One Month In

One Month In

We are one month living in our new house.  I had such grand plans to document the process on this blog, but it has been a struggle each day.  Chris mentioned last night that it felt like it was slow going and that is the problem exactly.  It feels like we have been slogging forward with little to no progress.  But there has been progress, and I have to remember that.

1.)  New AC.  Not something we had planned on and we are still fighting with the home warranty company to cover it (long story).  It took several weeks to get the bids and then set up the work.  We are in an old house with weird angles so it makes the job even harder.  I think we have some more work to do in this area, especially insulation, but the biggest part of the job is done.

2.)  With that new AC, I got a Nest Thermostat.  I have been dreaming of owning one ever since they hit the market 7 years ago.  I never thought I would have a house, much less a Nest, but here I am with my little circular jewel.  It has only been 2 days for the thermostat, and we still have some kinks to work out but I am so excited to make this little dream come true.

3.)  Changed the locks.  I learned that you can have Home Depot rekey all the locks to the same key if you buy the hardware there.  It took some trial and error, but we are now locked up tight with our own new key system.

4.) Got rid of our old torn up sofa and found this lovely love seat for the smaller space we have.  $75 at Habitat for Humanity Restore.  Love that place.

5.) Ditched these hideous horrible curtains (can you tell I didn't like them).  It was strange because they made a special amendment on the contract to keep them, but then they left them.  

4.)  This week we are getting an attic ladder installed, my bedroom painted and the city arborist is going to come visit me to talk about my trees.  More to come!

P.S.  When we changed the locks I changed the hardware from the oil rubbed bronze, which is over the entire house, to brushed nickel.  Now seeing it side by side another door makes me want to change all the hardware IMMEDIATELY, OMG RIGHT NOW.  I have however as of late realized that I might have a little problem with pacing myself, so deep breaths and patience.  

MFAH Oscar de la Renta

MFAH Oscar de la Renta