Moving: Settling In

We moved in on Sunday!

It’s been so great unpacking and getting used to our space. We are still miles away from being totally done. There are boxes everywhere, but at least the kitchen is totally done and ready to ring in the holidays.

I’m looking forward to Christmas already. One of the best things about the new place is thinking about settling in and getting some hyggee going on in the house. I am thinking big rugs and warm lighting and candles.

It’s time to cozy up and craft!

Moving & Colds

Self care is important. I tell other people that all the time.

But when you get a cold the week of your move, it’s hard to follow those rules. I did manage to spend three days basically doing nothing to let my body recover.

Today I slept in and spent the rest of the day packing. We have almost everything done at this point.

The most exciting thing, though, was finding a really decent washer and dryer set for $1,000 at Lowe’s. Free delivery and install and 12 months no interest payments. Yes, please!

We also picked up the permit that will let us reserve space on our street and in the neighborhood.

All in all, it’s been a good day. I’m still feeling a little under the weather, but I’m excited for the weekend and our new home!


I’ve already started making things for our new house. I have two cross stitching projects underway. And I have a ton of things saved that we are going to buy all saved in emails and pictures.

In other words: I am nesting hardcore.

We never really settled into this place. As a result, most of the stuff that we have never really got put away properly. So we have boxes in the hallway with camping stuff and books. Our closets are packed with stuff that doesn’t really fit properly and that falls out all the time.

I am looking forward more than I can say to being in a place where we can put everything where it belongs.

More than that, I’m super excited to live in a neighborhood that’s actually a neighborhood. Where it’s quiet and people have their kids. Where drunken assholes don’t flock to the street. Where I don’t have three or four cars a day drive by with their music so loud it shakes my windows.

Two weeks from now we will be in our new place.

Fuck, I have so much packing left to do.