Project "Love Our Home" Post #8

Long time, no blog.

We have moved, so we have no internet. πŸ™‚ I am missing it terribly. But, we moved!! πŸ™‚ Yea! I have a few pictures. It has all been a whirlwind. Our last inspection went well, and everything was signed off as “complete.”

Friday, April 2, we sanded the floors. It was a tough job. I actually made a run to Lowe’s (just me and Timothy) to get more sanding discs and polyurethane. When I got to the checkout, my debit card wouldn’t work. It was so humiliating. We had money, we knew. So I called Jamin, and we eventually came up with a plan. Long story short, I drove to the next town, withdrew cash and headed back to Lowe’s, all the while, toting my heavy son. I bought myself a beautiful hanging pot of snapdragons for all my trouble. It took ALL afternoon!

The floors were in bad shape, but we only had so long to get them finished to where we could walk on them. So, we decided to work on them as we can, and we moved in. I know, I know, we’ll never do it if we move in. But you can only pay to live in two places for so long.

That night, we stayed and worked until about 3 am. We put Jackson in the pack-n-play, and Timothy went down in the bathtub with some quilts. They slept so soundly through all the sanding. We chewed gum, drank caffeine, and tried to be nice to each other. The days of staying up all night are SO over for us! πŸ™‚

We moved Tuesday, April 6th. Mom drove up to help, and help she did! She practically cleaned the whole house as we moved everything out of it. And Bro. Jimmy and Jamin did all the carrying. I hate moving! (ten thousand exclamation points!) But, it is so worth it. πŸ™‚

Now, this picture is totally disgusting!! But, I think it is a funny story! Jamin packed a few things into the very back of the truck that had been outside. Some tools, buckets, stuff like that. A mouse came flying out of the bucket and ran into the back of the truck, who knows where. So, there was no way to get it out. When we started unloading everything, I kept a very sharp eye out for it. When there were just a few boxes and the piano left, I saw it in there!! Eek!! So, when they were ready, Jamin and Bro. Jimmy ran him out of his hiding spot. Jamin got his foot on it, and Bro. Jimmy stomped and squished him! Yuck! But I’m so glad he didn’t get into my house!!!
The bees also made it safely in to the backyard. And I think they are thrilled with all the beautiful trees, flowers and shrubs we inherited. πŸ™‚

So, now we’re getting all set up. Here are just a few pictures of the rooms that are almost together:

I love this boys’ room! There are still some things to be done. But I love seeing the curtains up, and all the little things I’ve collected and made for their room! πŸ™‚
So, I guess we’re there. We’ve “loved our home.” It’s still in need of a lot of love and a lot of work. But we’re moved in. I’m so glad we’re moved and most of the hard work is over. It has been a great adventure. Thank you to all of you who have made suggestions, given encouragement, and just stopped by to check in. It really does encourage and inspire me! I’ll be posting lots more as I decorate… the fun part starts now! πŸ™‚

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3 thoughts on “Project "Love Our Home" Post #8

  1. YEAH!!!so glad the mouse didnt make it into your new home!!i didnt know you all raised bees. that's pretty cool! do you make enough to sell? or just use it for your family?

  2. We just got the bees last spring. We didn't have enough last year for anything because you have to leave so much for them to eat in the winter. By the time you get your hive all set up and stuff, it's hard to gauge it all. It was a practice year. πŸ™‚ So we hope to have some this year. We only have one hive so that wouldn't really be enough to sell. But he wants more hives. Sigh. πŸ˜‰

  3. Your house looks GREAT, Joy! I'm so happy for you guys. Having your own home is so very special. We haven't completed fixing our new home and everyday I dream of what I want to do to it. Having your own home takes so much money! I love the colors in your house. It really looks completely different from when you first bought it. Great work!

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