One Week

A week from this moment today, we will be signing papers, documents, and checks in order to secure the transfer of a house to our possession. As we have stated before, we’re first-time home buyers, and this is the walk-up to another life highlight in our young lives.

I think at this point, Sara and I are full of varying emotions that trade off and change from day to day, and it’s hard to describe any of it. We’re completely organized; everything that we could be doing has been done. We’ve set-up our Internet installation, arranged for utilities to be transferred to our name, arranged for a moving truck, corralled all of the documents that the bank needs, scheduled various family members for moving help and cleaning efforts, etc.

Things are in order. But in coming up for ideas for this week’s line-up for posts, I’m drawing blanks. It’s not exactly writer’s block or just not feeling creative. But I do feel like in the calm before the storm, that it’s hard to move as I want to do so. There’s certainly things that can still be done. Sara and I will be in our new house the whole week – I am taking time off from work, and Sara doesn’t start until the 12th – so we can lightly schedule our time. However, even in those sketches, it is hard to predict how long things are going to take, what needs to be done, and how many projects we want to take on right away. Who knows? Maybe we’ll have tons of time, or maybe we won’t have any time at all?

Sara and I decided that we want to start and hopefully complete our table project this first week. So tonight or tomorrow night, I’ll be doing an inventory of tools that are available to us, as it would be wonderful if we didn’t have to purchase a large amount of tools before we start our projects. Our plans are ambitious, but they offer a lot of fun and excitement to look forward to.

I really wish I had more to say, but as the calendar ticks forward one slow day a time, all we can do from here on out is wait, and wait patiently. Pretty soon, our days will fly by a mile a minute and we’ll be wishing for free time once again. First world problems!

About Jord

jord considers himself nerdy, mostly because he's a devoted gamer and freelance web designer. he works in computer technology and information services, but he'd be most proud to tell you that he recently built himself a computer, loves audio books, trying new beer and wine, grilling, and is so excited to have added "homeowner" to his list of titles.

One Response to One Week

  1. calmense August 9, 2013 at 12:13 AM #

    Since I know you’re already in the house now, congrats! Yay!