Thursday, August 8, 2013

Our House

Yes, its our house. Finally. I have the keys sitting next to me on a small folding table on the front porch.

Brett brought our wicker patio furniture over from storage so I could comfortably rest on the front porch today. The weather was perfect for reading and dozing. No pictures today but I promise lots and lots in the days to come. I didn't do much today except watch all the activity -- and there was a lot of that. I settled onto the porch at around 8:30 and watched a doe in the pasture with her two babies. They followed her, trying to nurse, and she stopped walking to allow them a drink. I know she saw me watching but must have felt safe knowing I was admiring her children.

First to come by was the flooring guy. We are going to replace the carpet which is about 15 years old and badly stained. We will put carpet upstairs in the bedrooms and wood floor downstairs. The existing wood floor is short, rustic oak planks so we will order more of the same. Then the whole floor will be stripped and refinished so it matches.

Brett noticed another leak in the barn this morning so the plumber came back out and fixed that. Meanwhile our neighbor, Marv, showed up on his scooter to check out the activity. He and Brett are two peas in a pod -- perfectionist project guys. The seller's realtor came by to give us the keys and a bottle of wine. He stayed and joined the boys in the barn. I swear it was a party in there; all the happy male voices drifting over to the porch where I was resting.

A Buick drove up the driveway and two elderly people got out of the back seat. I thought they were neighbors coming to introduce themselves but it turns out they were Jehovah's Witnesses here to save my soul. I sent them gently on their way. My soul's in pretty good shape.

Last to arrive was the tree guy. The two massive oaks in front of the house need to be tidied up. I asked him how old they are and he said the larger one, with the swing, is between 400 and 500 years old. The other one, is in the 250 year range. We will definitely make sure those trees stay happy and healthy.

Tonight, we will pack up our bags at the hotel. Tomorrow we move into our home. Oak Creek Ranch is finally ours.


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21 comments:

  1. So glad you finally made it across the finish line - what an ordeal and great that it's over.

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  2. Congrats on finally getting the keys....
    Tara

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  3. I could not be happier for you two. But promise me Annette, that you won't lift a finger until you've had some rest after that surgery. Can't wait to see lots of pictures.

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  4. Congratulations! I had to burst out laughing over the JW incident. I swear that their church keeps track of houses that sell, because we were getting visits every weekend when we first moved into our new house. If you say no thanks to one couple, another shows up, and they just keep sending more and more aggressive people until you convince them that you are a waste of their time. I can't believe you had to have surgery while all this was going on. You are a strong woman.

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  5. Hooray! Finally!
    So happy for you :D

    Now you take it easy and do lots of sitting in that wicker chair on the porch, ok?

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  6. Hooray!
    When will you start your flower and veggie gardens?

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  7. HOORAAAAH!! Here's a glass of the finest South African Chardonnay from Stellenbosch in the Cape to your new home Annette!!! I have just washed my new horse for my first show jumping event in 17 years tomorrow..hold thumbs I don't fall off and disgrace myself...ha ha. I am so happy for you all!

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  8. Oh I am so excited for you it is about time. Rest and enjoy. Barn parties may be in your future:) Take care. B

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  9. Congratulations on finally taking possession of your property. It must have felt great to relax on the porch. Take care and don't do too much until you heal completely though. Good luck with everything. I'm sure you'll have fun fixing it up!

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  10. Hooray! Congrads! What wonderful news, and I hope that it's smooth sailing from here. You certainly deserve it!

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  11. Congratulations Annette, Brett, and family!!! How exciting and what a relief! I hope you are feeling better and finally burp less :)

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  12. This happy post put a smile on my face. Relax and enjoy Annette + Brett!!

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  13. Oh that is wonderful news...congratulations! Anxious to see more pics of your beautiful new home. Relax and enjoy!! :)

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  14. Yay!! Happy moving! It is my favorite and least favorite part of moving all at the same time! Glad the waiting is over!

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  15. oh such fabulous news! congratulations.

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  16. So happy for you!! Love that you are settling in and the guys had a barn party : ) I couldn't help but think of the movie Second Hand Lions when I read about you sitting on your porch and the different vehicles/people showing up. It may be advised to keep a shotgun handy : )

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  17. Yeah! Your day sitting on the porth, watching the deer, etc. sounds wonderful. So glad it's all come together. I'm looking forward to pictures.

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  18. I think it is true in life that we see things have meaning when we need them to. The quote on my blog has always been there. Now it is time for you to make it your own

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  19. I`m just catching up! How things have moved on, but I am very pleased for you, after the trauma of not knowing what was to happen. I do so hope you will be happy, you have my best wishes for the future.

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