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.
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.
*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.