Friday, May 27, 2011


So we gave ourselves a month to move from our apartment to our dream house. A month is a long time. But we are nearing the end. We've got the apartment nearly cleaned out and we are just adding the finishing touches on the house.

This past weekend we assembled furniture,

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tackled some sewing projects,

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raked our jungle of a back yard (this is the "before" picture)

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and got the cats all settled in.

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This coming weekend is our last moving weekend, so look for new and exciting "after" pictures next week!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Perfect! Well, almost...

Last week I traveled to Salt Lake City to present at the Imaging Science and Technology Archiving 2011 conference. Despite what I had heard about the city, I really loved it!

Sure, there were some wackos:

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But it was also a gold mine of organic gourmet delicacies:

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Spring had just sprung in Utah:

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The snow-capped mountains were breathtaking:

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And when I visited the temple they didn't even try to convert me (not sure if I should be relieved or insulted by this):

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My only complaint was this:

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Guess we won't be moving to Utah anytime soon.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Lifetime Supply of Bar Soap!

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We inherited a lot of things with the new house. Curtains, curtain rods, vases, poison ivy... But perhaps the most awesome thing is the 9,000 bars* of soap left in our guest bath. They had a cute little apothecary jar of soap going when the house was staged. Little did we know they would leave that AND about a million extra bars* under the sink. Did I mention that we don't use bar soap?

* These numbers might be a bit exaggerated, but seriously! Look at all of that soap!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

First Weekend as Homeowners!

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We closed on our Houston Dream House this weekend! Our amazing real estate agent, Cathy, gave us a lovely gift basket filled with a full Italian dinner (wine included), a lovely wind chime and vase and a gift certificate to Lowes!

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The first thing we did was bring over tons of TP, a case of beer and a bunny.

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Then we set to work cleaning and painting.

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We will move in the weekend of May 21st. Until then we'll be working hard on more house projects and packing.