You may have noticed I've been running silent IOL (in ONLINE life)... the good news that I've been obsessing about and nervously unwilling to admit to the universe is that KC and I are in the process of buying a house! And not just in the "preliminary looking" kind of way... in the "OUR OFFER WAS ACCEPTED" kind of way! HOT DOG!!! AND HOLY POOPS!!! We've been signing paperwork and meeting with our real estate agent and the mortgage lender and I made a ridiculously awesome packing schedule which went out the window IMMEDIATELY! So I'm in a constant state of stress about getting all of that done... (ie finishing this post at 3AM when I woke up and couldn't sleep) but I'm SO excited!
I think that until the keys are in our hands I'm going to still feel unsure about whether or not it's really happening... but I promise when it does there will be MANY pictures.
Also, another word about IOL... I'm feeling overwhelmed by it all. There's a lot to keep on top of, and I'm not the best about keeping that shit tidy. I mean my facebook is exploding and my twitter feed is so full of re-tweets I don't care about I can't even see the stuff my friends are saying... Part of what I'm looking forward to with this new house is a solid do-er connection to my IRL (FYI Mom, it means "in REAL life"... I made up the shorthand IOL as far as I can tell...) and I know most of you have hideous email in-boxes like I do. Every now and then I get religious about cleaning it all out and staying on top of it and marking spam and unsubscribing... but I always get back to the cluttered place! And it's the clutter that I think I'm rallying against. I love the novelty of information sharing but I'm kind of looking forward to tuning out a little bit and slowing down to the pace of say... weeding! Or mowing the lawn! Or some other mundane home-chore that I'm going to tackle like some kind of ADULT. Yeah... I said it... ADULT. WITH A DISHWASHER. Looking forward to that!
Wish me luck! (and KC too)