Monday, February 26, 2007


Since Valentine’s Day, MKD and I have been putting in massive amounts of man hours into the new place. The past two weeks have been a blur and I can honestly say there has been no free time. It makes me wonder what the hell we used to do with all our time prior to the house-buying experience.

Needless to say, we are exhausted. Mentally drained from our jobs, and physically drained from fixing up our place. Then there’s drainage from money flying out of our wallets at the speed of light, the never ending “To Do” list, and wedding planning. Plus, my brain is trying to recover and catch up from taking in loads of new information with financial lingo like “escrow,” “earnest money,” and “verifiable liquid assets,” and home improvement techniques like spackling, caulking, and painting. Prior to all of this, I had very little experience with large financial matters and handyman skills. So the past two weeks have been crash courses.

But I would like to mention that my dyke status has been bumped up a notch after utilizing my power drill and other various man tools. After ripping up nasty old carpet, there are no more squeaky floorboards, raised nails, or old tacks/staples in the master bedroom. The floor is ready for the new carpet to be installed today. Oh, and why is carpet so expensive?! You need to sell a kidney to afford that shit.

Anyway, thanks to all that have been able to come over and help for the past two weekends. MKD and I greatly appreciated it and are thankful for such wonderful friends. Plus, I would like to send out a special thanks to the Pirates who braved the winter storm and safely navigated us to get supplies and food. If it weren’t for the chains on their tires, I do not think our car would have left the parking lot.

Next on the agenda, moving! Movers come tomorrow. We have packed about 1/8th of our apartment. Holy fuck. Lots of packing to do tonight…

Never a dull moment. Cue violin. I hate moving.
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