Friday, December 14, 2007

#1 - Become a homeowner! What a glorious day!

OH WOW WHAT A DAY! At first it didn't start out too well. My knee has been bothering me all week. I must have slept on it funny last night because when I woke up I was in so much pain it was unreal! I couldn't bend it at all or stand on it. Finally after mustering up all my energy I made it to the freezer to get a cold pack and then take some ibuprofen. 30 mins later I was feeling a little better, enough to finally take a shower.

By 8:15am I was heading downtown to the Title company to close on my house! By 10am I was the proud owner of my very own home! I'm so excited! My Realtor even gave me a poinsettia and a gift bag which contained a bottle of wine, 2 boxes of Ghiradelli chocolates and a $50 gift card to Target! I love my Realtor. ;-)

From there I headed to my works offsite at The Oasis. I haven't been there since it burned down and boy does it look awesome! I arrived just in time to get my raffle tickets and find a table before the meeting started. Since this is our Holiday offsite, we had to bring a gift for the White Elephant exchange and if we wanted we could bring a toy for the Toys for Tots program and get another raffle ticket for the prizes our team was giving away (a monitor and Dell TV). The meeting went by fairly quickly and then they got to the awards. Next thing I know my manager is calling my name and bestows upon me an award for one of my projects. What a great surprise! I couldn't be happier! :-) After lunch we gathered in groups to do the gift exchange. It was crazy! My first gift I get a $20 gift card to home depot, which gets stolen. Then I get a $15 gift card to home depot, which gets stolen as well! Next I pick a small glass Christmas bowl...which to my surprise gets stolen! Where's the love people! My next gift are some crazy bear slippers (one pink pair and one black pair)...I figured they'd make great stocking stuffers. Too my astonishment someone stole them from me! So then I steal a co-workers $10 gift card to Starbucks and the game is finally over! I got to keep a pretty good gift after all that stealing. :-D

Then we do the final raffle drawing for the TV. Wouldn't this make for a great housewarming gift for my new home? We all anxiously await as the numbers are read...and they stop with one number to go. HOLY COW! So far I have a match! Tom asks who is left standing and 5 of us raise our hands. Then the final number is read. I look down at my raffle ticket and OMG....I WON! I WON!! Hands in the air, screaming at the top of my lungs I run, skip, hop to the front of the room and tackle Tom in a gianormous hug. I think he thought I was going to tackle him to the ground. Really?!?! Did you really call my number? I compare tickets and sure enough, I won the 37" TV! The perfect ending to a perfect day! The TV actually fit in the back of my car and Amanda and I take it to my new home. At the house yet another surprise awaited me! On my doorstep was a beautiful flower arrangement in a beautiful vase compliments of Nate. :mrgreen:

Since I seemed to be having a pretty good day, I decided to stop at the gas station on the way home and bought 10 lottery tickets. Hey, you never know. :-P

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