Never Have I Ever: Homeowner Edition

Friday, July 16, 2010

Never have I ever...

-mowed the lawn. (Or started a lawnmower. I don't even know how to turn it on. I THINK it's a pull cord?)
-planted a shrub.
-painted a wall.
-cleaned an oven.
-changed a light fixture. I have changed a light bulb, I'm not a complete imbecile.
-operated a barbecue.

It's not because I was spoiled growing up, ohhhhh no. I worked hard in other ways. Have you ever spent a 35 degree day with zero shade walking up and down a field throwing bales of hay up onto a wagon? It was because I was such a clumsy kid my parents didn't dare let me operate anything motorized. I would have absolutely been the kid you hear about on the evening news that runs itself over while mowing the grass and gets chopped into little bits.

Anyway, it's time to take off the white kid gloves because I'm going to be doing all these things and more very soon. We do our final walkthrough this weekend and if all goes well, we'll have the keys by Monday. (Who am I kidding? I'm still not going to mow the lawn.) And then it'll be two weeks of cleaning, painting, moving, unpacking and decorating. Goodbye apartment, hellooooo housey.

I am feeling totally unprepared. Hold me.

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  1. You're going to do great! I don't know you, but from what I can tell, you're fiesty and seem to "not give up 'til you get it" - You'll be fine, your lawn will look great, you'll learn to grill chicken like a pro and everyone will jealous of how amazing you are. ta-da!

  2. Ha, this is great! I'm new to your blog and, having made the apartment to homeowner transformation as well, I can say you will love having a place to call and make your own -- but, not gonna lie, it's definitely not without its headaches. The projects can seem never ending but don't let it get the best of you - or your wallet! Looking forward to reading more about your move!

  3. good luck with the move Amy. :) By the way.. where are you guys moving? the darkside?

  4. You'll be fine - thankfully, there's the internet if you need help/advice! Good luck with all that - it sounds fun to me! :D

  5. Thanks Jenilee! I hope you're right!

    Emily--thank you! There will be lots of posts about the move for sure as it's all that's on my mind right now :)

    Trevor--we are moving out to Sacktown (Millwood) :)

    Steph--thanks! I think it'll be fun if we stay sane.