Saturday, January 28, 2006

House update

So it's now Saturday and the schedule has significantly changed. When Robin & Jack arrived on Tuesday, they recommended that we refinish the hardwood floors before we move all of our furniture in the house. So yesterday instead of finishing up painting we began sanding and filling the floors, and today Philip & Jack should be able to apply the first coat of polyurethane. Tomorrow they will apply a second coat, and likely move everything from the apartment to the house on Monday after we get off work. But I am so excited about how great the floors are going to look that I don't mind the revision in our schedule; I think it's definitely going to be worth it! It is very hard work, and Robin & Jack have been fabulous helping us out, working long hours to get everything done before we have to be out of our apartment on Tuesday. We have two coats of paint in the master bedroom and one coat in the living room and second bedroom. Jack is painting a second coat on those two rooms this morning (you would be amazed at how fast and great of a painter he is!!!). Everything is coming along well and I cannot wait to see the finished product! Photos to follow...

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Home Sweet Home

This week is an exciting one for us! We are closing on our house and moving in to our first home together! This past weekend, with Robin's help, we selected paint colors for each room in the house, and Robin & Jack are graciously planning to come to San Antonio this week to help us beautify the house with fabulous paint colors. However, I'm not going to share the paint colors so that everyone will make plans to come visit us and see the new home! (Although it is very likely that I will get really excited and start posting photos, so don't fret.)

Here is what our hectic week looks like:

Monday: Walk-thru at new home with realtor 5:30pm
Tuesday: Closing at title company 12:00/Robin & Jack arrive/Purchase interior wall paint
Wednesday: Robin & Jack help us paint while we are at work (and Lauren in Dallas for business trip)
Thursday: Robin & Jack help us paint while we are at work
Friday: Phil & Lauren both take off of work to help finish up painting and get the house move-in ready
Saturday: Rent U-Haul and move everything from apartment to new house
Sunday: Clean apartment/Begin unpacking

I am sure the following week will be spent unpacking, unpacking, unpacking... and, well you get the idea. But we also need to do some furniture shopping so that we have some of the important things like a Floormate, bed, dresser, washer/dryer, lawnmower, etc. We have quite the long wish-list of things we want to buy (flat screen TVs, laptop computers for wireless internet, dining room set, etc.), and of course, donations are gladly accepted. ;)

Wish us luck! We look forward to getting all settled in the upcoming weeks so we can begin to host visitors, and maybe even a fun house-warming party!