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.
My pups came to visit for the night. We need to fence in the yard to make it easier to have them over.
We 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!
Life over the past two and a half weeks…
–FINALLY got ALL the keys to our new home! I was waiting ever so patiently as we all agreed to let the seller stay a few more days until she closed on her new condo and could arrange the movers. But when I had them in my hand I was so excited… and really what did I need all the keys for… My father, almost immediately helped me change the locks and now we truly have our “own” set of keys to the next adventure!
–I worked a few consecutive days in July and it definitely kept me busy. I enjoyed subbing through the duration of one of the other Stage Manager’s vacations… it was nice to have a routine with my days and get more practice “calling” the show.
–Cleaned & painted and painted & cleaned a little more… My dad and I have been painting a few of the rooms in the new house. Pete and I picked a neutral color that flows well from the dining room to the living room. (and we aren’t finished yet 🙂 )
–Got a night to relax when I went to a Bon Jovi concert! We bought the tickets so long ago and it was awesome as expected! (A little biased being a “Jersey Girl”)
–Emptied our storage unit! With the help of some family and friends we finally brought all the stuff we had in our “Treasure Chest” to our home!
Now the fun part is going through it all.
There’s lots of work to be done on the house, mostly cleaning and organizing. It’s tiring but it will be all worth it when it’s done!
Photos to come soon!