House Sales, Eagles Games, and A Wedding Anniversary

Okay, I’m not supposed to say anything because, you know, things can still fall through, inspections can go wrong, locusts could swarm in, yadda yadda. But I prefer not to live in a Debbie Downer kinda world so I’m just gonna come out and say it….We Sold Our House!! Yay!

Technically, we just accepted an offer. But we signed legal-looking paper work and canceled an open house, thus making us officially “under contract.” This is Phase I of what appears to be a million-phase plan that gets you to settlement. Phase II is the home inspection, which should be in the next week or so. And many of the other phases involve the buyers coming up with a mortgage and, you know, money.

But after nearly four weeks of showings, and showings, and showings. And cleaning, and cleaning, and cleaning. “Under contract” are now my favorite two words ever. This means we don’t need to keep our kitchen or patio tables perpetually set with fresh flowers and place settings for four as if a dinner party might miraculously spring up at any moment. And our coffeemaker can go back on the counter. And our bathmats can come out of the closet. And our hand soap can return to the edge of our sinks.

Ah, the freedom from staging. It just makes me want to throw my wet towel on the floor and not make the bed.

And instead of shining every surface of our home to prepare it for an open house yesterday, we got to go to the Eagles Game! And they won! And the weather was about as nice as a football fan could hope for, even if our seats were a little chilly in the shade. And by “shade” I mean we were in the last row of the entire stadium, next to the concrete wall, with a better view of 95 than of the field. But that’s neither here nor there, it was still awesome. And did I mention they won?

Plus, the game marked the first activity of our Action-Packed Anniversary Week. Hard to believe but the DH and I are celebrating five years of wedded bliss. And we’ve got lots of fun stuff planned from haunted prisons to balloon rides to martinis in Manhattan. I’ll be sure to post lots of pictures. Stay tuned!

POP CULTURE RANT: General Hospital
I think people have lost the right to make fun of me for watching this show since James Franco has joined the cast. Yup, you read right. James Franco, the bad guy from Spider-Man, the stoner from Pineapple Express, the serious actor in Oscar-nominated Milk, will be joining GH. He’s doing a two-month arc during sweeps, and according to reports he was the one who approached GH. And I think it’s awesome. I can’t wait to watch. And that’s not all, the original Lucky, Jonathan Jackson, is returning this month to reprise his roll. Man, it’s a good time to be a soap fan.

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