Above are the latest photos of our new home. The foundation is in and dry! We plan to visit the site each week to take photos of the progress. It’s become our Sunday tradition since we signed the contract on Sunday May 5th. It’s moving along smashingly.
Then, I just got a new wire in my braces on Wednesday and bought some moving boxes to continue packing. I spent part of Wednesday evening calling around for free boxes. It’s a lot harder than I had thought. Most stores want you to come early in the morning, before they compact the boxes in the recycle bin. My mom and her friends have been gathering boxes for us, too. I’m so grateful, because at this point, I feel like there just aren’t enough boxes in the world to pack all of our things. Sheesh.
Today is a bittersweet packing day. I’m at the point were I’m packing all of the little knickknacks as well as our photos. The walls are becoming so bare. I’m going to miss so much about this house. I’m going to miss watching the fireworks from our back yard every 4th of July, our raspberry bushes in the back yard, our hot tub, our HUGE master bedroom complete with a cozy little nook, among many other things, including the fact that this has been our home for the past 7 years! This was our first home that we bought and we built so many memories here. At the same time, I’m super excited for the new memories that we will create in our new home. I have tons of photos from our current home to add to our new home. I’m such a sap!
Since our new home won’t be ready for a few months, we plan on staying with my dad. He lives super close, so it’ll make moving there easy and it’ll be an added bonus to save a bit more money before the big move. My biggest concern right now is how I’ll be set up to continue crafting without my studio for the next few months. Once we move in, I’ll figure it all out, but I know that I probably won’t be able to spread out like I do at home. Ha! I’m excited and a bit nervous to see how it will all work out. We haven’t lived with anyone else in nearly 9 years!