Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Settling In

Slowly but surely we are settling into our new house.  We've unpacked the necessities and the rest can wait until once the cold sets in.  There are so many projects we want to tackle, inside and out, it seems a little overwhelming, but so wonderful at the same time. 

Right now while the weather permits, we're focusing on improvements to the outside: trimming bushes, removing dead ones, raking, planning out soon to be tilled garden space, and learning how to take care of a pool (which will soon be closed for the winter...another adventure in itself!). 

The inside will be getting it's fair share of attention soon enough: removing faux wood paneling, painting our neon blue kitchen cabinets, taking down 70's wallpaper in every.single.room., painting trim white (right now we have a mixture of neon blue, maroon, and mint green), and maybe, just maybe, tackling our first big renovation, the upstairs bath, where a black toilet and hunter's orange counter top mingle with tan tile and brownish-yellowish linoleum.  It's all so exciting still.  We've been waiting for this and we couldn't be happier.


  1. Wow! Sounds like a lot of work, but a lot of fun to have your own place. My friends just bought a house that sounds exactly like yours; big pool that they don't know how to take care of, neon walls, iron burned carpets, and kids doodling all over the walls. They are tackling one project at a time. Keep up the hard work.

  2. Welcome home! May you make many wonderful memories.