What Happens When A DIY Diva Buys A House?

Hello dear readers!    I know you have waited impatiently for my next thrilling post for far too long.  I appreciate your continued support, and I am so glad you stopped by today to read. 

Where’s Cheeky?

Did she get her new dream home? 

What about that darling and long suffering husband? 

How does he tolerate her wacky and irrational behavior?

You can relax, all is well.  I have just been so busy and distracted, that I don’t have much left over to write these world famous (HA!), praise-worthy(HA!)  and award winning (Double HA!) blog posts at the moment.

Sit back and I’ll just let the story unfold with one of my delightful picto-blogs.  Please save all questions until the end.  Thank you.

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Cheeky’s Dream Home

You may remember that we found our dream home a few weeks ago.  Well, the offer has been made, and the offer has been accepted.  That is of course, if we sell our current home, which you also may remember, looks like this:

This is us, on our recent first wedding anniversary.  Aren't we the most delightful couple?

This is us, on our recent first wedding anniversary.
Aren’t we the most delightful couple?

We live in an insanely  hot real estate market, and there has been much activity on our home since we put it on the market.  In fact, we have two more showings today.  Hopefully the offers will start flooding in soon, as many have expressed an interest in buying. When it became apparent that yes, this move will happen, we became ecstatic!…..Well, at least I did.

I'm so happy I could cry!  I'm even going to re-purpose this ridiculous bracelet into a chandelier.

I’m so happy I could cry! I’m even going to re-purpose this ridiculous bracelet into a chandelier. Aren’t you just thrilled darling? I can’t wait to redecorate the whole house!

You can see in Mr. The Cheeky’s face that while he’s happy, he knows that Pandora’s box has just been opened.  For those of you who have heard about our wedding, you already know that I tend to become completely immersed in whatever my current focus happens to be.  “Obsessive” may be a good word to describe it.  I just can’t help it!  That’s the way I operate.  So, this is sort of what it’s been like around home for the last few days.

Ooh!  We have a fireplace now!  Damn, that thing's fugly.  Wonder how you reface something like that....

Ooh! We have a fireplace now! Damn, that thing’s fugly. Wonder how you reface something like that….

Hey, guess what?  We have a two car garage now!

Hey, guess what? We have a two car garage now!

You know, even though we'll have a garbage disposal, you still can't stuff potato peels down the drain.

You know, even though we’ll have a garbage disposal, you still
can’t stuff potato peels down the drain.

Hey guess what?  We have a finished basement now!

Hey guess what? We have a finished basement now!

Oh how he suffers.  He can’t go anywhere without finding me around the corner with another revelation, another idea, another way to make this home just what we (I) want.

Oh look, Dear!  This Ralph Lauren suede paint will be just divine in your new library!

Oh look, Dear! This Ralph Lauren suede paint
will be just divine in your new library!

I don't understand why you can't build the new pergola for the patio while you recuperate from your sugery. It's not like you'll be doing anything else.

I don’t understand why you can’t build the new pergola for the patio while you recuperate from your surgery. It’s not like you’ll be doing anything else.

I swear to God, if that insufferable woman shows me one more goddam Pinterest board with DIY chair covers, I'm going to hang myself.

I swear to God, if that insufferable woman shows me one more goddam Pinterest board with DIY chair covers, I’m going to hang myself.

Ward hangs himself

Oh for Pete’s Sake! Okay already, I get it! No more about the house! Geez!

forehead kiss

That’s a good girl. Now, leave me alone. I have manly man stuff to do.

I guess I’ll just have to do the rest of this on the sly. You won’t tell on me will you?  There’s only a couple of things left to do anyway.

Hello, Anton?  Mr. Cheeky is out right now, so hurry over with those chintz swatches for the fainting couch.  Come on, chop chop!

Hello, Anton? Mr. The Cheeky is out right now, so hurry over with those chintz swatches for the fainting couch. Come on, chop chop!

It doesn't matter who I am. All that matters is that I bought the house next door, and you little bastards better stay off of my lawn!

It doesn’t matter who I am. All that matters is that
I bought the house next door,
and you little bastards better stay off of my lawn!

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29 thoughts on “What Happens When A DIY Diva Buys A House?

  1. Congrats on the new house! I’ve noticed you haven’t posted as much lately, so I’m glad it’s because you’ve been preoccupied with a new adventure. I’d wonderd what was going on based on your Pinterest posts. I though perhaps you either got a new house, or we’re totally remodeling your old one. Ha. Also, I’ve noticed an obscene increase in really delicious looking, but quite decadent recipe posts. Are you preparing to host weekly dinner galas for your new neighbors?

    • I don’t know. I just do love the chocolate and stuff. I’ve spent way way too much time on Pinterest lately, and I guess it shows. Are you going to make it for the class reunion? We are moving to Hastings by the way. That’s where we originally met. How funny is that?

    • Thanks! So glad I can still do that. This post has more truth in it than you know. I can’t wait to see what my poor husband has to say about it. I want my realtors to have a look see too. They are coming to find out that I tend to go overboard a little bit.

      • I’m not sure, but I have an important list of “don’ts”

        1. DON’T try to relocate
        2. DON’T try to look for a new job
        3. DON’T put your house up for sale
        4. DON’T have a full time job.

        I use to write in this dumb little blog almost every day. Sometimes more than once a day. Around February of this year, it was like all the creativity was absolutely drained from my head. I started writing a blog for a company as well, and my focus shifted there. I was also contributing weekly to an online pop-culture magazine. Those assignments were a chore to complete, and it just became too much.

        I’m not doing either of those right now, but this impending move, job search, frantic house cleaning and the stress of buying/selling has not helped the creative spark either.

        It’s my hope when things calm down here that I’ll be back to my silly old self and can waste at least a few minutes of everyone’s time on a daily basis again.

        For me, the daily prompts are (were) a wonderful way to keep writing every day. I was almost always able to take a silly slant on them.

        When I get an idea, the pictures that tell the story always come first. They usually make the skeleton. I fill in the story with words when I can make a sort of comic strip. That’s what works for me anyway.

        I’m sure your spark will return soon, but we all need to take a break from this now and again.
        :-)

      • Thanks so much! The daily prompts are a great help to me too! And I’ll take your advice on the picture-aid.
        Here’s to your spark becoming a fire and my faulty lighter emitting a spark! :D

  2. Well, congratulations!! I’m so happy this all worked out for you. The house is perfect. I love the last picture where you tell the neighbor kids to stay off your lawn. Rich has been allowing the dog to do his business on our property, yet very near the stairway to nowhere. That’ll keep those little buggers out of our yard! If not, they will have a treat to take home on their shoes. :-)

    • Ha ha! That’s funny. I did that myself today, while playing fetch with the Wonder Mutt in the back yard.

      Haven’t heard of any offers yet, but I am still hopeful we will get one this week. Then, I guess I better start packing up all of my fancy schmancy chafing dishes and what not. Har dee har har.
      :-)

  3. Sounds like you & my hubby would get along well. When we were looking for an apartment last year, we’d look at an apartment & before we were out of the driveway he would be planning where we could put the furniture & what new things we would need to buy. All before I had even said yea or nay! It drives me nuts.

    • Ha ha! Um, yeah, I’ve been driving my poor husband insane. When we actually do get our house sold, I fear it will get worse for him. I’m already living there in my head. I guess I kinda have to imagine myself living in the space to make it work. Gawd, I hate moving though. Barf.

  4. Funny post Cheeky!
    I know only too well how this process goes.
    I’m super stoked about getting a garbage disposal too! When it’s all done let’s all have a glass of champagne together.
    Red

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