|On the porch after closing. Officially home owners!|
We moved in on Saturday morning with the help of several co-workers and friends. It couldn't have been any easier. Each person that showed up to help did so with a smile and motivation. I think we were all moved into the house within two hours! We filled two very large trailers and made two trips. For the remainder of the afternoon we made up some hot dogs on the grill and socialized. My folks drove up to assist and my Dad brought three dressers that he completely re-finished and a desk for Lily that he refinished. Let me tell you, those things looked good! He did a great job!
|Our new family room furniture.|
Now that we're in, we've been trying to organize. Unpacking and organizing has been a pretty slow process because we've had to watch Lily while doing it. It's hard to take our eyes off her as she's now getting into everything! I spent Sunday night cleaning up the garage and I found a few places where water comes in when it rains. We had some rain and I noticed that water was seeping in under the rear entrance to our garage. I also noticed water coming in through some wood near where the deck is. It's all in the garage so it's not a real big deal but they're issues that I will need to fix. I tried putting the caulking gun to the floor around the door seal but because it was so cold most of it just cracked.
|Lily and Chloe playing in the new backyard.|
As for the house, it's great. Great views, great yard, and great comfort! It feels good to be a home owner. I've set up plowing for the private road we live on and I've purchased a snow blower for the driveway. I'm very much looking forward to this weekend when we get our "high speed" internet installed. It's also a big weekend because we're picking up a pool table that we ordered for our basement. As a kid, I had a three in one tournament table and I loved playing pool. I always said that when I bought a house I would purchase my own table. We haven't even been there a week and I've got one coming!
|Chloe running all over!|
Chloe and Lily love the big backyard. Lily especially loves the swing set and Chloe loves the open field and being able to run all over the place. As the process continues, I couldn't be any happier. I'm very thankful for all those who have helped us with the transition. I'm also very thankful for our financial situation and as thanksgiving approaches, it's only fitting that everything fall into place. We plan to host thanksgiving this year, as we do each year, but this year it will be at our new house. It's going to be exciting and this weekend we'll be putting it into high gear trying to get the house all ready for Turkey day!