Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Settling In

Well this is day 12 in our new home and things have been a little busy around here.  I'm basically finished unpacking, with the exception of a few things in our living room/office area.  But we have hit a few bumps along the way.

Our master bathroom shower leaks into the basement!  We discovered this 5 days before we moved in.  We were testing out the water flow/pressure and when Mark went downstairs there was water all over the basement floor!  We told our realtor about it and since then he has been over here 4 times to try and help us!  He ended up contacting the seller (who installed the shower last year) and they both came over last Sunday with plumbers.  They think they can solve the problem so the plumber will be here on Friday morning.  At least we have a second shower we can use. (or do we?)

On top of that when we were trying to find the source of the leak we discovered that the tub/shower in our main bathroom needs to be replaced.  We found water damage and mold inside the wall.  It was most likely caused by water seeping in through the poorly sealed tile grout.  The ironic thing is this tub/shower has the exact same tile we had in our condo bathroom that we also had to replace for the same reason.  Oh and I was 8 months pregnant then too.  The condo is haunting us!

There has been a lot of adjusting for everyone.  I think Jack misses the carpeting, as this house is entirely wood floor or tile.  He walks around a lot instead of playing on the floor like he did at the apartment.  I miss the carpet too.  I had to by some new slippers because my feet get so cold on these floors and I'm not used to walking on such a hard surface all the time.  Don't get me wrong, I love the floors, it just takes this girl a bit to get used to it.  Our plan is to by some area rugs and I think we will carpet the kids rooms. 

Anyway, enough whining from this wife huh!  I'm getting back into my normal household routine and should be able to post more frequently.  I am on the fence about my videos though.  I just don't think I have the personality, and they come off as boring, even to me.  Maybe I'll come up with a better format or scrap it altogether and just post here.


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Feeling Not So Spring-y

Did you spring forward today?

We completely forgot and didn't realize it until we got to church and the parking lot was full and found out we were 50 minutes late!  Yay us!

But hey...we had a busy weekend and I wasn't exactly thinking about the time change.  We closed on Friday and it went great.  It didn't take as long as I thought it would and I was just so happy to sign all 235,456 of those papers! haha!

We got this amazing gift basket from our realtor.  He is fantastic and he really worked for us the whole time.  You can tell he loves his job.

Here are some pictures of the gift basket after I unwrapped it (the wrapped version is in the video):

It's bread and cookies from Great Harvest Bread Co.  We got a loaf each of Cinnamon Swirl and Honey Whole Wheat, a bag of Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies and a Honey Bear!  The bread is really dense and delicious!  The cookies are huge and perfectly chewy.  There is tons of chocolate chips in them, but they're not too sweet.  This is the first time I've ever had Great Harvest and I WILL be purchasing more of their goodies!  Yum!

On Saturday we moved a lot of stuff to the house.  My parents helped us load and unload and it was all done pretty quickly (even with my preggo butt just standing around directing...and looking pretty).  We did discover that there is no power to our kitchen island, which means the dishwasher wont run.  It seems to need a new breaker.  The GFCI one they installed recently was a dud I guess?  It should be taken care of this week.  Fingers crossed!

I just uploaded a new video on my YouTube channel.  It's very short and I almost didn't post it because it isn't as good as I hoped it would be.  There was no electricity the day I filmed it, so I may do another one with more detail after we're officially moved in.

Here's the linkNew Home Series: Closing Day & Home Tour

See You Real Soon!


*All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Busy Week

By this time on Friday we will have finished closing on our new house!

I can't believe it!  I never thought we would find a house that we liked AND could afford.  We are truly blessed.

Today I had an appointment with my OB.  I'm 25 weeks along and the baby looks and sounds great.  I feel pretty good, but I get winded easily especially when I'm cleaning the house or doing some intense packing.  This nesting period is wonderful for packing!

Tomorrow I have a dentist appointment, just a cleaning.  Then I'll head to the bank and get a cashiers check for closing on Friday. 

Our official move day will be March 16th, but we are going to make a couple of trips before that with some boxes and odds and ends that I don't really want on the big truck (for fear they will be damaged!).  The one thing that sucks is we cannot get out of our current lease here, so we will have to continue to pay rent and utilities until the end of May.  Grrrrrr.  That irritates me soooo badly! 

I will be vlogging the day we close and I'll try to get that video up on Sunday if I can.