I got the call around 11:30 this morning that the recording numbers were in, and the house is officially ours. Plus $52!
I went to the house to unload the pile of stuff that had been accumulating in the car and to measure rooms. Tonight I will start to sit down with the graph paper and attempt to plan out the rooms. This could get REALLY entertaining, because I don't ACTUALLY know what any of our furniture measures... I just went to Ikea one day, borrowed one of their tape measures, and wandered through the store saying "That looks like it's about the same size as my dresser," and "I THINK the buffet might have a similar footprint to this."
The good news is that I KNOW I got the size of at least two of the bookcases correct, and the layout of the den is one of the biggies that I want to be prepared for before there are movers involved. I KNOW that we won't be able to get all of our bookshelves in there, and wouldn't WANT to get all of our bookshelves in there, because there are some that don't match in an ugly way (versus those that don't match in a cool design sort of way). So, the question of HOW MANY bookshelves will fit is very important, as that will determine how many bookshelves DO NOT fit, and need to have new homes found for them. Yes, I really do think about bookshelves this much, isn't it intriguing?
Tomorrow I will have about 3 hours at the house to get started on the real work. I think I'm starting with pulling up carpet, because that is more exciting to me than hanging window coverings. I also need to decide what size tile to put in the bathroom. I can go 6 or 8 inches square for about the same price per square foot, 12 inches square for a hell of a lot cheaper.... but I don't know if the 12 inch squares will be too big for the space. So I need to figure all that out and get the tile purchased soon, in case it needs to be ordered. We're going with plain white tile, which I think will look best with the green and pink in the shower without closing in a small space.
I have to be up and out of the house early tomorrow, but perhaps I will remember to bring my camera so I can show pictures tomorrow.