Posted on August 17th, 2010 in Journal by Tim • 0 Comments

We finally did it…. We moved into the house. It was a lot of work, more than we thought. Basically because we have more “garbage” then expected. You just don’t believe what one buys and collects during the years. But times like these are perfect for cleaning up a bit.

But moving boxes from one place to another is only half the way. Now we have to get everything out of the boxes and find places to put it all. Decorate the place. Thousands of things left to do. Remodel the kitchen to fit the new fridge and freezer we bought on Sunday. Both of them are standing in the hallway at the moment. But that means I have to fix the bookshelf first, so we can get all the books up. So we have space to move the boxes from the hallway into the living-room, so I can get some space for the old fridge/freezer and some shelves from the kitchen….. pppfff….. weekend project I think they way it looks like now.

And that is only one small item on the list of things to do. Hopefully I find the camera soon so we can start taking some pictures of our progress….

Off to the next item on the list.

Boxes, boxes and boxes

Posted on August 12th, 2010 in Journal by Tim • 0 Comments

The moment is finally there. The moment we have been waiting for for over 4 years now. We get the keys to the house tomorrow!!!!

4Years, you say. Yes, it’s been that long since we starting talking about it and actually started looking for real. We almost bought some houses before. Meaning that we signed a contract, but ripped it after we had an inspection done. We also bought a piece of land 2,5 years ago. We never got around to build something on it we really liked. Or was affordable. So we sold that one as well after year. So we had to start all over again.

But now we did it. So we have been packing all our stuff into boxes again the last couple of weeks. This is how the living room looks like now:

Not that easy for the kids, because we have boxes up to the ceiling in every room now. And they are not allowed to open anything, let alone touch anything with the risk of getting everything on their head. But we raised them well, they listened (so far).

So we have a very busy weekend ahead of us now. Tomorrow we are just having a look at the house, take the kids there after daycare. And then I’ll drop them off in the evening at Linda’s parents. Saturday and Sunday is moving everything and hopefully getting as much as possible out of the boxes again.

So if it’s quite here for a few days, you know why…