Yes, we have moved in and are now officially occupying The Nest! We finished up most of the painting in the kitchen (we still have the baseboards to do and touch-ups here and there, but for the most part, let’s just say we are done!) We took the day off on Friday to do some last-minute moving preparation, using our faithful Blueberry to haul little/fragile things to and from the current/future residences on three separate trips to lighten the major moving load later that evening. Our good brother[/-in-law] Austin offered to help us with the move, so we are very thankful for that—thank you, Austin! We started around 9:30 PM and finished up everything by 12:30 AM. Good stuff!
We initially reserved a 24′ truck, but for some reason it wasn’t available when we went to pick it up. So they hooked us up with a 16′ truck, and we tagged on some insurance and no dolly’s (we had two already) or furniture pads (we did scratch the kitchen table a little bit; Izzie was pissed!). We probably got out the door for about $100, but we’ll see after the holiday weekend how we did.
We constructed a deluxe makeshift bed for the night on the floor after we were done and enjoyed a much needed rest that night. The house was in terrific shape!
So on Saturday and today, we have been busy doing what people who just move do: unpack and set up shop. Besides the kitchen paint color, we still have plans to wave the magic color wand and get rid of the awkward brown color the previous owners thought would look good in the whole house. Little by little, step by step!
Since we have Monday and Tuesday off, we are pacing ourselves and allowing for a good rest of the weekend setting up. Have a great Memorial Day weekend! We’d like to leave you with these two baby seals we found swimming in our bathtub!* **