Can somebody please tell me where the weekend went? I blinked, and it was gone.
My weekend started immediately after work on Friday. I drove straight from work to the title company’s office, where we closed on our house. I was pleasantly surprised at how fast the process was — in less than an hour, we were homeowners!
We spent the evening showing the house to my sister and her boyfriend, who hadn’t seen it yet, and celebrating at my parents’ house.
On Saturday, I managed to sleep in a little before getting up to clean. While Jordan went over to the house to do some yard work, I stayed back and spent three hours deep cleaning the apartment. Between house-related appointments and busy weekends, it’d gotten a little neglected over the past couple of weeks.
When I finally sat down to eat lunch, I couldn’t believe how sore my legs felt — cleaning is a work out! I spent the afternoon lounging on the couch before meeting my sister at Chipotle for dinner. Jordan was at a Pacer’s game, and Hilary’s boyfriend was at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, so it was nice to have some time together — we rarely get to see each other since we have opposite work schedules. Since we were already out, we decided to do a little shopping after dinner.
I ended up with a quite a few new pieces of artwork, and a new shower curtain that will match our new bathroom. This was my first trip to HomeGoods — I am a fan of the deals! We also stopped by Lowe’s to look at paint colors. It’s fun to imagine what the house will look like when it’s finished!
On Sunday, Jordan and I caught up with each other over brunch. And paint chips. We barely saw each other on Sunday, so we had to fill each other in on our days, and I had to show him what I’m envisioning for our house !
After brunch, my mom and I had plans to walk a 5k for cystic fibrosis. When we got there, we realized that it was a little more informal than we’d expected (the course wasn’t marked), but I’m pretty sure that we still got in at least 3.1 miles, and it was fun! It was a beautiful day, and it was a nice way to spend the afternoon together.
When I got home from the walk, Jordan and I stopped by Dairy Queen for an afternoon treat.
And then we went to Lowe’s to make our first big purchase for our home — a dehumidifier. Exciting, I know . The rest of the evening was spent dusting and vacuuming our house, before going over to my parents’ for dinner.
I had to go ask my dad for a mask when I realized how dirty/dusty the blinds were. Gross.
By the time we got home on Sunday night, all I could do was go to sleep.
We are now in, “let’s get this house ready in five weeks,” mode. We are remodeling the kitchen, painting nearly every room, and fixing up the master bathroom, all before we move in. We are also doing some landscaping, but that will most likely be an ongoing summer project. When we first started looking for a house, we were set on something move-in ready, but I’m glad that we fell in love with a house that needs a little work — we’ll be able to make it our own.
Now, I just need to make sure I focus during these last eight days of work. A break is near .
How was your weekend?