Well, like an idiot I had the phone switched over yesterday, completely forgetting that the computer DSL line is dependent upon the phone, so I have no e-mail at the moment. I can't check it from here at work.
The closing on the house was yesterday and it went fine, although there were a couple of snags in the process. Everything eventually was worked out, and the house is ours. Yay! I have a garage door opener in my car and a new key on the ring.
The painters got started yesterday, and the house is going to look so much better once we get the icky green interior paint out of the picture. John [our real estate agent] has been such a dear, so very helpful. He picked up my paint yesterday and got the painters organized. He is staying at the house most of the day today, to supervise the painters and the carpet folks, change lightbulbs, etc. He said he would be back over tomorrow to help me with the load in of Mom's furniture. (The truck is supposed to be there at 8. I'm dropping Alesia at the babysitters at 7:30 or so.)
Alesia is sick of boxes and packing, but excited about the move, I know. Last night when she went to the house and saw her room, she was aghast - the blue she picked out is a purplish blue, and she just didn't realize it. I tried to tell her that, but she wouldn't listen. We have to buy her some new linens anyway, so we'll make it coordinate.
I'm at work, so best to get busy. Likely won't be able to post again for several days.