Settling in

Posted: 12/28/2010 in loving our new space, real life

Thanks to a LOT of help from the girls and Ken, we have begun the process of settling back in to the first floor of the house. It sounds crazy, but when you’ve spent over 3 months basically out of one floor of your house, it’s like moving in all over again.

For two trash/recycling days in a row, we have had a MONSTROUS amount of boxes and packing paper to put out. Last night it was especially challenging because the winds were so high. Packing tape to the rescue! Ken taped large sections of boxes together and wedged them in place until morning.

Then there’s the whole challenge of “where is the…?” game. I still haven’t found some of the things that I would put up or want to use (pictures, candlesticks, cooling racks for cookies) because they are still MIA. I did find the Christmas decorations that were “MUSTs” – stockings, tree ornaments and lights.  But all in all, things are going well. And as an added bonus, I moved eight boxes of clutter to GoodWill to benefit someone else. We also are giving furniture to friends who have a contract on their first house — and that in itself is a blessing. Sharing what we have is one of our key values.

Here’s a few shots around the first floor. Still a little messy, but we’re loving it and you can tell it’s a “lived in” home! Oh yeah, and the Crème brûlée from Chef CJ?  YUM!!! (You would have loved it too!)

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  1. Tricia says:

    Congratulations on getting through – I’m sure it’s a great relief to be done, and a great JOY to be able to settle in! And it looks fab.

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