4.21.2010

catching my breath.

for once im my life i have everything under one roof. 
a roof im currently living under too. 
our roof.

i have to train my brain that this is for reals this time. not going anywhere for a long time and its okay to take things out of their packaging and boxes and throw the boxes away. its a happy concept im embracing. 

all in all, its been more emotional than i expected. but im starting to catch my breath. 

i got the keys on friday the 16th and Pat, geoffs mom, and i started cleaning out the place so that on moving day it would be good to go. luckily, there wasnt too much of a clean up since its all new flooring, appliances, etc and no one has lived in the house for we think 6 months. I did notice some tiny spiders and other baby bugs running from the vaccum cleaner

Saturday morning geoffs parents, my mom and florida came by bright and early to the apt to help take apart my bed frame and move some of our delicate things and the movers were about an hour and a half late! i was pissed since i had a visual of the time line of the day set in my head and they just pumped it all back! The movers were pro though. they wrapped up the couches, tables, desk, anything not boxed so well that not one thing was damaged. and of course it had to be 85 degrees outside, i felt bad for them. they worked their asses off. one stop at our apt, then two stops at my work, where we kept the majority of our stuff stashed. BARELY got everything into a 26' truck! and of course i had to have my over sized solid oak furniture which weighed over 500lbs each piece. by 4pm they were on their way and our bank acct had a nice sized dent in it. 

then the discoveries of things that dont work in the house came up. apparently the hot water tank was empty because the valve that lets the water in was stripped and couldnt be opened. which mean that no hot running water. did i mention that i was sticky sweaty and hadnt showered since the day before. NOT OKAY. you'd think a home inspection wouldve caught that, but no. some outlets dont work either. so that night i had to bum a shower from my best friend from 7th grade and on, who is now one of my neighbors (!). not the high point of being a new homeowner haha. i stayed home alone that night. just june and i. i wasnt scared or anything. just felt alone and really lonely. i realized that i had just faced the reality that friends will think i live too far from corona to visit me unless i entice them with baked goods and bbqs.
and geoff's not here. i so couldve used him then for everything. emotional support, a laugh, his brute strength.
the next morning geoffs dad and i made a home depot run (so far ive only made 3) with a huge list of things i need for the house. we ran into almost all the people i know in elsinore that sunday morning in the home depot. my mom and craig (her hubs) who were there picking up parts for me, and harley (my aforementioned bff's hubs). my step dad took off the old valve and replaced it with a brand new working one. i was back to the land of clean clothes and hair! bug bombed the whole house too! then i tried to watch all 3 of the back to the futures but only made it to 2 before passing out.

so on monday i took the day off of work since there was still a lot to be done that day and i had been running on the same headache all weekend.

where once there was just a door....













now is a sliding glass door
(since the house has an add-on in the back there was only a single door to the back yard)
june just sat in the house watching the guys work the whole day. i think she liked the company of all of the people running around the house.







Then Verizon showed up and connected me with the rest of the world with high speed internets and tv. oh, how i love my tv. and instant netflix! if you think you see geoff signed on in xboxlive, its actually me either A. trying to learn MW2 and ruining his stats or B. watching Weeds and documentaries. 

then the dishwasher started acting up. i called Whirlpool to tell them how it looked like it wasnt draining right but they said its normal. so i put another load in there and sure enough, water all over the kitchen floor... a technician is coming out today to look at it. yay for warranties. so between cleaning up the kitchen floor, putting away laundry and trying to make an organized mess of the house, i look out the window and June is out front gallivanting in the street! she went and pissed off all the neighbors dogs. theres 2 other german sheps on the block and they arent dog friendly either. 

met my next door neighbors too. really sweet people.
all in all, i am so incredibly blessed to have my mom and Craig and to have married into a family that treats me like im part of the family. Ron Pat and Holly were all over and helped me out so much. and without Craig i wouldve had to pay a plumber an insane amount to fix it. and my mom is just plain old amazing and awesome. kept me sane. Nat's been visiting me a whole lot too! i live closer to her now! and april and jason came and hung out with me late monday night and hung up my curtain rod so i wont think there someone watching me on the other side of my reflection! you know you get creeped out by that too. 


so yah. thats been the gist of this crazy past weekend + monday.




blessed beyond belief.
missing Geoff more than i could imagine.



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