Diary, houseblog, neverdone

Neverdone

My Mom and Dad are (hopefully) starting a blog(Neverdone) about the house they’re building in Montana. They’re kind of shy and a little intimidated by technology, but if you have a chance, please pop over and say “Hi” and something encouraging. I think they’d really appreciate it. I’m pretty sure that after no time they’ll be part of the “Houseblogs.net”…

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Busy.. but unproductive

I’m utterly jealous of other homebloggers I read where they’ve stripped trim, resized door openings, moved electrical panels, reroofed the ugly 70’s addition and gotten a manicure all in the same weekend. I feel like an utter sluff. I got nothing done on the house this weekend. Marc installed the dog door. I’d include pictures.. but I can’t find the…

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Struck down by the plague

Yes.. we are down.. and mostly wiped-out. The plague is here and it’s not pretty. The only thing I hate worse than being sick is being sick over a three-day weekend. A whole weekend wasted. Blegh. We’re slowly making progress though. Marc arranged for designers to visit with us on Monday and Tuesday. The guy on Monday was named “Anthony”.…

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*sigh*

Turns out I spoke too soon. We still have ants swarming the kitchen. Marc’s called the pest company -again- this morning. Hopefully they can treat for ants soon. We are madly trying to move out of the rental and can’t just hang around the house waiting for the pest company to show up. (Edit: Marc says they’ll be out within…

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My Big Fat Greek House

The ants come marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah The ants come marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah… The pest guy came back today. Marc met him (I’m at work). Marc says the the pest guy “baited” the ants. He warned me that the ant problem looks worse but it’s actually getting better. I’m not sure how it could be…

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Moving…

Friday night, on my way home from work, Marc called to say that his Mother had gone into the hospital and wasn’t doing well. Instead of packing boxes and clearing off all the furniture for our move on Saturday, we drove 2 hours to the Gridley Hospital. We arrived at 8:30 PM. His mom died at 12:45 Saturday morning. She…

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Diary, What were they thinking?

If it’s not one thing…

This is precisely why I wanted the POs out sooner rather than later. Today the new fridge, washer and dryer were delivered. (YEAH!). Marc met the Sears delivery folks. The washer went in like a dream. Marc has already run a load through the washer. He’s thrilled with it. I think that’s the only thrilling thing about today.

Diary, What were they thinking?

Turning blue

Good thing I didn’t hold my breath. Without going into details, after a whole lot of back and forth in which I spoke to my realtor, Mr. O’s realtor, the county sheriff and a lawyer… Mr. O’s realtor agreed that Mr. O and family would be completely out by Saturday midnight and that Mr. O’s realtor would meet us at…

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Finally…

On December 5, 2005 the title company finally called to say we closed. I actually had to ask if there was anything else that could go wrong. Really, buying a house shouldn’t be this hard. The title agent confirmed that we are actually closed. It’s my house.. well sort of.