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.: 7.02.2007 

Operation Team Stewart-Logan Freedom, Phase I: Mission Accomplished!

After much blood, sweat, and tears (literally, though there was more sweat than tears and more tears than blood) we finished filling the PODS yesterday at 10:30pm. The final count: 1 american-style blanket chest, 1 korean-style blanket chest (converted to an entertainment center), 1 bachelor's chest, 1 electric weed eater, 1 chaise-lounge, 1 armchair, 1 granite-top moveable kitchen island, 1 recumbent exercise bike, 2 space heaters, 4 30-gallon totes (one of which is nothing but DVDs), 5 bookshelves, 5 pillows, 12 pieces of art, 16 neatly labeled yarn boxes, 20 18-gallon totes (12 of which are full of books). We ended up filling up only 3/4 of the PODS, but we managed to end right at a tie-down point (every 4 feet there were hooks) so it worked out well.

Needless to say, we are exhausted, and Hubby even more so as he had to do the heavy lifting.

Tonight we planned on vegging in front of the 'puter with some 'Allo 'Allo, but SB called this morning and she's got the Click of Death going, so Hubby is going to do some emergency rescue work on her computer tonight. He's such a nice guy.

Phase II is about to commence: clean the house like it's never been cleaned before, to include steam cleaning carpets (thank you mom for loaning us the Bissel). Right now it's slightly empty in the house, but it looks less like a minimalist house and more like a tornado came and did a surgical strike for large pieces of furniture, leaving clutter and bits of paper in its wake. This morning Hubby and I both realized we should have taken some before-and-after photos, but since we forgot to do before, the after isn't going to be as impressive. Phase II also includes putting the house on the market. Phase III is moving into the new place, whether it's the apartment loft (which we still have reserved as a just-in-case) or into the townhouse.

Speaking of which, here's a townhouse update: Everything has been going well until we got to the appraisal. It apparently didn't appraise for the purchase price, falling just short. A second appraisal is in the works, so right now we are just waiting. If it falls short again, there are three options, only two of which are probably viable: 1) We put more money down. This isn't viable because, well, I only made so much money on the book, and we only had so much saved. There isn't any more money to be put down. 2) The seller reduces the price of the house. I know that ML(er, R) priced the house in such a way that she's making enough to fund her move to Guatemala, so I'd hate for her to take a hit, but I don't know how much wiggle room she built in for herself, so this might be a possibility. 3) We call the whole thing off and Hubby and I move into the apartment per our original plan. So, we just have to wait and see.

In the meanwhile, I have been completely neglecting The AntiCraft and my friends, which sucks because I miss them (especially Rae and Bug, who I've not managed to see in a whole month and the Smiffins, who I haven't seen in even longer!)and plus I have guilt. Hopefully that can change this week. Keep your fingers crossed for us, we would appreciate it greatly.

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thus proclaimeth the Zabet  9:09 AM   2 comment(s)

2 Comments:

I will keep my fingers crossed!! Hey, we'll at least get to see you on moving day :o)

By Blogger Britz, at 11:18 AM  

.......relax.

By Blogger Oberon, at 4:59 PM  

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