Saturday, February 1, 2014

And We're...........Still Waiting.........

I'm sure those of you who have purchased a bank owned property can sympathize. Fannie Mae moves at her own pace. In fact I question whether she moves at all. Maybe it is like watching a sloth? You have to stare at it all day to see any progress. It's now been a full week since my last post and we still have not heard as to when the well pump will be repaired. We are assured that there is no reason it won't be. But no one can say when. We are also assured that ours isn't the only property caught in the Fannie Mae bottle neck, awaiting repairs. Meanwhile, the husbeast and I have been busy planning our attack for when we finally get possession.

The house needs just about everything you can imagine short of construction. First on the agenda will be a thorough scrubbing, top to bottom. Next we will need to fix one of the loose toilets. The remaining filthy carpets will be pulled up. The bedroom will be the first room to be overhauled. I refuse to sleep in it as is. That room will be painted and carpeted immediately. As it stands, we only plan to carpet 2 rooms. The bedroom and my loom room. The carpets will match the wall paint. Speaking of paint, here is the palette we have chosen.

The top 3 swatches are the exterior colors. The yellow on the right will also be the paint for the kitchen and mud room. The olive greens are for the living room, vestibule and hall. The tans are the bedroom, sewing room and both baths. The teal is my loom room.
We have also been planning what furniture and appliances we'll need. Thursday morning we were having breakfast in one of our favorite restaurants, Shakabrah Java , and the subject of burl coffee tables came up. We used to have a large burl table in our living room, years ago, but we sold it when our youngest nearly put her eye out on it. We loved that table a discussed how we'd like to get another for the new house. I immediately hopped on Craigslist and found this beauty in Lynnwood, WA, for $150. My husband grabbed it on his way to work. The timing was perfect. It had been on Craigslist for less than 24 hours. What are the odds? I think it was meant to be ours.

Now we just need a leather sofa and chair, and we'll be set.
So, still we wait. We are both getting impatient. We're trying to keep ourselves occupied. I recently sewed myself this dress. That kept me busy for 4 days.

Now I have a quilt kit that I can start. And there's always packing and de cluttering to do. Moving day will arrive, eventually. My hubby bought me this book today, to help me plan and dream.


Amber said...


This is M.M.Roe's Step Daughter. I was wondering what print it was that you loved at the Quinault Lodge of Maggie's. I too love Quinault and have great memories of the rain forest walks with my dad.

luvewe said...

Hi Amber. For a minute there I thought my daughter was posting. She is also an Amber. lol
The print I saw was a frog. I'm sorry but I don't recall the name of the print. Your step mom does lovely work.