in a nutshell: we moved. unpacked boxes, filled dressers and cupboards. re-arranged the contents of said cupboards and dressers several times! unpacked more boxes. moved furniture, moved furniture again. set up electronics. cleaned. cooked. walked to and from school every day mon-fri. spent the afternoon helping L with her homework and policing the gaggle of kids that have adopted our driveway and front yard as their new favorite place to play. cleaned some more. got to know the neighbors. made friends with some of the women in the neighborhood. made friends with some of the women from church.
i suppose that i left out a lot of things that happened in the past 5 months, like lugging things up into the attic storage, collapsing boxes,making awesome home made Halloween costumes (Holly Golighty and the Red Dino-Ranger) and trick or treating, hosting Thanksgiving at our very own house for the first time ever, driving out to Colorado and Utah for the holidays, and Jim’s awesome new job working from home.
There are a few things that we have learned about being homeowners in the past few months, the number one thing being that yard-work, especially raking, never ends.
it has been a very busy five months!