I think we burnt ourselves out a few weeks ago, our high expectations of getting it all done just weren’t working after we moved in. We were trying so hard to pull it all together that we lost interest in doing much of anything. It took two weeks of just leaving the mess, not hanging the curtains, not tidying the drawers, and not placing the pictures to recover. And now we are approaching this move-in in a more slow, and methodical way. Planning what we would like to have accomplished that day, and then going and doing it.
It’s been difficult because it seems we are never home together, one of us is out, or driving my parents to a appointment. My Dad is going in for a hip operation this week, and I am hoping that all goes well with him.
So far this week we have removed both glass sliding shower doors in the bathrooms, hung new shower curtain rods, complete with shower curtains. Put new curtains up in the office, the studio, the bedroom, and the living room. I’ve hung some pictures up, cleaned off some counters, and now our home is starting to look like ours. Our new sofa is on it’s way in a few weeks, and I found some rugs for the living room, and the office.
It’s amazing what a draped piece of fabric can do to a room, the cosy feeling curtains give, and how they pull the room together.
Moving in is like that, everything has to find a home. I still have drawers that are empty, and they might stay that way for a while. Since we upsized in terms of space, I feel grateful for having this much room. After 17 years of living in 800 square feet, 12 of them married, it feels…..odd but good. And it’s important that we keep that feeling of gratitude. We are fortunate to own a house, and we understand that.
It’s also a lot of work, there are now two bathrooms to be cleaned, and more square footage to vacuum. Seems that each direction we turn there is another unfinished job to be done, gradually we will get them accomplished. The windows will have to wait to be cleaned, there is still snow on the ground, and it’s too cold to wash them. I am so eager to have color in the front yard, and garden beds in the back. It’s a big list, probably we will need to approach this over a few years….But it’s a fun list.
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