Thursday, August 04, 2005

Hello from the other side!

I'm in the new place and unpacking. After 5 nights of 4 hours of sleep or less, I crashed last night and didn't wake up until after 8 today. It's good to be moved in, now I wish I were settled. One step at a time. Thanks for all the kind words and good wishes.

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My new place was previously owned by an older couple, who had the place built... so they were responsible for it's design. I must say, there are some things that older people are good at... and a few, not so good.


The GOOD:

*Convenience. (Picking where light switches go and what they do, great shelves in the garage for tools, a built-in dishwasher in the bar, etc.)

*Organizing things. (great closets throughout, built by California Closets)

*Doing it up right. (good fixtures, nice upgrades, good flower beds, nice landscape)


The NOT SO GOOD:

*Paint choices. (a bathroom that seems to be a cross between pumpkin and baby shit)

*Decorating. (touring the place prior to buying, I had to mentally filter out the furniture and decor to get an idea of the potential of the place)

*Driving. (the back of the garage has a couple of obvious drywall patches where it looks like they forgot to hit the brakes... perhaps in a hurry to hit the bathroom before they filled their discreet, absorptive undergarments)


All in all, I'm really happy with the place and will settle in nicely. See you tomorrow.


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11 comments:

Justice said...

Glad to hear you are getting settled in.

Lee Ann said...

good, it won't be too much more now.

Chris Johnson said...

Love the new place & We are glad that you are alot closer now!

lilly05 said...

Sweet, pumkin and baby shit? Sounds like a winner! Paint covers a multitude of evils my friend, just remember to use a primer coat or the baby shit may bleed through! The best of luck getting settled in. Glad to hear that you've got a new place. Never missed a post, what a dedicated blogger! ;)

Weary Hag said...

Applauding you for managing to see beyond the dreadful colors ... but mostly for getting settled enough to post already. Way to go Dave!

I'm wondering if it's just a wee bit 'cool' for you to be a bachelor with his own 'pad' again? It does have a sort of sweet ring to it, doesn't it?

Okay so I'm trying to offer a silver lining here. Forgive.

gary said...

Trust me "hag"...The grass ain't always greener!!!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I bet you still got room to rattle around in. But, first things first: Off to the paint store for some wood violet and persimmon.

You sell the house yet?

Angie said...

It is a brave new world. I hope you find much joy and pleasure in it.

Amandarama said...

Very good to hear you're moved and beginning to get unpacked and settled.

Did you mention that your new place comes with a bar? :)

Mishka said...

We bought a place a few years back that was custom built (that is the good news) and custom decorated (that is the bad news) by a retired couple.

The entire thing was carpeted including kitchen and bathroom (with 5 different types of carpet), and the entire thing was pink on the inside...needless to say, we painted the day after taking over the keys. The carpeting was tackled slowly over time.

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

don't ever let an old person work a remote control.