We moved in!
I say “we moved in!” versus “we’re all moved in!” because while technically all of our things are out of storage and within the parameters of the shingles and siding you see below, the reality is I just had to climb over fifty-eleven-hundred boxes to reach my desk and laptop. In fact, as I write this from my overly-thought-out dream office complete with overlooking 2nd story balcony, my view is less “family, living room, kitchen, zen” and more “U-Haul, Staples, Zappos, Keurig, Canadian Mist, Wildtree, and Ale Asylum” ads on cardboard marked up with black Sharpies.
But we’re in! We live here now!
We moved in on the one and only day in November that it decided to snow – and not just a little bit. Our forecast was calling for 10 inches of snow, but thankfully we only got about half of that and it all ended up being pretty manageable. G and his buddies loaded and unloaded the U-Haul while Kate rediscovered her Legos and I manned a shovel, trying to keep our driveway as clear as possible so our moving truck wouldn’t go careening into our neighbor’s house.
A snow day may not be the ideal moving day forecast, but my goodness it sure is pretty! I couldn’t stop smiling seeing our new home covered in fluffy white snow:
After all the boxes were unloaded we spent our first afternoon in our new home cozied up around the fireplace, enjoying this view from our living room window:
Totally. Worth it.
Unpacking is happening slowly and I’m beginning to convince myself that cardboard may be the new reclaimed wood (who’s with me?). On the construction side, the house is almost completed (the front door and sidelights still need to be painted black and there are some little things left to do inside), and G and I are skin-pinching, chest-bumping, and all-around overjoyed with how everything turned out.
I’ll be back soon with construction updates. In the meantime, if anybody has a toothbrush holder I can borrow that’d be awesome. (I’m currently using a wine glass.)