It’s been a long and very busy week, but we are here. There is still a ton to be done – unpacking, organizing, cleaning the rental, etc – but we’ve finally been able to sit down a relax a little this weekend. We closed on the new house last Friday and I spent the rest of that day and Saturday morning cleaning. Since the house had been empty for several months, there were a lot of spider webs and dust everywhere. We started bringing stuff we didn’t need right away last weekend and early last week. The piano movers came Monday morning and got it moved in less than an hour.
By Wednesday, we were down to just the stuff we needed so we decided to go ahead and move the mattresses over and start staying here that night. That was the first time we got to see it at night.
We rented a u-Haul Friday morning and 4 friends came over and helped us move all the big stuff. It goes a lot faster and easier when you have a lot of help 🙂 I finished moving the kitchen yesterday and now all that’s left is just a bunch of random stuff. I cleaned the rental some as stuff was moved out, but I need to go back and do the final cleaning. We still don’t have anyone lined up to rent it, but I’d like to get it cleaned up so I can focus on the new house.
Last night, we had dinner outside by the fireplace – hot dogs and s’mores!
I’m working on posting a gallery page on here with pictures of the new house. I’d like to keep it updated with before and after pictures as I get each room decorated. (*UPDATE* – The gallery can be found HERE.)
Despite everything that still needs to be done, it feels really good to be here. We have so much room compared to our previous houses. It’s nice to put things away and know they are going to stay there for a long time (I hope).
*Click Here to see the full photo gallery of our new house*