Well, it's finally happened.
Fall is here -- although the weather in Los Angeles is a little schizophrenic. It was 85 degrees yesterday, so it doesn't often feel like fall. So far today, it's a bit cooler, which is nice.
We also finally bought a place! Yes, after all my ranting and raving, things fell into position. We have a wonderful townhouse in a condo complex in West Hollywood. We've put laminate hardwood floors in the two bedrooms upstairs...a LOT of work, but definitely worth it. We have a few more mini construction projects with that, like putting baseboard up and crown molding in one of the bedrooms. But, I hope that after this weekend, I can retire my hammer for a while!
As soon as I find my camera cord, I'll take some pictures and load them up here. I'm sure it's in some box, somewhere! We're also about 50% done with painting. The last thing is the living room area that extends up into the stairway. It's a pretty big job, and since I'm done with vacation on Sunday (sad, yes), I don't think I'll be able to finish it in a timely manner. So, we have someone coming today to give us an estimate.
Things are slowly coming together, although I get angina every time I come in and see about 37 boxes piled in the living room. But, I'm starting to see more and more of the floor, as the boxes get moved upstairs and unpacked. That's making me feel a little better.
The whole escrow process was a nightmare; I may or may not expand on that here. I really just trusted that God would handle things, because things were certainly out of our control. And, in the end, we've got our place!