Monday, February 20, 2017

I moved!

Hello!

Well, many weeks later, a sold condo and a new house, I am officially a HOUSE owner! My condo closed on February 8th, my house closed on the 9th, and I moved in myself (with the help of my parents and a coworker) on the 10th! So as of today, I have been in the house for 11 days! Just this weekend, since it was a long weekend, I painted the living room and dining room and have been shopping/decorating my house. Starting yesterday, it really has begun to feel like home, and not like I am living in a strange place. 

So....let's take a tour!

House in the summer....door is no longer red.

Painted and re-arranged living room! 

View when you walk in!

Painted dining room!

Office!

Guest room (and my room for the first week waiting for my bed to be delivered)

Kitchen

Kitchen

Off-kitchen half basement- it's such a nifty storage space.

Dining room (view from the kitchen)

Upstairs!

Walk in closet!

Walk in closet!

View from closet towards bathroom (and a kitty).
I have a yard but it needs a little upkeeping, so I have no good pictures! I am still looking for more furniture for my bedroom upstairs (I am thinking a bigger rug and storage shelves with baskets for items) and a bigger accent chair for downstairs....and yard chairs/equipment...but it really does feel like home! I even did some yard work this weekend....aka 20 minutes of picking up tree "balls" (I never remember what they are actually called)..

Monday, January 9, 2017

Snow Days!

Happy Monday! Only a week into the new year and I am already off work from SNOW. We got about 8 inches (this is my guesstimate as I did not even bother measuring) from a big winter storm on Saturday. It has also been freezing. We hit 0 degrees last night and have not seen anything above 32 degrees since briefly on Friday afternoon. I love cold weather but I draw the line at single digits! This is Virginia after all. I didn't NEED a snow day just yet, so I really hope this isn't it for the season. Usually mid to late February snow is very much needed and appreciated :).

Since I have mainly been snow bound besides snow walks/runs (thankfully my condo's treadmill is in working order!) and a quick trip to the grocery story yesterday because I desperately needed kitty litter, I have done a lot of lounging and TV watching (Westworld anyone?)...and drinking. Ha! I only wish classes had started and I could get ahead on the semester...oh, well. I DID do most of my planning for the class I am teaching, so I guess that counts?


The kitties enjoyed the snow!


I love my neighborhood:)

I also had a very exciting Thursday and Friday...I sold my condo! Pending good home inspections this week, I will have a new house in February! This has all happened very quickly and pretty much down to the wire (I had a contingency contract on a house where I needed to sell my condo and the owner got another offer the same day I got an offer on my condo), so I am hopeful all will go well and things will continue to work out. I have LOVED my condo (and I still do!), but having more space and more room to make a place my own, have a yard and live a little more privately is so exciting to me! I have a backyard! A porch! An upstairs! I have already begun decorating in my mind:)

That is all for me...I hope you are staying warm!