Monday, June 27, 2011

Longer Post to Come

We've been quite busy these last few weeks with various things. Primarily getting everything unpacked and situated, having a housewarming party, getting some new furniture and setting it up, watching our garden grow, and planning for the future.

Right now my hard drive is not occupying its usual space in my computer, which is why I haven't posted anything in a while. I ordered a new hard drive, but found out it wasn't the right kind, so now I have to wait for the bridging piece to get here. I could just put the old hard drive back in, but I really just want to be done with that piece of crap and think about the new one and my reformated computer.

Hopefully a longer post will follow soon (with pictures).

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Moved In and Enjoying Our New Place

We are officially moved into our new place. I've moved all the utilities over into our name, still have to do the trash, recycling, and decide about the alarm system, but otherwise we're all set. We managed to get the first coat of paint on the walls the day of the closing in our two bedrooms. The kitchen and stairwell will need to wait a while longer. Second coat of paint went up the day after. We managed to move all of our large stuff over the day after the closing and the last of the small stuff got moved on Friday. We have also spent every night in our new home since the closing.

Our cat is getting acclimated to the new place just fine. There was a lot of confused meowing the first day, but he's settled in nicely and gotten into all kinds of trouble. Furniture is now in the correct place, with a few exceptions (mainly furniture we are still planning on buying, when we have the money). There are still piles in various places, but they'll get taken care of. The storage space in the basement looks like a disaster area, but I don't think I've spent more than five minutes in there at one time for the past week.

We also got the first couple plants in the ground, some cannas and myrtle along the driveway and two more hostas in the front yard.

The backyard has seen our very first grilling session, a potted tomato plant, and a potted herb garden (peppermint, sage, thyme, oregano, parsley, basil, and rosemary). I'll try and keep you updated on their progress.

We still have a very long list of wants and needs for the new house, but for right now we're enjoying the additional space (triple what we had in the apartment and we're only paying an additional $100 over what our rent was, plus the additional utilities, crazy right!). I think I'm going to enjoy home ownership a great deal.

Left: Next to the driveway (Cannas and Myrtle) Right: Canna peeking through the soil

Tomato Plant

Myrtle next to the driveway

One of the new hostas.