Saturday, May 24, 2008


It was a long road and we still have a little further to go, but this is our new home. The oak floors still need to be matte finished, and a dozen other odd things need to be fix or finished. The phone and cable wiring/jacks all need to be installed (every room). Plus the papers and checks need to be signed and exchanged. As much as I am ready to move in today, it will have to wait until everything is completed. June 17th (Tuesday) is our closing date and June 18th is our moving truck/ furniture delivery day. As with the last house... nothing stays. We are getting a new living room set, new kitchen set, new refrigerator, new washer & dryer the same day we move in. Later we'll pick out either a formal dinning room set or a baby grand piano (you know which I want) and a guest bed room suite. We have not decided if we are keeping our current two matching computer desk or picking out new ones. We have not picked a date for our first party, but there will be one... this house was made for entertaining and entertaining we will do. There is so much to do and so much that has had to be planned that the stress has gotten to both of us... so tomorrow we are making a quick mini vacation to Biltmore for some relaxing country peace...right after we stop by Best Buy to setup the washer and dryer delivery... then peaceful relaxation. (But it is all worth it) We are very fortunate that we had a great Realtor who sold our house in 45 days for full asking price... Robin Lemon Rocks!

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Well, this morning was a great wake-call... it was from our Realtor saying we had an offer on the house, and that a second offer would be coming in by noon. Great Tidings! It is difficult for many good gentles selling their castles these dark days. We are counting our blessings and pray for a return on our own little lake front chateau.

To all our good friends, thank you so very much for all the suggestions and advice. Every little kindness helps.