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2012-07-28 - 10:49 a.m.

Yesterday I closed the deal on the purchase of my new home!! I feel happy because the deal is done and the decision is made about where I will live, at least for the next few years. I might sell it a few years or several years down the road because I expect to be able to turn a good profit if I do that, plus I might be ready to damn the torpedoes and move to Colorado full time by then. The only thing I don't like about my community here is the heat. It's very, very hot in the summer. So hot you can't really enjoy the outdoors much at all. It gets too hot in the spring and stays that way until mid fall. We have a very mild winter, if we get a winter at all. I prefer a cooler, more arid climate, but that is why God created air conditioning.

The house itself is perfect for me and provides all the space I need. I am about to set out for the shopping fiasco that has to happen now. I've got enough furniture for a one bedroom apartment and now I've got 3 bedrooms and an office to furnish! I am finally going to get some special dishes and more kitchen gadgets. I didn't have any extra space in the apartment kitchen for storing such things, so I haven't bought a lot of things I'd like to have.

I can't wait to move over there and see what it's like to have enough counter space and places to put everything. I've got a ton of shopping to do. I need a big pretty rug to go under the dining table and I want it on the floor before the furniture gets moved over. I was thinking of painting some accent walls. That should be done before I move in. I have to turn in my notice to vacate. I've got to do that today. I will have 30 days to stay here, and I plan to wait about moving the big items until I have had a chance to get another ceiling fan installed and maybe paint. I have a lot of decisions to make and things to do. I'm tired just thinking about it. But it's fun. This will be an experience. Probably an exhausting one.

I've got to get on it. A million things to do today!

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