Friday, September 11, 2015

New House

Last Friday we made the big shift to our new house.
On Thursday we filled up our moving truck and also had a school goal-setting conference for The Elder who is Middle School bound. Then on Friday we finished up clearing out, closed the sale of our house and then closed the sale on our new house!
We had a little time in between for some decompressing by one of Minneapolis' beautiful lakefronts,
and then afterwards we went to the new house and got to work.
For the next three days we rose at 5 and worked on unpacking until 10-12 PM.
The Hubby and I are still quite sore, and I have crazy bruises from bonking into unfamiliar walls and furniture placement.
It's been a few days now and we're settling into our preferred spaces.
The sewing room is a total disaster, but the rest of the spaces are pretty much as I envisioned them.
The sun room/play room -

Kitchen -
Living Room -

Yard -

The other day my Mom came over and we attended to the back end of the garden.
We're up on a hill, and the yard slopes down to the alleyway.
There are a bunch of trees and shrubs and vines and retaining wall pieces; it's all quite a jumble.
Mom suggested that the best thing was to build a little barrier so that The Youngest and her friends aren't tempted to do any impromptu exploring.
We also have an adorable shed, which isn't very child-friendly at the moment, that I can see becoming a perfect little play house, or dare I hope to dream of a she-shed?

Our house is on a nice, quiet street (which will be nicer and quieter after the major road construction a block south is finished...) and there are lots of kids and some lovely families that I have met already.
In fact, The Elder was finished with her screen quotient yesterday and was borderline moping in the living room. I asked her to go spend some time outside, see if any kids were out.
She told me that you can't just make friends by knocking on doors, and not one minute later there was a knock on the front door and a group of neighborhood kids were there asking to play.
What a dream.


  1. OH MY GOD THE SHE-SHEDS. How did I not know about this and now that I know how do I still not have one?

  2. Looks lovely! Congratulations on the new place! I'm super impressed that you're unpacked already. Took us weeks!