Everything is a disaster and I am sleeping on the floor. But I am in it.
The day before I closed, the main water pipe in the front yard busted. foreclosure = as is. So, though I got the keys on Wednesday of LAST week, I just spent my 1st night in it on Tuesday. Fortunately I know a lot of plumbers. So, my main pipe issue was fixed within days! Even better my plumber friend gave me a break on the price of the job. I might have paid him partially in Nintendo games.
Tuesday night I spent 5 hours on my feet, unpacking boxes and washing loads and loads of dishes and laundry. My boxes have been in storage for 7-8 months and every single one of them has been inhabited by a family of mice. EWW. Brian and I ate soup heated up on my new gas stove and shared an upside down laundry basket on the living room floor as our table.
Last night Brian and I grabbed dinner at my favorite Chinese place then headed back to the house to tackle more projects. Well, Brian tackled projects. I opened boxes. Stared into them intently. Then closed boxes. While Brian pulled up staples out of my hardwood floor, I laid in bed and whined about having to unpack. (all the while, not unpacking one thing!) I need someone to motivate me!
Tonight, though winter weather has struck Birmingham again, I am going to spend more money at Wal-Mart. Come hell or high water (or ice and snow) I WILL have groceries. Currently there is one can of soup and some crackers in my cabinet. Maybe when I get home the rest of the staples will be out of the floor and my bed will be in the frame and off of the floor!
I do have to say, it’s been pretty fun to unpack boxes. With each one I find something I forgot I had. Or an album of pictures that make giggle or tear up.
I haven’t had a chance to take real photos of the house yet, but here are some iphone ones!
Thankfully I have a deadline. That room in the last picture has to be empty by month end so my roomie can move in!