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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Anything GOES!!!!

Party Time!  Missed me?  I've been crazy busy.  I'm working on out sourcing my life.  REALLY.

I've been talking to movers, cleaning folks, landscaper, seamstresses, contractors, day care providers, camp supervisors, and doggy day campers....yes you read that correctly doggy day campers.

I really feel over whelmed, but in a great way.  We got a verbal from the bank that the short sale is ours, and our financing company has also given us a green light.  Looks like we are actually getting this house.  Whew.  That's a relief. 

Now life gets crazy, as if the last 2.5 years haven't been crazy enough.  I get to move out of this place, get it rented and get the new place remodeled and moved in all by MYSELF.  No pressure.  Hence all the outsourcing.

I plan on moving the majority of the furniture and decor myself, but I will have to hire movers for the really big stuff.  I've found the movers, and they won't break the bank. 

I've also worked out daycare for my daughter for days when I need to close, move and clean.  I'm thinking the boy will play at a friends.  He's so easy, lucky for me I have one easy one.

Waiting to hear from a cleaning lady, I figure I have two houses to clean, and I can use all the help I can get.  Carpet folks are on speed dial too. 

Landscaper starts this Friday.  The dog has done a number on the yard, and the new place is a short sale so both yards need a little work, and weekly maintenance.  Funny story about him, his son is Lauren's "boy friend".  Yep, the five year old has connections.

Seamstress is working on a few items as we speak, and you know me, I have big plans for her in the very new future.  Actually, I have three of them, I'm greedy.

Contractor, check.  I've had him for the last 2.5 years, I just can't wait to do the walk thru with him and see what plans he comes up with.  The basement is going to be finished and the second floor slightly remodeled right after we close, in the Spring we will be doing the first floor and air conditioning.

Stanley is last by not least, I can't have him living in a kennel while all of this is going on, so I've arranged doggy day care for him.  He'll get to play his tushy off while I work mine off.  At least we be exhausted together.  Small miracle.  He's like the energizer Vizsla.  lol

Plus the kids are out of school, damn Summer.  The will be doing day camp at the rec, and I will be leaving them with friends too.  I just have to survive this Summer and before I know it they both will be in school.  I'm already tired.  I should double up on my caffeine now.

Looky what I painted!  Yep, I actually painted.

I'm a glutton for punishment apparently, but I had to paint my bedroom furniture again.  I figure third times the charm?  I'm over black furniture, all the black has to go.  This is a custom mix of Coco, Olive and Graphite ASCP, with dark wax over clear.

 The handles are black, with Duck Egg and Gold wax.  I custom mixed the Duck Egg paint with the clear wax.  Love what you can do with these products.

In my bedroom, until the move.  I'm literally moving less than half a block away, staying on the same side of the street even, so I figure I should paint what I can before I move. 

I will have more pics to follow, once the second night stand is done.  All it needs is wax. 

Party On!




 





9 comments:

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

Wow- did you take a breathe in that post? Sounds like you are Going 100 MPH over there lady!! First- Yaaahooo on all the house goodness! So happy and excited for you! I love that redo paint on the furniture- you are talented my friend!! Take a breath girl! It's all good now!! :)

Linda Young said...

Phew! You have too much to do! I wish I could help you, my business "serves people in transition", by painting, cleaning and moving assistance. When my kids were little, I was a Navy wife, so I know how hard it is to do it all yourself! I'm glad you find some pleasure in painting furniture, making it beautiful, and fixing up vintage things. I love doing that too! Good luck with your move, I hope it all goes well and that you'll be very happy in the new place.
I joined your party, but I couldn't find a button to put on my blog! Thank you for hosting!
Blessings! Linda @Grandmalay's Daydreams

Maury Kilgo said...

Of course I missed you! I'm exhausted just reading that post! I can't believe you're handling all that!

So excited that you got the house!!! That's awesome. When's closing? It's going to be amazing when you're all settled and know that you get to be in that house for years and never have to worry about all this again!

Oh and my pup LOVES doggy day camp.

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

Good thing your move is on the same street otherwise .... well, my goodness I do not know how you are going to get so much work done ...

Thanks for hosting. Drink enough water.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thanks for hosting, but WHEN do you get to take a deep breath and put your feet up for a moment. Congratulations on the new house.

Jill said...

Oh Congrats Tammy! All so exciting - if unbelievably busy! Having moved a few times I know how busy it all is! Hope it all goes smoothly for you!

Thanks again for hosting each week!

Janet said...

Great party thanks for hosting

Donata @ DK's Craft Cafe said...

Wow, so busy and exciting!
Thanks for hosting and good luck :)

Curtains in My Tree said...

you sure have a full life right now

makes me tired reading what all you have going on

i know it will all be done before you know it with all your help, if I lived closer I could help

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