I have a few more pictures to share of the house! Basically, we unpacked most of our stuff over the weekend and the rooms aren’t just empty beige rooms anymore. It was lucky I happened to be off on the Friday because I moved a bunch of stuff. On Memorial Day, I figured people are most likely done with food for a little bit. Hopefully you enjoyed some time with family. We flew home for an extended weekend not long after moving in. Crazy week!
All of my clothes came over Friday and the day before. It was fun filling the new closet because I have plenty of room. I had an okay closet before but this one is big enough for mine and K’s clothes. At some point we plan on buying a new bedroom set (his is from Ikea when he first moved out here) and maybe putting a dresser in the closet for socks/etc. that work better in drawers. Or who knows, maybe we will get fancy with some closet organizers that have drawers. Dream big!
A few neighbors have already welcomed us. There are lots of families here, so hopefully we can fit in with the existing people. The previous owners were well-liked, and it makes sense since they not only had the house cleaned for us but also mowed the yard right before. This meant we had very little cleaning to worry about. Speaking of cleaning, I had my first brand new washer and dryer experience! The first load is in now, and so far so good. They are much larger than we are used to because ours fit in a closet. The owners took theirs, so we decided to go ahead and get new ones instead of moving ours.
I have been telling people bear stories for the new place. Bears are a possibility because we are up a mountain with lots of forests. Luckily, the neighbors said we should be fine, but there are lots of deer. Sure enough, we have had a deer each day. The first day I had the experience of seeing the deer squatting…yeah, really cute, Bambi!
We have cooked a few meals here so far. First was breakfast, with my first time using a wall oven. I also am not used to gas ovens anymore, but this one seems nice. The temperature actually matched my oven thermometer! Of course, I already had an accident. When making breakfast, the recipe used a skillet in the oven. I pulled it out and then when I went back to pick it up….yeah, I forgot my potholders. Ugh. Minor burns which put a small cramp in plans for the rest of the day, but I have to be dumb sometimes, I guess. Haha…or not. I also cooked a version of this chicken for dinner. Apparently I haven’t shared the version on here, so maybe soon. It has been weird/fun cooking in such a big kitchen. I have to get used to it, but it’s a fun problem. We said it feels like we are in a hotel or vacation home. It doesn’t feel like ours yet.
I have moved my great-grandmother’s furniture all over the country now:
More kitchen pictures:
A close-up of the family room, and of the eat-in part of the kitchen:
And to end…our backyard view…so much nicer than before.