June, 2007

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Our Weekend

Monday, June 11th, 2007

This weekend Dave and I walked a few miles (or so it felt) through Lowe’s looking at cabinetry, countertops, sinks, faucets, and lots of other stuff. We were trying to make some final decisions about items we want to install in especially the kitchen at the house. We also moved a few thousand maps over to Dave’s parent’s basement for storage. I am very glad it was no hotter or humid than it was because that was a chore!

On a spur of the moment we also took a scenic drive to northeastern Connecticut and drove briefly into Rhode Island also. We ate dinner at a splendid little 53 year old dinner car in Dayville with a huge sign overhead that said EAT in neon lights. Ya can’t get any more simple. And it was great food, we even had pie for dessert.

Our First Home

Friday, June 8th, 2007

An e-mail from my Aunt Anita has put a bug into me to get this blog up and rolling. She said she enjoyed going to our wedding website (dawedding.com) and checking in on our little adventures. We have not updated that website since the wedding and I have been awful about getting this blog up and running.

Today we found out the closing on our future home is Friday June 15th. We are really excited about having our own home, a first for both of us. I am excited to finally have my belongings that have been in storage for nearly 7 months back in IL. What I am especially excited about though is painting every single wall whatever color I want too. Living in rentals for half my life has meant far too many white walls.

On Fridays, I generally meet Dave for lunch and we run an errand or two together; today we went through Sears’ appliance department looking at dishwashers, dryers and freezers. Our first purchase is going to be the dishwasher!! Being a homemaker is a fantastic opportunity, but I loath washing dishes by hand. I have had a serious disdain for this task since I was a youth (my mother can tell you stories…), but since becoming a homemaker it has become worse. So my especially thoughtful husband is making some kitchen remodeling our first priority at the new house. And installation of a dishwasher is at the top of the list. Yeah!!