Monday, August 30, 2010

Our Weekend

We just returned from a trip to....






I'm too tired to upload pictures, so more to come about our theme park adventures :) I have to do laundry now & realize we still haven't really gotten moved in this house yet....and the fun continues!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Move-In Day!

So we got all our stuff to the new house yesterday. It was really hot. The morning wasn't so bad, but holy cow it got hot that afternoon. I seem to have a habit of moving in extreme weather, never normal. Its either icy or crazy hot.

We had the help of my dad (hopefully his last time to move me since he's been doing it since '96, and some of those moves were yearly). Finally we're in a place we plan to be for a long time! We also had the help of friends Michelle & Tim, and Tim's son. Thank goodness for the extra people, or it would've been awful!!

The difference in this move & all others was its the first one with basically the stuff of 2 peoples lives--our first move since being married & really combining everything. Which we hadn't thought about.

We ended up having 2- 24 ft. UHaul truck loads FULL between our other house & our storage unit. We way underestimated!

All went well though & we put pretty much everything except a couple things in our garage--thankful its so big and we were able to do this. We plan to go through it in there & bring only the stuff we are keeping & that is useful into the house. Everything is either trash, Goodwill, going to the church, or to be put in a garage sale this fall.

We had one small glitch yesterday. Eric was driving the moving truck & was leaving the old house. We were all headed out & pizza was on its way to being delivered also to the new place. Eric pulled out & by some fluke the back right wheel of the truck went in the ditch across from the old house.

It was stuck.

Big time.

The right rear tire was just spinning in the air & not even touching the ground.

Um, kind of a problem.


Ended up calling a wrecker that had to bring a huge special truck to get it out. $200 later & 45 min it was done. He had to pull it out horizontal so it wouldn't tip over. Wouldn't that have been nice!?

Anyway, all was well, our stuff is here (though not much in the house yet as we are still painting, etc). We are sleeping in the guest room since the master isn't finished yet. We ended the night with a prayer, some sushi & opening a bottle of wine we had been saving for something good :) A bottle from our trip to Napa in '06. And it was delicious :)

Capone was also introduced to the new place last night, he is still getting used to it & likes it..I hope :) He's not so sure about the stairs though, ha!


Capone watching the truck drive away from the old house...


Dad, Eric, Tim & his son---so thankful for their help!



The mostly full garage. Can't wait to go through all of it.....

Post-move...Eric & dad got pretty hot :(

Michelle, Tim & I

First night at the house--wine & sushi :)

Capone on the landing, doesn't want to come down the stairs :)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

HOUSE!

So things have been a little nuts lately!

Long story short, we found a house and closed last week!!





We looked at it Memorial Day weekend just for fun...thinking it would be awful inside and/or not doable price wise. But we were surprised in both regards & ended up loving it and the sellers eventually accepting our very low offer!

It was in great shape--new roof, windows, kitchen, bathrooms, landscape, and flooring. Yes its bigger than we planned on, but we hope to start filling it up asap! :) We had some small jobs we wanted to do before moving in (painting & removing popcorn ceiling to name a couple). So we've been working on those things in the evenings this week & plan to move in this Saturday. We are so excited, I can't even tell you!!

We have new appliances which I'm super pumped about, seeing as how I haven't had a dishwasher for 5 years.

I will post before & after appliance pics soon :)

Anyway, hopefully can update more soon & get back in my routine!