Friday, September 23, 2011

Closing Time

Bob and I spent the morning becoming experts at our own signatures. And that must mean one thing:

We closed on our condo!

Yes, after three and a half months this not-so-short sale has come to a close. We have the keys in hand and after some mini-moving this weekend and some paint samples thrown up on walls, we will hand those keys over to a flooring guy who will sand and polyeurothane for us. That was a DIY project in my head until the concept of a belt sander scared me off. Painting we can do, operating heavy machinery that could ruin our floors before we even get settled I will leave to a professional.

Here's a shot from the sell sheet - not our furniture!
 The majority of our move will take place the following weekend and we are lucky to not have to be out of the place we are living by a certain date. This factor helped me come to terms with a decision not to pay for movers. If we can do it over the course of a few days I don't hate the idea of moving our own stuff nearly as much as the idea of a race against time!

So what does moving mean for this blog? Here's a sampling:
- More posts! I have been so lax in posting because I haven't had as many projects. Time to get back to at least 2-3 a week.
- DIY projects like a homemade shag rug, a craft table and paintings.
- Furniture buying excursions - the bed is already bought, but visions of dining room tables, chairs for the sitting area and buffets dance in my head.

- Renovations - this is a bit more long term, but with two outdated bathrooms and a kitchen that could use some work, I think we'll be socking some money away over the next few years to get the place up to snuff.
Sing it with me, "Upgrade, upgrade, lemme upgrade."

Are you as excited as I am about having signed on the dotted line? Is it a scary thought that I'll soon be able to change focus to wedding planning?? (I just counted that I have come up with 28 DIY projects involved with the wedding so far. . .and we don't even have a date!)


  1. HOORAY!!! I can't wait to get a tour and see what you have planned. That bathroom, outdated as it is, looks luxuriously large. :)

  2. it is a large bathroom - lots of wasted space!