When your belongings are all stuffed into 3 rooms, it winds up looking something like this:
(Actually, this picture is after we've moved a lot of things to their proper places.
This is supposed to be our bedroom. Ha! We closed last Wednesday, and managed to sleep in our new house Sunday night. We are now only in our house (well, when we are at home).
Our front entrance--it's sort of situated diagonally to the lot. (We found out how much land is worth here--oh, my goodness.) The house is really convenient to everything. The Collar walks to work, we can walk to a grocery store, ride bikes to the others, walk to downtown and the post office--it's really nice to be able to have a lower gas budget because we walk!
I have priorities. These are roses I cut from our rosebushes. Aren't they beautiful? (The vase is a gift from the Collar's sister and her husband. It came from Italy. It needed something special for its inaugural use.)
In between moving into and unpacking our new house, The Collar has had a busy two+ weeks. The first day, he had an interview at the local paper. The second day, he was on tv. All of this was for Bene-fest, a concert to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. We've also been to parks, the farmer's market, the Sweet Onion Festival, and various other places.
We now have DSL at home and our satellite service hooked up. The technicians were great. One was a former Los Angeleno, who found out we came from Kentucky and warned us about winter. Everyone has been really friendly. It doesn't even matter where people are from. I think everyone's self-selected to be here. :)