I know many of you are experiencing the same nasty weather that we are getting here in northeast Ohio today! Luckily, as a school-based therapist, I get to enjoy the snow days just like the teachers! This is the fourth snow day so far this year, and by the looks of the radar, I'm gearing up for another possible one tomorrow. Even Akron U and Kent State were closed today--you know it's bad when they close! Since the house is under roof and work can continue on the inside, Let it snow/rain/sleet!
So I've been sitting here on my day off, trying to do work. My job is a never-ending mound of paperwork. Of course, anytime I have to do computer-based work I get very very distracted by the internet. So I've been on a dozen furniture sites, looking at some of the blinds sites that were suggested in another blog, and looking at appliances. Basically just trying to figure out some type of a budget and some type of a plan for what we need to buy when. My dreams are way bigger than my wallet! Gary's parents are buying our refrigerator OR our great room tv as a wedding present, so that's one thing out of the way. But we also NEED living room furniture, dining set, and washer/dryer right off the bat. My king-sized bedroom set can wait, if needed (but I really don't want to share a full-sized bed with him every night for a long period of time). But we do plan to get as much of our furniture as possible from a place like Levin's that offers long-term no interest financing....we will pay things off after the wedding when we have cash gifts.
We are not planning to both live there immediately when it's done. Gary will move in first, and I will join him after the wedding. I know, that's kinda silly, but there are multiple reasons for this--1) I'm kinda traditional and want it to be special when we move in together and we're married 2) I have two needy cats who will need someone to take care of them during our honeymoon. If I stay at home until then, my parents will just take care of them. If not, we have to have a housesitter and I don't know if we want to do that already!
The only problem with all of this is I will be insanely jealous of Gary living there. Of course, I will stay there on the weekends (I usually stay at his house now on Friday and Saturday nights)...but still I will be really jealous. So....who knows what will end up happening. The good thing about this plan is it will take away some of the pressure to get it furnished right away..he can live there with the bare minimum. Plus my bridal shower isn't going to be until April so we won't have a lot until then anyway. I go back and forth about this every day....I REALLY want to move in when it's done! I have about 5 weeks to figure it all out!