Sunday, March 20, 2016


So it's been exactly a week since we've officially moved in.  While life feels unsettled and unorganized, it's been mostly good.  It's super quiet out here.  I didn't really realize exactly how much background noise there was at the other house.  I was right off a main street so there were lots of cars, sirens, the TRAIN! and there's a little park across the street.  I didn't know how much I was blocking out till I didn't need to.

There hasn't been much time for knitting.  I feel that I should be unpacking or cleaning or painting before I do fun stuff.  But, mornings I let myself knit for about a half an hour.  This sock is coming along nicely.  I'm sort of following the Bickersstraat pattern except not doing the purl rows in between the eyelet rows.  This yarn is so super soft and I am loving the speckles!

 This morning I got up nice and early and my room was literally glowing with the sunrise.  It was so gorgeous!!!
 So I have a little progress I can share.  I have one corner of the sewing room kind of put together.  I say kind of because the shelf on the left is mostly empty still.  I used to have fabric on it at the other house and I may still do that here.  Although.....I started thinking how nice would it be to have both closets fully shelved and fabric in there???  That way I can close the doors and shut out the visual noise.

Instead I could put books on there and my scrapbooks?  Then I can get rid of one of the bookshelves in the spare room and make room to put the dresser in there.  Hmmmm.

Here's the view looking in from the open door.  I am thinking my sewing table will go there and maybe have the design wall next to it.  You can see it's still kind of a mess.  And the boxes with fabric all in the closets :) 

So here's the living room coming from the hallway.  On the left there you can see the bathroom sink :)  Doesn't everyone have one of those in the living room??? ha!  I haven't put up curtains yet.  I am seriously loving all the light.  I haven't put up pictures or art yet.  I'm getting a feel for where I might want them to go.

So, this is the bathroom cabinet/vanity.  See the wood color on the inside?  That is the color that the whole thing used to be.  But I decided I wanted white.  Well, the color is actually called "polar bear".  It was worn and dingy looking and I'm trying to save a little moolah since the whole re-do the bathroom thing was a surprise!  I really like it though.  I'm going to put a 'satin nickel' pull on the front of the door and the drawers I might do this green glass I found.  Unless it looks weird to have different colors then I'll find silver pulls.

 It's funny how quickly we've gotten used to living here.  I really loved the house I was renting.  As crazy as it sounds it was like a friend to me.  It saw me through a really, really hard time.  But, like I mentioned before, God knew I was ready for something new way before I did!  So I thought it would be hard to leave, but turns out it hasn't been.  I'm thankful I lived there, and glad I still do for the rest of the month so I have somewhere to shower!

Oh!  I almost forgot!!! The shower.  So much progress has been made but it's not quite done yet.  Karla's husband Aaron has been working on it and it looks amazing!  I am very blessed that he offered to help.  I wasn't sure about the large tile at first - it's 12' x 24'.  But, I really do like it.  It's bold and I think it makes the shower area look bigger.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

moving update

I was so busy this past week that I didn't even know that it was daylight savings time.  I barely realized today was Sunday and thankfully was not expected at work!

Tonight is the first night sleeping at my new house.  Yesterday was moving day and it was a DOOZY!  First of all it was snowing sideways all morning and blowing wind hard.  I know the weather changes quickly here though so I didn't cancel.  Thankfully I have hardy friends who weren't fazed in the least by the weather.  I am so, SO thankful for my friends.  Truly I have received so much help, it's been amazing.

I thought I was going to have all the small stuff moved before moving day.  Which seriously I did move a lot but it was like where did all this junk come from???  There were bits of random stuff here and there.  In my head I pictured a 15 foot moving van that would be mostly empty because all there would be was a couch, armoire, dressers and bed.  HA!  Two truckloads later....

At the end of the day I had all my stuff here at the new house, but George, my coffee and a working shower at the rental.  So I horked Rocky in the car and we went back there last night.  I had left my air mattress there so I grabbed my sleeping bag and pillow and called it good.  Except it was not good.  Rocky felt that he needed to "share" the small air mattress with me.  But!  we made it.

This afternoon I decided it's now or never.  And I did not want a repeat of last night!  George did not appreciate the car ride at all!  But she did good and she is loving this house.  She has checked every room and is very comfortable here.  She's even snuggled with me on the couch. Awww.  Rocky is sound asleep on the couch.  I don't think he liked sharing with me either :)
Everything is still pretty much torn apart which is to be expected.  You can see how nice and bright it is though after painting!  The paint I picked is called "twinkle lights" and I really super love it.  The house gets a ton of natural light so it didn't seem very dark before but after painting it's even brighter.  Again, I have friends to thank for that, too.  A coworker volunteered her husband to come over with their paint sprayer and it was amazing!  

Anyways, that's all for now.  I just wanted to check in and let you know how things are going.  Have a great week!