Tuesday, March 31, 2009

We are Homeowner's!

This morning the boys and I got to spend a few hours with Madelyn since John had an interview and Chelley was at work. Much to my surprise both boys had fun with her and enjoyed talking to her. Before Zak was not so fond of her, but this time he was very sweet with her.

This afternoon Ben and I went to settlement on the townhouse and things went great. After signing a ton of papers they handed us the keys and said congratulations on buying your first home. That felt so good to hear, we bought our first home. I never thought we would get to this point, but we sure did. I have always believed that things happen for a reason even if you don't know what it is at that moment. We would never have left the apartment at Dogwood Acres if we had not been asked to move out, Ben would never have walked away from Dogwood to find a new job if he had not been fired, and we would never have been looking for a house and had this drop into our lap had we not been living with Tracy & Dave. It all worked out for the best for us which is just proof that things do happen for a reason!

After settlement Ben and I went to the townhouse and started the cleaning process. We also changed the front door lock and handles. While there we also had to unplug all of the appliances and move them away from the walls so that the electrician cam get to all of the outlets on Wednesday & Thursday. There is a TON of work that needs to be done on the townhouse so I am overwhelmed right now with it, but I know we will work on it slowly and eventually get it all done.

This week we have to finish packing which I was done a good job of procrastinating (oops). Then on Friday I need to go up to the townhouse to vacuum and clean the kitchen. We will be making the big move on Saturday morning! On Sunday Tracy is going to come up to the house to help with unpacking and more cleaning. We were supposed to go to a birthday party for Gavin (the boys' cousin), but since there is SO much to do at the house the boys might go with Rich & Laura while Ben, Tracy, and I work at the house.

We have lots of important things coming up (2 year wedding anniversary, my b-day, Easter, family b-days) along with Ryder's developmental pediatrician appoint and a meeting with a possible new pediatrician for them close to the townhouse. I will do my best to get online (either at Tracy & Dave's or in Annapolis or even a local Panera), but Ben and I are working on getting Internet at the house sooner than later.

Well, I am exhausted after a long day so I am off to bed...


Natalie said...

Congrats and good luck with all the work - it will be worth it!