You hear that?
That’s the sound of my total, utter, complete, contentment.
We’re in our new house, and I was going to post pictures, but left my camera at home! I’ll post some this weekend, after we get internet hooked up at the house.
I seriously think I’m still in shock. Our closing went off without a hitch. The house is perfect. The house is HUGE. The neighbors are all so incredibly nice. The house is us, it’s perfect, perfect, perfect. It suits us to a T!!
But it all feels unbelievable! It hasn’t sunk in yet that the house is ours. I think it may sink in once we get stuff unpacked? I’m still in shock that we were able to get such a nice house. The market was very favorable to us! We had to sludge through the trenches to get our old house sold, but we benefited on the other end.
The house is truly our dream come true. I mentioned the neighbors! The neighbors! OMG! We had met a couple of the neighbors on previous trips to the house while it was being built. We met this one family who was just bubbling with happiness and kindness. They were the nicest family we have ever met! They live two doors down from us. Last night, our doorbell rang at 8 p.m. and it was the neighbors right next to us. They had brought us homemade cookies with a “Welcome to the neighborhood!” note! It almost made me cry! Everyone is just so, so, so nice. I was invited to a book club already! Yes please!
This morning the girls rode the bus for the first time in almost a year. They loooooooved riding the bus at our old house. Arlene especially, she was all smiles ear-to-ear. I can’t wait to see them after school today to find out how it went! There were half a dozen moms at the bus stop, all super nice. I had to run off to work after the bus came but they stayed and chatted at the bus stop – I think most of the moms are stay-at-home moms, which is OK. It means we have lots of options for potential babysitters if we need one!
My drive to work is fabulous, smooth sailing all the way, hardly any traffic. I drive a little bit farther, but it’s worth it, living where we live.
Someone pinch me! Really. Pinch me. I cannot believe that this is all happening. It HAS happened. I can’t believe it!
I’m taking time off work in the next week and a half to unpack and settle in. I’m so looking forward to unpacking, to putting things in their final place. We don’t ever ever plan on moving, so where ever I decide to put the silverware, that’s where the silverware is staying forEVER! I can’t wait to decorate either. I have to force myself to be patient, and I think it’s going to be really hard for me. We are going to tackle one room at a time to decorate. We’re doing the great room first because we will spend the majority of our time in there. We’re buying all new furniture for that room – I have my eye on a couple of couches and chairs I want to buy. The girls’ rooms are coming along too! We bought some wall art for both of their rooms this weekend. Miss Diva Arlene’s room is going to be quite snazzy, and Miss Sweetie Lydia’s room is going to be very cute!