Friday, March 23, 2012

Whirlwind Week

Whew!

This has been one BUSY week! I can't believe all that we've done in less than a week! We started with our closing Monday morning -- that went super great and literally took about 30 minutes. Then hubs and I spent the rest of the day at the house installing blinds. What a pain! The first few were pretty obnoxious but we eventually got the hang of it and it started going a bit quicker. Then Tuesday morning was moving day! The movers arrived around 8:45 AM and it took 3 men, 2 trucks and about 5 hours to get all of our stuff loaded up into the truck and unloaded into the new house. Then the real "fun" began... unpacking.

Can I just say that I'm not a big fan?

I didn't mind the packing so much, but the unpacking has been a bear! Especially in the kitchen. I haven't used it enough yet to know where I'll want to put stuff, so I literally haven't unpacked but a box or two in there. Guess I'm waiting for the kitchen to speak to me before proceeding? Whatever. I made some mad progress on the master bedroom yesterday, which also resulted in the living room and dining room being cleared out.

There are still a few zillion projects to be completed before we can settle in and enjoy this place... a garage door opener, a kitchen backsplash, closet organizers for the kids' rooms, installing fans and pendant lights, drawer pulls in the kitchen and both bathrooms, and of course more unpacking. We'll get there... eventually. ;)

Would you like to see some pics? Yes?? Great! I just so happened to take a few pics of the house in its complete state of disarray for your viewing pleasure!

Here's our morning room. You can see it's essentially a staging area for kitchen boxes. Eventually we'll get through this pile of stuff and the morning room will be a sort of downstairs play area.


The patio doors in the morning room. Yes, I've only put up one of the two blinds so far. The dumb valence doesn't have the cornice edges and I'm currently in deliberations with the blinds company about this. I'm waiting until that issue is resolved before putting up the other ones since I might be sending them back.


Our chaotic, messy kitchen! And a handsome little guy eating Fruit Loops... ;)


Another shot of the kitchen. That big pile of boxes on the left is our trash pile... blinds boxes, fan boxes, etc.


Eventually there will be drawer pulls and a rockin' backsplash in there, not to mention four barstools (in transit!) and two mini-pendant drop lights at the bar side of the island. The lights I thought I wanted arrived yesterday but I didn't like them once I saw them in person. It's these ones:

They're cute and all, but they are waaaaaay bigger than I thought they'd be. So instead, I've ordered these:


I think (and hope) I'll like these better so I can get them installed and relish in the beauty of additional kitchen lighting (and another functional light switch!).

The family room! The clock is the only item that has been put up on the walls so far. And I'm okay with that.


The office.


Another pic of the ever-so-exciting office.


The foyer area. You can see we're a shoeless home now that we've got new carpet to keep clean. ;)


The dining room. I'm just now seeing in this pic that our table looks dwarfy and small... Don't tell hubs but I think I'll start some online shopping for a new dining room set. Oh, and those are all empty boxes in the back there.


I swear I took a pic of the living room, but I can't seem to find it, so, moving on...

Here's the master bedroom. Please pardon the mess!


Another shot of the master.


The master bath is a hideous mess. Don't hate.


One of the two master bedroom closets. I didn't think our stuff would make much of a dent in that huge closet, but obviously I was quite wrong. And in case you're curious, no, our closet walls are NOT yellow. Just a bad pic with bad lighting that I didn't feel like fixing.


Here is bedroom #4 slash sewing room slash storage room.


Chase's bedroom. Pretty gnarly, huh? I need to get some room decor going on in here big time!


LO's room. Also in major need of some decor.


The (upstairs, thankyouverymuch) laundry room. You can probably tell by the hose sitting on the washer that they are not yet hooked up, much to my dismay. Not looking forward to Mt. St. Laundrypile this weekend.


The kids' bathroom. Don't ya like that I didn't even bother to pick up LO's pj's before taking this pic? I'm lazy like that.


So that about sums up what I've been up to all week! There's a lot more to be done, and I'm sure I'll find the time to fit that in between work, baseball practice and all the other "life" things going on right now. Overall I am so excited/blessed/ecstatic to finally be in our new home! I can't wait to get totally settled in and start cooking/baking in my new kitchen!!!