What a difference a day makes
As promised yesterday, below you will find some recent pictures of the house. It's coming together really nicely. They've put in the front yard landscaping and it looks fabulous! There are some nice trees, some rhododenderons, a dry river bed thing, some cool landscape rocks. It looks great! Also between yesterday and today, they've mostly got the mantle in place and the bannister is going in. I also took some pictures of the wainscoting and shadowboxing in the dining room. Also, when I arrived this morning our appliances were in the kitchen. Still in their boxes, but they are there! It's looking better and better that we'll be moving in the weekend of the 19th of May. SWEET!
I worked out again this morning. That's 11 workouts in the past 30 days. I think that's about 6 more workouts than I've done in the past 4 years! :-) I weighed myself this morning after my workout to guage where I am for the week before my "official" weigh in tomorrow morning. I'm still at 331, down 13 pounds. I'm actully OK with not losing any weight this week, because I've been pigging out like food is becoming scarce or something. So the extra hard workouts helped me at least keep from gaining any weight. And who knows between now and tomorrow morning, maybe I'll lose 1/2 a pound or something. :-) I'll post my exercise log in a just a bit. For now, enjoy some pictures of the house. Have a great weekend everyone!
The front yard landscaping is in.
Close up view of front yard landscaping
From the other side
The wrought iron bannister taking shape.
Wainscoting and shadow boxing going in in the formal dining room.
The mantle around the fireplace is looking good!
Can't wait for the first party to enjoy this patio of ours!
Quick Home Update . . .Just couldn't resist blogging about this today. Teri and I met Marianne Clovis, the blind lady, out at the house today. (Yes, Marianne can see, she just does window blinds) When I arrived, I noticed that the painters had been out and had painted the trim around the gable vents. That little detail took my eye away from the front of the house enough that I didn't even notice that yestday the landscapers had been out and had landscaped the front yard! Now all we're waiting for is the stone to be put up around the columns and on the front of the house and it'll look complete from the front! VERY exciting! The millwork is probably going to be complete today. There is a LOT of millwork in that home! But the guys are doing a good job. Sent pizza out to them yesterday . . . again, sucking up to the people actually building your home never hurts. :-) Marianne and Rich measured the windows this morning and we ordered our blinds. They're scheduled to be installed on the 20th of May. Which, if everything goes well, will be the day after we close on the home. I heard from the countertop people that our granite slab is scheduled for fabrication on the 8th of May . . . which I'm not sure if that means they'll be out there installing it on that day? Or if they'll be cutting it at the "factory" and getting it ready for install on that day. IF they are actually installing it that day, then we have a REALLY good shot at closing by the 19th. BUT if that's just when they start getting it ready, it probably won't be installed until the 15th which would put it very unlikely that we'd close on the 19th. I just heard from our salesperson at Selden's that our new bedroom furniture is in. So it's looking like everything is coming together. My hope is that within the 1st week of being in the house, we have the back yard in, at least the grass, plants can come later, the blinds will be in, our new bedroom and dining room furniture will be in AND finally the hot tub will be in too! If we can get the hot tub in on the 20th or so, then that'll make putting in the yard the following week much easier. Or at least we'll be able to relax a bit after all the hard work. :-) I'll try and have some pictures to post tomorrow morning!
Have a good day!
The Evil Stair Climbing Machine . . .Have you ever been on one of those stair climbers that is like a big rotating stair case? I friggin hate that thing. But I know it's a necessary evil if I ever have any hope of climbing Mount Rainier again! Today I increased my cardio workout to 35 minutes instead of the 30 minutes I had been doing. I also skipped my crunches. I'll do them again during Friday's workout. I just didn't have it in me to do them today. I almost didn't even go to the gym. I was contemplating it, but finally decided that I needed to go. Mostly I didn't want to go because of the aforementioned evil stair climbing machine. It really kicked my butt last time . . . this time I did a little better, I was able to go 35 minutes, 99 floors, 2.06 miles on Level 4 for most of the time. Compare that with last time, 30 minutes, 1.51 miles, 74 floors on Level 3, I think it was a success. The details of the full workout are in my Exercise log. I'm starting to get a bit concerned about my workouts. The Men's Health personal trainer that I subscribe to is increasing my weights every week for nearly every exercise. Which I guess as long as I can still do the weight will continue. I was being pretty conservative at the beginning starting my bench press with only 115 pounds, 3 sets of 8. Well Friday I think the weight will be up to 135 pounds, 3 sets of 8. The 130 3X8 last week got a little tough at the end. So we'll see how Friday goes. I e-mailed Men's Health to ask if that was normal and their response was "As long as you continue to complete the exercises, the weight will increase". I guess they're trying to establish some baseline of physical fitness. Plus it DOES challenge me every week, which is always a good thing. And I guess every 6 - 8 weeks the workout routines change too, so I won't be doing the same old exercises forever which will be good.
I am feeling a lot better about my workouts. I seem to have more energy during the day, more stamina in my workouts and just overall feeling better about myself. I still have a long ways to go, but this is good progress. I've been in the gym 10 times in the last 30 days which has got to be SOME kind of record for me. I've learned that I don't have to be there at 6AM like I had originally planned on. I can still get up at 7, get to the gym and still be in the office by 9 - 9:30. Yeah, I'd like to be there by 8 or 8:30, but I think I'm more apt to work out on this schedule. One of the benefits of being self employed I guess. :-)
Have a good day everyone!
What a Weekend! (Long Post)WOW! What an amazing weekend!
Friday April 21st, 2006 - Spike and The Impalers Erupt at the Emerald Queen!
So Friday morning I got up and went out to the house. We were having 50 yards of dirt delivered to the back yard. The builder was kind enough to allow us access to the back before we move in so we won't have to wheel barrow 50 yards from the driveway to the back yard. While I was there (about 2 hours) I got to watch a lot of the millwork going in. The house is REALLY coming together. All the doors are hung inside and most of the millwork is up. The rest should be up today or at the latest tomorrow. After doing some work at the office, I headed home to do some yardwork and some laundry. After Teri got home, we got cleaned up and met Kim for dinner at TGI Friday's in Tacoma. I had a couple of ultimate Lynchburg Lemonades and the three of us headed down to the Emerald Queen Casino to see Spike and the Impalers play their first "real" concert. IT WAS AMAZING! Honestly I thought they were going to be OK . . . but they were AWESOME! Spike's ability to sing a variety of lead vocals really made the show entertaining. They have an amazing band too. Two standouts on guitar are Ian Crawford who I think is somewhere around 18 years old. He played Eruption by Van Halen nearly flawlessly. Look for this kid to do some amazing things in the future. And then there was Dudley Taft, formerly of Sweetwater. Awesome guitarist. We were in the front row and he kept playing up to Kim and Teri during the show. He even tossed Kim a pick. The only "weak" song of the lot was Born in the USA . . . I think they need some work on that one. But other than that, they played classics from AC/DC, Van Halen, Alice in Chains, Led Zepplin and a host of others. Little Kaci provided some awesome female vocals and downtown Joe was fabulous on the Cowbell. Bob held his own on the keyboards, but it was definitely Spike's show. Nice job guys! Can't wait until the next one.
Saturday April 22nd, 2006 - John goes to the gym on a Saturday
You read correctly, I got up Saturday morning and headed into the gym. My workout results are posted in my exercise log. The Y was packed, but I really wanted to get my 3 workouts in for the week. I saw one of the most amazing feats of strength ever and I'm making it a personal goal. This guy took two medium sized medicine balls, placed them on the floor in front of a hand rail that was probably 40" or so high. He then proceeded to put one hand palm down on each medicine ball and put his feet up on the railing. So if you can picutre this guy balancing on two medicine balls with his feet up in the air behind him at about a 45 degreee angle. He then proceeds to do pushups on the medicine balls. It was amazing! After the workout, I jammed to the office to send a couple of e-mails really quickly and then dashed home for a shower. Then Teri and I were off to Emerald Downs. Our friend Kim had purchased 10% of a race horse and it was his first race of the season. We got to meet the trainer and go to the stalls and pet the horses. I love horses by the way. Just wish I could have fed them some carrots. Kim's horse was racing in the 3rd race and after the 2nd, we headed down to the Paddock to watch the jockey's mount the horses and take them out onto the track. It was a really neat insiders view to the world of horse racing. Unfortunately the horse, Ringo Farr, came in 6th out of 8 in the 3rd. He was predicted to come in 8th based on the odds (21:1) so I think it was a fair showing for his first race of the season.
After the races, Teri and I stopped by the Puyallup spring fair. It's way smaller than the real fair, but it was good to get out and walk around in the sun for awhile. We stopped and picked up a Papa John's pizza on the way home and did some TiVo watching. I crashed around 9:30 that night . . .
Sunday April 23rd, 2006 - Hot Tub a comin'!
Sunday I got up and met with a buyer in Yelm. We looked at 4 homes in Yelm and one in Lacey and I think he may actually be interested in purchasing a home in Pennington. We'll see when his fiance gets here next week. Teri and I were supposed to pack on Sunday, but when I got home it was 68 degrees out and sunny. So I conned Teri into heading out for a drive. The plan was to go down to the waterfront and walk for awhile. On the way down, we stopped at Rich's hot tubs and ended up ordering our new hot tub for the new home. It's basically exactly like our current tub, but with more fancy whiz bang features, more jets, and of course 7 years newer. It should be ready about the time we're moving into the new home. So it'll be cool to get the tub set up and ready to go for those days after we put in the yard! Next we headed to Jared's so Teri could get a ring resized that she had bought at an auction. Then we finally headed down to the waterfront. There were a TON of people down there, so we didn't get out and walk. Parking would have been a nightmare. We ended up at Point Defiance and we drove through checking out all the sights. We stopped and took some pictures of the new Narrows bridge under construction. Next we headed to the mall to kill an hour. Then we met Teri's dad and his wife for dinner at TGI Friday's . . . I'm noticing a theme here . . .
It was a GREAT weekend! Relaxing, fun times had by all me thinks!
Lots going on!
Well, I've written up 3 transactions in Yelm this week AND the listing I put up in Rainier on Saturday got an offer last night. I'm hoping it gets signed around today. I've been a busy boy this week. Not really conducive to getting 100% better, but it's nice to get some transactions rolling for the Summer.
I went to the gym again this morning and actually made it through the full 30 minutes of the Elliptical trainer. I did start coughing quite a bit around the 25 minute mark though. (I should point out, that it's not that I can't usually make it through, but I've been sick lately and the Elliptical puts me into a coughing fit) But I made it through. Looking forward to the next boyz outing. My exercise log can be found in the exercise section, link to your right. I had gained a couple pounds back due to my lay-off from the gym, but weighing myself again this morning, I'm only up a pound. The plan is to hit the gym again tomorrow to make it 3 workouts this week and that should get me back down to 12 pounds down . . . I hope. :-) Teri, Kim and Pat have been doing WW so I've been getting some nice healthy dinners at home this week which has been nice. Teri, Kim and I are going to the EQC tomorrow night for dinner and a concert, so Orange Shrimp are going to have to come my way I'm thinking.
The house is coming along swimmingly. We're getting 50 yards of dirt delivered tomorrow morning so when we move in, we can get busting on putting the back yard in. I'm hoping the 50 yards is enough to basically cover the whole back yard with about 5 inches of nice top soil. We'll lay sod the first week we're there so the yard should get nice and knitted in by the time we have any parties this Summer. They put in all the cabinets yesterday. The kitchen looks awesome. I like the lights above the breakfast bar now that the cabinets and floor are in. The cabinets and floor really toned down the lights. It's not so cabaret. :-) I also called Marianne today from Lasting Impressions so she can get out there next week and measure all our windows for our blinds. It'll be nice to have those installed before we move in so we're not flashing the neighbors. ;-) I wouldn't be surprised to see some tile getting laid here in the next week or two either. The stone mason should be by any time now to put the stone on the exterior of the home too . . . it's really coming along! Here's a picture of the kitchen for you . . . have a great day!
Kitchen Cabinets are In!
What slowdown?So there have been a lot of talks about the market slowing down of late. Well I'm here to tell you it's alive and well. Last Saturday I wrote a deal at Pennington, this Saturday I listed their home. This Saturday I wrote a deal at Hawthorne Prairie, today I'm writing another deal at Hawthorne Prairie and tomorrow I'm writing a deal at Pennington. Not a bad 2 weeks worth of work I'd say. But yes, the market is slowing a bit. With the fed raising rates seemingly on a whim these days, people are starting to get a little more nervous and a few are actually getting priced out of the market. The NAR (National Association of Realtors) reports that new housing sales are down a bit from last year, but still are maintaining a near record pace. No bursting bubble, maybe a slight deflation though.
I went to the gym this morning. I got through my weight training routine OK, but when I hit the elliptical, it was pretty aparent I was still sick. I started coughing quite a bit and only did 5 minutes. But hey, I made it in there. The results are posted in the exercise log, link to your right.
They started installing the hardwood floors in our home yesterday. Which means the cabinets should be going in today or tomorrow. That means they can come out and measure for the granite slab countertops and we should see those show up in 3 weeks or so. I'm guessing about a month now and we'll be moving in.
Anyway, not much to say today. Have a good week everyone!
12 Tubs!So I weighed myself again this morning. Figured I did last Saturday, so today would be a good day to do it again. I've lost another 6 pounds for a grand total of 12. I'm down from 344 to 332 . . . pretty dang cool. AND I've been sick most of the week, so I wasn't able to work out on Wednesday or Friday. That sucks. I feel like I'll be able to be back in there on Monday though. I'm feeling well enough today that I could have probably gone in this morning, but rather than chance it, give myself the full weekend to continue healing. I took yesterday off from work. Thanks to Any who covered for me at Pennington. I've been pretty busy out here already today too, so the trend is continuing. I've got potentially 2 new clients coming back today AND I think I may have met another one first thing this morning. I met a really nice couple from Ohio this morning and they seemed really interested in one of our spec homes here. They're meeting with my lender as we speak. Love that Shawn works Saturday and Sunday. Really makes life easy when you're trying to sell homes on the weekend. So I'm hoping my pipeline starts to pick up here in the next couple of months or so. I've still got plenty of transactions in escrow to keep me busy until June-ish, but the prospects beyond that are dwindling a bit. So I'd feel a lot better moving into the new home knowing I could pay for it. :-) OK, it's probably not that drastic, I have a tendancy to exaggerate a bit. But it helps motivate me too, so it's not all bad.
They poured the driveway, patios and sidewalks around our home earlier this week. They look really good and now we don't have to walk through the mud to get into the home. They should be working on the interior doors, cabinets and millwork this coming week. It's really starting to come together now. Looks like we'll be moving sometime around the 3rd week in May now.
Have a good weekend!
Sick . . .I'm sick and won't be posting to my blog until I feel better . . .
Good Time, Good Friends, Good Hike!
So on Sunday, the boyz and I loaded the gear into the truck and headed to Twin Falls for some hiking. We had a great time. Brandon, Steve, Derek and I arrived at the trailhead about a quarter to 10 and Erick, Jerry, Melinda, Kyle and Brianna showed up around a quarter after. We hit the trail about 10:20. I was glad to get moving because even in spite of the rain, the mosquitoes were already buzzing about. Anyone that knows anything about me, knows I'm highly allergic to mosquitoes. It'll be just my luck to get West Nile Virus or some damn thing. Anyway, I was feeling pretty good on the trail. Certainly could tell from our last hike up Rattlesnake that my workouts were paying off. We stopped for a brief break at a little bench area that had been set up and I noshed on some M&M's and some cheese. The bench area was right after a good set of switchbacks and a couple hundred feet of elevation gain I'd guess. I should bring my GPS next time, or ask Steve. But I felt good going up. My heart rate got up, but it certainly took less time to "recover" than when I was on rattlesnake. When I got going too hard, I could stop for just 30 or 40 seconds and be ready to move on again. We continued on after the bench area, the elevation drops back down to the river and then climbs pretty quickly up to the bridge at the falls. I'd guess a good 300 feet of elevation gain. We stopped on the bridge and I grabbed some more cheese to much on and a couple more M&M's. Drank down some of my agua and we were off again. I kinda wanted to push myself since this was a slightly easier hike than Rattlesnake, so when Erick stopped and said "We can stop here if you want" I said "no, I'm going to keep going". Brandon, Steve and Derek were still up ahead. I'd decided I'd keep going until I either caught up to them, or ran into them on their way back. I caught up to Brandon who was enjoying a bit of a snack to stave off a diabetic coma and pushed on beyond him. A little while later, I caught Steve and Derek and the three of us continued on to the Upper Twin Falls trail head where it meets up with the John Wayne trail. We all headed back down and Erick, Jerry and Kyle were just coming up. I was proud that they had decided to continue on to the the Upper trail head as well. Once we were all back in the parking lot, the decision was made to grab lunch at Fatburger in Issaquah. (Yes, I know, not the healthiest of choices, but hey . . .we're human!) I'd never had a fatburger before, so it was a treat. It's no Frisko Freeze, but still a decent burger none the less.
[left] Boyz at the benches for a break [right] Boyz on the bridge
[left] Derek & Kyle [right] Brandon
[left] Lower Twin Falls [right] Upper Twin Falls
I got home and was feeling kind of stuffy, so I took a nice long hot bath. Teri and I lounged on the couches watching a bit of TV before I cooked her dinner . . . OK, well it was really breakfast, but it was at 6, so it was dinner. She went to bed around 9 and I cleaned up the kitchen and headed off to bed around 11. Today I'm still stuffy and have a slight headache. I think Teri finally succeeded in infecting me. It didn't stop me from going to the gym today though. See the Exercise log, link to the right.
I took some pics of the house this weekend. It's painted inside. The electricians should be out today to trim out the electrical. So hopefully when I get out there later today, there will be lights! WOO HOO!
6 Tubs of Butter!OK, I wasn't going to weigh myself today . . . and I wasn't going to blog today. But I did both. I weighed myself using the same conditions as my inital weigh in. Early morning, sans clothing and my weight was down to 238. A total of 6 tubs of butter (lbs) lost! Very cool. I know I'm feeling better as a result of working out, but I guess I'll continue to pay attention to what the scale says. Old habits die hard. Well, there goes the 5 lbs my coach wanted me to lose in April. If I can lose another 5 this month, I'll have a really good start on the 44 I want to lose by the end of the year. I'm still doing good with not drinking coke. None so far this month, and only 5 total since January. The drive thru is still pulling me in, though not nearly as often as it used to. The workouts are helping with that since I refuse to go through a drive thru after working out.
Anyway, just wanted to share my butter progress . . . :-)
Feelin' Good!Well, it's official, I've made it a full week of working out. I went last Friday, Monday, Wednesday and Today of this week. I'm feeling pretty good about my progress thus far. I'm still a lot weaker than I would expect someone my size to be. But I suppose it'll all come with time. Today's workout was basically a repeat of last Friday's the only change being that some of the weights were increased a bit and the cardio workout changed from the stairmaster to the treadmill. I'm thankful for the change up in cardio. I'm supposed to go hiking with the Boyz on Sunday and I would have been screwed had I done the stairmaster today! :-) The Men's Health personal trainer program seems to be working out OK for me. It's keeping me interested. I rather enjoy getting on the computer the night before, or the morning of a workout and printing out my liltte sheet that shows what I'm supposed to be doing. I can feel the workout from this morning already. I got up at 6:30 and was in the gym by 7. I got through the weight portion pretty quickly because I wasn't having to consult my sheet and trying to figure out how to do all the exercises. Then on to the treadmill and I was walking out of the gym before 8:30. I had to run to the office and pick up some stuff and while I was there, at about 8:45, I realized I had to be in Yelm at 10 for a walk through for one of my clients. YIKES! So I hauled ass outta the office (in Puyallup) and got home around 9:15. I took a quick shower, shaved and was out the door by 9:25! I made it to Yelm at 9:55 . . whew!
I was out here until 8:15 last night. I had a couple come through right at 6:00PM while I was getting ready to close up. They had a parent teacher conference to go to but wanted to see the other 3 floor plans we had out here. I offered to stay until 7 to accomodate them. Well, they showed back up at about 7:25. I walked them through the other three models (Thank you dalyight savings time!) and then we headed over to Hawthorne Prairie, our next development and I showed them the lay of the land there. So by the time I got done, it was 8:15 . . . LONG day yesterday. I went home, took a quick bath to relax and was in bed by 10:30.
I talked to our builder yesterday. Looks like we're on schedule for interior paint today and electrical trim out on Monday. Since I didn't get a chance to go by there this morning, I may swing by tonight and see how the paint turned out. Pending how Teri is feeling anyway. She's been awfully sick the last couple of weeks. Now she has bronchitis and maybe even walking pneumonia. EEKS. Poor girl, can't even get out of bed too much without coughing a ton.
Hoping for another blockbuster weekend in Yelm on Saturday! Sunday is the hike to Twin Falls. Hoping to get some more packing done this weekend too. I still can't believe how much crap we have!
Have a good one!
It's all in the details . . .So on Monday afternoon I had my truck detailed. Of course just as I got to the detail shop, it started to rain. Then it started to pour. My truck was filthy and it absolutely needed a wash and a wax. So it got one. It was clean for about 3.4 seconds after I drove out of the detail shop, so that's a good thing. Tuesday when I woke up, I went out and wiped down my truck so it looked good yesterday and today too. But it's supposed to start raining again tomorrow, so c'est la vie . . . Have you ever noticed how much better your car runs when it's clean? Maybe it's just me. But when my car is clean it feels like it runs a lot better. It seems quieter inside and just smoother. Dunno.
So the house finally has primer on the inside! Woo Hoo! They fixed the drywall in the family room from the "flood" last week. The primer went on yesterday and supposedly the texture on the drywall is supposed to go on today. Painters are coming in on Friday to paint the house inside and on Monday the electricians will be back out to trim out the outlets, switches and lighting. I can't wait to see it all finally come together!
I went to the gym again this morning. Results are posted in my exercise log, link over to the right. I find it amusing that people will circle the parking lot 2 or 3 times to find the best parking spot at the gym. I mean does this seem silly to anyone else? You're going to WORK OUT. The 15 or 20 paces you save by getting the best parking spot, really does it matter that much? AND way back when, when I was working at the YMCA in dowtown Tacoma, it always amused me to see men and women come in and workout for an hour or two like fiends . . . then not 10 feet outside the door, stop and light up a cigarette. Just made me giggle. I guess it would be like me leaving the gym and hitting the Jack In The Box Drive Through. (No, I didn't if you were wondering!)
I rode the motorcycle out to Yelm today. It's a gorgeous day and Andy, another agent from my office, just bought a new bike and had to come out to Yelm today. So I told him I'd ride out too. Little did I know that I'd have to jump start my bike. I guess I should ride it more often huh? It was a good ride and I'm looking forward to the ride home even more. I can't wait to get some (most?) of this weight off me so my helmet and all my gear fits a little better again. YIKES. I did weigh myself again this moring (I said I wasn't going to obsess over it didn't I?) and I dropped at least 1/2 tub of butter. Probably more like 1.5 tubs since I was fully clothed and my basline weigh in wasn't. (Sorry for that visual) so that was encouraging. I've been trying to cut back on the amount of food I eat. I'm hoping that combined with regular workouts will begin to gradually bring the weight down. I'm actually looking forward to my Doctors appointment next month.
Anyway, have a great day!
Happy Monday . . .So I got up today at 6:15 and packed my bag for the gym. I was in the gym around 7 AM and did weight training and cardio again. Check my Exercise log for the full details. I was pretty sore all weekend from my Friday workout. But still made it through today's workout without much issue. I took my breakfast to the gym and ate it while I cooled down. That works OK for me and it DOES keep me out of the drive thru for that morning. I weighed myself at the gym. Still no tubs of butter lost. (For the uninitiated, Jerry a buddy of mine calls pounds, tubs of butter) I'm still at 344 pounds. Now this is only my second workout, so I'm not sweating it. And I AM doing weight training too, so I'll be building muscle at the same time and the rate of weight loss won't be nearly as dramatic as it would be if I were only doing cardio workouts. But in the end, it'll all be worth it.
Despite my delcaration of not watching the scale, I re-visited the concept of body fat measuring scales by accident this weekend. Wired magazine had a mini-review of three of the most popular body fat measuring scales. They listed the conair Weight Watchers model as being the most accurate. SO since I'm weight training, I know I'm going to weigh in occasionally and if I don't see some sort of change, I'll get discouraged. So I'm thinking of picking one of these up . . . we'll see.
Saturday was a no sit down day at Yelm. I love those days. They go by so quickly! I also had a couple come in and write up lot 9 out there. That leaves us with 9 homes left out of 49. It looks like I may also be able to list their home in Rainier as well. That will be nice. I haven't had one instance yet where I've gotten to list someone's home while they were purchasing at either Yelm Terra or Pennington. I'm excited for the prospect! Saturday night Teri and I were both pretty wiped out, but we managed to get to Reyna's for some yummy chicken fajitas.
Sunday we got up . . . an hour later than normal . . . oh wait, it was really on time since we "Sprung Forward". :-) We headed to Southcenter to check out a number of furniture places in search of the "perfect" bedroom set. We didn't find it, so we headed back to Seldens and bought the bedroom set we had originally saw. It was more money than I had wanted to spend, but it's the set we wanted. It'll be here in about 6 weeks, which is when we should be moving in anyway. I didn't really want to throw anything on credit before moving into the new home, but with the 12 months same as cash and offering an additional 5% off for repeat clients AND having it delivered when we move in, I just couldn't resist. Teri headed out with Annette for a couple hours and I continued packing the POD. I loaded all the boxes that she had packed last week. Hopefully we'll get the POD finished and out of the driveway this week. Hopefully.
Have a good day everyone.