Tuesday, May 3, 2011

It's Almost Closing Day

There is nothing like a good cry. Or the blog/twitter world. Your comments, tweets, emails, and texts have lifted me up like you wouldn't believe. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I don't know why this is happening to us, but I have to believe there is a plan for our family and someday it will all make sense.

Let's talk about something more exciting, shall we? We are tentatively scheduled to close on Friday afternoon. We are just waiting for the bank to choose a location for the closing. Ahh! I can't believe it is finally here. I am excited and nervous and still a little apprehensive (even though I know deep down that we will fill those rooms someday). I just want to sign the papers and have the keys in my hand!

The weather on Saturday is supposed to be beautiful, so we are planning to start tackling our to-do list right away. Here are the things on our to-do list for the weekend:

Paint the green wall in the living room
Paint the pink bedroom
Paint the wood trim and window frame in the living room
Power wash the siding
Spray paint the shutters
Paint the front door

We still have not decided on paint colors for the living room wall or pink bedroom, but we have some ideas so I will share them later today or tomorrow. I would love some input!

As for the door, does anyone have suggestions on tackling this project? Types of paint, best process, etc.? I am not sure what kind of door it is (wood or metal), so I probably need to figure that out before I decide what paint to use.


  1. Congratulations! I am so glad that in the midst of some very trying times, you have a new home to look forward to. It sounds so exciting! I'd check the Young House Love blog (http://younghouselove.com) for tips on the door...I believe they've painted their door before. I can't wait to see the house as it moves along...good luck!

  2. Very happy for you, and hang in there! I just painted our front door and because I was going darker and painting over an existing color, I kept it super-simple - I didn't even sand or prime! You'd want to do those things if it's a raw wood door, or if you're lightening your door, but for me a bit of exterior paint was all it took. Good luck!

  3. Congratulations! So exciting to move to a new place!

  4. That's awesome! What an exciting time!