We’re all moved in…
The story continues…
We are now officially all moved into our new place. After a weekend of lifting this, shoving that, hiking this up the stairs, putting together that, connecting this and vacuuming up that, we are finally in a home with a backyard, a room for our future little one and Toby and Tess can’t be any more excited.
Already, however, we had a window on the second floor fall out, but luckily it was an outer “storm” window so we weren’t without a window for a night. It appeared that the window was opening on its own, due to gravity, I went to put it back up and the frame for the window came out of the wood, so I had to completely take it off, rather than leave it to possibly fall and break.
Other than that, we now have more counter space, more stairs to climb, more things to plug in and a warm HOME. It is such a wonderful feeling not to be in an apartment building any more. I think everyone reading this can identify with the feeling, renting or not, when you are no longer in an apartment building, there is a sensation that comes over you that you don’t have to wait for an elevator, worry about someone taking your parking spot, deal with communal areas, smell other people’s garbage or worry about people downstairs complaining that you are being too loud.
We have wonderful neighbors who have already said hello and on both sides we have dog owners who can identify when our dogs are being their usual beagle-selves. So we shouldn’t have too much trouble with their noise.
Toby and Tess love to patrol the grounds to make sure that the backyard is safe almost every couple of minutes and when they heard the dogs next door, they really went bezerk.
Now my commute to work is doubled and costs about $80/month more, but it is well worth it. Christine’s happiness is linked to my happiness, as any husband can attest to. If she isn’t happy, then I am not happy. Right now, she is happy, I think you know how I am feeling.
She took the day off today to deal with the cable guy (to get our phone and quite possibly our internet up and running) and go to a regular check up at the doctor’s office and deal with the property management company today so that we should be up and running with efficiency soon.
Well, that is all for now. As always, hope things are going well for you.
Will, signing off.