Monday, May 17, 2010

Contrast & Compare

My silence does not indicate a lack of work or progress. We've been busying ourselves with countless little projects that hardly seem worthy of a blog post. We've been hanging pictures, organizing, touching up paint (well, that's an ever-growing list), tending to bees that keep finding ways into our home (grrrr), trying to figure out where to put the explosion of our things with only part of our house being complete, beginning the seemingly unending project of tending to the explosion of our backyard (oh, falling a tree and just leaving it there is not the best plan of attack, fyi), addressing the unfinished back section of our home, trying to make our office a pleasant and organized workspace, etc.

Beyond this we've also done our fair share of non-work. We've been thoroughly enjoying just BEING here. We've had friends over for dinner, enjoyed lovely mornings of coffee and breakie, just reveled in the novelty of finally our home...that we love. I've enjoyed playing in the kitchen (oh, how I love it!): running our dishwasher, and marveling at the fact that I've never seen our dishes so clean; love-loving our ample cabinet storage for food & dishes alike (!); gingerly and lovingly talking to our sink that is so beautiful and wonderful (i know, it's a sink); wholly appreciating our insta-hot water faucet that provides us with tea or coffee within mere moments, and more. It's been pure delight. We frequently stop to say aloud how much we love our home. It's been a joy being here, making it ours.

Needless to say, we have been keeping very busy. I will post more pictures once I deem them worthy enough for your eyes, but in the meantime, I thought a little contrast and compare might be a fun little game for you to play. Happy Monday!

Monday, May 3, 2010

MovED--past tense

OK, peoples. The time has come. Not only have our things moved in, but WE have moved in. Can I get an "Amen"?!? We bid our former roommates (Chip, Laura, Kacey & Alan) adieu, and made the grueling 4 mile trek down Siskiyou Blvd. to our new little home. It feels SO GOOD to be reaping what we've sown. Oh my!

We passed our inspection (it only took 4 times), and have been approved for gas, and consequently hot water! Our appliances work, we have hot water, and an indoor toilet. That's all we need. Heat will be a beautiful thing, too, but surprisingly not a prereq for us. We just hope that Winter gets the memo that it's no longer welcome. Snow and hail are not welcomed visitors any longer. Now, the giant yellow ball in the sky, on the other hand...

For having zero pieces of furniture upon our arrival in Ashland, I'd say we've done quite well for ourselves. Thanks to Busha, Chip & Laura, Mom, and Craigslist!

You may notice I'm showing only the main part of the house, sans office and master suite. With good reason: they're not finished! We will be residing in the 900 square feet wing, until we complete the aforementioned rooms. We are just so excited to be living in our home that we're not too concerned about the rest. It'll get done, mark my words, but we are more willing to take that slowly. June?