Wednesday, February 23, 2011

We Got It!

Hi There Lovelies~
Just wanted to pop in and share my good news! We got the house we were after!! I found out this morning, and I'm way excited, so I just gotta blab! Want to see a sneak peak??
Idn't purrty???
(I totally ripped off this picture from a realty website, shhh. Don't tell anyone.)

I packed non-stop all weekend, just about every single thing we own is in boxes in the garage. Lordy, do I have a lot of stuff! Happy to report that we have managed to purge a ton! Christmas decorations, blankets & sheets, decorative pillows, decorative items, clothing, shoes, lamps, kitchen goods, glass wear, board games, a huge box of VHS movies, you name it. Sean and I have now taken 3 full truck loads to the Goodwill Donation Center since January. It's been purge central around this house! The question I've had to keep asking myself is "do I really love it?" and if the answer was no, into the donation box it went. I've been trying to be ruthless. Watching a few episodes of Hoarders helps. That show gives me the jeebers! The most painful cut was my books. I'm not exaggerating when I say that the process was heart wrenching. I love my books, y'all. I know they're just "things" and there's no way to keep them all, especially when you read a lot, which I do, but I feel like I kept so few of them, still... if I had to guess, I'd say I still have six full boxes, including cookbooks & craft books. Is that bad?

Anyway, I'm pretty excited to get this move done, these last couple of weeks have been stressful and exhausting and the last big push is just around the corner. Friday morning, a couple of guys from work, my brother, my husband and myself are going to make the big move! I think this house will be totally empty by the afternoon, we're gonna gitter done!

Hope it doesn't snow on us! It's supposed to be raining & seriously cold! They're even saying that San Francisco might see snow!! That'll be the first time in 36 years! Crazy-azy!!!

So, wish me luck & hang in there friends, I'll be back soon!


suzitee said...


dosierosie said...

Good luck with the move and all happiness in your new home.

Becky said...

It looks really lovely, Lisa! Look forward to seeing some inside shots!

Shirley said...

Hi Lisa, I love the looks of your new home. I wouldn't mind having it myself. Enjoy it and I hope the weather cooperates better then ours. If the weatherman is right, it will start as rain, then freezing rain, then snow on top of it causing another mess. Just not sure how much snow. Have a great day. A Missouri Friend.

SewAmy said...

congratulations on the new house! Funny you should mention Hoarders, I love that show. LOL

Hootie said...

Yay! Good for you!!!! Congrats, and all that jazz too! :)

beadgirl said...

Congrats! And . . . just six boxes of books? In my last move I managed to purge only about two boxes of books, leaving me with at least 30. I'm impressed.

Kira said...

Way to go! I'm happy for your that you got a new nest :) And doesn't it feel good to get rid of some stuff? Lol, "Hoarders" puts me in that kinda mood, too.