Before I share a couple of pictures of the interior of the house, here’s one I took today that I particularly like. This is a silk orchid my sister decorated with tiny crystals, in her hair in the general style she might do for her wedding. She’s also wearing the wedding dress, but we can’t show more than this at the moment! Still, it all looked so pretty and I’m very psyched for her wedding.
We all had a nice day… we went to see my house in the morning, and then Mom, my sis and had lunch at Joe’s BBQ, which is a fantastic little restaurant in historic Gilbert with awesome food! I haven’t had good BBQ in such a long time. Mmm.
After that, I went to Target for a little bit of browsing for the new house, and to pick up a purse I’ve had my eye on for about a month or so now. I got paid yesterday and could finally go buy it. (Yeah, it was only $30 but I’m never excited to buy things like purses or shoes. I end up buying something very cheap and I use/ wear it almost every day until it falls apart. So buying a purse for $30 was kind of a challenge for me.)
Then, I finally went to the T-Mobile store. I’ve been meaning to do it for months now, since Verizon was hosing me every single month and I was sick of not being able to text or send pictures as much as I’d like. Plus I desperately needed a new phone. My old one was hanging on by just a couple of worn hinges… it even has toothmarks from when Indy got it one time and gnawed on the antenna. I’ve hidden it from view when I’ve been around people with fancy phones and Blackberries. I had phone shame.
It wasn’t as bad as I imagined. I was in and out relatively quickly, with a plan that costs about half of what I had been paying every month, with so many more options to make a better use of the money I will be spending. The cell is my only phone, so I need to be careful. Plus the reception is FINALLY great! I’m no longer in a dead zone when I use my phone in the house. I bet I can even — GASP! — walk around my house as I use this new phone, and not have the call lost. It’s been a little ridiculous that I could only talk in one of the two bedrooms or on the back patio, and even that was spotty. What is this, the olden days when the phone was stuck on the kitchen wall with a short cord to the receiver? Pshaw.
I got a simple little Samsung phone, free after rebate. I almost got a fancy Nokia one for about $50, but when it came down to it, the Samsung seemed nicer, more streamlined and smaller. I still need a phone that fits in my pocket; and I needed a flip phone since I don’t trust that I won’t accidentally dial people with one of those other ones. I’m veyr happy with the new little phone!
Then tonight, we went to get B’s bridesmaid dress so now we both have our dresses for the wedding. Back at my house, we each tried them on with the jewelry my sister made for both of us; everything looks very pretty! Then my sister tried on her dress and that was a cool moment. I hadn’t seen her in it yet, and she picked a simple, pretty A-line dress without any embellishment and it looks great. Just a few alterations here and there and it’s going to be perfect. It’s neat to see her in her wedding gown!
Now I have to go to bed. The only downfall of today was I talked pretty much all frickin’ day long. My throat is dry and scratchy. But it’s nice to have a good day. So it’s worth it.
Here are some shots of the inside of the house!
This is the room I’ll be using as my living room, with the TV and couch. It’s giant. Through the doorway is the “other” living room. Check out the new paint and carpeting!
The second bathroom:
The kitchen/ dining room area… I still need to get a refrigerator and microwave, but it’s definitely functional and ready to move in!
The master bedroom, with a little bit of the bathroom vanity peeking in the frame:
The backyard (I plan to gravel this over and do some cool desert landscaping, and maybe even a couple of gardens if I feel ambitious enough!):
Me in the kitchen, measuring the windows. I took measurements of everything so I can plan down to the dollar what I need to spend to get it finished. (Blinds and window coverings are an immediate necessity!)
And, finally… my real estate agent Pamela’s two labs. They’re HUGE. And super sweet! They got to come along for the ride today. 🙂
So it’s looking good so far! My mom and sister loved the house and gave it their blessing. Whew. If they hated it, I’d have been screwed. But yeah… with a little work outside and on the windows, it’s going to be great. I am such a lucky lady sometimes; don’t think I don’t know it and say my prayers in thanks every day. 🙂