Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The New Norm

Most of the boxes have been unpacked, i.e. the entire kitchen!  I do have my priorities.  After all, the kitchen was a huge selling factor of the house, so clearly I was most excited to get in there first. 

After a few trials and tribulations with the double closings (our buyers had some issues with their bank that postponed their side for a bit), a few major pieces of furniture that wouldn't fit up the stairs, and a first night christening of vomit, the house is officially ours!  It already feels like home and we feel so blessed to call it our own.

I had to take some extra keys over to our old house and it was a very odd feeling walking in.  It had already become someone else's house to me and I felt like a visitor.  When we left it for the final time the night before, Wes was a little emotional and nostalgic.  Not me.  I never turned back.  I guess that's how you know you're making the right decision.

I had thoughtfully orchestrated where each piece of furniture was to go.  I had a place for almost everything and was able to sell the remaining pieces on Craigslist (where has that been all my life?!).  Well sometimes the best laid plans don't pan out the way you had envisioned.  Unfortunately, our master bedroom took the brunt end of the pain.  Our armoire, dresser, and box springs are sitting in our entryway, none of them able to make it up the stairs.  The ceilings were too low and the pieces too big to make them fit.  I'm still holding out hope that I can take the molding off the top of the armoire but without taking the banister off, the other pieces are no-gos. 

After an exciting and exhausting day, we were all ready for bed.  No one had any trouble going to sleep that night.  We were all sleeping peacefully until about 3:30am when we heard Colin crying loudly.  Wes jolted out of bed, only to find Colin had gotten sick all over his bed.  He left a trail all the way to the bathroom.  Wes and I just looked at each other and said, "Well the house is officially ours now!"

I have a new routine at night.  I used to put the kids to bed and then play night watchman from my bed as I watched tv and played on the internet.  Well our bedroom is too fancy for it's own good and our old box tv doesn't work in there with the fancy wiring.  So I have literally watched about 10 minutes of tv since Friday.  That has given me a chance to get more boxes unpacked, so I guess I'm not complaining.  Hopefully that will be remedied soon.  90210 comes on tonight and I surely can't miss that!

The floors creak, the gas smells, not everything is in it's place, but it's home and we love it.

Stay tuned for pictures but I'm too much of a perfectionist to post pictures of unfinished rooms.


  1. Oh how exciting! Congrats on the new house! And I can't wait to see the finished rooms =)

  2. Congrats on the new house! Where are you at now?