The day of reckoning finally arrived: we were able to move in to the house. After many trips back and forth to load the large items in his truck and the smaller ones in mine, we made our final trek on Monday. Dan had to turn the keys in Monday because we didn't make it to the office in time. (Oh well.) We were trying to sell his TV to someone on craigslist so we waited and waited but the person was a no show. Thanks random craigslist bunghole!
It's been a LOT of work this week. I've been trying to cram 50 things a day into a day that contains slots for only 10 of those things. We at least now have the living room relatively arranged with how we want it. It also helps that the living room looks 20 times better than every other room in the house because it's the only one we've completely painted and hung curtains in. All other rooms are currently works in progress. Before school/work starts back up again I'd like to get the bathroom painted as well as the dining room. And of course the dining room can't be painted until I clean it out of old furniture I'm trying to sell. There's also a pantry cupboard in here that needs to go in the laundry room - which of COURSE can't go in there until the laundry room is done! Sometimes remodeling is so frustrating because it's a huge chain and things cannot be done until OTHER things are done.
Once we get things more organized and put in appropriate places I will be able to continue painting throughout the house. The bathroom is my next target so that we can hang shelving once I'm done. (Pretty silly to hang shelving and then attempt to paint around it.)
And I swear photos are coming soon. I am the worst at that.
My "New" House Blog
I've never purchased a house, haven't a clue what I'm up to, but I still plan on doing home improvement projects that reflect my personality and sense of design.
In keeping with my need for record-keeping, all of my achievements and mistakes will be broadcast here (preferably more achievements and less mistakes). Hopefully this will offer insight to those trying to do what I've gone through!
I came from a family that valued education. (For the record, getting a degree in design was not part of that "value in education" piece.) I pursued my degree anyway and now am pushing towards my dream of becoming a craftsperson, using the house I'm buying as a practice run!