Settling In

January 26, 2021

Moving into a new house requires lots of hard work. Our home improvements are slowly raising our comfort level day-by-day. The window treatments, most of which have been installed, greatly help our sense of privacy. My office is shaping up, although I had to order another bookcase to replace the built-in shelving I’d lost from the other house. It’s taking a long time to reorganize my papers but that’s essential to feeling in control.

My husband’s office space is great. He has his own computer desk and has put his music equipment in there. Adjacent to it is a guest bedroom with a Jack and Jill bathroom in between. Upstairs is another guest bedroom that will be a great boy’s room when our grandson stays over. We’re putting all the toys and kid’s books up there and have made the other upstairs bedroom into a media room with our CDs and DVDs. I don’t plan to go upstairs too often, but the kids will like it.

We have a list of projects for the handyman. We’ll need him to hang our mirrors and paintings among many other items. And these are only the inside issues. Outside are three towering trees we want to get removed plus landscaping, gutter cleaning and sprinkler repairs to do. Once we clear the garage of all our packing boxes, that space needs fixing up. So we won’t be done for quite a while.

Our new location is great. We are close to shopping with most of our favorite stores and restaurants nearby. We’ve had our first Covid vaccines and met our friendly neighbors. We even made an excursion one day to a strawberry farm. And of course, the best reason to be here of all is that we’re near our family. So there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I just wish we could be there sooner rather than later.

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12 thoughts on “Settling In

  1. What’s it like to cook on an electric stove? I prefer gas since that’s how I’ve always cooked. Even when I do private parties I’d tell them that if they had electric I’d recommend someone else.

  2. Glad it’s starting to feel like home! Getting our pictures hung on the wall always make it seem real to us.

    1. I’m hoping the echo we hear in the living/dining rooms will be mitigated when we hang the pictures. We’re also waiting on a Plantation shutter in there. It’ll help to personalize the house with our pictures.

  3. It looks like it is getting there. I am dreading my move in a couple of years. I am getting my house built on a piece of property right behind my existing house, which my children will be moving into. I am trying to declutter now to make it easier.

    1. Decluttering is an ongoing process. Even after moving, I am still finding stuff to donate. It helps to see what fits into this house and what doesn’t. At least you won’t be moving far!

  4. So glad you are getting settled in – and by the way — your house is just beautiful! ENJOY!!

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