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The Qwest to Keep a Phone Number

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Strangely enough, I was told for the second time that I could not keep my phone number for moving across town. This may seem natural enough in New York or L.A. where I may be crossing area codes, but not so much here in Pocatello. Especially not when I know so many people who have […]

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Moving Day and Closing Night have Come and Gone

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We had such a wonderful turn-out of family and friends who answered the call to help us move. It was really irritating for me to wander around and not be able to help very much, but they were really good at being mean to me and telling me to back off and not try to […]

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Getting Our Floors Done and Painting

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Today the hardwood guys are coming in to sand and stain our floors in the living room, study, office, and front hallway. We chose a nice dark mohogany stain, though I'm about to head over to see what he would recommend. I know it would go wonderfully with the colors we have selected, but I […]

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The Home is a Go!

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We signed our paperwork friday and are eagerly awaiting the return of it from Wyoming where the sellers are living. Everything's smack-on for Tueday and we'll get the keys then. Then we get to figure out if we are going to be finishing the hardwood floors ourselves or paying someone big bucks to do it […]

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Well, the house looks good to go…

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The underwriter is working on our paperwork and the appraisal is in. Everything is looking good so far and we should be able to close in a matter of days! I so can't wait! Well, okay, I can always wait to sand and finish hardwood floors. That's just nasty, but at least they'll be our […]

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Looking at Appliances and Stuff

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Marni and I wandered into Home Depot and Lowes yesterday to take stock of some appliances that we knew that we would need (namely a washer and dryer). When looking at the different options, it *still* seemed that LG's new ones were among the top in terms of performance and savings (which is why we […]

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Well, the house offer is in progress.

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We have accepted the counter-offer from the sellers and are meeting with the inspector on Tuesday morning to find out the laundry-list of everything wrong (and maybe a couple of things right) with the house. Hopefully there won't be any big show-stoppers along the way. So now instead of simply dreaming (as I was before […]

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More House Stuff

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I'm a dreamer, of course, and I sure wish I were more of a realist sometimes! I've spent a goodly amount of time thinking about the house that we put an offer down on. It's the one I blogged about the day before yesterday, and it is a very nice home. But I keep thinking […]