So if you even follow me a teesy bit on social media, you'll know that we bought a house this past Friday. I know some people consider it "taboo" to talk about it before it happens, but I've already talked about how I feel about that, so the beans were spilled a while back about buying a house!
I really really really LOVE our new home. The more time I spend in it, the more I fall in love with it. Sure there are some things that need updating (the house was built in 1978) but that's all part of the adventure.
So far we've:
+moved all of our belongings from our rental house to our new house, over the span of about five trips, about 70 miles total each trip.
+moved our cats, which has been one of the most interesting parts of the move. One of them is totally loving the new place and is exploring every nook and crannie. The other, well let's just say his favorite hiding place (under the couch) is getting a lot of use.
+Painted our storage room
+Said "what does this thing do?" too many times to count, in reference to the pool equipment left for us - we've never had a pool so we're a little lost on the maintenance part!
+Asked "Babe, where are the dish towels?" and "Have you seen my shampoo?" and hundreds of similar questions per day.
+Removed cabinet doors and all hardware from the kitchen, plus stripped/sanded all of the cabinets, AND painted the cabinet interiors. Even though that's a pretty short sentence, it's the biggest project we've done so far - and we're only half finished!
+Stubbed toes, smashed fingers, dropped boxes, scratched paint... you name it, it's happened.
We are SO happy to finally be able to say that we are HOMEOWNERS. If you've been a long-time reader, you'll know that we've been wanting to buy a house now for over a year and there have been quite a few hindrances along the way. Having a place to really call ours is such a wonderful feeling, but there are still so many questions! How do pools work? Where do you buy rugs? How long does it take paint to dry? How am I supposed to find a new favorite gas station? How early should I leave for work? When can I let my cats outside without them running away?
And of course, the most important question: what hashtag should I use to document our home updates? I'm thinking #parkerpadreno but let me know if you have other ideas - I'm open to suggestions!