Hi everyone. I just wanted to check in real quick. There's lots going on at our house right now and will be for a few weeks. If I don't post for awhile, don't worry about me, that just means I'm really busy. We're really excited about our new house. Mom and Dad went to visit the new house yesterday for the inspection. Mom chose the inspector for this house. She's known the guy through her office for a long time. What she really likes is, he'll say what's wrong and then explain how to fix it so you can bargain with the seller a little. In our area houses are well known for settling and lots of cracks in foundations and stuff like that. our old house has quit a few cracks. Our new house has a couple small ones in the patio and that's it!! The inspector was really impressed with that. Mom and Dad got to flip switches look at closets and cupboards more carefully and plan where things are going to go. When the inspector said the dishwasher was in good working order Mom did a happy dance. She would have done cartwheels down the hallway, but then she remembered it had been a really long time since she had done a cartwheel and she sucked at them so she settled for a happy dance. Much safer!! The only 3 things the inspector could find wrong were the toilet in the master bath has issues (Dad knows how to fix it with a $10 part), there some wiring in the crawl space that needs a junction box (Dad can also fix that really easy) and the breaker box in Dad's shop has some open spaces that need plastic filler things (which Dad can also fix really easy). Mom and Dad told the seller they would take care of theose things if they would pay to have the carpets cleaned. We're waiting to hear back on that. Mom keeps telling Sasha, Gunnar and I how much we're going to love the house and to stop worrying, but it's hard. I was doing okay until this last weekend and now I'm starting to worry a little. Sasha and I are very clingy to Mom and Dad. Usually I'm the only one that acts like shadow, but Sasha has been following Mom and Dad very closely lately. Our house echoes because a lot of the stuff is gone. Gunnar's mad because all of his chairs he likes to nap in are gone. Now, he and I have to fight over the couch for our afternoon naps. Sasha is a long haired mini-dacshund, long haired dacshunds don't shed. Sasha is shedding. She needs to go get a haircut, but Mom doesn't want to stress her out too much more. Mom said we are a little late on getting our s-h-o-t-s, too but that will freak Sasha out even more (I do pretty god going to the vet, until they pull out needles). Mom said we'll have to see how we do in the next couple weeks.
This weekend Mom has a special event for work that she is in charge of so she's been reallybusy at work the past couple days. She's trying to get that stuff done and not fall behind in her normal work. She's not doing so good though. After this weekend she'll hopefully be able to get caught up though.
The lady buying our house picked out the color she wants the house painted. The color is called "Green Onion." That was actually her second choice. Her first was Corn Yellow. Mom asked the agent if she was hungry while she was choosing paint chips. He thought that was funny. So we're going to start painting the outside of the house after Mom and Dad get off work this week and then next weekend we're moving to Grandma's and then that Thursday Mom and Dad are going to close on BOTH houses!! Everything is moving along on the new house really well so we'll eb able to close the same day! It's really exciting! Mom and Dad are goin gto take that Thursday and Friday off to start moving and they'll have that weekend to move, too. Mom said after they close, they'll come get us so we can go check out the house when it's empty. Gunnar will come when there's furniture in it though. Mom's worried how he's going to do since he's always lived in our house since they adopted him. I think Mom worries too much.
I'll try to post when I can, but you can see we are going to be very busy the next couple weeks. I'm going to try to stay caught up with all your blogs, too. If I don't comment on your blogs, dont think I'm not reading them. I might be a couple days behind, but I'll eventually get to reading. If anything big happens to anybody, PLEASE leave me a comment and let me know so I can send good vibes, do a happy dance or whatever else is needed.
I'm off to take a nap now. Dad had to go to Denver today for a work thing and I'll have to entertain Mom all by myself tonight. We just heard there's another fire on Ft. Carson in Colorado Springs which means he might have to take the long way home again. Last time Dad went to one of those meetings, the other fire at Ft. Carson happened, but that time Mom was with him. They said it's 50% contained though, but the highway is closed from Gate 1 to Rock Creek (we have no idea where that is) so Dad might get home late again.
One more thing, once we're in our new house, we'll continue with Artsy Fartsy Friday. Mom packed the cd's they're saved on. Mom keeps mumbling about how much she hates moving and how much she hates living in boxes and having stuff in storage. It's a good thing the new house has a shop out back for Dad and an acre lotin case we need to build anything else because I have a feeling we will never move again after we move into this house. That is totally fine with me, Sasha and Gunnar, too.
Okay, now I'm off to take my nap.