The day has finally come, and we’ve moved in to our new house.
I’m sharing some pictures with you, even though it’s still very messy, and we still have a LOT of sorting out to do because WE’VE MOVED IN. I can’t believe how instantly at home me and Jay felt: I thought it would be weird, and wouldn’t feel like our house, but we settled in so quickly.
I suppose that’s because we’ve been doing work on it for six months. Being here every day for that amount of time has obviously got us used to the place.
Our first night here was on Saturday. I don’t think either of us slept particularly well on a new mattress, and in a new place. The water tank makes an unusual ticking noise (and it’s in our bedroom) and the road is quite noisy in the mornings. I’ve always lived in a cul-de-sac, so I’m not used to the sound of cars whizzing by in the morning.
We have scrubbed the whole place, I’ve been hoovering every day, and we always have a number of visitors every afternoon. They’re all excited to see it after all the work and money we’ve put in.
So, onto the pictures!
This is right by the front door. As you come in, the stairs are in front of you, and the sideboard is to the right.
This is the lounge. The front door is behind the sofa, as is the sideboard above.
You go through the lounge into the kitchen diner. The whole of downstairs is open plan, with only an archway separating the dining room and living room.
As you might have guessed, by the green carpet, we haven’t touched the two big bedrooms upstairs. And the bed/bedding is going ASAP too.
The small bedroom is being turned into my office. It currently has the same floor as the kitchen, but no wallpaper/paint.
It still needs a lot of work. The next job is to dig a trench for drainage that means we can put a washing machine in the garage. We’d also like to tackle the outside of the house before we start on the bedrooms.
At the moment we can only get one car on the drive because of the plants. It would be good to flatten the whole thing, and then get two cars on. At least we’re moved in though!