I didn't want to post this until everything was finalized, just in case :) but yesterday at about 4:30 pm we signed all the paperwork and handed over a check and bought our new home!!!
Unfortunately, as soon as we got back to our townhouse, a huge thunderstorm swooped in. Fortunately, it only rained for about an hour and then it cleared up!
(by the way, that's my view on my drive home from work everynight from now on. Beautiful!) The temperature dropped, but it got humid. Sam's head was even steaming! Between the two of us, we got almost all of our furniture on the truck.
Here's a few pictures of the new house with some of the furniture placed.
The seller left us the curtains and shelves.
Excellent yard sale find!
We went back for all our boxes and got them all on the truck. Around that time, Sam's brother got off work and offered (was enlisted) to help, which was VERY much appreciated. They unloaded the boxes as I moved the last of the little random things from upstairs. They came back with the truck and we prepared to leave.
Say good bye to the old house Tripsie!
Time to go Kitty! The last step was to get the cats in the car. Driving through town with two cats loose in the car (they both love car rides and are very well behaved.. and we only have one carrier) at 2 am is pretty surreal :)
We pull up to the new house. And let the kitties check it out. Kitty says Hey what's in here?
Tripsie says Oooh look what's in here!!!
I relax after a very long day.
Today, Sam & his dad went back to get the last 2 pieces of furniture that were too big for the two of us, and I worked on unpacking the kitchen.
Kitty seems to feel so much better here, and his health had also seemed to improve as we kept the cats mostly upstairs the last few weeks.
Is this my room?
*sigh* I love my bathroom!!!! I'm sure you can't guess why
Tripsie had been very stressed out about all the packing. The only time she'd ever moved before was when her former owner brought her to us. She seems to be very grateful we brought her with us. As if we could leave her behind! She was really happy when she found her sun puddle No Tripsie, those horizontal stripes don't make you look fat.
"Wow, watching you guys unpack all that stuff sure was exhausting!!!"
And now, where am I? In what I had been calling my knitting nook, but Sam says I should call The Hobbit Hole! I think I'll have a sign made :)
So very excited for it all to be done. Now to unpack....