Saturday, February 13, 2010

Home Sweet Home

We closed on our first house on Wednesday. Hip Hip Hooray!

We shoveled snow and cleaned the house Wednesday afternoon, and on Thursday our household goods were delivered.

Since our new house is an awesome 1970's shag-carpet-popcorn-ceiling dream house, we have a little work to do. So we had the movers put most of our stuff in the basement. The basement is enormous. I wish I had pictures for you, but we won't have internet until Tuesday. Sorry! Like I was saying, the basement is huge. It is "finished" in that the walls are real walls with drywall and texture and the floor is tiled and the ceiling is popcorned, but it is a huge empty space the size of the house with no walls dividing it up. Or is was empty before we lined the walls with boxes and set up the couches and TV in the "family room".

Emily, John and Sydney set up a large box fort in the basement today. They also played soccer down there. If I could find the roller skates they could really have some fun! John is disappointed that there's not actually a bowling alley in the basement. We must have told him at some point that we "could have a bowling alley down there" and he thought we really meant it.... A plastic bowling set is on my shopping list.....

I'm slowly working my way through the boxes. All the kitchen things are out and put away. The bathrooms are set up. And the beds are made. But there's still a lot to do. And a lot that I'm not going to do for a while until we scrape the ceilings and redo the floors and move things in up stairs.

It is really fun to actually be in our house and not transitioning any more. We have been "moving" since the middle of December. It is the middle of February!!! And even though the house is a little quirky, it is kinda cool!

Anyone want to come clean out my oven?


tootie said...

Enjoy your new home! Hope you get settled in quickly!

Deanne said...

Yay for the new house and not being in transition anymore!! I can't wait to see pictures of your new place. How exciting!!!

ps....I miss basements, they are one of the best inventions ever! :)

Mary said...

It sounds awesome Wendy! I can't wait to see what you guys do with your very own home since you are both handy and hard workers! Yay for projects!

nikko said...

How exciting! I miss having a basement, too!

txmommy said...

congratulations on your first home!!!! Yeah!!