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Proud Owners [Sep. 9th, 2007|08:08 pm]
Lanette
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A huge thank you to everyone who came to the housewarming! I had a blast. I've never felt prouder than showing off our home and the work we've done so far. It made me feel great that people complimented the decorating that we've done, because we've had to stick to a budget, so it isn't the fanciest stuff. I was pretty sad that none of Craig's family could make it. I did get to meet some friends and co-workers though, and that was fun. I felt bad I didn't get a chance to chat with everyone one on one that much because we had 28 people! It was quite busy, and I was grilling for part of it and giving enthusiastic tours.

We got some amazing and thoughtful gifts which will help us greatly in taking care of the yard and house. My mom got us a fancy wheelbarrow! No more bucket and kitchen scissors to take care of this huge yard! It will really help.


I'm feeling quite broke, and that is scary. As agreed, we bought a big screen TV today to be delivered sometime this week. Of course, all on credit. *cringe* This is the most debt I've ever been in, and I know it is for a great cause and I LOVE LOVE LOVE our house, but I'm going to be brown bagging it for quite some time. It will kick butt to watch the Seahawks in High Def! Because the TV is so big, we had to get a stand for it. . Well, I know I'll love it once we have it, but right now it's kinda scary to spend so much, but this WAS what Craig and I talked about, and it is within budget. I only am paying half. I think I'll be more excited when it arrives. I hope to host some football parties!
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[User Picture]From: teddyeddy
2007-09-10 03:30 am (UTC)
totally... I thought, how stupid to spend so much money on a TV? but WOW
nothing like it.. EVER! ;) the stand is cool, looks much like the one we have, such a dust collector though.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-09-10 03:43 am (UTC)
Craig and I have been talking about getting a big screen for months, and it was on sale today, so $400 less than our budget, which is fortunate since we needed to buy the stand it goes on. I think I am going to love having that television and the stand will match it quite well.
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[User Picture]From: random_girl
2007-09-10 05:01 am (UTC)
I'm sorry I did not make it. I sent my husband out of the house for four hours yesterday so I could have alone time for the first time in weeks. I needed to breathe, be alone, and basically sleep most of this weekend.

I hope to catch you next time. And congrats again on hitting goal weight. I know how hard you've worked, before, during and after surgery. You are awesome. But then you probably already know that.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-09-10 03:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I understand this concept of introverted people, but have no personal experience in needing time to recharge. I require fun to recharge. Hopefully you can come see the house at some point.

I am thrilled with the goal weight!
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[User Picture]From: random_girl
2007-09-10 04:07 pm (UTC)
I'm actually not an introvert--usually people are how I recharge. However, I'm finding that when I get too much of people (which is sort of my day job right now) I need cave time to recover. I come home and shut myself in for a half hour in the evening, during which time David isn't allowed to ask me any questions.

The team at work is reshaping a bit so that I don't have to be hte central authority for everything (yay!) and this should help, but for the last few weeks I get peopled out pretty fast.
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[User Picture]From: gfrancie
2007-09-10 05:09 am (UTC)
Holy Crap. That is some serious tv.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-09-10 03:46 pm (UTC)
It's HUGE. We went to see it in person.
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2007-09-10 05:36 pm (UTC)
I am SOOOOO coming over to watch football at your place!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-09-10 05:38 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'll let you know when it is installed. :)

p.s. I need your fax number. I have proof of alarm system now.
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2007-09-10 11:27 pm (UTC)
I thought you guys weren't going to do it??? 253-925-2239
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-09-10 11:32 pm (UTC)
Well, I wasn't, but the choice was up to Craig and they changed the deal some I guess, or something like that.
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2007-09-11 12:17 am (UTC)
Well, you guys DO live in a nice neighborhood, so people looking to steal are going to be looking in those kinds of neighborhoods. Since it's already done, at least you can get a discount on your insurance.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-09-11 03:14 am (UTC)
Yes! Plus, it will be nice before the big screen to have it enabled.
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[User Picture]From: shonao
2007-09-10 07:14 pm (UTC)
We have a 55", and now going over the friends and family to hang out is wierd watching tv...funny how 30" seemed HUGE a year ago! *LOL*

I will agree with Teddyeddy though, the stands are indeed horrid dust collectors! I'm hoping to get a wood "enclosed" entertainment center for ours. http://www.homefurnituremart.com/waunge1.html Like that.
But won't even think of doing it until we're in the new house.

You'll love it! We actually bought ours because we got a Wii, and John was complaining that he could barely see the tennis ball! *LOL*
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[User Picture]From: teddyeddy
2007-09-11 01:52 am (UTC)

dust drive me nuts

We got ours for the Xbox :) but the Wii is great on it as well!

Next time I will purchase a different stand that is for sure!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-09-11 03:13 am (UTC)

Re: dust drive me nuts

We have huge speakers in the room, so we can't fit an enclosed item like that in our family room, thus the dust will be an annoyance.
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