Sunday, June 23, 2013

Even Closer Now

June 23 - The days keep passing and we swear that they are taking longer than they should.  Is Father Time adding some hours to the day or did we miss daylight savings time?  Everyone keeps saying "You'll be in the house soon".  Well, that's kind of like telling a kid that they can open the presents under the Christmas tree on Christmas and it is November 3.  It should be classified as cruel and unusual punishment!

Patience is a virtue, but waiting is for suckers!
So, we wait.  We did check our newest and final county permits.  It appears that we passed all but one.  It will not hold up our final walk-through on Tuesday or our closing on Friday.  Our erosion test did not pass because the sod has yet to take root.  Come on, sod.  You've got one job!  One job!  Now, grow darn you and lay down some roots!

Well, now that it is just time for our final descent we are ready to continue our countdown to our Venice home!

A review so far:

                   30.  The Garage
                   29.  The Community
                   28.  A Backyard
                   27.  Family Space
                   26.  The Soaking Tub
                   25.  The Kitchen Cabinets
                   24.  The Outdoor Carriage Lights
                   23.  The Master Closet
                   22.  The Dishwasher
                   21.  The Landing Window
                   20.  The Laundry Room
                   19.  New Carpet
                   18.  The Mudroom
                   17.  Our Landscaping and Trees
                   16.  The Reading Room
                   15.  Our Neighborhood Playground
                   14.  The Home Office
                   13.  Our Lighting
                   12.  Storage
                   11.  Speakers in the Ceiling
                   10.  New carpet.
                     9.  Our Master Bedroom/Owner's Suite
                     8.  Energy Efficiency
                     7.  Our basement

Our wood floors.  We are very excited about the floors.  Although it is not throughout the first floor, yet, we still love the way that it looks in the kitchen and the entry way.  It is so shiny!  We love hardwood floors and would love to have them through most of the house again.  Well, at least the first floor.  Although, if we had it everywhere in the house then we could do this everywhere all of the time!

Hey, you forgot your pants.
Advantage: Wood floors.

If ever the was an excuse to get excited it would be for the wood floors, right?  Well, perhaps you like the feeling of the soft, squishy carpet between your toes.  Well, you can't rock a good slide move on carpet.  It only ends up like this:

Choose, but choose wisely, friends. 

Well, that's it for today.  5 days and 5 more of the countdown left.  In the meantime, the next time you're at the checkout counter and you hear the beep, think of all the fun you can have on Supermarket Sweep.

You could only wish to have as much fun as these cats.
Up Next: The Countdown Continues


  1. Your posts make my day. Love the kneel before sod picture.

    1. Thank you so much, Rome! We try our best!!

  2. I miss Supermarket Sweep. Especially the matching sweatshirts with the built-in collars. You are so in the home stretch! Less than two days to go!

    1. I do too! I wish it was still on. I always wanted to be on that show!