Thursday, March 4, 2010


I feel as though I've hit a brick wall. All of th adrenaline from the past couple weeks---the late nights on the internet searching for houses or checking email, the time making sure everything is in order with the selling/buying process, the stress that went along with it---it's all come to a head and I'm POOPED!! We had our inspection Tuesday (which was delayed...twice) so that day pretty much consisted of cleaning like a mad woman. So what?? I had let things go after the house was "off the market"...much like one does once the wedding band hits the finger. It was now taken. It didn't have to get prettied up for anyone---the true colors (and dirt) were able to shine, as it showed its true character. But when inspection day came around, I couldn't give the buyer a reason to break off the engagement---so on went her lipstick and mascara, not to mention a little spritz of perfume (a mixture of water, vanilla, and cinnamon thrown in the oven for a little while to make it smell oh so domestic). Once she was looking presentable, Bug and I left to go drive around aimlessly in the snow. At one point, I had planned errands to do on inspection day, but it was so snowy, slushy, and wet out....that we were just wanderers. We went to lunch by ourselves then drove around. Come to find out....the buyer didn't even show up. Just the inspector!

Anyway, all's well that ends well---we only had a metal brace to put on the garage door because a certainly nameless F.T.M. didn't pull the car in far enough when the garage door went down and it slightly bent the rib of the door. I don't know who would do a thing like that, but it appears that a tennis ball from the ceiling may be in order for the next house. :-) Wednesday, we got the pretty immaculate inspection report and I had someone out around lunch to brace it. DONE and DONE!!

In the meantime, we had Bug's 12-month check-up and we went for a drive to our new neighborhood to take pics of some house exteriors we like for our design meeting on Monday. Turns out, Bug's still as petite as ever (at least the dr wasn't worried due to her activity level)---but other than that, she's meeting all the milestones and seems to be doing well. We only got one of the three vaccines. I've done my research, and I'm holding off on the live virus vaccines for now---especially because she's so petite. She's home with me, so unless a measles, mumps, or rubella outbreak occurs----we're putting that guy (along with the chicken pox) on hold until she's a little older.

Today is the first day in a while that I didn't have anything official on the schedule (other than making some calls about loans), so I know I should be packing now that due diligence is officially over (I thought it was until Monday, but I guess it ends after inspection). The thing is....I'm POOPED! Wouldn't you know, Bug doesn't seem to get the picture because she's been all over the place today.


At warp speed, she's in one room taking everything out from her drawers, then I turn around and she's in another room pulling everything out from somewhere else. She's a mad woman, this girl. She's got energy to last an eternity, and at the moment, I don't. I know I should be packing now while she's finally tucked in for her nap, but I don't feel like doing that either. I've been so on top of things for the past few weeks, that I need some time to decompress.....but really, I don't have time. I have things to do. So I guess what I really need is some motivation. Someone to remind me that I'm closing in TWO weeks and I don't have a single thing packed.

How do you all get yourselves motivated when all you really want to do is sit down and do nothing???


Susannah said...

Okay, first of all, you are amazing! Don't let a few days of feeling pooped make you feel bad-you are a freaking full time mommy and loan agent/house hounter/maid, etc!

Secondly, I can't believe B is a year old! Aghhh!

Thirdly, the packing will come together in a JIFFY! I promise=-been there, done that-but not with a baby. But still, just keep telling yourself that............

Mindy said...

Wow, you ARE a busy woman! Here's hoping the Bug gives you a few momemts here and there (and the Lord gives you the motivation you need) to get it all together. It always works out. Right on time. Always.

Thinking of you this week!!

F.T.M. said...

Thanks, ladies!! I needed that because as you can see, it's 5:30AM (been up for about an hour). Bug woke up (she's getting more teeth), I nursed her, and just when I was heading back to slumberland, Darling Dearest tells me he checked the email and they want to change the closing to the 18th and that our house still has to look nice for the appraisal (meaning, we may not be able to move some furniture like we thought until that happens). Ugh--guess due diligence isn't over til Monday. ANYWHO---thanks Darling for telling me that and now making me think about more house stuff instead of sleeping. SO here I am....

And I passed out before I saw any of the Office--BOO to that!

All to say, I needed the encouragement. :-)