Monday, December 11, 2023

One Week from House Closing Day!

 I hope this post finds everyone in good spirits!  I am wrapping presents today and playing some Christmas Carols.  I need to get a little more Christmas spirit going on in here.  

One week from today I close on my new home.  I am excited but also a little nervous.  This will be the second house I have bought alone.  It is just a little nervewracking for me.  I guess that is to be expected.  It also brings up the fact that this is not the course I thought I would be taking right now, but it is what it is.  I am getting very excited to be out of my apartment and in a home again.  I want to paint, decorate and enjoy having a home again to love and take care of.  Over the weekend I went to Pike's Nursery to spend some of the Christmas money my Mom gave me.  I bought a Lenten Rose for the new house.  I also bought myself a new Christmas Cactus, lemon thyme, and a cyclamen.  I think I'm giving the cyclamen to my sister, Sue for Christmas though.  I bought a beautiful pottery pot to put it in and that would be a perfect gift for her.  I also bought her a mug that says JOY on it and some tea.  

The movers come on the 20th to move me from the apartment to my new home.  After the closing on the 18th, I'm going to take some boxes, my clothes, small pieces of furniture over to the new house.  I will also do that on the 19th and get my kitchen all set up.  My realtor said she hopes the refrigerator will be delivered to the new house in time.  The builder waited to the last minute to order it.  If not, I will just use my big cooler with ice until it is delivered.  I can keep things in the apartment freezer until it comes in, I have the apartment until the 30th.  I have all the furniture I need except for a coffee table.  I am thinking about building my own.  Just a simple one, but I am more than capable of doing that.  I have also been looking on FB Marketplace.  I might go down to the antique mall in Concord and look there also.  I'm going with a farmhouse/country theme in the new house.  Pretty much what I have been doing all along.  

I was able to have lunch and visit with Mason, Scott's son yesterday.  We got through lunch without mentioning his father.  Then we came back to the apartment.  Mason told me some things about his Dad, we both got upset and cried.  I just hope Scott keeps getting the help he needs.  It is a shame that things turned out the way they did, but I guess as they say that is life.  Mason told me his father will let me come over to the house after Christmas and get my patio furniture, my gas grill, step ladder, rototiller, gardening things, painting things, circular saw and sanding equipment.  I was so afraid I was going to have to fight for my things.  Mason is going to load up his truck after Christmas and bring them to my house.  He is such a good young man.  I'm glad we are going to stay in touch.  

Well I'm off to wrap and pack!  I hope I don't need to get more boxes.  I'm hoping to get by with what I have.  Everyone have a wonderful day!  Stay warm and enjoy the sunshine if that is what you have in your area!


Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Things are moving along!

 I hope this post finds everyone doing good.  With Christmas fast approaching, I am sure we are all very busy.  I just thought I would stop by today and update everyone on things.

My closing on the new house is set for 12/18 at 9:00 a.m.  That is less than 2 weeks away!  I have the movers all set up for the 20th.  I wanted to give myself a few days to move some of the smaller things over by myself.  I'm trying to keep the moving fees down.  I've been on the phone with Spectrum also about my cable and internet being started over at the new house.  There is certainly alot of things to change over.  Next I will have to contact the post office of the new address.  I have some things to pack up, not as much as I usually have though.  I have only the minimum of things here at the apartment, but together I guess it adds up.  

I had a very nice Thanksgiving in NJ.  I will be going back up to NJ for Christmas.  I don't want to be alone and my sister, Sue and my Mom are happy I am coming back up.  I won't go if the weather turns though.  Hopefully it will just be the same as it was at Thanksgiving.  

I have all my Christmas shopping done, except for my sister, Sue.  I'll need to run out and get something small for her.  I have to wrap all the presents I have for the boys and Jenny.  I will see them on the 22nd down in Lake City.  I will only go for the day though.  It will be good to see them and exchange gifts!

Well that is about all I have right now.  Better get back to writing my Christmas cards out.

Everyone have a lovely day and holiday season.  I don't know if I'll make it back here before the holidays with the move and everything.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!