pirate flag? If so, you should compromise and fly that.

blankfist said...

More pictures, please. I'd love to see the inside. :)

blankfist said...

dead frog

Peggy said...

http://picasaweb.google.com/peggycrane2007/HousePhotosAugust2009?authkey=Gv1sRgCLyas9vS28HiEw&feat=directlink

Here are more pictures of the house - posted for a limited time only!

Harwell said...

Looks great! What do I need to do to get a library card?