Movin' on up! the East side? OK, no. But things have been moving right along! Last Saturday an electrician came out & put in the recessed lighting in the kitchen. It looks really good, except that he left a hole in the ceiling... so, 1 problem fixed 1 problem added? Oh well, at least that orange big box is gone!
Today, my cousin was in TOP FORM!! He brought a veritable army of workers with him today!! His son Jake, and 2 friends Dave (who is going to help us with our shower for CHEAP-YAY!) & Jim (who is funny, helpful, and a VERY hard-worker... & was the poor sap who had the task of being in our 100 degree + attic cutting a hole.) Besides being hysterically funny (& a bunch of guys) they put up Soni's fan- (after having to climb over the AC unit in the attic, and cut a hole in the ceiling... AND go to Lowe's TWICE). They got the garbage disposal and kitchen sink put in- (after having to make 2 more trips to Lowe's, cut the piping (twice), replace the Garbage Disposal plug, and try to figure out where oh where they placed our main water shut-off! FYI: Still have NO CLUE... what we think should be it DOES NOT, I repeat, DOES NOT turn our water off all the way... it flows slower but keeps on running!) And finally, my sink upstairs put in- (after having to drill new holes so it would fit &...) OK, so that was probably the easiest although the piping underneath is too small and so we called it quits, but our final trip of the night... TO LOWE'S!! We wanted to have everything on hand for next time! I feel like the list is FINALLY getting smaller & smaller! I'm thinking we'll actually move in BEFORE 2011!! YAY!!!

Plumbing, Painting & Doorknobs!

So.....Turns out that Soni's and my home teacher is... (drum roll, please) a PLUMBER!! Which for Soni and I is like manna from heaven!! Since our cousin (after numerous-and I mean NUMEROUS- texts and phone calls) is still a NO-SHOW!! WTH?!?!?! Not sure if we offended him or what?! At this point, I think I'm more offended! :(
Saturday, after a mid-singles breakfast at Gourmet Pie (YUM!), Soni and I head over to work some more on the place. (UGH!) We were meeting our HT/Plumber so we felt like at least something would be getting done!
Wade... our HT, got the downstairs toilet installed (YAY!) and the bathroom faucet in.
*Note... this is not our plumber... I just thought the pics were hilarious!*

Soni... finished all of the grout sealing and has been unloading boxes.
I... painted my bathroom door, painted my balcony railing, put a doorknob on my bathroom door, fixed the upside down light switch in my bathroom (I was in a hurry last week OK?), switched out the deadbolt and doorknob on the front door, sanded and then painted the laundry closet doorway.
Soni and I both... went to Lowes (TWICE!), finished putting the hardware on the kitchen cabinets...can you believe we had to buy nuts to put on the backside of the screws b/c 1 1/4" screws were too short and 1 1/2" screws were too long and they don't make in-between!! C'mon! What else could go wrong?!
What else? I'm glad you asked! We went to open the vanity to put in the upstairs bathroom and guess what? Yup, it was broken! :) You just have to laugh!! Luckily, Lowes delivered it, so I'm sure they'll take it back. Soni and I were joking about all the set backs that we've had, and I had to ask, "If the Lord didn't want us to live here, shouldn't He have clued us in BEFORE we bought it?" :) We are trying to stay positive... we have a plumber-BONUS! And we have some numbers for electricians for our kitchen lighting-just have to get some estimates and pick one! And finally, the carpet is in and ready to be installed as soon as we are ready for it! (Fingers Crossed, Prayers, Luck, send ALL good vibes our way!!)

Clown car?

So, Soni and I are pretty much tired of relying on other people to help us with our condo. I can't even begin to tell you how many times we've been flaked on! We are the types who like to do everything ourselves and have learned over the years to rely on ourselves only. Don't know if that stems from having a non-handy Dad or what? Anyhow, we both have Civics...smaller cars that DO NOT carry big stuff! (I seriously wish I had taken my camera when we tried to STUFF my toilet into the trunk...and then tried to SHOVE it into the backseat! It was more funny looking back on it than when we were actually doing it!) I actually went to Lowe's myself to pick up 105 square feet of tile, grout and 7 backer boards...which are 5'x3'. I left those behind just in case you were wondering! What was I thinking?!
Yesterday, Soni & I had some site to store pickups at Wal*Mart that we needed to pick up. We didn't want to call my cousin with a Pilot b/c he has flaked on us soooo many times already! We just decided to get it done ourselves! It was a TV, a TV stand and 2 LARGE bookcases! Imagine that piled into the back of a Civic!! Just in case you can't, I had Soni take some pictures! Keep in mind that Soni already has a truck-load of stuff that she keeps in her trunk!!

Me in the front seat with the seat all the way forward and the seat in the FULLY upright position. I would have died from the airbag if we got in a wreck!

When Soni pulled up he gave me a look like we were the craziest 2 girls on the planet!!

I got some seriously FUNKY looks from everyone we drove past! I'm sure they were wondering what my damage was?! You have to laugh, right!