We are HOME!
Oh, where to even begin?
I was going to show pictures of us actually moving, but now that I’m all moved in I’m not really in the mood anymore to even think about all.that.moving.
Plus, I’m sure no one else is interested in looking at pictures of tons of boxes stacked up. 😉
So, I’ll just start from where I’m currently at…
First off, I have acquired TWO Rodney White prints!!!
I have been stalking Craigslist the past month for any of Rodney White’s work. I found the motorcycle one for $70 (already framed!) and the Moment one for only $25! They aren’t the exact prints I’ve been wanting, but I still LOVE them. What a score!
We have been working non-stop since last Friday. By Saturday night we’d finally unloaded the moving van and starting fresh Sunday morning we have spent countless hours unpacking. I’ve worked for 4 solid days (and nights) unpacking boxes.
We are still so far from being done, but at least our living room is usable now.
It needs so much more work decor-wise, but for now I’m just thrilled there are no more moving boxes stacked up and I can actually sit on my couch.
Don’t look too closely or you’ll see lots of piles of stuff in the background. Ugh.
I’m loving our new couch. We were going to buy something leather and super-expensive, but we decided to NOT go into debt on furniture and purchased this sectional instead. We got it at Costco (love that place!) and paid only $699! And believe it or not, it is a very comfortable couch!
Also, do you see our brand new dryer in the background? Our house is gas, so we ordered the gas dryer from an appliance store online. When we moved in the house we realized that although the house is in fact gas, the house is wired for an electric dryer. Ack! We tried to send the dryer back but the appliance store wanted us to pay to ship it back PLUS pay them back for the free shipping they gave us to send it to us, PLUS an additional 10% restocking fee. So now we are stuck with a brand new unopened dryer that we are going to attempt to sell on Craigslist. I’m sure we’ll lose at least $100 on it. 🙁
We might look somewhat put-together, but trust me, we.are.not!
Hubbs is our official hook-everything-up guy. He’s been getting his office together because he’s been working from home this week and needed his computers all set up, so the TV situation is still a total mess.
Here he is working hard (to pay for this house!) while our son plays the new StarCraft2 next to him.
Boys and their toys. Sigh.
My daughter and my sister have been playing hard while I’ve been sorting and organizing.
Notice how I didn’t get around to repainting any walls before we moved in? I’m going to be very busy this year.
As I’ve unpacked I’ve been putting any and all decor, accessories, and pictures in the dining room.
I even set up a temporary shelf for all of it. What a mess!
Now as I put together each room I can go to one location to find all the accessories I need for each space in the house. (Yes, I guess I’m pretty
My husband has officially started calling the Dining Room “Goodwill”. He says he feels like he is shopping at Goodwill when he goes into the Dining Room.
I have no idea why he would even think that!
I love having my own Goodwill! Plus, mine’s free.
When I need an item for a certain space, I’ll just go “shopping” for something that works.
I had the kids rooms pretty much set up, but they have since been playing in their rooms and now they (the rooms, not the kids) are too messy for me to take pictures of. Once the rooms are clean again, I’ll show you them as well.
I have a feeling I’m going to be very busy for a very long time!
Oh, on a side note, I realize I’ve been slacking big-time on my weekly link up party. I’ve been a tiny bit preoccupied… 😀