What was I thinking? Trying to move in triple digit weather!
So we found a 1 1/2 story foreclosure house with the gameroom being up. It was a blank slate in and out. Sits on 1.31 acres so David can plant a real garden next spring. All the walls were apartment white and there's very little landscaping. Click here to see the before pictures. The lack of landscaping was hard to take after all of David's hard work at the other house but David's mind is already working on a plan. Prior to moving in we did have the entire house painted. I'll post pictures of changes after I get some boxes put away. Things are a little messy right now.
Our plan was to get the new home fixed up prior to moving in and while waiting for our Lakewood home to sell. We had no idea that we would have 3-4 offers in less than 10 days of going on the market. Closing was scheduled for the 29th and we were to be out of the house 48 hours later. We packed like crazy people so when the movers arrived on Thursday they moved furniture and boxes. By mid afternoon that day we got the call that we wouldn't be closing due to a glitch with the buyers lender.
We moved to the new home with no microwave, beat up driveway, no sidewalks, a dryer that needs to be converted to propane, no kitchen faucet, a dishwasher that's ify, couldn't drink the well water until it was tested internet and no cable. Then 2 days after moving only 1 (the one upstairs of course) out of 4 toilets were working. Had to call the plumber and the septic guy. All this happened when some friends came by to visit. What a welcome.
Good news is we now have 4 new pretty toilets, water test finally came back and we can drink the water (yippee now if we only had an ice maker), David bought and installed a new kitchen faucet so we have running water, the dishwasher works, we can now watch TV as of yesterday but still don't have internet or a home phone. Maybe by tonight we'll have internet.
Going to bed at midnight or later, getting up betweeen 5:45 and 7am, and not eating until after 8:30pm is driving us all nutz. And I'm feeling my age. Actually I'm feeling about double my age.
We still have to finish moving that last 2% to move out of the old house but until the glitch with the buyers has been worked out I think we'll focus on unpacking some boxes.
While the plumber was there installing the toilets David asked him to check out the water flow to the various faucets and the tempurature settings. You could turn the hot water on full blast but it never really got hot so up to the attic they go to check on the 2 water heaters.