Update On Our New Home

I did not fall off the face of the Earth just very busy with the new home!

I knew owning a house would be a lot of work and it is so far but it’s also pretty rewarding to know that we have accomplished part of the “American Dream”!

Since all the keys to the house were officially in our possession I have been working hard getting the house cleaned up and ready to call our own. My father helped me put a fresh coat of paint on some of the rooms. My mother and brothers and some friends and family helped move all our stuff out of storage and into the house (we haven’t sorted through much of it yet, but at least we aren’t paying for storage unit anymore 🙂 ).

It’s slowly becoming our “home”. Pete has been home for a little bit between jobs and we ordered our living room set and dining room set and started to hang some photos. I am keeping a photo stream of the progress and hope to make a slide show of it all.

Here’s a few shots of some of the things we’ve done so far.


Pete doing a little landscaping; We are working on a plan to create how we want it all to look. 

ImageMy pups came to visit for the night. We need to fence in the yard to make it easier to have them over. 

ImageImageWe used the new product from Rustoleum “Restore” to finish the deck. The railing and stairs are brand new and they will get a coat of matching stain. 

Our new dining room table. It’s a “pub style” with high chairs. It’s different for a dining room and we love it! 

Day by day it’s becoming what we want our home to be! There’s still lots to do but we’ll be here a while and I’m reminded there is no rush. This week I have some time to finally begin to organize, we still have lots of rubbermaid tubs full of things that were in storage. It’s fun to go through and see what we have! (Plus I’m already making a box for a garage sale and goodwill)

Hope everyone has a productive week!