Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Brat Anna

Yikes! I am way behind in posting! Quick recap of the last week: We sold our townhouse!!! We were so excited and will close (pending a good inspection) July 20. Our new house is getting new windows, and they are almost finished. Cole has been going by the house everyday to check on the progress. He and his parents have done a lot of work since last week. Miles and Marcia spackled and cleaned for a while on Saturday. Then Cole and Miles painted Tuesday night. We aren't changing the colors, several places just needed to be touched up. I can't wait to see it!

In other news, I've been a brat lately. The home-buying-and-getting process has gone much differently than I anticipated. I naively thought that we would close (just as we did Monday, June 1), and then we would take possession of it easy-peasy, just as we were supposed to Thursday, June 4.

My poor mother-in-law had to go to the house Thursday morning only to find the previous owners just beginning to pack up their stuff. There was some back and forth about what they thought was happening and what was actually in the contract. In the end, we did not take possession of the house until Friday. I had planned to go sit in our empty house Thursday afternoon, but that did not happen. I turned into Brat Anna and unfortunately didn't even realize it until a few days later. I fussed, pouted, and even cried a little. And I most definitely took it all out on Cole. Poor guy.

Cole and his parents have done a ton of work on the house. They cut the grass, trimmed the shrubs (By the way, what's the difference between shrubs and bushes?), killed the weeds, spackled the holes in the wall, and touched up almost all the paint. I am incredibly grateful and thankful for all of their hard work.

Brat Anna, however, is sad that I missed out on all of it. I didn't know the yard work was happening until I had already gotten to Birmingham without my yard work attire. Ok, so maybe I don't really have "yard work attire," but you know what I mean. Also, Cole has met a lot of our neighbors, and his family has even met them, but I haven't. I'm worried they think he's just a pathetic guy making up a wife to make himself feel better! I just feel like I'm missing out on a lot since I'm in Tuscaloosa and Cole's basically living in Birmingham. I feel like we go weeks without really talking, so we have not been on the same page at all lately.

Brat Anna was in particularly fine form on Saturday when I pouted through furniture shopping and then almost asked Cole NOT to come home that night. Thankfully, he did come home. We went out to eat and hashed out all of my emotions about this process, and he, lovely husband that he is, understood my frustration and feelings of being left out.

This week has been much better so far. Brat Anna didn't come out at all yesterday! Today after work I'm going to Birmingham to see my house again, and hopefully Brat Anna will stay away.

2 comments:

Emily Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you're so cute. at least you realize when you're being a brat. we all do it from time to time. congrats on all the happenings in your life! can't wait to see you TONIGHT when you come to the gump!

JPJ Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are definitely cute. And I have a feeling I'd be exactly the same way if all this happened to me. :-)