A month! I can't believe it. A little over a month ago, Phil and I were biting our nails wondering how we would manage a move from our third floor apartment across town to our new house. My being pregnant, and Phil's ACL tear the night before... it just seemed impossible. Until dozens of friends showed up at our apartment, and suddenly everything was done! Just like that! We were overwhelmed with thankfulness.
Since the move, we've already embarked on a few unexpected projects. You know, the ones they tell you will jump up and surprise you as new home owners. For one- our house wasn't insulated! In northeast Ohio, this is a big deal, and an even bigger gas bill. So we purchased 40 bags of celuose insulation and an industrial insulation blower. We drilled 4-inch holes into our exterior walls and spent a week bowling in the insulation. This made for a huge mess, lots of holes in our walls, and tarps over all of our unpacked boxes. So we spent a week at my parents' house and delayed getting set up in our new house.
Fast forward a few weeks, and now all of the holes have been filled, and new paint is even on the walls (in a couple rooms- we're taking our time in deciding paint colors). In combination with needing our entire sewage drain line cleared, we've spent our savings on fixing up some major problems, which means we won't be buying anything pretty for the house for quite a while. I hate spending money that can't be seen, don't you? It just seems like the money disappeared. But! We are warm, and our toilets flush. These are important things.
Even though it's frustrating waiting on things like curtains, wall paint, and organizational supplies, I think I'll enjoy this time figuring out how our belongings fit into this new space. And since I love homemaking so much, it's kind of nice that this process is being drawn out so much. Maybe in a couple of decades this place will be finished! (But come on, homeowners, we all know that won't happen!)