Monday, August 28, 2006

Move In

We spent the entire day driving around signing papers to turn over our old house and purchase our new. What a lot of papers. I heard lots of trees cry.

So were here, right here on Castle Lane, but this is no castle. Still, it has potential. (That simply means that we have lots of work ahead of us.) One thing's sure, we'll have lower rent, lower taxes, and not HOA (home owner's association) dues of $500 a year! I feel my wallet getting heaver already.

But it was a shock to our system. Before, we were living in a huge four bedroom brick place, oak floors, immaculately painted interior and exterior with a quarter of an acre of trees in the back. Now? Every room needs work. Wallpaper removal, carpet removal, scraping and painting, and we haven't even replaced the floor! Eric got wild and tore out his carpet and drapes. Now there is a pile of trash in the middle of his room. He plans to paint tomorrow. He's got more energy than I.

But it's the right thing for us. After we "freshen things up" it'll look like our home again.

It will get simple after the complications.

"Don't go around saying that the world owes you something. It owes you nothing; it was here first." - Mark Twain