Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Moving on up, to the east side to our deluxe house on Saint James

Our official move date is Sunday. Holy hell. It seems like we've had the house for months and months, what with all the work we've done. But it's only been three weeks since our closing!

We met a very nice man thanks to craigslist* who sanded our floors and basically made them totally beautiful. Joe (that's his name) told us that our floors are not pine, which is what everyone else said they were. Of course, he became intimately acquainted with them in a fashion that no one else did. But it turns out that our floors are hemlock. How about that?

Anyway, our floors will be done tomorrow, and then will need a couple days to mellow, so we're moving in on Sunday.

I'm really pleased about this turn of events because I am about 100% ready for this moving process to be over. I reached a fevered pitch of heart-pounding anxiety tonight. Sunday can't come soon enough.

Today, Scott got a U-Haul and moved a bunch of stuff he can move by himself. I'm gathering a small band of ladies on Saturday to help me with the final packing while Scott is at work. Then Sunday, we'll have a small band of helpers to help with the final big stuff. Then it will be over.

Oh! Hear this excellent news! I found an awesome, awesome dining room set on craigslist for a low price. It's extra fancy and the table extends to eight feet long! Scott and I had just been talking about what we were going to do in our big new dining room. Now we will dine there!

I'm hoping that once we're done with the madness that I will return to blogging about hilarious things. I hope you will bear with me as we get through this crazy time.

Thank you.

* If you're looking for someone to sand your floors, consider Joe. He came in with the best quote and he was just about the nicest person ever. We met a couple total shysters -- one that quoted us fully twice as much as this guy and bellyached about how hard it would be to sand our floors. Joe definitely knew they were hard floors, but he didn't bellyache or try to separate us from any more of our money than his original quote. I can't recommend him highly enough.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's no real connection to your post, here, but Morning Edition just had a segment on the Bastard Plantar Fasciitis. I had never heard it discussed in the media before.

They bring a doctor out onto the sidewalks of DC, and he accosts a lady wearing flip-flops and examines her feet. It's the sort of thing you hear about guys at public libraries being arrested for, but I guess if you're an actual podiatrist and have an NPR reporter with you that makes all the difference.

June 19, 2008 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Myszkowski said...

Thanks, Damien.

Everything I read has a different group of similar stretches and exercises, but this one has a few I've never heard of. Excellent!

I feel so validated, what with NPR covering the bastard plantar fasciitis.

June 19, 2008 at 6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jennifer,

Congrats on the house! Amazingly I surfed on over here via several other blogs, but then realized it was you.

Just saw Holly last weekend, she came up for a visit and filled me in on more details about your house. I hope all goes well with the floors --it sounds like I need to import Joe to Maine for a week or so.

Good luck,
Alice in Maine

June 20, 2008 at 7:39 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I apologize for being a sucky friend when it comes to helping other friends through their tough times of homebuying and refinishing.

But this comment comes with loads and loads of "Congratulations!" that can wait right here on the comment field until you have room enough in the home.

How exciting! As soon as we find out the address, Jaime and I will be making a slow drive-by of the place.

June 20, 2008 at 3:49 PM  

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