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.