Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Welcome Home

Hi guys! We've been busy getting settled in and also having some work done on the house. We realized a couple of days after moving in that we needed to call a plumber and an electrician thanks to some shoddy work done by the contractor who renovated this place before we bought it. Both bathroom sinks were leaking and lights were flickering on and off. It's been a bit stressful (and expensive), but hopefully everything will be sorted soon.

I'll share some photos tomorrow of the first real upgrades we've made, changing out some light fixtures that were particularly heinous. (I'm pretty sure no one has used the word heinous since 1985, but that's the only appropriate descriptor that comes to mind.)

We have a long list of changes we'd like to make at some point and furniture we need to buy (we still don't have a dining room table or chairs), but we'll get there eventually. And of course, I'll share photos here and there as we make progress.

This little welcome mat was the very first thing I added to our new home. (If anyone's curious, it came from Modcloth and is made with fade-resistant and environmentally-friendly inks, so that's a plus).

Tomorrow we have some men coming to put in a new shed in the back yard. The old one was torn down before we moved in, and we found scary things underneath...weird looking, unidentifiable pieces of things and animal bones, like something out of a Stephen King novel.

Here's hoping we don't have any more surprises this week.


  1. Home ownership can be interesting, can't it! Hope you don't have anymore surprises this week!
    Glad you're moved in and I love your Welcome mat!

  2. Sorry to hear about plumbing and electrical issues!! Glad they are getting fixed.

    The door mat is very cute!

  3. Yay! You are all moved in I'm assuming? that sucks about the plumbing and electrical issues but at least you have your own place now and can paint and decorate!

  4. That welcome mat is cute! Sorry you had plumbing and electrical issues, good they are getting fixed. Best wishes to you in your new place and have fun decorating as you settle in.

  5. Yay! So great to get an update! The issues sound like a pain but I'm sure they'll be more than worth it in the end!

  6. Congrats on getting settled...or working on it, at least! I *heart* modcloth despite despicable shipping costs to Canadaland...just got me the cutest bird vase from there.

    Enjoy arranging and dodging any more obstacles...

  7. Whaaaaaaat? Creepy animal cemetery under your old shed? I guess if you see any zombies around then you know the source.

    Anyway! I'm SO excited to see what you've done so far. From what you've already shared, the place sounds cute as a button. We've had some repairs lately, too. The old dishwasher just stopped turning on one day, and we have to get our crawl-space perma-sealed because that's where radon is seeping in. Yay...

  8. Bones in the backyard = the selling point.

    I love the mat, and I love knowing that you actually own the place. All the things you can do to it! So excited for you, Mary!