Thursday, December 27, 2007

New home bound...

Who can believe the holidays have flown by and that we are now sitting in our brand new house checking emails while the movers unpack the trucks....certainly not me.

Reflecting, we have had a very hectic December. As you know I was in New York for a few days for work.

I arrived home on December 12 and worked in the office all day on the 13th. Friday 14th, I jumped in my car and hightailed it to Lincoln to do the final inspection of our new home. Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th were spent closing on the house and receiving the house keys, while Sheri sat her final exams for her Masters degree.

Sheri drove up on Tuesday and we ended up spending the next 4 and a half days painting the house. We headed back to Los Gatos in time for Christmas which was spent amongst packed boxes. After opening our presents and having Christmas breakfast, we finished packing up the house to be ready for the movers who turned up at 8:00AM on the 26th....I'm tired just retelling the story!

Last night we drove up to Lincoln arriving at 10:30pm.

Which brings us to today....the internet, cable and phone has been installed, the alarm folks are turning up momentarily and the guys are busy unpacking the trucks. This is our time of rest until they are done which is when the fun of unpacking begins....

Roll on the new year....we will be ready for a vacation VERY soon!!

Hoping you all had a fabulous Christmas/Hanukkah/Holiday and wishing you a safe ringing in of the New Year.

Now the see how fast I can set up my office and craft room and get crafting again!!!! :-D

Saturday, December 8, 2007

New York bound...

Greetings from New York!

I always look forward to this time of the year when I travel to New York for work. Being in New York during December is truly amazing! The Christmas decorations, the festive energy of this town, the tourists, the COLD weather! Can you believe that with all the snow storms the east has been hit with lately there isn't a snow flake on the ground?! Chances are it won't snow this week which means this will be the first time in about 6 years I will experience a non-white New York in December! Boohoo!

Although I wont get too much time to go site seeing, I always find the time at night to duck out and head down to Rockefeller Center to see the tree, go visit my all time favorite Christmas store and duck into a couple of other all time favorite locations. This time I will take my camera with me and capture my favorite New York stops and share them with you all :)

Monday, December 3, 2007

11 Days....

I can hardly believe it myself but we are 11 days from closing on the new house! Yaaahooo!!

So far, I have packed up the craft room (whaaaah!), my office, the bathrooms, the wardrobes and linen closets, I have culled the kitchen down to bare necessities and the garage has been culled and packed up also.

Home Depot is my home away from home right now. I have bought the stains and sealers as well as all the paraphernalia that you need to stain the new garage and patio slabs with.

Another trip is required tomorrow as I need more boxes and primer paint for the garage floor as well as gray primer for the dining room which will be painted in a Rich Red (clapping hands!)

All wall paints will be purchased near our new home just in case I need to make extra runs to Home Depot for supplies and just in case we haven't ordered enough (which of course may be a good possibility lol)

We need to do a couple of runs to the Salvation Army as well as the dump to get rid of the surplus stuff we are not taking with us and pack up the rest of the house. All this needs to happen THIS week because of our schedules! Hooley Dooley!

Oh boy...I need to go lay down lol