Ok, first of all I just have to say that I love you guys SOOOO MUCH! I just finished reading and responding to the comments from the last two days’s posts and I am honestly sitting here with a huge swollen heart and a gigantic smile on my face!
I really needed some cheering up tonight. After a little chat with a friend to get me more positive thinking, realizing that I can “borrow” some neighbor’s wi-fi until my own gets hooked up ;), and then reading all the wonderful feedback on both the new house and the results of the WIAW Challenge, I am feeling right again.
The last two days have been the most stressful days I’ve had in a long long time. It all started yesterday morning as we got ready to load up the rental truck…
My dad popped open the door and then we all stood and stared in disbelief as we discovered the “kiddie pool” that was the inside of the truck! Yep, Heather did indeed leave the rental place with a truck that had a GIGANTIC FREAKIN HOLE in the roof that allowed all the rain that fell the night before inside! Never did I think to look UP when I was doing a once over of the truck before signing it out for the day.
It did all work out in the end and I actually got to keep the truck (well, a replacement truck that we got FOUR hours later) for two days for the price of one. And I’m pleased to say that there were no “oopsies” throughout the entire move! All my furniture and body parts are present and accounted for! 😉
Ok, so Stressed-to-the-Max day behind me and smooth sailing as I unpack all my belongings and settle into my new house, right? WRONG! The closing for both the old house and the new house was scheduled back to back today starting at 1:30. I spent ALL morning on the phone, checking email, and back on the phone again trying to sort out stuff and track down some documents critical to the closing. I’m not even kidding, I got all the paperwork emailed and verified barely 1 hour before closing!
At 1:30, I arrived at the title company’s office exhausted and ready to breakdown at any moment. I actually told my realtor that if there was a single “surprise,” I would probably burst into tears. Luckily, no surprises and the closing (although a long and drawn out process) went off without a hitch!
I was so excited leaving the office. I got so many handshakes, hugs, and congratulations that all the stress from the past few days just seemed to melt away! I got back in the car and before going anywhere tweeted:
I tried to swerve to miss him…thank God it wasn’t a head on collision…but I didn’t quite have enough time for him to miss me completely. I was wearing my seatbelt and besides a complete and utter breakdown immediately following the accident (remember all that build-up of stress?…well, it’s officially been released), I am ok.
Needless to say, my car is not drivable at this point and is currently sitting all alone at a nearby auto garage awaiting insurance assessment. Poor Vickie the Vibe! I’ll be sure to update everyone on the status of her recovery! 🙁
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I believe I’ve earned the right to break into the new jacuzzi tub.