More Warm Fuzzies

I got an email this week from my rock-star mortgage broker/203(k) loan specialist, Don, telling me that not only were we on track to close on September 14, but I am the valedictorian of home buyers.*

*not his actual words

Woot!  On to more pressing things.

My fairy godmother (don’t you have one of those?) tells me Elephant Culo needs shutters.  I think it used to have shutters, and I’m not opposed to going back to shutter land.  But…

  1. What color?
  2. Can you put shutters on the second floor windows that are gabled?  Will that look strange?

I am trying to decide what color I want to pain the front door.  I am a big fan of bright, primary-colored front doors.  You can’t go wrong with a red door, but yellow does have a lot of sunny charm.  And then there is a bright royal blue. Any thoughts on door colors?  The front door faces south-southeast, so it will get a lot of light.  It’s currently black.  Weigh in, folks.

I went to the liquor store earlier this week and picked up some boxes.  I pack slowly and try to weed stuff out as I go.  It’s getting me reflecting on all the moves I’ve done – though, technically, some of these were as a kid and my mom did all the hard work.  But just for fun:

I make my fantastic debut in Sacramento, CA, and from there move to:

  1. Valencia, CA.
  2. Yorba Linda, CA.
  3. Plainsboro, NJ.
  4. Princeton Jct., NC.
  5. Clemson, SC.  (Two dorm rooms in the f*cking shoeboxes in two semesters, but just one mailing address, so I think that might count as just one.)
  6. State College, PA. (West Beaver Ave. – Three addresses in three years at Penn State)
  7. State College, PA (Atherton St. – ugh, the Graduate)
  8. State College, PA (College Avenue above Mr. Charles – best college apartment ever)
  9. Lubbock, TX.
  10. Carrboro, NC.  (This is where the list really gets wacky)
  11. Chapel Hill, NC.
  12. Cary, N.C. (Ugh)
  13. Raleigh, NC.  (Moving back in with mom before law school – fun times.)
  14. Durham, NC (Old West Durham)
  15. Durham ,NC (Burch Ave.)
  16. Durham, NC (Green St.)
  17. Raleigh, NC (current adorable bungalow) (3+ years)
  18. Elephant Culo.

Really looking forward to staying put for a while now!  Although, if I’m anything like my mom, and we know I am, I’ll get the whole house decorated and fixed up, and then I’ll decide to move.  🙂