This weekend, I closed the door on a big chapter of my life - I turned in the keys to my rental house. This may not seem like a big deal... but it is. It's big for a couple of reasons: 1) I'm offically not a renter anymore. I know I've been a homeowner for a few weeks now - but seriously. No more landlord. No more being able to call someone else if things are broken. 2) This was the place that I lived with Will. Not to bring this post around to sad note - but that's a hard thing to walk away from. We had great memories in that house for the short time that we lived there together. But, I know that it's the best thing for me. And I love my house and am looking forward to making lots of happy memories here too. Big steps forward.
On another homeowner note... I had my first plumbing mishap this weekend. Thank god for friends who know more about plumbing than I do. After seeing both my dad and Will deal with a backed up garbage disposal - I thought that I could do it too. Wrong. Dead wrong. I managed to remove the garbage disposal - resulting in water and sweet potato pieces shooting EVERYWHERE. Then I couldn't get it back on. And the 'what did I do?!' tears started. I could not be more grateful that Tara was already on her way over for breakfast and a puppy play date. She walked in and knew EXACTLY what to do. We even fixed the clog. AND... it wasn't even my fault. The prior owner lodged a baby spoon in the pipes. Awesome. And then we moved the treadmill out of my old house. Note to self: when you have a friend who can fix your plumbing AND doesn't look at you like you are nuts when you say 'we can just deadlift it into the truck'... they are totally keepers.
Other random tidbits from the weekend:
- Cyclocross is the most awesome hipster sport in the world. Craft beer garden. French press to-go cups. Spectators in lots of flannel and hats with teeny tiny bills.
- Seattle does, in fact, have a velodrome.
- Let's add cycling on a velodrome to things that I never want to do. Holy scary.
On a completely different note... when did Carrie Underwood take over for Faith Hill as the theme song singer for Sunday Night Football?!?! Hmmm...