Moved in!

I guess I owe an update- it’s been just over a week since we started sleeping here, and we just finished with cleanup at our old place. We’ll be down to one address any time now!

The situation feels dire. We just spent way more than I was happy with on movers, and we haven’t had a chance to get rid of all our debris yet. Kaitlyn inherited furtniture from three houses last year, and we’re trying to fit it all in so that we can organize a big garage sale. 


It feels like we’re living in one of those hoarder reality shows or something. Or maybe I’m just being dramatic.

Today I crawled under the house and reattached the dryer vent that was knocked loose (side note- a four foot section of it seems to be made out of copper, the rest is galvanized steel, and what I replaced is now aluminum), and successfully hooked up the dryer’s gas line. Fortunately I was able to get angles with a mirror and a lot of soapy water to be positive that I got that right.

Found a weird bowl with a bone in it under the house, seems like I find more of that stuff whenever I go under.


I’m only pausing to make this blog post right now because we have a plumber unplugging the utility and bathroom sinks. I don’t know if the contractor we had redo the bathroom cut corners, or what. The toilet and shower are fine, but the sink fills up by the time you’re done brushing your teeth.

Speaking of contractors…. is it normal to leave the junction box in a crawl space uncovered like this? Is it a safety problem? I’m gonna look that up when I have some time. 


One good thing- our painter has done a careful and meticulous job, and the place is starting to look better and better. More pictures soon. 

Oh yeah, and Penny is very happy that we finally brought her slumber ball. Having that, a rug, and the couch all together seems to make her feel at home.

Here’s a shot of her waiting in the car while the movers worked:

Paint almost done, preparing to move in

Our painter has been doing a great job, and the fumigation didn’t do anything bad to the paint. It’s starting to look like home!


This weekend we are cleaning enough to bring things into a few rooms, and we are packing. Not sure when our first night sleeping here will be, but it will be soon.

We also got the fridge delivered!


So… I think it’s going to live in the dining room for a week or two, but after the Hall nook place is done with paint it will go out there. We’ll have to break out some tools to get the fridge through the last two doors into that spot, but that’s just how it’s gonna be. I don’t know if this is an especially large fridge as far as refrigerators go, but it looks pretty huge in the dining room.

No more bugs!

The bathroom and floors are done, and this is the last thing keeping us from moving in. Time to fumigate!

We had a last minute moment of confusion with the fumigation company; apparently the very fresh paint may not dry properly if we fumigate too soon. We are hoping for the best, it does seem that most of it was mostly dry before this started. We’ll know for sure on Friday.

In other news, I really need to fix up the fence. The wind that whipped up all of the trouble up in Napa seems to have caused our fence to lean more than usual. I’m just thankful we’re faring so much better than our neighbors to the north.