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More new house stuff

1. We had an incident with the people who were painting our rooms. One of the guys in their crew stole all of our cameras (two digital still cameras and one digital camcorder). We notified the police and a report was filed, but we don't expect to get the cameras back at this point. We're mostly disappointed in the loss of photos and video that went with them. :-(

2. In better news, my father and I finished installing the hardwood floors last week. Everything looks really good. Now we just need to put the moldings back in place, add a shoe molding here and there, and maybe add some crown molding. Sheesh! This is never-ending...!

3. We have most of our stuff out of the Maple Shade house now. All major furniture was removed on Sunday (Oct. 26) with the help of some friends and family. [Thanks to all!] But we still have a lot of little items that need to be boxed up and taken out so that Don can move in this weekend. We hope to have the house completely empty for him by …

New house projects

Well, we bought our new house on Oct. 10th and went right to work on the things we wanted to change. There weren't a lot of things, but we picked some doozies. First, we decided to remove the wallpaper in the dining room and main hallway. Doesn't sound too bad, right? Well, the hallway runs from the first floor up the stairwell and down the second floor hallway as well. It's a good 500 square feet or so. Next, we decided to remove the carpeting from the living room and dining room. The new floor arrived on Thursday (Oct. 16th), but it needed to sit in the house for 2-3 days before installation can begin.
I removed the wallpaper last weekend, but wanted no part in spackling and sanding so we hired two guys to do that part and paint. We're also having them paint the dining room since we didn't really like the color in there. The guys started on Thursday night (about 4:30pm until 9pm) and then worked Friday from about 10:30am until about 1pm, and then they …

Settlement

We closed on our new house in Mt. Laurel on Friday, 10/10/08. Everything went very smoothly. The sellers were not there so their real estate agent signed on their behalf. Apparently (according to their agent), the sellers found selling their house to be an emotional experience so they opted not to take part in the settlement process.

Right after settling, we went to lunch with Angie's Uncle Joe to thank him for everything he did. Then we went to the new house to start taking measurements of the dining room and living room (we're installing hardwood floors in those rooms). I made arrangements to rent a wallpaper steamer from Home Depot on Saturday night, too.

On Saturday, we went to Lumber Liquidators, picked out the floor we wanted and placed our order. My father has offered to install the flooring, but it's not due to arrive until this weekend. After picking out the floor, we went to my friend Matt's son's birthday party for a few hours; and then I picked up …

Front of the House

Here's a picture of the front of the house (not taken by us).

New House

It's official - we go to settlement next Friday, October 10th on our new house in Mount Laurel, NJ. We're looking forward to it and can't wait to show it to everyone! We haven't sold our house in Maple Shade yet, but we've had a recent walk-through that we're hoping leads to an offer. If not, our good friend Don is willing to rent it from us until it sells. What a guy!!


Here are a couple of pictures of the back of the house. I forgot to take a front shot! I'll post one as soon as I get one. Just click on the pictures to make them larger if you want to see them a bit better.