Saturday, May 29, 2010

An Update & A Question

Yesterday we found out that we are officially under contract on the Esperanza house. Yeah! That means I can officially unpack. I have been holding back, particularly not unpacking my books, until the scene looked a little more hopeful. I am hopeful we will be able to close on June 14th.

A few blogs ago I talked about how Garry liked Esperanza and not many other houses because of the dining room. Esperanza has a beautiful echo-chamber of a dining room! A lot of places have "eat-in" kitchens now, and Garry was always convinced there was not enough space.

It was then I saw signs of the dinner parties to come. I just did not realize how fast. Last Saturday we moved all of the big stuff and he wanted to have his grandparents over for dinner the very next day. I said, "No way!" We did not know where anything was -- pans, cups, utencils. You know, little things. And half of our kitchenware was still in the apartment.

I guess he thought that it's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission because on Monday he invited over his Mom, brother, sister-in-law and nephew. Garry really wanted to have a special dinner for his Mom to thank her for coming all the way from Florida and to belatedly celebrate Mother's Day. I knew that a general dinner was in the works. I just did not realize we were hosting. I was a little embarrassed to have company in my box-infested home.

But, Garry said I signed off on the dinner and the location, especially since he did all the cooking, does not matter. Is he right?


Tina said...

Well, the husband should always talk with his wife before inviting people over to your home . . . . but this is still an issue in my marriage. I have surprise company on Monday also . . . . he never learns :)

Anyhow, don't worry about the boxes. You have a GREAT excuse!!! You REALLY have not had enough time to unpack, and I wouldn't be embarassed a bit if I were you. Embrace it, and feed everyone . . . . even if it is a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken!!!

Take it or leave it! (my advice :)

Cunningham Blog said...

They came over last Monday (two days after the move-in) and hopefully did not mind the boxes too much! We also had his grandparents over last night. Garry is enjoying being a homeowner again.

The GruCru said...

I'm so glad everything worked out and a little jealous that your new house is so much cooler than mine

Meg said...

Wow, I had no idea you were so bothered/upset about us coming over! I'm sorry it stressed you out so much. Jeremy offered to have it at our house, but Garry wanted to have it there since we had everyone over to our house for dinner the night before. Plus I think he was a little excited to show off the new place. We figured it would be helpful to bring some of the food and dessert and just have it be low key. Of course we didn't care about the boxes, obviously Jeremy didn't mind...he helped put them there! The great thing about it is we are family, not really guests :) we are just excited to have more family around. We also understand because we still have boxes in a few rooms and our garage and we moved in a year ago! If you need any help unpacking or organizing let me know, I am close enough to come on over and help!