All moved in

August 27, 2009 at 10:06 am 2 comments

We officially moved into our home a little over two weeks ago.  It sure is exciting being a first time home buyer!  Things have been very busy of course but life is slowly returning back to normal.  The move on August 7th went well.  The movers actually came a little late, at 8:30 rather than 8:00 but that was fine with me!  When they came Jeff and I were still trying to get some things packed up and ready to go.  The movers were both very nice and they did a great job.  Everything traveled safely in the truck and nothing was broken or damaged along the way.  The whole process took about three and a half hours.  By the time they left Jeff and I were starving so we headed to Applebee’s for a yummy lunch.  That started our week long spree of eating out quite a bit – due to the kitchen stuff not being unpacked and having no food around!  Moving is very stressful.

In the past couple weeks we have made some small changes to our first home.

  • We put a dimmer switch in the dining room for starters.  The switch was cheap and Jeff had no trouble putting it in.  We knew we needed a dimmer because the light in there just seemed way too bright!  Plus we are used to our duplex where we had dimmers on just about every light!
  • Jeff and dad put in a curtain rod above the sliding glass doors in the dining room.  I still think it is strange that the previous owners had sliding glass doors there and didn’t even have blinds or curtains in front of them!
  • We finished painting the office and I decided that the kitchen needed a second coat of paint.  Jeff wasn’t happy to hear that because the kitchen was hard to paint around all the cabinets and counters.  We might wait a while to do the second coat!
  • Of course like most first time home buyers, we bought some more furniture!  We definitely have more space now, especially in the living room, so we bought an end table that matches our coffee table, and a bookcase from Ikea!  (I’ll post pics once the bookcase is put together.)  The duplex we moved out of had built in bookshelves which really came in handy.  Once we moved in here we knew we had to buy a bookcase to hold everything!  As for now all of our books, magazines, and DVDs are still in boxes.
  • Also we put in a medicine cabinet in the basement bathroom.  The previous owners just had a mirror down there which they actually took when they moved out!  I think the new medicine cabinet looks really nice and it was under $100!

There is still more to do and more furniture to buy.  It’s a process.  Unless you are rich you cannot do everything at once!  But I think we are off to a good start.   =)


Entry filed under: Decorating, Moving.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kaly  |  August 27, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    congratulations! this was a perfect time to buy a house, especially if you don’t have one already to sell! i bet you got a great deal. wishing you all the happiness in the world in your new home! brings you a sense of accomplishment that you don’t get anywhere else. However, it does bring you another level of responsibilty and stress!!! Take it all in stride.

    • 2. lanette woll  |  August 29, 2009 at 10:05 am

      Its great you are all moved in! You have a wonderful house, we really love it and think you did really well and got a good deal. I’m jealous of your kitchen! The bathroom cabinet Jeff put in looks really nice.
      You two are doing a great job and I am sure you will be very successful homeowners! Enjoy!


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