Placing Roots and Other New Home UpdatesPosted: 03/10/2012 | |
Finally! Keys to our house were picked up this week and it was great -until we got to the house and felt utterly overwhelmed about the size of the home and the grime – so. much. grime! It took 4 hours in the kitchen on the first night then another 6 hours the next day.
It was ridiculous.
I just wanted to prove cleaning had happened, as I couldn’t bring myself to take pictures of the gunk!
We had the furnace cleaned (first time since 1990!) and the gas fireplaces checked (good stuff too because they failed and would probs have killed us if we’d tried to use them). We were excited to find a fire extinguisher until we found out that it had last been checked in 1980 (thanks for that previous owners!) but the look of it could probably have told us this.
I cannot even begin to describe the grunge from this house. As an extra bonus, the previous owners left us a mat, dirt, a pool full of leaves and bugs, and a house full to the brim of spiders. Yay – free mat!! Needless to say, the spider proofing was the first thing on the list to be done. Then The Canadian was charged with vacuum/spider chasing duties, priorities! Here are some extra pretties…
We found this at a church yard sale last weekend for $5 and it is now my favorite thing, and has proved to be a life saver as we have been a bit limited to (spider clear) sitting areas.
There are two, ridiculous, chandeliers in this house too. They were also spider-rific and dusty. But they give amazing light.
I am just so in love, my mind is overdrive. I am so excited to develop my creativity in this house, especially as I have my own office and it’s just so exciting for me.
Better yet, our furniture arrived today. It was great. We had an amazingly smooth delivery, with a great driver, who was thorough and helpful. It was such a breeze, compared to the experiences others have had with the military movers.
We have only lost one thing in the move but we noticed this before we left… – my beautiful $30 blue circle chair – it was left on the balcony as the packers in Edmonton left (and I am quite convinced they took it!) – who does that!? Still, it’s a manageable loss.
The best part is having more than just 2 pairs of shoes – yes, yes, some people don’t have more than that but honestly, my feet have been suffering recently from the super flat converse – not comfortable for weeks in a row – but at least their durable.
There are some downsides. But at the moment I’m enjoying the floors and the positives and not wanting to focus on any bad points.
Smiley faces all round!