Thursday, September 23, 2010

Clicking my ruby red heels

Last night was my first visit to our new house since closing two days ago. My hubby didn't go with me (he is so nonchalant about this whole thing!) so I had awhile just to wander the house by myself. I was trying to wrap my head around the fact that it is OUR house.  After a year of searching, the ups and downs of trying to sell our condo, having a buyer fall through, then a renter fall through... it was really surreal.

His stepdad and brother were awesome enough to move almost all of our stuff into the house while we were at work yesterday, so I started arranging some furniture and realized we are going to need to buy a lot more! Our old condo was so small that our furniture barely puts a dent in the big rooms in this house. It's an amazing problem to have!

The previous homeowners left a gift on the counter (wine, pasta, sauce and bread), which I thought was very sweet:

Too bad they left red wine - that's my hubby's favorite but I prefer sweet whites (riesling, moscato). Guess I'll have to get my own bottle!

At closing, the wife was very emotional about the sale. She said how much they had loved the house - that it was their first home together, where they brought their babies home. It made me a little emotional, too, because of course I hope it is where we will bring our own babies home.

It was hard to go back to the inlaws' to sleep last night - I'm going to spend all my free time unpacking and organizing so we can be moved in this weekend. (I've never been the kind of person who can live out of boxes. I've gotta get it all done NOW!) I will try to post pics as we do some projects and paint to make it our own.

In the words of one Dorothy Gayle from Kansas, "There's no place like home..."

What is your favorite thing about your home?


  1. Yay! That was really sweet of the previous owners to leave that for you. And you will bring your babies home to that house, no doubt!

  2. Congrats! Moving into a new home is so very exicitng. Hopefully it's a start of a new beginning for you and DH.
    P.S. I'm a riesling and moscato fan too. Hate the reds - ptooey!
    P.P.S. To answer your question, my most favorite thing about my home isn't the decor. It's the feeling of safety, comfort and togetherness. :)