Monday, October 13, 2008

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 the steamer from Home Depot and took down the wallpaper in the dining room. Not fun. I got home around 1:30am, and then Angie and I got up on Sunday morning, packed up some more stuff (a lot of the kids' toys) and headed over to the house for more wallpaper removal. Adam and Cherise (and the girls) stopped by for a short visit to see the new digs. Everybody (except me) left around 1pm, but I stayed behind to continue taking down wallpaper in the 1st and 2nd floor hallways. Believe it or not, I got it all done by about 4pm. It's a mess, but we're going to get estimates on painting because I hate spackling/sanding, etc.

Don and Cyndi (and Ryan) stopped by later after dinner to take a look around, too.

Dillon and Jason had a blast driving their electric truck and trike around the yard, too. It was a long day, but we got a lot done.

More soon...


-Mark-

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