We’ve moved! I lost track of the August Break posts this weekend because we were so busy moving but I’ll start those back up tomorrow. Our house is amazing. John, his father, and a family friend have been working their butts off to move us out of the red house completely. Originally we had the whole month of August to move, but our landlord gave us the option to move out earlier if we wanted because he had someone interested in the red house, so 31 days to move quickly turned into 10… but now, thanks to our awesome help, we don’t even need 10! I came home from work on Friday to find our new bed delivered, our bedroom furniture in the room, our washer and dryer moved (& mostly installed!), and our family room furniture en route to the house. It was awesome.
The rest of the big furniture was moved on Saturday along with all the clothes/linens and kitchen items. I pretty much parked myself at the new house to get the animals acclimated and to start the many loads of laundry. I unpacked the boxes that were brought over and the empty boxes were taken back to the red house to get packed again. Sunday was the same: moving of boxes (at least no big furniture that day!), unpacking, laundry. Our new house is a two-story so I would end up unpacking downstairs things and then need to go upstairs to change the laundry halfway through a box, I’d change the laundry and figured since I was up there I’d then unpack upstairs things, find something that went downstairs and go there and realize I left a box half unpacked and the cycle would continue. I spent a lot of time going up and down stairs — my calves feel it today.
We’ve been enjoying our house so much in the little time we’ve been there. Our backyard is like a woodland fairytale — the previous owners spent a lot of time landscaping and putting up bird baths/houses, a little pond, etc. AND the owner left a drawer full of information on how to care for the various plants around the property… SO NICE! (She also left us various presents around the house… I might share some of those in the near future.) All of the work they put in attracts so many birds and butterflies and there are SO many deer. And they get so close to the house. The most we’ve counted at one time in our backyard (and I mean, so very close to us) was 15. Did you know that a group of deer is called a leash of deer? #themoreyouknow Besides being greeted with the creatures from the Disney movie Bambi, we’ve met some neighbors. One sweet lady even brought over some homemade bread. She is friends with our realtor so she knew all about us which felt a bit odd at first but she was so nice. I’m glad I put on actual clothes Sunday so I wasn’t completely embarrassed by my appearance when I answered the door. We feel so very grateful to have this house and the family-friendly neighborhood AND the cute woodland creatures.