Every step forward shortens the journey.
I've been quiet online for the past week since moving into our new house last week but it's a positive challenge.
We had a house but outgrew it very fast over the last few years. First world problems really but four people and an office in a small little three bed house didn't compute. Our spare room was also our baby's room plus my fiancé's office. There was a lot going on there during the day and with work hours all over the place and so much happening with the kids it was hard to keep up with life.
My office was the sitting room couch with my laptop on my legs. There wasn't even space for my real computer in the place. So we had been looking for a better option over the summer and found what we were looking for.
A nice five bedroom house in the countryside not too far from where we were living. We had actually viewed it last may and loved it but we weren't ready to buy another property and didn't have the paperwork in order to make it happen. The house is lovely and flew off the market straight away. It did give us the kick up the arse needed to get things in order for when the next house came along.
We viewed a good few over the summer but none of them were as nice as the first one that we liked. Funnily enough we had finished up looking as the summer was almost over and life was too busy to keep looking. Then i was just keeping an eye on the market and I saw the same house up for sale again.
After a few enquiries it turns out that the person who was to buy it lost their job and the sale fell through. Unlucky for them unfortunately but it worked out nicely for us. We were ready to go and the race was on. A price was agreed and the banks signed off on it so last Friday we got the keys to our new house.
It's not as sunny here any more but the place still looks great.
The house is in great shape and only 14 years old so nice and modern inside. With that said it hasn't had much done to it over the past 14 years and needs a full makeover from top to bottom.
Nothing huge but,
1000 small jobs.
After all the panic of boxing up our old place and moving everything over here we have to start unpacking it all back into this one.
The first thing on the list is all of the painting. Not every room but about half need a redo. When we moved in last week the first one that i attacked was an office for my fiance. It used to be a room for their kids to plays games but after it got stripped out I painted all of the walls and moved in her office bits.
Then came their old gym room. Stripped it back. Painted, cleaned and added a few basic bits to start.
I think it came out quite well. Next on the list today is our bedroom for a bit of paint and brin in the furniture.
Then we need to go shopping and buy a lot of small bits and pieces that are missing. Every job done or box opened is another step forward to completing the job.
It seems like a huge task right now but it gets a bit less every time we accomplish something.
We also adopted two lovely little kittens that came with the house.
Named oreo and cookie. Not by me but the little girl who was living here before us and didn't want to leave them behind. They weren't able to go with the family to their new house and we had planned on a few pets down the line so it couldn't turn them down.
Lovely little things that have great fun running around the place and causing havoc every day.
And that is where i've been all week. Probably for a few more weeks as well but we'll get there.
Plenty time for hive later in the winter once the house is all finished up.
Posted Using InLeo Alpha