We spent the weekend moving in to the new house. Remember how nice it looked when we bought it? Easy come, easy go. It is now full and cluttered and unorganized and three whole days lived in! LOL! It’s coming along though. We had AWESOME friends and family VOLUNTEER to help us move on Saturday. Crazy, but amazing. Aunt Katie showed up at 9am with donuts, Alan’s coworker came by with plenty of muscle, and my friend Elizabeth and her son showed up shortly afterwards with infinite patience and coordination skills. Alistair kept Eve busy (not terribly helpful, but at least out of the way), Parrish came over and helped Lex pack up, and by mid-afternoon we were practically done! We spent Saturday night in the new house. :) We bailed on all other obligations this weekend and focused on moving and settling. This week we have been stopping by each day to pick up the mail and newspaper and random small items left behind.
I tried to add a bunch of photos but it’s not working and it’s late and I’m tired, so here’s the link to the shared album again instead. All the photos are there.
Did you catch the “kind of” in the title? We actually have a whole garage and basement still full over at 64PP. We have been joking about “forgetting” that stuff, or leaving it as a present for the new owner, but of course we are nice people and would never do that. This weekend when my parents are up with their truck we will get the rest done. So the goal this week is to get unpacked and organized enough to make room for practically a whole other house worth of stuff! Ugh! Lex has been itching for his drum set and Eve really wants that bunk bed and I’m pretty sure any company we have would prefer a bed in the guest room instead of the hard floor. :) So, one more weekend of moving and then we will be completely moved in! Whee!!
We closed on the new house today!! Whooo hoo!!
The kids came to the closing and right afterwards we went to the new house and did a happy dance! :)
We were a little bit excited. :)
Then we started moving in our boxes and boxes of stuff. The fancy new house will be “lived in” in no time! Tomorrow is the official moving day. We’ve had several friends offer to help us move (crazy friends!) so hopefully we can get it all done this weekend. Wheee… What a crazy summer it has been!
We hosted our first dinner party at the new house tonight. It was perfect. :) I picked up pizza, brought seltzer, grapes, and apple cinnamon crescent rolls for dessert. We had our HVAC guy (who loves our house as much as we do) and our new neighbor (who loves her solar, net-zero house as much as we love ours) and the four of us and the dog. We had a few folding chairs. Birthday napkins I grabbed at the last minute. Running water!! Whoohoo!! :) It was a great time. I’m looking forward to many more, maybe with furniture next time. :)
She’s got one lesson under her belt. <3
The 2027 season of FLL started tonight. Big changes this year. We are holding it at the tech center, with assistance from the First Robotics Club (high school team), and generous support from the principal of the tech center. This year we will be running THREE teams, instead of the usual one! Twenty eight kids! It’s crazy!
Tonight I challenged them to write their names in Legos.
Stopped by the house today and there are so many pretty colors! I can’t believe how close we are getting!
I love the guest room and laundry room color! (Colonial Yellow)
Eve’s room. (Jamaica Bay)
Most of the house is this pale blue color. (Honest Blue)
Eve picked up her flute tonight. She is so excited! It was a crazy night at “instrument pick-up” where all the 5th graders in the district showed up for their new band instruments.
She also started sewing, all on her own. She sewed up a stuffed animal that Arlo chewed the eye off of, and today, after Arlo got her doggie, Eve went right to work. She does a great job too!
We stopped by this afternoon expecting to see some painted walls, but instead we got floors and trim! Cool, but, hmm…. We were surprised that floors and trim come before paint.
So much going on. More than just the new house. But I don’t have the time or energy to go into details. Issues selling this house. Work is good. Kids are good, but need lots of dental work. Open house at school last night. Life is busy! Grad courses have started again. Eve will be playing the flute this year. Projects going on. But, for the moment, we have a new kitchen! Or at lease the start of one. :)
A boy and his dog on a stormy afternoon.
I’m so excited for an island! Lots of bins for recycling too!
Arlo does not love our visits to the new house. We let him off lease to explore yesterday and he seemed to enjoy the view. :) I think he’ll like it more when it’s less echoy and more filled with stuff he recognizes. :)
More later. Someday. <3