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. :)
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)
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
Today was an exciting visit to the new house! Notice anything different?! :)
We ran into a friend and his son, who is Eve’s friend, on the way over and they came along for the tour. I was surprised to see the green sheet rock, but he told me its a moisture resistant version. That makes sense.
Upstairs family room area
Same room, looking the other way, towards the stairs
Guess what’s in the garage?!
A solar panel power thingy! (very technical, I know!)
And a garage door! Whoo hoo!
We scheduled the closing date today. Mid-October. I can’t wait!!!
We also scheduled a tentative closing date for our current house. The inspection went well the other day and we are moving forward with the sale. It has been a little more turbulent of a process than the new house has, but I know we’ll get there and everything will work out well in the end. And, believe it or not, the end is near!
A video walk through, while you can still walk through walls!
I can’t embed videos directly from my phone, so, ya know, just click that link. 😁
5th and 7th! Can you believe it!!
They both woke up happy and ready for school. We managed photos without anyone getting cranky, without any animals escaping, and without anyone being late for school! We’re finally getting good at this! LOL!
I had a good day at school. The superintendent even stopped by when I was teaching a 1st grade class and those kiddos were perfect! I was handing out stuffies for them to cuddle as reading buddies, were were naming the stuffies and discussing how much they like stories, and then he walked in. It was perfect! :) Earlier in the day I ran a fun scavenger hunt with the 5th graders. They loved it!
Macy scanning the QR code on my back. The word was “fire” and the kids laughed that there was fire on the librarian! :)
After school and popcorn for snack (it’s our thing) Eve went to play at Macy’s house for awhile, then they came back here and we all took a walk over to the new house. Guess what?! We have solar panels!!! And siding on the whole exterior. So exciting!! The developer told us (via email) that the landscaping crew was coming at the end of this week and the area will look very different soon. We are hoping they get that path carved out soon.
Then we got home and Eve crashed on the floor! She was literally asleep on the living room floor at 6:15pm! I tried to get dinner in her, but no luck, I tried to get her to shower and brush her teeth, but no luck (yuck!), and by 7:30 she was sound asleep in bed… with me by her side! I woke up an hour later, remembering I still had another kid to put to bed too. :) He didn’t mind the extra Minecraft time!
Here’s hoping we can pull it all off again tomorrow!