So we hear “new house is stinky” about 10x a day. A few weeks ago when they were staining some of the woodwork we brought the boys in and ended up keeping them outside most the time because of the fumes and now that’s about all they say. It was funny because that night I had Dylan in my car and Keith had Carter in his truck and Dylan started telling me the new house was stinky, then I was talking on the phone with Keith and told him what Dylan had said and then about five minutes later Carter was saying the same thing – I guess they think alike! Anyhow, it hasn’t dropped. Some mornings when we go to get them out of bed, the first thing they will say is new house is stinky, even when I got home from work, that was the first thing Dylan told me. Hopefully I will be able to convince them to move in!
We are on the home stretch! Between now and next Tuesday the wood floor and carpet will be installed, deck built, exterior painted, knobs and handles on, mirrors hung and random other touch-ups throughout! WOO-HOO!!! We are planning for final walk-through with the builder / realtors on Tuesday, then closing on Thursday. We will have our items that are in long-term storage delivered on Monday. I’m so excited to reunite with my belongings, especially my tub of summer clothes. I can’t even remember what all we have for decorative items. I’m planning a slow unpacking, decorating process. We will be living here for a long time, so I’m not going to stress about having everything perfect and complete within the first few weeks. Though that would be nice, but we will survive without curtains and things like that.
I haven’t been doing a very good job about posting pics on here, I have been keeping a progress album on facebook – not sure if this will work for everyone, but I will try.