One Week and Counting

Well, here I am, one week away from picking up the keys to my beautiful new home in Carmel, Indiana. It's been a long time coming (I think I signed the offer letter back in April?) I closed this past week, so it is actually officially mine. Just waiting on possession.

It has been a long process and one that I'm sure my hair stylist can say provided more gray to be covered during my visits. But it is mine. That's what counts the most.

The thing that has been driving me crazy now is the packing and prepping for the move itself. For the longest time I kept saying "oh, I have time" I hummmed and hahhhhed until here I am one week out and just now really putting the packing into gear. It doesn't help that summer is officially here and the pool temp is finally tolerable! I'll admi...I was in the pool at some point both yesterday and today.

But I digress, the move is going to be different from any of my other moves, mostly because I'm hiring movers to do it from start to finish. I seem to keep losing friends after each move, so I'm hoping to save on friends and pay someone else to break their backs on my overstuffed couch and love seat. 

What I'm looking forward to the most is the fresh new start. Something I've not had in over four years when I moved into the apartment where I live now. When I first moved in, I was in awe...I was was my own. But here I am four years later feeling cramped in it's 900 square foot, 2 bedroom, 2 bath space and longing to have my office and guest room separated. I'm even toying with the idea of maybe having a roommate to help out, too...but that is later down the road. 

I have purchased a new dining set, a new mattress set, and a new entertainment center. I'm not rich, but hit some awesome sales in the process. I'm looking forward to the fresh start. Trying to figure out where to put things (some important the dog dishes). I can envision my couch and love seat perched happily around the floor to ceiling fireplace. I can see myself zumbaing to the Kinect in the spacious living space. 

I'm looking forward to being able to just open the back door and letting the dogs out instead of trudging out in snow or rain to get them to do their business. I'm ready for them to have a fenced yard where they can play and just be dogs, instead of being couped up and cramped in a small apartment. 

I just can't wait!

But for now...I live in a world of boxes...boxes that in one week will be transported to their new home.