Friday, November 30, 2007

Settling In 

So, we finally are feeling a bit more settled. It was quite the whirlwind to get to this point, and I am ready for some boring weekends instead of having so much to do. We found a house quickly, and we were actually able to close in about 2 1/2 weeks. The house is very close to Jacob's school, and we are very happy with it. It was ready to move in, we didn't need to do any "work" before settling in. Of course there are things we want to do, paint, change flooring, landscape etc. But all those things can happen later. It was nice to be able to move right in, we even negotiated for all the appliances so we didn't have to go out and buy those also. They had nice ones in place, so it was a good deal for us. We closed on a Friday, had some new furniture delivered on Saturday, and Monday our container arrived. That was a nervous moment, as we sawed off the lock (it had corroded shut) on the container. We had no idea how it would look when we opened it --- would it be tossed around and smashed, would things be missing? When we opened it, it looked exactly as it did when we closed it in Wolframs-Eschenbach! We were so relieved, and couldn't believe the lack of breakage. I think this was our best move as far as damages, everything was in great shape. It took us a few hours to unload, and then a few weeks to unpack! We also got all of our things from storage in Tennessee, so we ended up with a houseful of furniture and stuff. We have sorted out quite a bit that is going to end up in a yard sale, we really have acuumulated too much over the past 13 years. We have a new motto -- NO MORE STUFF! It must have a purpose in order to enter our home :)

That is only some of what has been keeping me off the blog, I'll try and catch up over the next few days. I do have some new pictures on the photosite, click on the sidebar to see them.

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