Thursday, April 19, 2007

Moving Update

Well we are getting short here. The packers, movers, and cleaners are all scheduled. The packers come on May 1st, the movers May 3rd, and the cleaner May 4th. We decided to go with a cleaner this time. We have always done it ourselves but we have heard horror stories about housing here and hoe they treat people who attempt to clean themselves. $200 and no hassles. Once the house is empty housing comes over with the cleaner and we are signed out and done with the whole thing. We are then going on a week vacation. We will be in Williamsburg, VA. We are going to Busch Gardens, to a Water Park, to Virginia Beach, to Yorktown, to Jamestown, and lots of pool time, of course. Now I was planning on flying out this June with the kids for about two weeks and going to California while we were so close. But someone told me that I should spring for the stainless steel appliances in the kitchen in the new house. The thousand dollars for the appliances is about what I was going to pay for airfare but the more I think about it the more I realise stainless steel is the way to go. The kids can see their cousins later. My Grandmother will turn 75 again, that party is a surprise so shhh. And Disneyland and Sea World are not going out of business anytime soon, so thanks Mom, for helping me make that decision.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Our home

Well, here it is. This is our house. As you can see, a work in progress. When I saw it in mid-march it was all ply-wood. It did have the tubs in but that was it. My realtor will be sending me update pictures as it gets doors, driveway, yard, and stuff like that.
Down below is the kitchen, by far the largest kitchen we have ever had. I am so excited. Our whole family can be in it without touching. That will be something. This is the picture of the kitchen from the house that we didn't get but it will be the same, except for the appliances, we didn't want to pay the extra thousand dollars cash for the stainless steel, we will have just regular appliances. Everything else will be the same though. And this is the view from the backyard. You can see a little bit of the yard or red part, they haven't put the seed in yet. But we are at the edge of the subdivision and face this farmland.