Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Our house is a very, very, very fine house

OutsideEdit.jpgRachel has chastized me for not having a full blog entry with photo up within 48 hours of moving. While I always aspire to reach Rachel's level of dedication and rabidness to blogging, I have to admit that unpacking, organizing, and sleeping were higher priorities for me. Sorry if I have disappointed all of you.

This past week has been another adventure in exhaustion for us. (Mostly me. Peter seems to have an incredible amount of energy and drive to “get things done” even when the clock says that hours past our bedtime.)

Barbie called this move “The Fastest Move Ever” and that is not an understatement:

• On Tuesday, the packers had our entire house packed in under 3 hours. (And within minutes of their departure we began to unpack because we discovered that we had forgotten to set some necessary things aside.)
• On Thursday, closing on the new house took about 2 hours. Thankfully, all the people involved were kind enough to send copies of all of the papers to Peter a few days before the closing. If they hadn’t we would have been sitting there for 5 hours or more as Peter read every word and asked 10 billion questions.
• On Friday, the movers had everything out of hour old house in 2 hours and everything into the new house in 2 hours.

Dining2.JPGHowever, all was not peaches and cream during the move. Our refrigerator delivery guy completely screwed us over. The fridge was to be delivered on Saturday. Delivery guy calls in the morning and says that he can’t deliver it because his helper didn’t show up and he can carry the fridge to the second floor by himself. Delivery is rescheduled for Monday. Delivery guy calls up again and says that there was some mix-up with the dispatcher and delivery has to be rescheduled for Tuesday. On Monday, Peter calls to find out what time the fridge is going to be delivered. Turns out that our delivery guy LIED and told the dispatcher that he attempted delivery but we weren’t home AND the guy either quit or was fired over the weekend. He also lied to us about when the fridge would be delivered because he never did call the dispatcher. The real dispatcher told Peter that the soonest we could get our fridge is Wednesday.

But we’re well on our way to being settled in. The cats are getting used to their new palace though they seem to think that standing on the top floor and yelling is the way to get us to go upstairs. Only once did Scout think that the best way to get downstairs is to go through the railings (Peter caught her while she was desperately trying to get back onto the stairs.)

Photos of our new house (complete with captions!) can be found here. Don’t miss the series of photos of the microwave oven that’s smarter than I am.

21 comments:

Cordelia said...

What a lovely lovely lovely lovely house. I hope you & Peter have many happy knitting & running days there.

Pumpkinmama said...

What a whirlwind. Congrats - it looks so nice, thanks for sharing photos with all us nosy folks!

Valerie said...

Hee. Peter's such a lawyer. I would totally have done the same thing.

KnitNana said...

Kitties don't like to have their realities "rearranged." But glad you're all settling in...The new house is gorgeous!
(((hugs)))

Mintyfresh said...

So wonderful!! I love seeing into peoples' homes. Yours looks like one that would be nice to spend time in.

amylovie said...

You new home is lovely Laura.

Amy

turtlegirl76 said...

Wow - I want THAT microwave! Cool! Did the cheese burn the roof of your mouth after though? Was the crust soggy? Inquiring minds....

The new place is gorgeous. Simply beautiful. Good luck with the fridge situation though.

Cheesy Knit Wit said...

Very beautiful home Laura!

Rachel said...

I'm totally not here because I totally took you off my Bloglines, but I just stopped by to, you know, be smug about how I'm not reading your blog anymore, but since I'm here, I may as well comment. Your house looks great! I'm glad to see you have my room all made up and ready to receive me.

By the way, my assesment of the microwave is that by the time you've made all those necessary selections, you could have heated the pizza up in the oven, where it would taste better anyway. :)

Meredith said...

Ooh, everything is so shiny and new! Congrats on the new house and I'm glad the move went well.

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous new home! Did you score the bigger closet? It looks like it. I love that microwave too!

helen said...

sooooooo purty!!

butohhhhhhhh ouch. the typos in this entry! poor dear :)

helen said...

and now that i've actually looked at all the photos,
i covet your kitchen appliances, your master bath, and the stairs.

still got a guest room? ;)

Terby said...

Beautiful, Laura! May you have fantastic times there. I liked this post a lot - I may have to rip off your idea and give a tour of my house...

Jes said...

The house is gorgeous! I love the bathroom =)

Congratulatuions on getting it all done!

Debby said...

What a beautiful home! I hope you are beginning to feel settled in there, and the cats are also enjoying exploring their new place. I'm totally envying your big closets and windows with lots of light! And we won't mention that wonderful master bathroom that I would ride 100 miles on my bike for, right now! I'm so happy for you both.

Elizabeth said...

Congrats on the new place! It looks lovely. sorry about the fridge woes - that's sucky - but glad it will be solved today.

barbie said...

Pretty house! Glad to see the yarn/guest room is all made up already.

(But your microwave scares me a little.)

smokey said...

living room, bathroom, bedroom--where's the knittingroom?!

Zonda said...

Beautiful new house, thanks for the tour!

Laura said...

i love it! it's really a gorgeous house ... those closets alone! the bathrooms! so nice. hope you have a fridge. :)