You may notice that it has been a good month since my last post. Let me see if I can update you. Our house sold, we bought another one, and we just moved in on Wed. evening. It turned out to be quite a comedy of errors. I don’t know why people say that because those types of situations are anything but funny. Because the primary purpose of us moving was to gain additional space, we decided to look for a house with “good bones” so we could afford the space we were wanting. Translation – we were looking for a bigger house, with a good floor plan and good yard, that may or may not be very ugly. 🙂 Well, we hit the jackpot because we found just that. I don’t know that I would say that it was ugly, per se, it was just very outdated and had been owned by a lifetime smoker. Sea foam green carpet and drapes and nicotine. Everywhere. Small details.
Anyway, we decided to replace the flooring and block and repaint everything. Technically, all we did was some updating, not even remodeling, and it was just about more than we could handle. I do not know how people buy houses and then remodel them, while keeping a full time job. Seriously. Multiple things continued to be done incorrectly the whole time, which required constant supervision. Also, our schedule was delayed. The painters fell behind, which then pushed the flooring behind, which pushed our move date. Thankfully, the Lord brought us such gracious buyers on our house, and they let us stay an extra 8 days. Pretty sure He knew if we had to move twice I might lose my mind. I’m grateful the Lord knows my limits. 🙂
Finally, moving day arrived on Wednesday. My mom arrived at the new house to find the hot water heater leaking all over the floor, the AC not working, and the garage FULL of debris that the painters and flooring crew never removed. Just on top of everything, our movers were running late. They were supposed to be at our house at 9:30 am, and they showed up at 4 pm to get started. Thankfully, we were able to work things out. We called our home warranty company, and they sent out a plumber and an AC guy to take care of things. The AC tech fixed the issue, and the plumber ordered us a new hot water heater, which we should be getting some time this week. Also, I was able to go out to my parents’ house and put the kids to bed, which was awesome because they weren’t even done unloading until 10 pm.
That leaves us here today, in our new house, which turned out quite pretty, I must say. We still have a great deal of organizing and unpacking to do, but my amazing parents and sister have helped us knock out the bulk of everything over the last few days. We seriously couldn’t have done this without them and Jeff’s parents.
So, was all of the craziness worth it, you might ask? I’m going to go ahead and say ‘yes’. Even just being here a few days, the extra space is awesome! Maya told my dad yesterday that she likes the new house because she doesn’t have to whisper in the house anymore. Sweet girl. Not that she was ever really quiet, but she was asked to be quiet quite often.
We are left with our den and closets waiting on carpet and a wall waiting on texture and paint, but at some point you have to just quit caring and know that it will happen when it happens. In two weeks, we will start our homeschooling, and I still have some things to get ready for that. Number one on my list is to finish ordering our curriculum and organize the den/school room. Number one on Maya’s list is that she get a desk that is her very own, which she can begin organizing. Not sure when all of that is going to happen, but Lord willing it will be soon than later. Until then, stay tuned for before and after pics of the house.