Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bon Voyage!

This cruise couldn't come at a better time. The tension in the house is high. The moment you step up to the front door you can tell that something is off and once you step in you are suffocated by it. My parents are having a very difficult time with me moving away into a house with a boyfriend. They want us married. They want us to wait to move into a house. We are doing everything backwards. At least I'm not pregnant. That would probably put them over the edge. Chancho and I want to make them happy, but at the same time, I do not want to crush my dreams of the wedding I've had in my head for 23 years. Compromises need to be made, mostly on my end, but there are some things that I won't budge on and that needs to be okay.
The other night they were saying that I need to enjoy the cruise because when I get back my life won't ever be the same again. They wouldn't divulge any other info as to what they were referring to, which drove me nuts. It's like saying "I have something to tell you." and then walking away. It's something that drives people crazy. I'm trying to push it out of my head so it doesn't ruin my vacation with me constantly wondering what they're talking about. TG thinks they're secretly planning our wedding and will have it all ready for us when we get back. Chancho is hoping that they were discussing giving him my grandmother's wedding ring to give to me. There are plenty of conspiracy theories out there, but for me, I think they're just trying to mess with my head. They haven't been very happy about this and are really trying to talk me out of it. Which I am refusing to do. This is what I want, no matter how wrong it may be in their eyes. I'm not asking them to agree with my decisions, but I would like them to at least come to terms with it. I am their baby and this is the first big rebellion that I've had. I've always done what they've asked. Now, I'm going against their biggest morals.  I think they thought I would be the child that did everything right.
I am leaving tonight after work. I've got everything packed and am leaving all the stress, anxiety and frustration home. I'm bringing my camera + 2 memory cards so expect tons of pictures when I get back and who knows what else! But I'll be sure to fill you all in!

Quote of the Day: "If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right, you'll probably never do much of anything." - Win Borden

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I See The Light

The end of the tunnel is near! We just finished our house inspection and everything is in great condition! sigh of relief  Woohoo! While Chancho was taking care of the "important" stuff, TG and I were taking measurements for the couches, curtains, rugs and anything else we could think of. I also took a bunch of my own pictures to share with people that I can't send a link to. Things are actually coming to together and FAST. The down payment is already taken from our account.
I dropped the bomb on my parents yesterday. I was...terrified to tell them. They aren't the most easy going parents out there. Ones that believe living together before marriage is unacceptable and buying a house with a boyfriend is basically committing murder. However, they were surprisingly okay with everything. I think they might kill me in my sleep after it settles in. My father was upset that I didn't tell him sooner so he could have a say in it all. My point exactly as to why I didn't. I didn't want the trouble of him getting offended when I didn't take his advice. I have set up an appointment with the sellers this Friday so that I can take my parents to the house and they can have their own private tour. They can ask whatever questions they want and see for themselves what a great job we've done in picking this house out.
Next step is having the lawyer write up the contract for everything and then once we sign it we can close on the house and it is ours. We will own a house. Holy crap.
So now for the pictures of the house! I took a lot so here are the main aspects of the house.

Dining Room - View from LR


Full Bath - Upstairs

Half Bath - Downstairs


Living Room - View from Sun Porch

Our Bedroom - Bedroom 1

Sun Porch

TG's Room - Bedroom 2

Yankee Room - Bedroom 3
We have the majority of our furniture picked out, we just have to save up for it now. We also have the colors picked out for each of the rooms. We took a trip to Ikea and found a handful of things we want to get, lamps, pictures, mirrors...
Another addition to our life: Chancho sent in his request for the DVO, SVU position. Apparently they need a DVO to help handle cases over in SVU so he thought "why not?". His application is waiting on someones desk right now. He probably will hear back when we get back from our cruise.

Quote of the Day: "Get up and dance, get up and smile, get up and drink to the days that are gone in the shortest while." - Simon Fowler