Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The end is in sight!

We have taken our major final walk through today! It was so fun to learn about all the exciting new toys I will have. it is 95 % finished. Grass landscaped etc. just a few fixes and touch ups to take care of.

I love the furniture, bedding, bathroom items we have chosen and will be furnished enough to enjoy the home before I even unpack the pod. Lisa and Orson will be delighted to have their garage back. Not to mention their extra bedroom.

We finished up the Red and Black bathroom today. Only one more theme to pick out and I'm going to wait on that one until I move in and live with what I have now and decide what I want in there. I say just make it the Tinkerbell bathroom but Lisa isn't going along wit that very well. I tend to agree with her howeve4r. . . I think she feels one kid themed bathroom is enough for one house. Monsters rule downstairs, right down to the monster feet rugs.

My sprinkler system is great it even knows when not to water because of the rain and over rides my previous instructions. I will have to study up on it to make sure I understand what it really does.

I'm excited to know they did put the grass in the back yard also. I thought we had only done the front. I was worrying about when I would get the back yard planted. Instead it is already in.

Coordinating the deliveries should be interesting. My bed is coming from one company the others are coming from another one and all the matresses with the second. I may be sleeping on an air matress in my bed the first night if the deliveries get crossed.

Deanne is flying in on the 5th, the day I am suppose to close so it will be an exciting day. We really didn't plan it that way but she needed to be in town for a luncheon on Sataurday. Good timing.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Serious shopping

Today we decided we had better be ready to party so we picked up two Punch servers at Bed Bath and Beyond. Lisa is a good shopper. I was going to get one and whith shipping it was way too much so she googled it and we got two for less than the price for one. Retirement gift cards paid for it so we were started. Always start with party items first.

Tonight Orson was up for furniture shopping so we got the furniture for the family room downstairs and the guest bedroom. So Victoria will have a place to sleep when they come out in April. First two rooms completed.

Lisa and I had fallen in love with the dresser for the guest room last October but we knew if we waited we could get a great deal on the room at Rooms to go so I have baskets of my my clothes while with her instead of us buying it then. Good choice.

We think we know the comforter for that room so we will will check that out tomorrow and see if we like it as much as we think we do. It will go with the curtains from my bedroom in California I believe so we will see.

The family room is Denim keeping with our red, white, and blue theme. And the electric recliner is what I need since I never can get them to recline or return upright. Oak and wrought iron end tables, coffee table and entertainment center. We just need to check out all the measurements to be sure that is what will fit. The recliner is a perfect fit for me and I can spend many enjoyable hours reading,watching TV or sleeping in it.

It was fun shopping tonight because we had pre-shopped and chosen what we wanted and it was just a mater of going and picking it up. Now I will have a bed to sleep in and a couch to relax in. We already have tables and chairs if I don't find exactly what I want for the dining room and kitchen. so the downstairs will be livable.

We have pre-shopped the Fridge, (shaved ice) washer and dryer also. So as soon as I can get a close of Escrow date we will pin those down. I haven't decided red or white on the washer and dryer any ideas.