November 27th, 2007
Walk Through

The walk-through on the house went pretty well. We only had 14/15 items for them to take a look at and/or fix. I figure that’s not too bad, considering how many lines were on the page. *ggg* The man who led our walk-through said that one of his other customers (buyers) walked in with his own roll of blue tape. (Blue tape is what you use to mark problem areas.) The guy said that he could hardly keep up with the man. He’d marked up over a dozen items before they even left the kitchen. He said the fact that the man brought the tape wasn’t the problem. It was because he didn’t get a chance to write down what the guy was taping. We didn’t do that to the poor guy on our walk-through. I, at least asked him for the tape when I found something. 😉 (wg)

Anyway, it’s done. We sign the final papers on Monday and get our keys the following Wednesday. My dh is so excited that he plans to sleep on an air mattress in our new home. I think I’ll wait until the bed has been delivered. *g*

On the writing front, I’m still pondering story issues. I broke out Donald Maass’ Writing the Breakout Novel workbook. I realize what I did, so now I’m trying to come up with solutions to fix the problem. I also received notes from my agent on my urban fantasy. Luckily, there is not as much work there as first anticipated. YAY! It’s still going to take me a while to work my way through the book. Probably won’t get to submit the manuscript until Jan. Sigh. Oh well, nothing can be done about it.

I’m looking forward to X-mas. And, I’m looking forward to after Christmas so we can get our diet back under control. I don’t know about you all, but between moving and Thanksgiving the diet has been UGLY. I feel more bloated than that stuffed turkey mom fixed. LOL! Luckily, a YMCA is about two blocks from our new home. 😉 I see a LOT of working out in my future. In fact, I should probably go for a walk before I start running my errands. I’m out of here. 🙂

6 comments to “Walk Through”

  1. Woo-hoo! Sounds great. Congratulations.

    Our new home is right around the corner from the Y (as was our old place–it was about 6 blocks from a different Y). It’s pretty great living so close to a gym, I hafta say. Since the term “successful writer” automatically means “sitting in a chair for most of the day,” it’s important to have easy access to weights, treadmills, trails, etc.!

    Your new place sounds just great–congratulations again. You’re so close to closing on it. Y’all must be so excited.

  2. Thanks Catherine! 🙂 I’m really looking forward to being that close to the Y. They have some great classes that I intend to take advantage of in the VERY near future. I agree about the term ‘successful writer’. Can’t wait until I grow up and become one. 😉 *g* We are excited and terrified. Worried that something will go wrong at the last second. (I doubt it will, but you know…first house anxiety syndrome.)

  3. Glad the walk-through went well and you’ve got the feedback you need to whip the urban fantasy into shape!

    I don’t have the workbook, but considering how useful the book is, I should invest.

  4. Charli, Thanks! Yes, I have everything I need to work on the urban fantasy. As for the workbook, I highly recommend it. 🙂

  5. Unpack in this order, Jordan: Bed, Clothes, Bathroom stuff, Food & Drink, TV, Couch. Stuff everything else in the garage, and open as necessary. 🙂

  6. Bernard, LOL! That’s actually very good advice. I just need one more item added…the office. 😉