Friday, October 7, 2011

Closed and Moving In

Carol Here: I know we haven't posted in quite a few days. We've been running around like crazy this last week, closing on the house, switching over electric, water, trash, etc., ordering furniture and new appliances, and all the other stuff that goes along with moving to a new house in a new state and basically starting over from scratch. Whew. Below is a view of the living room in our house, which opens to the kitchen.

Since David works at home all day on his computer, a comfy chair for him was a priority. I am still using a camp chair. Our plan is to rip up all the carpet (you can't see it in this photo but it is horribly stained) and reveal the beautiful oak floor underneath (all through the house). The floor will need some work, but it is old and thick and we love it!

Below is what we see from the living room looking out to the backyard. Beyond the deck is a really spectacular yard. The whole property is 3/4 acre, and is completely surrounded by huge trees. We live in the city but have a lot of privacy.

Below is what will be my studio. Yes, that is a pool table. It was left by the former occupant, and it would take an army to move. We thought about hiring someone but I've decided for now to leave it. I don't think it will be in the way, and I can cover it and use it as a work table (the plan). The fireplace is holding all my stuff while I wait for shelves. There are windows at both ends (directly to the left and right of this photo).

And a little update about my rock collection...

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Waiting to Close

David here: We have been biding our time until we close on the house and can move in. It may be as soon as Tuesday but no later than Wednesday. It all depends on when the final insurance payment shows up in our account.

Here's a photo of the house from the front with Carol's studio on the other side of the wall of almost north facing windows. We'll have more photos of the place soon.

Here's Carol and her mini-me on our first trip to the coast. Carol was like a dog with a steak with all the rounded and smooth stones lying about completely undefended.

Here is Carol teaching Jacob the love of the rocks.

There is nothing slower than walking with Carol on a rock strewn beach!

It was cool and cloudy and rained all day long - we absolutely loved it!

- David