Monthly Archives: January 2013

A couple of pictures

Madigan’s room so far

Our bedroom so far

The family room/living room so far

If you wonder why Madigan is so skinny….this is her relaxing. The child is a ball of energy even when she is being a gamer and on the computer.


The rooms we aren’t using are filled with boxes. I would take pictures but there are no lights in those rooms, so just trust me on that. We are tired. We have full time jobs, a house to settle into and an apartment to vacate by Friday. Sunday is the Super Bowl and I hope to have the kitchen set up to be able to make a nice batch of apps for the big game.

Freaking out a bit

Responsibility, being the one in charge, having it all fall on us scares me. Now it is possibly the lack of sleep and hormones are making me freak out. The thing is the house just needs a coat of paint and our stuff and it will feel like ours. Boomer keeps saying we have done this moving thing half a dozen times why is this different. I don’t know.

We just need to get in there, and start making it ours. We need to be in the house with our stuff, cook and get the all present smell of onions and garlic in there. Have out pictures on the walls not just the shadow of their pictures. Our stupid small tube tv and chest freezer in there. Once the piles of mail and random stuff starts accumulating on all flat surfaces of the kitchen it will feel like us.

The house didn’t seem to have any flaws when the owners stuff was in there. Once the stuff is gone, you see the little cracks, spaces, imperfections that happens over 30 some years of a house. The inside just needs a good cleaning and a coat of paint, then we can make it ours.

We have 3 doors to the house and 12 keys. Lots of light switches. Cold and warm makes the house shift and change. There are spaces that are normal. But every place we have lived (except of the Spokane house) has always had a fresh coat of paint. When we leave here, I am sure all the imperfections and marks will be just a obvious. This anxiety will slip away and other worries will fill in those cracks and gaps…where to plant my strawberries or placement of the compost pile.

After the paint, I might beg my mom to make some simple curtain/drapes. The light that hangs in the bathroom needs to be changed out but not sure to what. If that one that is there had a name it would be AWKWARD. Pink carpet room wold be a major change but that can wait.

It is DARK

I have lived in big cities and medium sized cities, so going to the house at night I experienced the darkness that you get outside of the city. There is a dusk to dawn light on the garage, we can add motion sensor lights but looking out the kitchen window it was just dark. Sure it was cloudy/rainy and on a clear night the moon will shine. Madigan got a telescope for Christmas and there won’t be a lot of light pollution.

We start the process of making the house our home this weekend. We will never be able to be lazy again. First task….give the inside a new coat of paint. Expect pictures soon….maybe a new home renovation blog.