The alarm went off at 5 am on a Friday morning and I joked with Jose, "Should we just sleep in." He laughed. It was signing day and after a long learning experience we were ready to move on to the next chapter into our forever home.
After meeting our team at the title agency and signing our life away we proceeded to a champagne toast at 7:30 am. I'm not sure if it was the bubbly or the experience but I was feeling great!
The moment came: keys in hand, Jose swept me off my feet and carried me into our new home. It was a perfect moment that I will remember forever. (Watch it on the gram here) Once we were in it was time to clear it out! The previous owners had history in the home that we were aware of and wanted to clean the energy in the space. New beginnings, new juju.
T.S.P. for the walls. Fabulosa for the Floors. Every fan blade, air vent, electrical outlet and cabinet was cleaned, fixed, replaced. Sage Smudging began at 11pm on that first move in day and we new everyday after this one was ours to create in our forever home.
Saturday was moving day with both sides of the family on deck! We had our apartment cleared out in a matter of a few hours. By lunch time we were having Subway sammys at our kitchen table in our new home.
After lunch it was time to put on the homeownership hats and learn about the electrical system in our house. Does your home have 2 prong outlets? Need to ground them? Were qualified now! After tackling the electricity side we learned about pool maintenance and HVAC. Many trips to Ace, Loews, HomeDepot and Costco (for more vodka) in 72 hours. Many phone calls to electrician friends. Late nights turned into early mornings and after day 5 it was time to say goodbye to the Fam from San Diego and spend our first night alone in our new home.
The buying and moving process couldn't be talked about without saying THANK YOU to everyone who had a hand in it. Whether you made us smile, offered assistance or just send your good spirits our way we appreciate you and understand the importance of people helping people. Cheers to more of that and the pool parties to celebrate it!