This is my first post for our house blog. I thought it might be interesting to write about what we’re doing and occasionally share photos and glimpses to the finished product. Bill and I will take turns sharing our views about the house on West Main.
Bill and I officially moved in July 23rd, 2009, and formally bought the house in late September. To start our blog journey, I wanted to share some moving day photos.
It’s difficult when you move into a new house to know where to put everything, especially if you have a lot of crap to move out. . . like the junk the previous owner left.
This is what we found when we moved in. .. old mattresses, rotting books & shoes, loads of paint, dusty rugs and curtains. A filthy place, we couldn’t even walk around barefoot for a few weeks. The house had been rented out for several years, which meant overgrowth in the yard, grease in the kitchen and a shower that was brown (instead of white). The owners lived in Florida and were “shocked” to hear about the pile that we moved out. And yet, they were confused about why we didn’t want the metal desk in the smallest bedroom upstairs. They had just accepted it from their previous owners and used it. Well, Bill and I weren’t accustomed to living with other people’s junk and dust. So, we’ve been cleaning out ever since.
Course, our piles of stuff on moving day didn’t help it look any better. We moved most of our stuff into the den and parlor so that we could clean floors. Below, you see the den facing the front of the house.
It will be a long, enjoyable journey to get this house where we want it. My mom and husband have an agreement that it will be done in five years. I think it is possible, but we’ll see. Each room holds its own treasures and challenges.