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Friday, October 10, 2003

Tomorrow is THE day! The day we are closing on the house/property! The lawyer's office confirmed we have an appointment for 8:30 in the morning, and I don't think it'll take much over an hour for all the signatures and legal paperwork to be finished. That means we will have most of tomorrow, Sunday AND Monday to get started on work at the house.

First thing DH will do is some pruning of overgrown shrubs/trees, etc. I'll probably scrub down the kitchen and bathroom, since the water is still on (believe it or not, there's a skylight in the bathroom, built by a former owner!). We have a small, compact fridge we'll carry there, as well as a couple of extra chairs (a recliner and rocker) so we can have snacks and rest when not working. DH is contacting the rural power company today, and hopefully the electricity will be turned on Monday. If nothing else we can camp out there, I suppose! :-)

Staying for awhile in the house will give me an idea of whether I'll like living there. Right now I have no idea if I will or not, though I am already in love with the house and the setting, the way the pasture looks and the landscape. Sure, there's some things I want to do -- plant some evergreens in the front yard to shield the front porch from passersby, etc. Eventually I'd like a carport, with a small, high privacy fence so the road is not visible from the side of the house where I'll be outside a lot. Oh, I could go on and on about the PLANS, but suffice to say, we're going to just take this "one day at a time."

We also hope to get estimates on making the house energy efficient (central heat/air, new windows/doors, and necessary insulation) on Monday. The best price gets the job. Who knows how long that'll take, but it will be so much easier having it done BEFORE we are living there.

Finally got the much-needed rain, and it washed clear the air...helped my sinus problem. I had to run to the grocery store this morning, then went on my bike ride when I got back before the sun came out. It's now sunny out there, and mild.

The next entry I make will be from a new property owner! Te he!

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