Like I was saying....

Peace in the house

The last four days have been sorta crazy. But now I’m sitting in a dark room under a ceiling fan at peace.

Thursday: Talk to utility companies. Get things switched over. Get a big cashiers’ check from the bank. Do a final walk through. Buy a gift certificate for our realtor to a local restaurant. Buy a house. Unload a few things at my new house. Walk around it and realize that I finally have a house in Oxford. Go back to New Albany to watch the season finale of LOST.

Friday: The Wife leaves New Albany to go buy paint and start painting the new house. My stepmom and I load a horse trailer and flatbed trailer to the gills. My mother in law comes to help by talking on the cell phone for hours. Drive to Oxford and unload everything. The Wife has painted the great room already. Drive the trailers back for more the next day. Sleep well.

Saturday: Load up two big flatbed trailers again. Most everything fits. I have lots of help on Saturday. Drive to Oxford. Stuff everything in the garage. Meet neighbors. Put the mattresses on the floor and go to sleep.

Sunday: Drive 10 minutes to church instead of 40. Go eat lunch with friends (since I now don’t have to drive 40 minutes back home). Then come home to paint and arrange furniture. Rain comes. I like my street. More painting. Family supper at the table for the first time in this house (leftover “moving food”.) Tired. I lay in my backyard looking up at the stars for a few minutes. That was nice. Time for bed. Will only have to drive 10 min to work tomorrow.

Here’s a quick video of the house for you (RSS readers might need to go to my site to watch):


  1. Jeremy

    looks good … congratulations.

    The video is a little fast, but from what i can tell, looks like you guys have a nice layout and good amount of room for such a vivacious family.

  2. canudigit

    Looks like it will be nice. 🙂

  3. David Russell

    Fastest video home tour I’ve ever seen. Genius. 🙂

    Looks like a stellar house man. It is MASSIVE. Maybe not for Mississippi. But that’s a D.C. dream home. 😀

  4. Debby

    “our house in the middle of our street”– sing along– oh, you probably are too young to know that song…

  5. Blake

    Of course I remember that song. It’s a pretty good one.

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