eee1313: (Domestically disabled)
This is not a post about steampunk stuff. This is a post about steam cleaning. My husband got a steam mop on sale two weekends ago, and this is the first time it's been used. Holy Pete, this thing is great! You should see our tile, it's beautiful! I can't believe I'm excited about cleaning, but this is the easiest and best cleaning job I've done in forever. Hot damn.

In other news, I took today off to get stuff done. I ran errands this morning: to Sam's Club to pick up a Christmas gift, then to a local store to get a coworker's gift for her son (the store is 3 minutes from my house, 40 from hers). After that to IKEA to get a gift for VEE from my sister and her husband, as well as a few stuffed animals for Toys for Tots. FYI, IKEA gives to UNICEF children's education for every stuffed toy bought, so buying these for Toys for Tots gets you a double charity boost. Next to the city hall to drop those off, then to the library, and finally to the post office to mail a small package. Would you believe it took longer to get through the post office line than it did to get in and out of IKEA? Anyway, I feel all productive.

But now the floors should be dry enough thst I can walk on them and get to the bathroom to clean it. Happy Friday the 13th, everyone!

Ugh.

Oct. 25th, 2011 10:42 am
eee1313: (BSG - Starbuck's ovary)
I feel crappy today. Had a *terrible* night's sleep. Couldn't lie down w/o major back pain, ended up sleeping upright propped by pillows. Got up for a while to sit in the armchair in the nursery, hoping kI could sleep there. No luck. Now I'm at work & am completely exhausted. Wondering if this is the final stretch & the baby's moved into position. I kind of hope so...

In other news, they started working on our roof this morning. Glad I didn't stay home to sleep, because it was noisy. I hope it doesn't take too long.
eee1313: (She-Ra)
Stupid appliance buying crap. )

In lighter news, in baby class the nurse explained what "labia" are three separate times. C'mon, lady. We're all pregnant here. If we don't know what labia are, we've got bigger problems by now. Also, she gave a list of phrases the "support partner" can say to the pregnant woman while she's in delivery for encouragement. One of them is "You are so powerful." All I could think of in my head was He-Man shouting "I have the POWWWWWWEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!" and that made me laugh.
eee1313: (Domestically disabled)
This weekend I put the elliptical trainer up on Craigslist, and wouldn't you know it, someone bit. He wanted to come over tonight to pick it up, but I was like "Uhhhh, give me a day." First off, the Scientist is working tonight and I don't want to be alone in my house with a stranger, and secondly, I had to clean the room the elliptical is in. Otherwise, we wouldn't be able to get it out. Not that the room is full of stuff -- no, no, that's the guest room -- but moreso with the bookshelf next to the door, we wouldn't be able to get it out. Phooey! So I spent the night taking stuff off the bookshelf, arranging on the other bookshelf, putting things into the closet, unbolting the bookshelf from the wall, and then shimmying it into the guest room. Hopefully there's enough room to get this thing out tomorrow. Otherwise, we're screwed.

But on the bright side, once we get rid of the elliptical we can actually start trying to put the nursery together. That will be a welcome relief. I feel like I actually accomplished something tonight. Mind you, I forgot to put laundry in the dryer so it's not like I'm THAT on top of things, but still. Accomplished.

And now, off to load laundry. Yes, at nearly 11 pm. What of it?
eee1313: (Fruitcake!)
Hi there. First off, hello to everyone. [livejournal.com profile] nutmeg3, I'm glad you're doing okay. [livejournal.com profile] sunbrae, I'm glad things are working out well for you and your family. [livejournal.com profile] spicedrum, glad you had a good trip, and let me know how Epic Mickey is. [livejournal.com profile] uss_hairball, sorry that boys are weird. Everyone else, hi.

I only have 3 days of work left this year. I am pleased with this turn of events. I also managed to get three books off to the printer this week. I feel accomplished.

TV has been awesome lately. The Burn Notice season finale last night was crazy-good. And I read that there's going to be a whole TV movie for Sam Axe? HELLS YEAH! My TV needs more Bruce Campbell acting, not just Bruce Campbell "acting." (I'm looking at you, Alien Apocalypse). Oh, and earlier there were the Warehouse 13 and Eureka Christmas episodes, which left me delighted. AND this Sunday there's a new Robot Chicken Star Wars special on, which also makes me happy. I ::heart:: Robot Chicken's take on Star Wars.

Today when I pulled into our garage after work, I noticed that someone ripped the downspout off the side of the garage. The connector attached to the gutter is still there, but the downspout itself (which was mounted to the garage) is gone. So we'll have to contact our association and see how this is going to be handled. Yay.

I sort of have the Christmas blahs. I think because I was SO SO SO geared up for Christmas earlier, it's left me feeling rather "meh" now. Tomorrow I finish wrapping gifts, as well as do some cookie baking, so hopefully that will cheer me up a bit.

This weekend I'll probably go see Tron: Legacy. I don't know what to think of it, other than "ooooh, pretty." I only saw the original recently and was unimpressed. (I actually fell asleep.) But this one at least has a Daft Punk soundtrack to keep me awake, so that's good. I also want to see the new Narnia movie. Who knows when, though...

Anyway, that's really all I can think of right now.
eee1313: (Warehouse 13)
Last night there were big storms in the Chicagoland area, so we had to shut up all the windows in our house. And then the temperature started to rise. We turned on the A/C, but when we woke up this morning it was 81° inside. Boooooooo. We think the A/C is dead. Of course, it's supposed to be something like 88° tomorrow. Suck. Anyway, we may have to get a new A/C unit for our house. Seeing as how the current one is original to the 30-some-year-old house, it wouldn't surprise me if it actually is dead. And our furnace is original, too, and that should probably get replaced. Every year it goes out at least once, and last year our repair guy said we might be able to eek another year out of it... Replacing one or the other doesn't sound fun OR cheap, so we'll have to see what happens. Stupid homeownership, full of expenses we don't want or need!

So, Warehouse 13 ended its season last night. Spoilers. )

Tomorrow is my oldest nephew's birthday. [livejournal.com profile] yakgirl bought a pair of Star Wars walkie-talkies that will be given to him in our name. I think that's a fitting gift, seeing as how the Scientist and I are both Star Wars nerds. I mean, not to the point where we got married dressed as Admiral Ackbar and Mon Mothma, but still nerdier than your average Star Wars fans. Anyway, hooray for Star Wars birthday presents!

(Speaking of Ackbar, why wouldn't you want him for your college mascot? I would!)
eee1313: (Secretary - shit.)
Last night when I got home, I pulled the car into the garage as usual. Then I hit the button on the remote to close the garage door. It moved about two inches, then made a horrible noise and stopped. I got out to take a look, and the cables that move the door up and down had snapped. I went inside to get the Scientist, and he pulled the lever to release the door so we could close it manually. The door literally fell off the track, and is now wedged on an angle about 3/4 of the way down the entrance to the garage. Some kind of spring mechanism that had been hanging on the track fell off and gouged all the wooden panels as the door fell down. In conclusion, we need to get a whole new garage door. Goodbye, tax return! >:(

To make things even awesomer (yes, that's a word now), this weekend my parents are coming to town. They're flying out to California for a few weeks, and they're stashing their car at our house. However, if the garage isn't in working condition, it's going to make it very hard to have 3 cars in a 2-car driveway. Bah!

On the bright side, at least we were smart enough to get the cars out of the garage before this happened. We can park in our driveway for the time being. Our association, however, is not being helpful at all in telling the Scientist anything about replacing said garage. They told him what color and style we need, and then promised to e-mail him a form but then didn't ask for his e-mail address. Wow, what a great association! (At least we get our roads plowed in the winter. It could be worse, I suppose.) So now he's doing research to find out who can replace our garage door, and for what cost. Sucktastic.

If it's not one thing, it's another. Bah!

ETA: The Scientist just called. One company can come out today to take measurements, and they think they can have the whole thing fixed before the weekend. This includes demo-ing the old door and installing the new one. Sweet! So it looks like we actually have a viable option.
eee1313: (Femme fatale - Shirley Manson)
A very happy birthday to the wonderful, amazing, hysterical, loyal, smart, sarcastic, tall, level-headed, silly, and evil [livejournal.com profile] deeablo. You were one of the first online friends I ever met that I clicked with from the start. So much so that I took my bra off in front of you. Oh yeah. No wonder there have been so many evil hand gropes over the years.

I wish you nothing but the happiest of happy birthdays, and may you find many more years of laughter and groping ahead of you. I love you very much, evil one. Have a great birthday, and I'll see you for dinner tonight!

***


In other news, we're getting pretty well settled here at the house. Only a few boxes are left to unpack, and we finally have the internet up and running. Yay! It's finally starting to feel like home, and that's really awesome. :D
eee1313: (Aaaaaaaaah!)
First and foremost, thanks to everyone who weighed in yesterday on my sofa debacle. It ended up that two guys drove down from DeKalb to get the sofa last night. For those of you not in the know, that's about 60 miles away. Those guys really wanted that sofa! (Thank God!)

Other apartment crap. )

More tales of our money pit. )

Getting off the topic of home repair altogether, tonight we're going out for my best friend Debbie's 30th birthday. It's me, Debbie, her husband Craig, the Scientist, [livejournal.com profile] fava_bean, and Debbie's mom. So that should be nice. After that we're going to go home and unpack some more.

And finally, it's the reader participation portion of today's blog. But first, some backstory. The other day on Gapers Block, the Fuel question of the day was "What really scared you as a kid?" Of course there were a ton of responses about clowns, basements, natural disasters, and Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video. (I was in that last camp, no thanks to [livejournal.com profile] yakgirl traumatizing me at the roller rink with it.) So I posted my response, but then remembered my most irrational fear of all:

A Dr. Suess poem. )

So I ask you, what was your totally irrational childhood fear that made absolutely no sense? I've shared mine. Come on, it will be fun to laugh at each other ourselves.
eee1313: (Autumn road)
Well, the move is done. The movers came (late, after I had a minor freakout) and moved all my stuff. The house went from being pretty to being a complete disaster all over again. Yay? But we did some unpacking on Saturday afternoon and evening, and then yesterday as well. [livejournal.com profile] fava_bean came out to my old apartment in Oak Park to help me clean up and pack the car with what was left of my stuff. I drove her out to the house, we unloaded, I showed her around, and then we grabbed lunch and headed back for the last carload of stuff. I wouldn't have been able to get things done without her help yesterday. Anyway, the keys have all been left behind, and all is done. However, that shithead college kid who agreed to come get my sofa never called or showed up, so I had to leave the sofa behind in the apartment. I'm sure my landlord won't be too pleased to find that, but oh well. When I moved in the previous tennants had left THEIR sofa behind, so whatever. What it all comes down to is that I no longer live there. I have a house, with a garage, and a little yard, and the whole shebang. And the Scientist and I are now sleeping in OUR room, instead of in the guest room, and it finally really feels like home. It's nice.

In other news... What other news is there? The past few weeks were all about packing and moving and unpacking, and now the worst of it is over. Now we just have to figure out where all the kitchen supplies will go, and putting books away, and clothing, and then it's time to decorate for Halloween. Wooooo! I really am looking forward to Halloween. I hope my costume works out. I had to return part of it last week, and they assured me that I'd have a replacement by early next week at the latest, so that should be enough time to do embellishments. I do have to find a sewing store out in my area, though.

Today I came in to work to find Troy had left me a taffy apple. Yay! NOW it feels like autumn.

I guess that's about all I have to say. I hope things are looking up for those of you who are having a rough time, and I hope things are going well for everyone who's doing okay. Sorry I haven't been commenting lately, or calling anyone, for that matter. I've been off in my own world for too long. I'm looking forward to just getting back into a regular life pattern again.
eee1313: (Moving)
First and foremost, the global trailer for The Golden Compass can be seen here. I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to this movie. Though how on earth they'll ever pull off the second two books as movies, I have NO idea.

Secondly, moving is killing my soul. I had no idea it would take this long to pack up my shit. How much stuff do I own? I've given away a ton, I've thrown out a ton, there's still so much more. The movers are coming at 8 a.m. tomorrow. I still wonder if they have the correct telephone number for me, as I haven't received any calls and instead have done all of the calling myself. This makes me nervous about tomorrow. I hope everything goes smoothly. I also hope I can get as much packed tonight as is possible. Man, I hate this.

The Scientist has taken today off work, as he's still all tired out from his second 24-hour shift in less than a month. He's doing some minor repairs around the house, moving boxes so that my furniture can be brought in tomorrow without them being in the way, that kind of thing. I also wonder if he's calling the furnace people. We had turned the furnace on for the first time last night, as it had gotten quite cold here in Chicago. But last night around 2:30 in the morning, the carbon monoxide detector across from our bedroom started going off. Neither of us have ever had one before, so we didn't really know what to do. (For future reference, we're supposed to call 911.) He turned it off, turned off the furnace completely, and then opened the windows. It's always nice asking as you fall back asleep "Are we going to die in our bed tonight?" and hearing "We'll find out in the morning" as a reply. Good times! So who knows what the hell is happening with our furnace. I don't know if it needs cleaning (again!) or should just be scrapped altogether. We knew we'd have to replace it, and that it would die soon, but not the first night it was running...

Anyway, the whole concept of "home," be it the house or the apartment, just stresses me out. I'll be glad when all this shit is OVER. Seriously.
eee1313: (Angel - drinking time)
Last night it took FOREVER to get home. I got on the train to wait for the Scientist, and about 30 seconds before the train was to leave he called. It sounded like this: "EEEEEEEEEOOOOOOOOOeeeeeeeeeeoooooooooEEEEEEEEE!" It was like talking to a fax machine. I couldn't tell if he was calling to see if I was already on the train and wanted to know which car I was in (he may have hopped on the last train and would just walk through to meet me), or if he was running late and missed the train. So I fired off a text message, and just as the doors closed I got a reply from him saying "Get off the train, running late" or something like that. But it was too late, so I took the train home and planned to meet him at the station. But the Metra was all kinds of delayed, and it took about 45 minutes to get home. Bah. But then I hung out in Anderson's Bookstore for a while until he got in, and on the way home we decided to go to La Mex for dinner, as it was their half-price margarita night. Mmmmm, margaritas. I got one mango and one gauva, and when we got home I pretty much passed out. It was lovely. Oh, tequila...

The Scientist is pulling another 24-hour shift at the lab, which means this morning he dropped me off at the train and then drove in to Oak Park to my apartment. He'll take the L from there, and tomorrow when he's done with work he'll go back to my place to sleep. This means that tonight I'll be staying out in the OP and will be cleaning and packing the last of my stuff. Hopefully I can get it all finished, as the movers are coming on Saturday. So tomorrow night we'll be taking ANOTHER load of stuff back to the house, and then rearranging all the boxes currently in the house so that the movers can actually get my furniture in. This is going to be another busy weekend. :( I just want this move OVER, so that I can relax a bit and actually feel like I'm living in my own house, you know?

Anyway, [livejournal.com profile] fava_bean, sorry I didn't call you back last night. I was kind of inebriated. Yeah.
eee1313: (Devil duck)
Moving and stuff. )

Customer Service sucks. )

What else? I'm completely out of the loop, TV-wise. We just got cable installed yesterday while I was at work. ([livejournal.com profile] yakgirl, you'd be happy. The first thing I watched on our newly-installed cable was the end of Pootie Tang.) I've missed all of HIMYM this season, and haven't caught up on Heroes yet. I have absolutely no interest in any of the new shows this season, except maybe Reaper. I tried Gossip Girl and was bored out of my skull. I just can't care about pretty rich snobs. Bleah.

And I just cut my finger on a rogue staple. Holy crap, that hurts. So I'm going to wrap it up, but not before saying

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to [livejournal.com profile] sunbrae!


Sweetie, I hope you have an absolutely wonderful birthday today, and that this next year of your life brings you all kinds of happiness and joy. You are a wonderful, caring, lovely, funny person, and I wish you nothing but the best!
eee1313: (She-Ra)
So here's a weird coincidence for you... Today when I got back to work, I had an e-mail waiting for me from my friend Michelle. She linked to this video of Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back" done all Gilbert & Sullivan-style. Then Andrew linked it on his site. So I forwarded it to my coworker Krista, who laughed really hard at it. Then she noticed the username. It was done by another of our coworkers. WEIRD. What are the odds in that? He also did this one, "Cancer Has Become the Number One Killing Disease." Ha!

In other news, I am tired as all get-out. Basically I've been going at full speed since I left work on Wednesday. But on the bright side, things are DONE at the house. Wednesday night we cleaned, spackled, and primed the walls in the pink room. Thursday morning we painted the pink room (2 coats on top of 2 coats of primer), and then that afternoon the Scientist's brother G and sister-in-law R came over to help us paint the kitchen. Thursday night we went to O'Hare to pick up [livejournal.com profile] yakgirl. But we had to wait in the cell phone lot for her call, at which point we talked to [livejournal.com profile] deeablo on the phone and I changed shirts in the car. Yes, I was boobs-out in a parking lot, for those of you in on that joke. Then after we picked up yakgirl we sat around talking for hours and I think she and I scared the Scientist a bit. Heh.

Friday she left to do pre-wedding stuff, and the Scientist and I went back to the house where G met us, along with G's brother-in-law B. So the four of us painted the living room and the master bedroom. Then R came back over, and the guys left to pack the Scientist's apartment and she and I painted the two bathrooms. SO TIRED. On Saturday morning I swear I could barely move. We went to yakgirl's childhood best friend's wedding that day, and walking around in heels was not a good idea, because on Sunday I hurt more than normal. But the wedding was nice, so there's that. Anyway, yesterday a bunch of people showed up to help the Scientist move. G, R, B, the Scientist's dad, his friend K and her husband, and his two sisters showed up eventually. All of his stuff has been moved in, and after everyone cleared out we brought my cat over. She came out from under the sofa this morning, and she's been having fun running up and down the stairs.

I am covered in bruises, and there's still paint under my fingernails, but I have a home.

And in other news, I just wanted to say yay to the following people for numerous different reasons: [livejournal.com profile] queenofalostart, [livejournal.com profile] missrachael, [livejournal.com profile] fenchurche, and [livejournal.com profile] noseyroser. Also, a big preemptive thank you to [livejournal.com profile] tiaralynn, who will be taping HIMYM and Heroes for me, as we don't have cable and now won't get TV until Thursday.
eee1313: (Hunca Munca)
I am a homeowner. We got through the closing just fine (despite some problems earlier in the day that required a rep from the bank to hand-deliver the cashier's check), and now we have keys. 3 out of 4 keys, though. Burt, the Agent from Hell, didn't take the house key out of the real estate agent lockbox on the door. How the hell do you close on a house without all the keys??? But whatever, we have a house.

Last night we spent about 4½ hours stripping wallpaper. Here are some highlights. )

So now we have all the wallpaper down in the Pink Room. The walls are pink, the ceiling is pink, the closet is pink, the closet ceiling is pink. Ugh. Of course, stripping the wallpaper also tore off a lot of the paint, leaving exposed drywall underneath. So we're going to be washing walls and doing some repair work tonight. My dad has recommended Gripper, this supposedly amazing project that helps to smooth out walls and act as an undercoat at the same time. So we'll be putting that to the test tonight. Though in some of the bigger areas, I fear spackling may be involved.

I've been a homeowner for less than 24 hours, and already there are repairs. Ugh.

So yeah, that's my life. I am absolutely exhausted. But now I'm taking off both tomorrow and Friday to work on the house, which means I need to get more REAL work done. So I'm wrapping this up.

However, I'd like to wish a very happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] tiaralynn. She's a Browncoat, an NBX fan, and seriously so much fun. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your birthday today! And I'm so glad that I've gotten to know you since you've started working here. You are great, and deserve a really awesome birthday.
eee1313: (Dr Teeth pees himself)
So is anyone else following the stories from Myanmar about the anti-military government protests? Hundreds of thousands of people are demonstrating against the military-led government, and Bhuddist monks are leading the marches. This is the government that has ignored the public election that voted them out of office and is using military power to stay in control. They've also put Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest for 12 years for trying to peacefully overthrow the military. Anyway, it's absolutely amazing that this is happening, and I haven't really heard people talking about it. (Then again, I haven't been watching world news lately due to being busy with the move and all.) But check out the pictures here, they're absolutely inspiring.

In other news, we went to the final walk-through last night. The family was in the process of moving out at the time. WTF? We were told they were moving out Monday during the day, and that the walk-through wouldn't be a problem. Whatever! I am so tired of these people. I'll just be happy to have the keys in five hours, so that I never have to deal with them again. And they were all "If you could have come tomorrow morning..." and the Scientist and I were all "We have to WORK." Seriously, THEY are the ones that changed the closing date. It's THEIR fault everything happened at once, not ours. Idiots.

After the closing we watched Heroes. For the most part I thought it was a little dull, but then the ending just hooked you in. Spoiler cut. )

I haven't watched HIMYM yet. Please don't spoil me.

From there, we went back to my apartment to get clothes for the week, stuff for the wedding, and my cat. That's the last time my cat will ever be in that apartment. I kind of feel bad about that, like I just uprooted her for the rest of her life with no warning. Anyway, on the drive home she peed in her carrier, though we didn't know it. Then we let her out and she spent the entire ride in the Scientist's lap. So he smelled like cat pee. D'oh! Anyway, now she's all settled in at his apartment and has the run of the place, climbing all over everything. At least she's at home now. In a week, we'll just uproot her again. Take that, cat!

Anyway, I need to get to work. The closing is this afternoon at 2:30, so if y'all could cross your fingers for us, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!
eee1313: (Moving)
Oh, good news! You may remember me mentioning the dognapping of Reba a few weeks ago. Well, over the weekend Tom and Reba were reunited. And to make things even better, the Anti-Cruelty Society has promised Reba lifetime vet care. That's so awesome.

As for me, I'm doing okay. A bit nervous about the move suddenly. I have no idea when I'll find time to pack my apartment before the movers come in two weeks. Last night I started boxing all of my CDs, but they weigh a ton and I had to distribute them into different boxes, and there's just SO MUCH STUFF and I don't know when I'll get to it. Tonight after work is the walk-through, and then it's back to my apartment to get stuff. Since we'll be working on the house every night after work (starting tomorrow after the closing), I'm just moving out to the Scientist's place for the week. But with that wedding on Saturday and all, that means that I have to take clothes for work, clothes for painting/moving, and clothes for the wedding, as well as the presents, the Halloween costume I'm loaning my sister, and my cat. And really, I should try to do the dishes that have piled up in the sink, seeing as how I won't be home much, but I don't have any time for that. Arrrrgh. There's just not enough time. NOT ENOUGH TIME!!!

::breathes::

Seriously, I'm starting to freak out a little. Therefore, I will just ignore it and pretend none of this is happening. Yeah, that's the ticket...

Oh, and I was all smart and set the VCR to record How I Met Your Mother tonight, but I was too scatterbrained to remember to change the channel on the cable box. So I'll be missing it. I could buy it off iTunes, but I won't be home to download it, so bah. And tonight they have Mandy Moore! :(
eee1313: (Moving)
I just got word from the Scientist that the current owners of our house will be moving out on Monday. WOOOOOOOO! So we're doing the final walk-through on Monday night, and signing the papers Tuesday afternoon, and then spending all of the rest of Tuesday prepping the place to paint. My parents have left us all of their painting supplies in the garage, so we're going over there after the signing and will probably spend the afternoon stripping wallpaper in the pink bedroom. Wednesday and Thursday after work we'll continue to prep for painting, and maybe head over to the Sherman Williams store to actually buy our paint. (And of course, pick up [livejournal.com profile] yakgirl at the airport.) The Scientist's brother G is taking Friday off to help us paint, which is so great of him. Yay! And I've got my time off all scheduled with my bosses, so I'm set.

Last night I started to pack. I got all of my DVDs into two VERY full boxes. I'm kind of scared that my DVDs alone took up two boxes. What's going to happen when it comes to packing the rest of my stuff? This is going to take a while. And my grand idea of packing things and moving them to the new house before the movers arrive isn't going to do me much good. It's not like I can unpack and then re-use the boxes, because I won't have any furniture to put my belongings in. I may have to rethink this plan...

But either way, now it seems real. I'm moving. WOW.

Annnnnnnnd I just cancelled all of my utilities. Now I really know I'm moving!
eee1313: (Critic - el Kabong)
Last night I talked to my friend Val for over three hours. We haven't talked in ages, and it was great to catch up. She's so funny.

I also went out last night and bought boxes for moving. I have small boxes for books and DVDs, bigger boxes for tchotchkes and kitchen goods and whatnot, and one big wardrobe box. Tonight I am going to begin packing!

After getting all the boxes, I drove over to the Medical District to pick up the Scientist, who was pulling a 24-hour shift at the lab. We went out for dinner and I got bamee wonton noodles with bubble tea, and it was delicious. Plus, that meant I got to wander around the Tri-Taylor neighborhood for a bit, which is completely new to me. Seriously, I know nothing about the near south side. I need to hang with [livejournal.com profile] aj more often.

Mom & Dad called, and Dad has volunteered to come down to Illinois for our final walk-through on the house (if we need him). Right now we don't even know when the walk-through is going to happen. If it's on Monday evening, we can have the Scientist's dad come along. But if it gets scheduled for Tuesday morning before the closing, I'm going to call Dad and have him go through it with us. (The man has bought and sold about 20 houses in his lifetime, so he has this moving thing pretty well figured out.) Dad has to come back here to get his motorcycle, anyway, so there we are.

The Scientist and I are planning to do a combo open house/Halloween party once we're settled. Of course, "once we're settled" means "by the Saturday before October 31," which doesn't leave us a lot of time. However, I think if we both consolidate and organize before we move, it shouldn't be too bad to get the house in order. ANYWAY, seeing as how we'll be having a party just two weeks after I move in, I'm thinking about my costume now. I already know what I'm going to be, and I just ordered part of it off eBay this morning. It's going to require a bit of hunting for supplies, but I'm hoping it will all work out in the end. And combine my costume with the Scientist's costume, and it will be awesome. Yay, Halloween!

Ack.

Sep. 17th, 2007 05:17 pm
eee1313: (Moving)
The closing is officially a week from tomorrow at 2:30.

I just faxed back paperwork securing my movers.

I feel like an adult.

I'm kind of scared.

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