Should we name new kitty Jax or Fivel?

Monday, May 12, 2008

SUPER HUGE UPDATE #4: We made it!

Somehow our flight got in early (when does that EVER happen??) and we got into Falls Church around 8:30am. We went to breakfast down the street then supervised our Relocubes getting delivered. We managed to take a pretty restless nap in our car before our Realtor came over to do a final walk-through at the condo. Closing was a breeze; all the papers were explained to us and signed in less than an hour. And then we owned a condo!

We spent a few hours at the mall so Joe could use the wireless internet and I could try and get a new cell phone. While we were gone, we got 2 or 3 phone calls about our Relocubes in the parking lot of our complex. Apparently an addendum had been added to our condo documents stating that storage containers were not allowed in our complex (even though when we came to look at the condo, there was a moving truck the size of a semi taking up 10 spaces...whatever). We felt like we had moved into Del Boca Vista (Seinfeld, anyone?) and I wasn't thrilled at the idea of getting fined our first 10 hours in our new place. So we buckled down and, with the help of Joe's friend Matt Orr, moved EVERYTHING in less than 2 hours. Booyah, Del Boca Vista.

With the hideous Relocubes trucked away, Joe and I managed to catch up on much-needed sleep, unpack, make sure our gas and electricity didn't get turned off, get a new cell phone, and sign up for the internet. On Saturday, Lew was in town and able to be our first overnight guest! Sadly, we only had a floor for him to sleep on...but I should have known that would work (Joe can fall asleep on just about any surface).

Joe left Sunday, May 4th. I started my job on the 5th. I'm still not quite on a schedule, and the unpacking/painting/buying furniture/cleaning overwhelms me a bit at times. I also miss Joe like crazy, but he's traveling for work anyway so it's not like he could be here with me ALL the time :) I'm getting excited for things like picking colors to paint rooms and getting the mattresses delivered. There's a grocery store that's less than a 5 minute walk away, and a car rental place nearby, too. I mean, that's all you really need in life: money, food and transportation.

Unpacking...

6 comments:

Joe said...

nice place! looks real neat!

Elizabeth said...

Exciting! Can't wait to see more pics!

Britt said...

i love that joe commented on the blog...i thought i should, too.

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Benjy said...

So I hope I am not the only one in the family that laughed out loud to the del boca vista commment (You forgot phase 2). When are you going to start to give out the free tip calculators so you can become the president of the association. I'll be out there in September and can't wait to see the place.

Reed and Liz said...

yay! i want to come visit!