Thursday, April 1, 2010

Well you got as far as the title, that's something anyway.

This entry is entirely inappropriate. Too spontaneous, poorly thought out, rushed, and just generally not a good idea. I don't recommend reading it at all.

For all those who stopped reading after the first paragraph and aren't seeing this, thank you. It's nice to see my opinion afforded some merit.

For all those still reading, thank you. It's nice to know people with enough backbone to decide for themselves what is or isn't worth their time to pursue. Ignore what I told those other guys. I totally like you best.

It's been a disjointed, unorganized, chaotic and strange week, all culminating in my becoming the proud parent of an 80 year old dependent today. It's ten thousand dollars worth of non-refundable official now - I bought a house. No takesies backsies. If I don't want it, I'm going to have to find someone to unload it on.

I'm going to have a busy summer. Need an entirely new roof, ventilation and insulation in the attic, new gutters, new plumbing, a new furnace with upgraded duct work, a new shed, and I definitely gotta have a fence set up before I can bring the dogs over.

So far I've picked out a color to paint the kitchen cabinets. No, it's not my highest priority, but - and this is very important - it will go well with the vintage curtains I'm thinking of hanging in there. It's no small job, either. Have you ever picked out paint chips in heels? The floors in those home reno places are concrete, people. Very unforgiving on the ball of the foot.

Okay, I'm needing to go to bed now. I just wanted to write something because... um... well okay because I'm starting to miss you guys and stuff. Satisfied?

Don't let it go to your heads, now. I'm not totally dependent on you. I can always fall back on all those people who couldn't be bothered to read this.

67 comments:

My name is PJ. said...

Congratulations, Tatty!!! I'm quite excited for you!

Just remember, even if all the reno was complete, you'd still make changes. It's what we do to our nests. SO, take your time. It's a journey, not a destination.

And thanks for totally liking me best!

Happy Easter! Happy Spring! Happy New Home!!

Julie Buz. said...

Ooh... CONGRATULATIONS! I'm totally with P.J. - take your time and enjoy creating your very own space that will reflect your personality (and your perseverance) in every detail.

I hope you invite us all for a virtual cuppa to ogle at those kitchen cabinets and vintage curtains! :o)

Happy Easter!

Brian Miller said...

aw, we missed you too and those amazing titles...smiles. have a wonderful weekend!

BONNIE K said...

Congrats on your new dependent. Please post pictures!

Joanie M said...

Congrats on the new/old home!! Sounds like you'll be busy (and broke) for quite some time!

Sarah said...

Congratulations! That's awesome!

By the way, all my posts are like that. I see people talk about how they edit, write a week in advance, etc., etc. I just fart all over my blog and hit "post."

Brndoutw8ress said...

Congrats indeed! Buying a home is a scary thing, not that I'd know from personal experience. Enjoy your new cabinets and curtains and just know that the rest will come in time

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

Congrats!! Hope you completely enjoy the creative process! Cheers!

Julianna Cannon said...

I definitely stopped reading when I got to the end of the post. Do I get a prize? CONGRATS on the house and best of luck with the renos.

mythopolis said...

Cool!! I hope you will post photo progress reports of your project!

HalfAsstic.com said...

Well, you ALMOST scared me off there at the beginning. However, I persevered. Now I just feel all warm and gooey inside and loved and all that crazy shit. *sigh*
OK, I am all excited about your house! And I can totally understand the need to pick out a paint color for the kitchen cabinets! That's some of the fun stuff!
I want pictures!
Congratulations!

Raelene said...

Congratulations!!!!! :)
You've got a lot of work ahead of you but when it's all done I bet it'll be beautiful!

Where the Fur Flies said...

Congratulations! May you enjoy many happy years of chaos in your new home.

Dual Mom said...

Sounds as though you've bought yourself a handyman's dream. I hope you're a handyman!!!

Picking out the paint color for cabinets makes total sense to me.

And for some reason I've been following your blog forever but I don't comment. Now I am!

Congrats on the new home!

Buckeroomama said...

Congrats on the new home. Now the real fun begins!! :)

Shrinky said...

OMG, OMG, OMG - you've only gone out and done it, woohoo!!! (See my little happy dance for you?) Well done, hon, give yourself a hug (and perhaps a huge slug of vodka).. now the real fun begins. I'll be watching this space. Remember, you have all the time in the world to make it as perfect as perfect can be.

Eva Gallant said...

Well, congratulations, homeowner! I don't envy you all the work you have ahead of you though. I'm getting tired just thinking about it. I have to rest now. See you later.

Nessa said...

Congratulations on being chained to the earth like the rest of us.

Kris said...

Good luck to you! It's exciting and scary but you'll do it!

have a great weekend!

nick said...

Phew, that's a lot of work to be done. Still, one step at a time and all that. An 80 year old house, that's nothing to us Brits. Just as long as it doesn't drool, turn incontinent and forget where it lives. It might go off for a walk and end up in Toronto.

Nezzy said...

Goin' through the renovations usually stink but focus on the out come baby! It's gonna be great. I can't wait to see what you do. Ya'll have a wonderful Easter weekend!!!

God bless and have a fabulous Friday

Megan said...

Yay, you! I read every word.

blueviolet said...

You're going to have the best time decorating and redoing the house in your style!

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

Congratulations! I hope you have a fantastic time doing it up! :)

buffalodick said...

Watch the movie "The Money Pit" all houses have that moment!

linlah said...

Everything starts with a can of paint. Congratulations on your 80 year old baby.

Supergreensunbear said...

Congratulations!

If the 80 year old starts to leak, be sure to get its pipes checked.

e said...

Doing up can be a bit of a chore, but oh, the pleasure when it is finished...Happy weekend, Tatty, and congratulations!

gayle said...

Congrats!! Be sure to take and posts pictures!!

TheFrogBag said...

Yay!! Congrats! One of my favorite things about my new house is the fact that we were able to paint the cabinets white and the space between them black. I have an atomic ranch kitchen! Totally made buying the house worth it. No, I'm not kidding. This is a true fact!

Tabor said...

Finally returned from travels and just catching up on my blog reading. Sounds like you DO have a busy summer. I remember those days, but not so fondly.

Skye said...

Enjoy the renovations! It may get frustrating at times, but the results will be worth it I'm sure :)

Jazz said...

Choosing colours is always more inspring than changing roofs...

Curiosity said...

Congratulations!! That's so exciting!

I spent so much time in Home Depot after buying our house that the staff there recognized me. No joke. They would laugh a little every time I came in for yet another something. I totally feel your sore-footed pain.

Michelle said...

You are hilarious! Congrats on the house! Lets see the paint chips!

Serenityville said...

Ya know, I was expecting some rambly, boring post about nothing, but found it totally entertaining!

JenJen said...

I would love to peek in the windows so I could see the vintage everything an 80 year old house has to offer.

carma said...

congrats on the official new 'digs' with soon to be fancy painted kitchen cabinets..

you can depend on me unlike those lame-os who couldn't be bothered to read the post :D

Michele said...

Congrats on the new house! So exciting.

I have missed your posts while I was once again torn away from the bloggy world!!
Glad to hear you are doing well.
And still posting in your most awesome style.

Love ya, Darlin ;)

Nezzy said...

Just droppin' in to with ya a great week!

injaynesworld said...

How exciting! Congratulations. At first I thought you'd ordered a mail-order 80 year husband from Romania for $10,000, but then I thought... Nah.

What fun to have your own place and get to make it 100% you. I always wanted to buy a house, but instead I bought a horse. Just one consonant off but a bigger money pit you'll never find.

Enjoy your great adventure. We'll want updates and photos.

Jayne

Mrsblogalot said...

Yeah! Congratulations!!!

Enjoy the ride!!!

blognut said...

Congratulations!

And yes, I've shopped for paint in heels. I'll be more impressed if you actually paint your cabinets while wearing them, too. :)

Erika said...

Congrats on the house! And phew! Your list is making me a little tired. Best of luck!

Tamara said...

Congrats on the adoption.

How much do you love those of us who not only read past the second paragraph, but even commented after 40-odd people said said everything we were going to say?

BLOGitse said...

Congrats!
You will not have any problems what to do in your free time - for years I guess!
A house that old has always something to repair - and that's what you wanted/want > enjoy!!!
Would be great to see pics of your different projects!

Sunny greetings from Casablanca!

BLOGitse

Rebecca said...

New roof stinks. we need one also, booo. Just the thing I want to spend our 'extra savings' on. rather a cruise. Any way, congratz' super exciting new home & dependent ~ life's an adventure!

Vicki Lane said...

Well, you're in for the best of times and the worst of times. But you knew that.

LadyFi said...

Wow - you're a house owner! Yi-ha! Sounds like a lot of work before you can move in though...

Voyager said...

A new 80 year old dependant made of bricks and mortar. I must warn you from experience, such dependants will fart, and drool, and body parts will stop working and then fall off.
V.

bernthis said...

you know what is great? is that you get to make it all yours. I moved in to a flipped house and I've always regretted it.

Sandra said...

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time:) Congratulations for the house! I hope it brings you joy!

JoeyRes said...

An 80-year-old dependent! That's about it - congratulations and have fun making that house your home!

Kate said...

How exciting - just think of the fun you will have stamping your personality on your new home!!!

I wish you happiness, peace, and lots of luck!!!

Megan said...

Need. New. Post.

Because it's ALL about my needs! :)

Martha said...

You did it! Congrats! This should be a lot of fun. Can't wait to read about your new home adventures - especially the way you'll tell the tales :-)

....Petty Witter said...

One of the many who braved your post. Too spontaneous? I love spontaneous. Sounds like a huge but fun project ahead of you - good luck with that.

Traci said...

I absolutely ignored your warnings because I have missed you. How wonderful for you!!!! Personally I think that it is absoluetely appropriate to concern yourself with paint and vintage curtains before insulation because who sees the insulation anyway???
:-)
Traci

dogimo said...

Sounds like a pretty big project! I love old houses. I used to have a friend (friend of a friend, I guess) who made her living by buying a house on the cheap that needed tons of work, living in it while doing the work, fixing it up like new and then selling it for a nice profit. Lather, rinse, repeat.

I don't really know what happened to her! She moved.

Debbie said...

Congrats! That is great news.

Jenners said...

I defied you and read it all ... congrats on your new dependent! Too bad you have to focus on some boring structural stuff before getting to the fun decorating stuff ... but it seems you already have some grand plans in that direction!

Mrsbear said...

Congrats! So glad I made it all the way to the end of the post. ;) I hate the hardware store. Next time wear sneakers. Now where are the 80 year old baby pictures?

Just telling it like it is said...

That was way too much boy stuff for me to think about...but I read on because I am a trooper...yes me darn girl...I just might liked being missed...but dont' tell anyone you might wreck my rep

Rosidah Abidin said...

Congratulations on the new home! I wish you all the best and wonderful memories with it. Though there are many things to do, I hope you'll enjoy decorating. Have a wonderful week.

The Blue Zoo said...

Aw, congrats!!I cant wait to buy a new house. Mine is so ugly.

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