Monday, January 4, 2016
A busy day
Miss D. and I had an enjoyable day. We chatted with Old NFO over breakfast, during which we (or, rather, he) discovered that his stove top isn't all that reliable as far as holding a temperature was concerned. Char-broiled bacon . . . er . . . yum?
After that it was all hands to unload firearms, ammunition and other bits and pieces. NFO reckoned he probably had more ammo than we did, but as the boxes kept coming . . . and coming . . . and coming . . . he began to revise his opinion. By the time we had it all neatly stacked, we agreed that between the two of us, he and I could comfortably outfit a platoon! We'll have to move it all again, of course, as soon as our new home is ready for occupation at the end of the month.
Next we headed into town, to look at laminate flooring, door locks, etc. Miss D. and I agreed on half a dozen potential shades, and bought sample pieces to look at in the house itself. Tomorrow morning we'll be inspecting it at nine, before the closing at ten. After that we'll go back, brandishing our new keys, to take a close look at what has to be done before we move in. That'll include changing all the locks and the frequency/code of the garage door opener, putting flooring into the three bedrooms, repainting the master bathroom, and possibly replacing the external doors and their frames if they aren't strong enough for my sense of security. There are other things needing attention, but those are the priorities.
It's going to be a busy few days ordering all that's necessary, arranging to connect all the utilities, getting Internet service, talking to contractors, and getting all our duck in a row. After that it's back to Tennessee, where for the next couple of weeks I'll be writing up a storm while also packing the bulk of our belongings for the move. At the end of the month it's hi-ho for Texas and our new home.
Thanks for being patient with what will probably be limited blogging over this week. I'll try to line up enough posts to keep you interested, while still allowing me the time I need to deal with everything on my plate.