Friday, September 30, 2011

A lot of updates

Well, it's been nearly a month since I've written anything and I have a good reason.  It's been the craziest month ever.  We moved into our very own house and, while extremely exciting, it's also come with a ton of work.  We spent the first couple weeks of this month packing and getting rid of carloads of stuff.  Then we moved in and the real work began.  We are still surrounded by boxes.  There are a lot of things that I don't want to pack until we do something else.  We can't set up our office until that room is fully painted (it's almost done, just a little touch up work left).  I don't want to unpack our bedroom until our closet is more organized and the bathrooms can't be finished until we actually redo the hall bath.  We have all of the basics out, but the rarely used stuff is still in boxes. 

In other news, we got a dog and then had to give her back.  She is an alaskan malamute and I love her so much, but we realized after we brought her home that we didn't have the time necessary to properly train her and give her the attention she deserves.  I wish we would have known that before because it would have saved us a lot of heartbreak.  She went back to her old owners, the people who own her parents and one of her brothers so for her it was just a short vacation and I'm sure she's fine now.  For us, it's been really sad and we both miss her a ton.  I think it will be a while before we attempt to get a dog again. 

So that's basically been our last month.  We are hoping things settle down soon, but I doubt it will since we have a few big projects to do around the house and then the holidays will be upon us.  Our weekends are quickly disappearing as we make plans that end up keeping us away from the house.  Hopefully since the weather is starting to cool down we'll be able to do lots of stuff here at home without being tempted to go out and play. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Moving Right Along

I know I haven't posted in a while.  It's been a crazy couple weeks.  DH and I have both been busy at work and at home.  A couple weeks ago we went to the zoo with my BIL, his girlfriend, and her daughter.  It was so much fun to go with a little one. 

Since then we've spent most of our time at home packing and cleaning to get ready for our move.  We are down to the final days here.  We've gotten rid of a ton of stuff, which feels awesome, but it still feels like we have so much to move.  I've spent most of my morning calling and changing over utilities so that we are ready to go when the final word comes in.  We should be getting our keys tomorrow and moving in on Friday.  I can't wait to start setting the place up and really making it feel like our own.

Hopefully once we get moved in things will quiet down a bit and I can spend more time posting about our home and showing off the changes we make to it.